Hi Ares, thanks for the feedback
Here's one from today - my boyfriend is '20/20' and I'll call myself 'Student' since 'Myope' no longer feels like who I am...SNELLEN CHART - Central Fixation & Imagination (As long as it's interesting)
I asked my boyfriend to look at the Snellen Chart and try to describe to me how
he looked at it, and this is what he said:
[the last line of the Snellen Chart was the 20 ft. line and we were 15 ft. away, so well within his comfort range]
Student: Can you read all of the letters?
Student: Are they all clear?
Student: But you're not looking at the whole chart and reading them all at the same time, right?
20/20: No! (then a look like: 'why would I do that?!)
Student: So then what are you looking at specifically
when you say that all the letters are clear? a letter? a line?
20/20: Each letter.
Student: So one letter at a time?
Student: So if you're only looking at one letter at a time, then how do you know that all the other letters are also clear?
20/20: Well they're not. Only the one I'm looking at is clear but I know that all the others will
be clear when I look at them. I guess I mean that I can't even imagine that they could be blurry.
Student: So you have absolutely no trouble reading every single letter on every line?
20/20: No. But the first time you asked me to do this I couldn't tell if the first letter on the last line was a D or a P. But now that I know it's a D I can only see a D. I would never think it was a P now that I know it's a D.
Student: When you look at the letters are you shifting your eyes around the chart or moving along each line, letter by letter?
20/20: Well I don't know how I'm supposed to do it, you didn't tell me. What am I supposed to do? I just look wherever it's interesting to look. But really, it's so boring. If you would let me choose what to look at, I'd much rather look at that mirror on the adjacent wall. Do you see it's reflection? How the whole room is reversed and completely different than the room you usually see? that's
interesting! I could look at that reflection for a long time.
20/20: Because I don't know right away what I'm looking at so it's fun to let my eyes skip around from colour to colour and shape to shape, imagining what it all could be. But once I figure it out then there's no reason to look at it anymore.
And then after a moment longer he said:
What's for dinner?