Robert Pattinson is arguably one of the most in-demand A-listers today. The British actor has graced the big and small screens with appearances in beloved shows like Downton Abbey and the Twilight franchise. And now, he’s back on the big screen in what’s surely going to be one of the most anticipated movies of the year—Camouflage. But just because he’s on the forefront of the industry doesn’t mean that his eyesight is perfect.
In fact, the actor has been mocked on social media for his bad eyesight, with many questioning whether or not he’s really able to see what’s going on in front of him. The criticism hasn’t bothered him at all; in fact, he’s even alluded to his lack of vision in a viral meme.
Can you imagine what would happen if Robert Pattinson wore sunglasses all the time?
Well, according to those who have worked with the actor, it might look something like this.
Take Advantage Of His Vision
Now is probably the best opportunity to bring up Robert Pattinson’s affliction with astigmatism. This is the medical condition that causes his eyesight to be all wrong. Astigmatism is a common issue among people whose corneas aren’t quite shaped how they should be. In most cases, it’s simply a matter of wearing glasses or contacts and adjusting your sight accordingly. In rare cases, it can be much more serious and affect how you see in the dark as well as in bright light. It also causes the need to push down on the nose to see clearly. So as you can imagine, this isn’t something that you’re going to want to rely on in everyday life. It’s definitely something that you’re going to want to fix before filming begins though.
The truth is, it’s not easy to find out what type of lenses Robert Pattinson is wearing without checking his Instagram or Twitter. So if you know that he has astigmatism, then it’s likely he wears sunglasses to hide it. Unfortunately, hiding this issue behind fashionable sunglasses isn’t going to do much for your overall appearance.
Get A Seeing Eye Dog
For many years, humans have used various animals to help them see better. The practice of using animals to help people with their sight is known as ‘seeing eye dogs’. These dogs are usually golden retrievers or Labrador retrievers that have been trained to assist the blind or visually impaired. Essentially, they’re kind of a cross between a seeing eye dog and a bodyguard. They can be helpful in scanning for hazards and protecting their owner from harm. Most people with seeing eye dogs report that they can detect changes in speed and direction more easily than they could on their own. This is because the dogs are constantly alert and looking out for dangers while their owners are focusing on other things.
To train a dog to be a seeing eye dog, first you have to make sure that they meet certain requirements set by the American Foundation for the Blind. Some of these requirements include being at least eighteen months old, having no disqualifying conditions (such as health issues or excessive hair loss), and having a willingness to learn. Second, you need to set up a rigorous training regimen that involves rewarding the dog with treats and positive reinforcement whenever they perform a task correctly. At the end of each trial, you must also evaluate their performance and decide whether or not they’ve learned enough to be able to assist a human with vision loss.
Familiarize Yourself With The Stereoscopic Effect
We’re all familiar with the effect that stereoscopy (sometimes called 3-D) has had on film. We typically watch 3-D movies at the cinema with several other people, all of whom are wearing red and yellow glasses that give the film the effect of floating in front of them. That’s because when the images are shown by a 3-D projector, the human brain automatically fills in the gaps between the images to create the feeling of depth. As a result, objects of interest pop out at the viewer and don’t seem as blurred as they would if watched in 2-D.
But the effect of stereoscopy goes beyond the cinematic experience. It can also be used to present information in a visually appealing format. This can be useful for those who are visually impaired or have low vision. And for people who aren’t, it often proves to be an interesting diversion. If you’re not familiar, here’s a short tutorial on how to watch 3-D movies at home using only your computer and regular 2-D television sets. It’s a lot easier than you’d think; all you need is a virtual reality headset and some inexpensive 3-D glasses. The video doesn’t go into much detail on how to set up the equipment, but it does show you some impressive movies that you can watch with your family and friends using only their smartphones. So, if you’ve got a Samsung Gear VR, you’ve got everything you need. And for those who don’t, various websites offer a variety of virtual reality headsets that work with numerous devices and operating systems.
Use Your Nudgages
There’s also the option of using your fingers to feel objects. This is especially useful when you can’t see well and need to determine the exact shape or size of an item. When you’re trying on clothes during an engagement session, for example, you can use your fingernails to feel the material as you push up on it so that you don’t hurt yourself by accident on a slippery surface. It’s also a great way to make sure none of your clothes are going to wrinkle or stick to you as you walk around.
Try A Few Simple Swaps
There are various simple swaps that you can try to fix your eyesight. One of them is to try reading a book with the light on. This can help eliminate some of the glare that comes from outside lighting and improve the contrast between the words and the page. It can also be helpful for those who wear glasses because it allows them to see more clearly without having to pop them on and off all the time. This is especially useful if you have astigmatism and need to wear contacts or sunglasses to see.
Improve Your Lighting Choices
It’s also important to note that the environment that you’re in can have a big impact on your eyesight. Some people are simply more alert and have better eyesight in the light. So if possible, you should try to work in a light-filled room or outside on a bright day. This will not only allow you to see better, but it will also make what you’re seeing more vibrant and life-like. The same goes for television screens; they also get better-looking as the lighting gets brighter. If there’s no option other than using a torchlight in the middle of the night, then that’s what you should do. But otherwise, there are better solutions.
In the case of Robert Pattinson, there are definitely solutions. It’s not entirely his fault that he has bad eyesight though. He’s inherited this issue from both his parents, who had poor eyesight as well. So, if you’re looking to improve your eyesight, then there are several ways to go about it. The first step is to try reading a book with the light on. It might not sound like much, but it can help improve your overall vision and even allow you to see better than you could in the dark. Additionally, it can help you detect changes in speed more easily and identify objects more clearly. So if you’re able, make sure to read something with the light on before driving or operating heavy machinery. Finally, if you’re not already doing so, get a seeing eye dog and train them to protect and guide your blind or low-vision navigation. It can be a great way to both improve and diversify your life experiences. So if you or someone you know is suffering from bad eyesight, then there are several things that you can try to help them see beyond their current limitations. With a little bit of effort, they might just be able to enjoy life how they’re supposed to again.