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Who has natural 20/10 vision?

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Greg Gemoules, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Greg Gemoules

    Greg Gemoules Well-Known Member

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    I sent you a PM with the producer's contact information. This could be your big break!
     
  2. Rahul M. Gupta

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    "Natural" in what sense? Uncorrected? If so, I do not qualify; but, if with correction, you are welcome to send a Private Message to me.

    Thanks.
     
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    Thanks, Rahul, but it has to be uncorrected. I think this is going to be one of those science-type programs. I'm not sure.
     
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    Ah, O.K., no problem.
     
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    I've often felt that 20/20 uncorrected vision was over rated. Could there be an evolutionary advantage to myopia? Does the "nearsighted" gene beat out the "warrior" gene?
     
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    Why do people seemingly instinctively want to have 20/20 vision? Is it peer pressure, cultural, what? Have you ever noticed that when you perform that myopic child's first eye exam who they almost invariably smile when the letters become clear and they read all of them? Why does that happen? Cultural thing?

    I agree that people with "natural" 20/10 vision are doomed to inevitable disappointment as it degrades over time. However, if you have the ability to give someone 20/10 vision, would you, or just dumb them down to 20/20?
     
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    Certainly a large cultural component. Eyeglasses are associated with being smart/successful. I've had kids who are motivated to wear eyeglasses because another classmate just got a pair. A fair number of teenagers do not want CL's.

    Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate who wears eyeglasses. Maybe the other candidates should schedule an appointment.
     
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    Not what I was expecting. Also, you forgot Rick Perry. The glasses did not work for him. Donald Trump doesn't wear them either.
     
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    I stand corrected.

    Remember Barry Goldwater?
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  10. Rahul M. Gupta

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    I see a bit better than 20/10, and if you "plus me" to 20/20, I would probably burn down your office and salt the earth so no phoropter ever grew again.
     
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    I vision lab I was measured at 20/8 and 20/9. People were amazed I could see the letters fairly easily. No, like Steven my age and far sightedness has caught up, and not sure I can see even the 20/10 anymore. The up close for sur
    don't worry young one, it will get to 20/20 someday anyways. (former 20/8 OD and 20/9 OS verified SUNY visual perception lab 1998)
     
  12. Greg Gemoules

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    But, do you remember what those days were like? Did you have like super-powers? This means essentially that you can see a billboard from twice the distance as a normal person.
     
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    The highest acuity I've been able to measure for myself in each eye is 20/6.3, which is what the charts went down to at one practice where I was (they were digital charts, shown on Apple monitors).
     
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    OK Rahul, do you feel like you have super-powers with that kind of vision? Can you determine iris color across a 30 foot room or so?
     
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    Too bad you guys aren't closer to me so I could grab some aberrometry.
     
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    Always had amazing sight, until my forties. Now it is just average. Did I feel special? No. I thought everybody could see that good.
     
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    Lol, different times my lad. We had projectors, and the test back then was done on a..... Overhead projector. I would have liked to try on todays monitors.
     
  18. Rahul M. Gupta

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    I've always thought my superpower is being blissfully unaware of when I'm making the people around me feel uncomfortable.
     
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    I've certainly used projected charts (and spot retinoscopes, too — :D), and there have been those on which I barely can make out 20/30. As you say, the quality of text makes a huge difference in the visual acuity one finds.
     
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    One result of doing streak retinoscopy is the appreciation one gets of the tremendous diversity of media optical quality. I'm always amazed at how some patients see so well with such poor looking optics. Once you start doing aberrometry on people then you see those imperfections in a more analytical presentation.