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Manually adjusting the focus of your eyes?

billwillbillwill Registered User regular
edited June 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Pretty simple. Can anyone else do this? I can look at something, and gradually make it more and more fuzzy, and bring things into or out of focus.

I talked to a few people, and they said they can't do it. I'm sure others can though. I'm just wondering how I can do this?

(Just to note, I can also do this weird thing where I shake my eyes back and forth very quickly. It freaks people out. I would also like to know how I can do this.)

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I can stare at something and make everything else blurry if I want, but I don't think I can make just the object I'm looking at blurry.

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  • Duck'n'CoverDuck'n'Cover Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Well i can go from infocus to fuzzy quite easily, but i can't do it gradually, its one or the other. Probably looks like i'm trying to go cross-eyed when i do it.

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  • billwillbillwill Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Yeah, I can do it slowly if I want, and stop at different levels along the way.

    Let's say I'm looking at a wall, and I hold my hand up to my left. While looking at the wall I can bring my hand into focus without looking at it.

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  • Roland_tHTGRoland_tHTG Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I thought this was something everyone could do. Don't stereograms rely on doing this?

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  • krushkrush Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    same here, I thought everyone could do this. I can focus as slowly as I want/need and have always been able to do it.

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  • ChanusChanus Harbinger of the Spicy Rooster Apocalypse The Flames of a Thousand Collapsed StarsRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    It's basically just crossing your eyes.

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  • krushkrush Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Chanus wrote: »
    It's basically just crossing your eyes.

    no, my eyes don't cross at all when I do this.

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  • ChanusChanus Harbinger of the Spicy Rooster Apocalypse The Flames of a Thousand Collapsed StarsRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    krush wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    It's basically just crossing your eyes.

    no, my eyes don't cross at all when I do this.

    They do slightly... that's what focus is, aiming both your eyes at the same point.

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  • SkyCaptainSkyCaptain IndianaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    You just have a greater control over the muscles in your eyes and you're able to flex/relax them enough to alter the shape of your eyes. It's not that uncommon.

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  • GihgehlsGihgehls Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Yes, some people just have good control of their eyes. I can diverge and converge my eyes. I can cross one and keep the other straight. I can keep the convergence of my eyes the same and adjust the focus.

    EDIT: Chanus, you are wrong. Convergence isn't the same as focus.

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  • Chop LogicChop Logic Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    It sounds like people are talking about different things in this thread.

    Some of you are talking about seeing double of an object, like relaxing your eyes so there is two of whatever you are looking at. This is easy to do manually.

    But some of you are using the word fuzzy, like blurry. Like if you needed glasses and weren't wearing them, things would be fuzzy, but you wouldn't necessarily see double.

    I don't think it's possible to blur and unblur your vision (like, glasses on, glasses off), but it's very easy to make yourself see double of something. This is just crossing and uncrossing your eyes.

    Right?

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    My friend can also 'vibrate' her eyes

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  • ForkesForkes Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    The vibrating eyes thing is something a lot of people can do, it's actually not that hard.

    I do it by letting my eyes unfocus, and cross a bit, then quickly alternate between focusing and unfocusing them.

    And letting your eyes move from focused to unfocuesed is how you see things "fuzzy". Also, not that hard to do. This used to happen to me in class a lot, as I found it really hard to pay attention, and would try weird things out to pass the time. I can even unfous so much that I am literally not looking at anything. It's kind of weird, but when it happens, it only lasts until I actually look at something.

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  • SevorakSevorak Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Chop Logic wrote: »
    I don't think it's possible to blur and unblur your vision (like, glasses on, glasses off)

    I did it while I was reading your post.

    It's a lot harder than converging/diverging my eyes though.

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  • PolloDiabloPolloDiablo Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Superman can shoot laser beams out of his.

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  • RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    yeah i thought everyone could do this too

    you just forcefully relax your eyes and allow your vision to blur

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  • pacbowlpacbowl Los AngelesRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    If you think you're converging/crossing your eyes, just close or cover one and force the other to go out of focus. I find it quite easy.

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  • RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    yeah i can still do it when I just use one eye

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  • nukanuka What are circles? Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Chop Logic wrote: »
    It sounds like people are talking about different things in this thread.

    Some of you are talking about seeing double of an object, like relaxing your eyes so there is two of whatever you are looking at. This is easy to do manually.

    But some of you are using the word fuzzy, like blurry. Like if you needed glasses and weren't wearing them, things would be fuzzy, but you wouldn't necessarily see double.

    I don't think it's possible to blur and unblur your vision (like, glasses on, glasses off), but it's very easy to make yourself see double of something. This is just crossing and uncrossing your eyes.

    Right?

    I can blur my eyes and see double, but not separately. I probably can't try to adjust my eyes to try to defocus separately without getting a headache.

    Actually I can blur my eyes without seeing double if I go at it slowly. Not easy to do though. I have to focus on relaxing my eyes instead of purposefully messing my vision up.

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  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    yeah i can still do it when I just use one eye

    Same here, I can blur/unblur focus/unfocus using only one eye.

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  • RothgarrRothgarr Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I can also do it with one eye.

    But I can't make far away things get blurry.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Yeah, I can definitely do it with one eye at a time. With two I end up just crossing them. i can also do the vibrating eye thing.

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  • GungHoGungHo Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I can wiggle my ears and flare my nostrils open and closed like a rabbit.

    This is a strange H/A thread.

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  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I'd suspect it's probably easier for people who have/had corrective lenses, since their eyes have been more exercised in frequent focus changes. I can do it with one or both eyes quite easily after wearing glasses for about 10 years and then having LASIK surgery (I no longer require corrective lenses).

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  • NODeNODe Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Clearly we need to form a super hero team.

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  • RadicalTurnipRadicalTurnip Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    You change the shape of your eyes to do this, just like your eyes change shape to focus on things nearer or farther way. I can do this, but not very well on things very near (I have to do it in reverse, and I'm not nearly as good at that).

    I can also cross my eyes, and it's a different thing.

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  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Oh God just reading this thread is making my eyes hurt.

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  • OctoparrotOctoparrot Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Gihgehls wrote: »
    Yes, some people just have good control of their eyes. I can diverge and converge my eyes. I can cross one and keep the other straight. I can keep the convergence of my eyes the same and adjust the focus.

    Fear not, just as stated with the eyes 'vibrating', anyone in the thread can learn Gihgehls' techniques with a little patience and effort!

    But, can you forcefully constrict and dilate your eyes?

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  • BuddiesBuddies Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I fall into the category of "You mean not everyone can do that?"

    Kind of like glitting (however you spell it). Flexing your tongue so your saliva glands spray a stream of water out from under your tongue. Very easy for me to do, and can get it to spray pretty far. Is this the same situation cause when I tried to show people how to do it, they always did it wrong.

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  • krushkrush Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Ruckus wrote: »
    I'd suspect it's probably easier for people who have/had corrective lenses, since their eyes have been more exercised in frequent focus changes. I can do it with one or both eyes quite easily after wearing glasses for about 10 years and then having LASIK surgery (I no longer require corrective lenses).

    I have perfect vision, and always have had perfect vision.

    In fact, I'm the anomaly in my family. EVERYONE on both sides of my family needs glasses except me... My kids are a crapshoot, so far, two don't need them, and one does. We'll see how that plays out later in life.

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  • GihgehlsGihgehls Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Octoparrot wrote: »
    Gihgehls wrote: »
    Yes, some people just have good control of their eyes. I can diverge and converge my eyes. I can cross one and keep the other straight. I can keep the convergence of my eyes the same and adjust the focus.

    Fear not, just as stated with the eyes 'vibrating', anyone in the thread can learn Gihgehls' techniques with a little patience and effort!

    But, can you forcefully constrict and dilate your eyes?

    I don't know if it is possible to have direct control over that, but I can meditate and enter different states of mind which affect the dilation of the pupil. One such state is "horny."

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Gihgehls wrote: »
    Octoparrot wrote: »
    Gihgehls wrote: »
    Yes, some people just have good control of their eyes. I can diverge and converge my eyes. I can cross one and keep the other straight. I can keep the convergence of my eyes the same and adjust the focus.

    Fear not, just as stated with the eyes 'vibrating', anyone in the thread can learn Gihgehls' techniques with a little patience and effort!

    But, can you forcefully constrict and dilate your eyes?

    I don't know if it is possible to have direct control over that, but I can meditate and enter different states of mind which affect the dilation of the pupil. One such state is "horny."

    Ha! I've got the advantage! I don't even need to meditate!

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  • ÆthelredÆthelred Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    You would only be able to focus on things that are a certain set distance away if you couldn't do this. This thread is silly. Your friends are silly.

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  • Leftloui7 Leftloui7 Registered User new member
    NODe wrote: »
    Clearly we need to form a super hero team.

    Yeah... Sure

  • Leftloui7 Leftloui7 Registered User new member
    Octoparrot wrote: »
    Gihgehls wrote: »
    Yes, some people just have good control of their eyes. I can diverge and converge my eyes. I can cross one and keep the other straight. I can keep the convergence of my eyes the same and adjust the focus.

    Fear not, just as stated with the eyes 'vibrating', anyone in the thread can learn Gihgehls' techniques with a little patience and effort!

    But, can you forcefully constrict and dilate your eyes?

    I can... I think we are very few that can though...

  • Leftloui7 Leftloui7 Registered User new member
    I have it since I can remember... I do this unfocusing thing on a daily basis and I don't have any problems occurred till now..... Does anyone know how many people have this?

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