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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Spectacles

Can't really see that well without my specs. It's about 125 on both eyes. So I guess it's not that bad after all. Some of my friends are quite sad...their eyes are around 2000 on both. I wonder what they will ever do without their specs. Anyway what would life be like if spectacles were not invented?

1. People like me won't be able to see clearly.
2. There will be less soldiers...with a deficient eyesight, they will be severely handicapped.
3. Television might be modified such that people with myopia will be able to see them.
4. People would not be able to recognise each other from afar.
5. Archery will no longer be a sport.
6. There will be less snipers in the world.
7. People going for corrective eye surgery would increase. (This would solve problems 1 to 6)

The thought of putting a lens in front of your eye lens seems interesting. It is like putting another "eye" in front of your eyes. Maybe this is how the term "four-eyes" originated.

After the emergence of the specs...there came "contact lenses". It is really much more convenient to have contact lens rather than specs as they are much more comfortable. Some people are allergic to contact lens and hence have no choice but to stick to specs. But with the emergence of the contact lens, more and more people are opting for it.

After the contact lens, came corrective eye surgery...there are risks involved as it has not been perfected yet. Not only is the process expensive, it also involves a lot of risk. It is a one-try only procedure. It involves modified (or changing) the shape of the cornea such that when light diffracts through it, it is focused unto the fovea located on the retina.

Who knows? In the future Mankind might invent something or come up with new procedures to correct such eye conditions. They might even have a re-sizable lens located on the cornea or a mini-lens embedded in the cornea. You never know.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Vern said...

Hm... interesting... and i shall be the 1st one to try. Hehe.

9:25 PM, February 01, 2005  
Blogger Punitha said...

*grin..I always found specs intriguing especially since i dun nd to wear them..Purrfect eyesight..But then again, i would rather wear specs than the huge goggles that kps falling down my nose during all those nightmarish practicals..

4:00 PM, February 02, 2005  

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