There is nothing really worse than not being able see. Temporary blindness or blurry vision can be quite traumatizing, especially if you are in a position where you really need to see. Vision is one of our most important senses, which is why we do a lot to correct it in cases where we cannot see.
Many people choose to wear corrective lenses of some type, whether it is in the form of glasses or contacts. Some people even choose to have surgery on their eyes in order to repair their vision so that they can see without the help of corrective lenses.
If you ever find yourself in a place where you do not have access to your glasses or contacts there is a simple trick that you can do in order to be able to see. This trick will work for everyone no matter how good or bad their normal vision is.
The video from minute physics shows you how you can use this trick to help you see even when you do not have your corrective lenses. All you have to do is make a small circle with your fingers and look through it. It is really as simple as that. Take off your glasses and give it a try, you will be amazed that everything will become clearer when you look at it through the small hole.
How Vision Works
When considering how this trick works it is important to understand how your vision works. One of the simplest ways to think about how vision works is to think of your eye as a camera.
There are several steps that have to be taken for the camera to work correctly and the same goes for your eyes. There are many working parts of the eye that all must be healthy and functioning properly in order for you to see clearly.
Light plays an important role in your vision. Light rays are reflected from objects and then bounce to our eyes. This is one of the reasons that the trick with your fingers in a circle helps you to see better.
Your fingers are creating a darker space to look through, which allows less light to pass to your eyes. This will allow your eyes to focus on what you are trying to see such as the words in a book.
The entire process of how we see things is actually fairly complicated, but fortunately it all happens rather quickly so that we see things in real time.
If you are like most people, you have likely taken your ability to see things for granted. Taking the time to actually stop and think about how your eyes work can be quite thought provoking and now you know how to see better if you are ever in a situation where your eyes start to blur or you do not have access to your contacts or glasses.