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The Eye-Brain Connection

The brain and the eyes are intimately linked.

The optic nerves which bring information from the eyes to the brain are actually an extension of the brain. While some vision issues are due to the brain, frequently there are issues with the eyes themselves. These can include diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration, or diabetic eye disease. Ophthalmologists are specialized medical doctors who medically and surgically treat eye diseases. They can also prescribe glasses. We work together frequently with our ophthalmology colleagues. Click me to learn more about ophthalmology, glasses and eye care.