The Physics of Vision

By Alice Velsko

Physics 212

University of Alaska Fairbanks

April 16, 2003

The human eye is an amazing part of the human body. It enables us to see shapes and colors and instantly focus on different objects. However, many people have problems with their vision. Many of these problems can be corrected with different lenses. This website will explore the physics behind human vision and corrective lenses.

Table of Contents

Anatomy of the Human Eye

How Vision Works

Calculating Image Height and Distance

How Lenses Work

Using Lenses to Correct Vision Problems