How The Eye Works

At Belleview Eye Associates, we believe education is one of our best tools. Your eyes are fascinating and intricate organs that allow you to see the word around you. Dr. Phillips, Dr. Borstad, and the entire staff at Belleview Eye Associates want you to share with you how your eyes detect and focus light to create images. Watch the video to learn how the eye works!

Eyes are the organs of vision. Through a complex process, they detect and focus light to create images. Vision begins when light rays are reflected off of an object and enters the eye through the cornea and then pupil. It then passes through the crystalline lens which refracts light to be focused on the retina. By changing shape, the lens functions to change the focal distance of the eye so it can focus on objects at various distances. When light hits the retina, tiny cells, rods, and cones, capture the light signals and convert them into electrochemical impulses in neurons. Rods communicate the object’s shape by reading black and white and shades of gray. Cones communicate the color of the object. Working together, the rods and cones process the light to create an image by triggering nerve impulses that pass to the image centers in the brain via the optic nerve.

March 23rd, 2020

Belleview Eye Associates is committed to providing excellent care to our patients, and in doing so we plan to implement the standards of care outlined by the CDC and the Colorado Optometric Association in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. We plan on reviewing and treating emergency cases only through Friday April 10.

If you feel you are experiencing an eye emergency you can call our office at 303-979-3937 or contact our emergency partner, Omni Eye Associates at 303-377-2020.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding and we look forward to taking care of all your eyewear needs as soon as possible.