The human eye is an extraordinarily complicated and sensitive instrument; at its best, it has excellent picture resolution, it can autofocus like a top of the line camera, and distinguish around 10 million colors. Unfortunately, like all delicate instruments, it's prone to failing in many different ways, some serious, some only mildly inconvenient thanks to advancements in the field of vision care.
Thousands of years ago, before the invention of corrective lenses, blurry vision would have been severely limiting. Now, however, such losses in visual acuity can be corrected in a number of different ways. Generally, blurry vision is caused by a misshapen lens in the eye that distorts light as it passes through. This problem can be corrected surgically, by reshaping the lens with a laser, or with glasses, which refocus light before it enters the eye in a way that counteracts the distorting effect of the lens. If you're having trouble with your eyesight, a visit to an optometrist is the first step towards diagnosing and fixing the problem.
Advancements in vision technology are becoming more and more impressive as time goes on. Recently, a company out of California invented a pair of glasses that correct color-blindness, allowing people who have been color-blind their entire lives to see a full range of color for the first time.
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