Office Hours

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday CLOSED

Optometric Physicians NW
2222 James Street Suite A
Bellingham, Washington 98225

Phone: (360) 676-4030
Fax: (360) 676-8719

Don’t remember the lessons on eye anatomy from your highschool biology class?  That’s OK—we have provided the following eyeball illustration and terms just to give you a refresher course.  And we won’t give you a pop quiz afterwards…

 eye anatomy original

Pigmented tissue lying behind the cornea that (1) gives color to the eye, and (2) controls the amount of light entering the eye by varying the size of the black pupillary opening; separates the anterior chamber from the posterior chamber.
Transparent front segment of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber, and provides most of an eye's optical power.
Variable-sized, circular opening in center of the iris; it appears as a black circle and it regulates the amount of light that enters the eye.
Natural lens of eye; transparent intraocular tissue that helps bring rays of light to focus on the retina.
The white of the eye; a protective fibrous outer layer covers all of the eyeball except for the part covered by the cornea.
a muscular ring under the surface of the eyeball; helps the eye focus by changing the len’s shape and also produces aqueous humor.
the vascular layer between the sclera and the retina; the blood vessels in the choroid help provide oxygen and nutrients to the eye.
Largest sensory nerve of the eye; carries impulses for sight from the retina to the brain.
Small, specialized central area of the retina responsible for acute central vision.
Part of the eye that converts images into electrical impulses sent along the optic nerve for transmission back to the brain. Consists of many named layers that include rods and cones.
Transparent, colorless, gelatinous mass; fills rear two-thirds of the interior of the eyeball, between the lens and the retina.

Our Mission To You

Our family of eyecare professionals is committed to:

  • Providing you, your family, and our community with a lifetime of compassionate and unparalleled preventative eye care services and state of the art products.
  • Inspiring confidence through patient and community education.
  • Promoting visual excellence with an organized, caring and dedicated staff, and with doctors and staff who promise to stay in the forefront of eye care with continuing education, certification and licensure, and the latest instrumentation.

We welcome you to our team at Optometric Physicians Northwest.