Zeiter Eye Medical Group Online Resources

Eye Resources Presented by Zeiter Eye Medical Group, Inc.

To help you understand more about your eyes and what information sources exist for vision health, we’ve compiled a list of resources below. Use this simple diagram of the eye and these reference websites as a starting point for maintaining your good vision or improving poor vision as well as improving your understanding about vision.

Anatomy of the Eye

the parts of your eye

Parts of the Eye

Vitreous Gel: A clear gel that fills the inside of the eye.

Optic Nerve: A bundle of more than one million nerve fibers that carries visual messages from the retina to the brain.
Macula: The small sensitive area of the retina that gives central vision. It is located in the center of the retina and contains the fovea.
Fovea: The center of the macula and gives the sharpest vision.
Retina: The light-sensitive tissue lining at the back of the eye. The retina converts light into electrical impulses that are sent to the brain through the optic nerve.
Iris: The colored part of the eye that regulates the amount of light entering the eye.
Lens: A clear part of the eye behind the iris that helps to focus light, or an image, on the retina.
Pupil: The opening at the center of the iris. The iris adjusts the size of the pupil and controls the amount of light that can enter the eye.
Cornea: The clear outer part of the eye’s focusing system located at the front of the eye.
Iris: The colored part of the eye that regulates the amount of light entereing the eye.

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American Academy of Opthalmology

This site offers information for both lay persons and healthcare professionals regarding ocular related information.


Eyesight.org receives top ranking by all major search engines as the leading resource for information concerning Macular Degeneration to a growing population of individuals affected by the disease and related low vision conditions.

How the Eye Works (How Stuff Works)

While this is a heavily commercialized site with news about everything from A to Z – we thought the explanations of how your eye works was done particularly well. There are about a dozen web pages that provide detailed information, with illustrations, into the working of the eye and the conditions that can affect vision.


EyeOnContacts.com provides interested readers with information and resources about all aspects of vision, from contact lenses to eye illnesses to eye exams. Vision health is one of the most important aspects of overall health and well being. This site has sponsors such as Bausch & Lomb, Boston, CIBA Vision, Coopervision, Johnson & Johnson, OSI/American Hydron and Wesley Jessen. Much of the content is devoted to contact lens, including contact lens accessories, special effects lens, colored contacts, contact solutions, contact vision healthcare, toric lenses, and even glasses.

The Macular Degeneration Community

This site offers free information and personal assistance for people dealing with macular degeneration and similar retinal diseases.

National Institute of Health

Federal Government website representing the facts on a variety of health and wellness issues. This link will take you to a category page where you can locate “Eyes and Vision” and browse for further information on eye care, eye health and eye conditions and diseases.

Eye Surgery Education Council

This site provides information for patients and interested members of the public on a variety of common vision problems and therapies. The material on the site has been reviewed for accuracy and balance by panels of leading eye surgeons who comprise the Eye Surgery Education Council (ESEC). This site has sections on laser vision correction (LASIK and similar procedures), cataracts, and glaucoma.

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