How People With Bad Eyesight See The World When They Take Off Their Glasses

If you’re shortsighted, you’ll know what it feels like: take of your glasses and the world around you is a complete blur.

Philip Barlow, a hyperrealistic artist from Cape Town, has created a series of paintings that replicates this sensation. At a first glance, Barlow’s paintings look like photographs that are out of focus. But these hyperrealistic oil artworks perfectly portray the blurred effect that nearsighted people see when they take off their glasses, and let those with normal vision understand what it’s like to live with this condition.

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