Frequently Asked Questions

As your trusted eye care facility, Southern Eye Group is proud to offer comprehensive eye treatment and compassionate care to many communities across the Gulf Coast. It’s our goal to provide you with effective treatments and the information necessary for you to make the best decisions regarding your visual health. Below is a list of answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our office and eye care. We hope you find it helpful and informative!

The human eye has different layers and internal structures, each of which performs distinct functions. The outside layer of the eye is comprised largely of a tough, white, protective tissue called the sclera. The sclera helps maintain the shape of the eyeball. At the front of the eye is an equally tough but clear structure called the cornea, which is responsible for letting light into the eye and bending light.

Going from outside to inside, the next layer of the eye is the choroid, which carries the blood supply necessary to nourish the eye’s internal structures. Finally, there is the layer called the retina, lining the inside of the eye, which is sensitive to light and receives stimulation to its specialized cells.