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Natural Blind Spot

How many times have you heard the excuse 'I didn't see him'. Well sometimes this isn't caused by someone being inattentive but by a natural blind spot. See this link http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Blind_Spot

One way to avoid the scenario of not seeing something is to move your head slightly.

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Re: Natural Blind Spot

If somebody has a natural "blind spot" that bad, they ought not be driving.

If you can't see it, how would you know to move your head TO see it??..actually it involves just looking off to the side a small bit...

There is a blind spot where the retina and optic nerve meet. Any of us into astronomy who have looked up at a night sky looking for a faint object (naked eye) know that sometimes it is easier to spot that faint pinpoint of light if you look to one side. Because of the blind spot and it's more noticeable in low light situations. Same thing when my little white and black-spotted terrier is out in the back yard at night with no light..I can spot her easier if I am not looking right at her off in the darkness.

As a matter of fact, I have an appointment with my eye doctor in a couple of hours and I'll ask him about 'not seeing big objects' due to my blind spot....

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Re: Natural Blind Spot

Moving your head means that if there was anything obscured by your natural blind spot then the nbs would be moved and you have a chance of seeing an object. So getting into the habit of moving your head removes the effect of the nbs.

Did you ask your ophthalmologist about blind spots and how much they can obscure?

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Re: Natural Blind Spot

Not yet. have to go in a bit.

However, bobbing my head around like a pigeon isn't my cup of tea when I don't have a blind spot problem to begin with. If you have a blind spot that causes you to miss a motorcycle or car or truck or other large object (yes, one that is MOVING so you should not have to 'move your head), you have a bigger problem than just a 'blind spot'. If you're sitting waiting to turn and traffic is coming at you, then you'd see a vehicle be there, then disappear, then suddenly reappear as it moved towards you. The object moves thru your field of vision as well as your blind spot....there's no real issue here to worry about...or maybe I can't see trucks and just keep moving my head around unconsciously..... I don't think so. I may have a problem seeing a faint star at night by looking directly at it, but I've never had problems seeing things like cars, trucks, road signs, etc at any other time due to the "nbs"......

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Re: Natural Blind Spot

The blind spot this article is referring to is not something you look at directly, it more affects your peripheral vision, as in the O......X example in that article, where at a certain point, staring at the O made the X 'disappear' from your peripheral.

Plus you must now take into account the profile of an oncoming motorcycle, not that wide as a large truck... Plus the (irresponsible) tendancy for most drivers to just 'glance' to see if the coast is clear, you can see where a problem can arise.

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Yea I was at my eye doctor yesterday and during the course of the exam, I did get examined for blind spot irregularities. I asked him about having a blind spot that could miss a large object (even at a distance) and was told basically that if a person has a blind spot that can't see a moving object of some size, even at a distance, they have other significant eye problems. So for me, I'm good to go. I had my 'nbs' checked as well as my peripheral vision and all is swell.

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Re: Natural Blind Spot

Pardon the physician in me. The article is quoted out of context. Each eye has a blind spot. Since we use BOTH eyes, each compensates for the other. All the "blind spot" exercises typically ask you to "Close one eye..." Even using one eye, the brain usually reads through the blind spot and "fills in" the picture, which can mask an object in just the right spot. As noted above, the most acute [best] vision is in the retina very close to the blind spot, so you actually have your best vision by looking just to the side of what you want to see. Unless there is significant disease enlarging the area covered by the blind spot, or one God forbid has only one eye to work with, the "blind spot" has no functional impact on our vision.

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This is a link to an American Insurance company's website on the Blind Spot subject.

http://memicsafety.typepad.com/memic_sa ... -spot.html

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Re: Natural Blind Spot

great link. Pretty much sums it all up.

while we DO have 2 eyes that DO compensate... the article hits it right on the nose

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If we simply glance around using eye movement instead of moving our head carefully to scan around, we may fall prey to the blind spot. Often we see objects with only one eye at a time because vision is blocked to the other eye. The bridge of our nose, windshield posts, and other obstructions could block the vision of one eye, but not the other.

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Re: Natural Blind Spot

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.....Unless there is significant disease enlarging the area covered by the blind spot, or one God forbid has only one eye to work with, the "blind spot" has no functional impact on our vision.

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If it (the "blind spot") DID have a functional impact on our vision, I would wager to say that the human population on this planet would be substantially less and we'd probably be ruled by or food for creatures that have better eyes... LoL..

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