My graphic design students love to design posters using the classic eye chart composition, and they frequently ask “What typeface should I use for this?” Not having a definitive answer has always been frustrating, so I decided to investigate to find out what typeface is used on eye charts.
The offers began arriving by email in January: a chance at clearer vision for the special price of US$299 per eye. Over the next four months, I received 20 ads from the same company – each offering the same deal for the “safe, FDA approved” surgery.
Our eyes are a fundamental part of the human sensory system—but they’re complex things that can easily go wrong. Here are 23 facts about your windows to the world, including 11 things that can go horribly wrong.
A small, highly skilled team at Moorfields Eye Hospital transform the lives of people who have lost their eyes to accidents and disease. Each year, they work with their clients to create around 1,400 customized, detailed prosthetics, many of which replace eyes. Here’s how.
We are, as Carl Sagan famously said, made of star stuff—and now, your doctor may use a technology designed for studying the stars to examine the inner workings of your eyes. Here’s how it works—and could one day save you from blindness.
After working as a doctor in an Ebola-stricken nation, Ian Crozier felt like he had something in his left eye. He was right: a live, replicating reservoir of the Ebola virus.
I didn’t expect it to be, but staring straight into the eyes of these fascinating bugs is chilling. The clear, close up shots of their heads and the incredible, foreign detail of their eyes and bodies makes them seem like they’re not a part of this world. I mean, you could totally convince me that these are aliens.
Do not shield your eyes. These bright biological blobs may look like something from a garish 80s party, but they could help crack the age-related macular degeneration that causes eyesight to deteriorate over time.
We’ve all seen anthropomorphic objects. But what would it look like if everything around you had actual eyes and was looking at you? For this week’s Shooting Challenge, let’s find out.
Wow, here's an absolutely stunning picture of a waterfall in Silver Falls, Oregon taken by photographer Jarred Decker. Only at first glance the picture doesn't even look like a shot of a waterfall. It looks more like you're peering into the soul of Godzilla.
Five hundred million years ago our eyes were only little cavities with the ability to detect the direction of the incoming light. That cavity evolved radically transforming into the complex organs we all know today. But how did this happen? This TedEd video has the scientific answer:
The human eye is a more complex and mysterious thing than we thought. Recently, a group of scientists were puzzled by flashes of green light they saw from an infrared laser, whose light should have been far outside the visible spectrum. Like scientists do, they investigated. Human eyes do indeed perceive infrared…
Kogonada—at the Criterion Collection—made this brilliant compilation of the eyes in Alfred Hitchcock's films, to the song of Anything can happen, and usually does... On the Orient Express by Rob Cawley.
A person's eyes can express so much. That's why directors hone in on them in crucial scenes of movies. That's why you can just see the eyes of a great actor and immediately know what movie you're watching. That's why this supercut about eyes is so fun to watch, it's just famous scene after famous scene.
Continuing his fantastic series of macro shots of the eyes of animals, here is Suren Manvelyan's Animal Eyes 3. The close up shots of the fish and reptiles and other animals in this series look positively alien when seen up close. I thought they were artist's rendering of deep space planets from a sci-fi movie.
Our Sun is spherical, so why is it that other stars look... star-shaped in the night sky? Actually, it's all down to the quirks of light and your (imperfect) eyes.
Growing nerve tissue and organs is a sci-fi dream. Moheb Costandi met the pioneering researcher who grew eyes and brain cells.
Airbags certainly do save lives, but getting hit in the face at 200 mph—even by a bag of air—is not without its consequences. A teenage girl in Michigan got a real eyeful when an inflating airbag actually left its mesh pattern on the surface of her eye.
The spinning disk below is a little seizure inducing but a lot of fun because not everyone sees the same color when it spins. Some people see green, others see yellow, a few see red while some see no color at all.
It's always fun to play a trick on your eyes. They're so easily fooled! Take this illusion, for example. It's an old favorite. If you stare at the image long enough, the colors in the picture start fading away and eventually disappear. The colorful blobs shrink like evaporating water puddles