Re: The most important optics of all
My optometrist and I stumbled across it during an exam one day. I had a prescription from a different one which corrected me to 20/20. My friend put me on the bench for a confirmation and while looking through one of the configurations I started reading the fin print beside the letter rows. He immediately flicked a couple of lenses and bam! I could just make out the fine print on the page. He experimented with a couple other people and found out there is quite a few people who can be corrected well beyond 20/20. I have even had a couple of friends try to get prescription glasses even though they already possess 20/20 vision. It really is unreal how much detail you can make out, the lenses don't magnify but they take away all fuzziness which allows th brain to discriminate/recognize shapes and colors at incredible distances. Example, as I write this I can look out my office window (don't tell the boss) and watch a raven milling around on top of a mechanical building about a mile off (by map). I highly recommend talking to your optometrist.
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