Are my eyes microscopes?
June 5, 2009 8:56 AM Subscribe
Does my severe myopia give me close vision super powers?
posted by OilPull to health & fitness (27 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I am severely myopic. I don't have my eyeglass prescription in front of me, but trust me, my eyes are bad. My opthalmalogist says I'm one of the worst he's treated. [I asked another one once to quantify it for me in 20/20 terms. He said he could figure it out with a calculator, "but that reference scale is not for people like you."]
One of the benefits (if you can call it that, and I'd like to) is that I have high visual acuity for close-up detail. I can focus clearly on very small things when they are an inch or so away from my eyeball.
And, while I can't find any scientific evidence to support this theory, my personal experience seems to suggest this ability is quite a bit greater than it is for normal-sighted people. I want to know *how much* greater. Obviously, I can't trade eyes with anyone for a test, but I believe I can see, focus on, and discern very small details that most others cannot.
Am I nuts?