reply to post by eXia7
Not really sure how to put a price on a sense as crucial as vision. I have bad eyesight, left eye is basically blind. Though I can see with glasses,
without them things are just blurry, no real descript images in my left eye. My right eye is much better and I can make out images and words that
aren't far away...
Even with my visual troubles, I can still see, I still see light and colors and with visual aids I can see fine.
I could not imagine what it would be like to have 0 vision, no light, no color! I couldn't imagine what a light and dark patches in certain places in
my field of vision would be like.
If I were completely blinded and there was a technology that could correct that for me, even partially, it would be my number 1 mission (aside from
I have often wondered what it must be like for someone who was born completely blind. Do they imagine what colors might 'look' like or do they even
understand what 'seeing' is? I know they do not see grey, static, or black, they simply do not 'see' anything. Never seeing anything would make it
very hard to understand what sight is...
I have also wondered what it might be like for someone, who has been completely blind for their entire life, to suddenly open their eyes and see
everything around them for the first time!
I can't imagine the emotions that would be involved. I'd probably pass out from shock... I might even be very frightened after waking up. Realizing
the world exists in a whole new dimension could definitely be intimidating.
I wonder if the sheer excitment of gaining vision and seeing faces, colors, landscapes, etc., for the first time would out-weigh any fear that may
accompany new sight?