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  • Someone on YouTube asked me about vision vision.

  • And about how much I understand of it and how it works.

  • Is it something I can wrap my head around

  • or is it just a perception to me or what?

  • I'm not sure I understand the question so we'll

  • see if you can understand my answer. [chuckles]

  • [music plays]

  • Vision is an incredible thing. Like I have no idea how it works.

  • The things that you guys are able to do blows my mind.

  • And the things you're not able to do too. Like, you can't see in the dark.

  • You know, and your eyes have to adjust to it and stuff.

  • That's -- wow. You know, in the dark I get around perfectly fine.

  • You know what I mean? One of the things that

  • blows my mind is depth perception.

  • Like you know how far away things are. For example,

  • you're driving a car. You're driving like 45 mph. And then there's

  • a red light. And you just slow down, slow down gently.

  • and boop -- and you're right into position and you're right

  • next to another car or whatever it is. And you're right at the light.

  • I don't know if I quite understand how that all works.

  • [music plays]

  • Like there's a crowded room. A room full of people.

  • And across the room you see one of your friends

  • and you know that you can just walk right through that crowd and find them.

  • And just keep your eye on them and you get right to them.

  • It's really cool to me.

  • Like, for me, I don't know unless they come up or they shout

  • across the room and they're like "hey, come here!" You know, and then I try

  • and navigate my way through the people with my cane and stuff.

  • And that's how it works for me. But it's really cool that you guys

  • can see that. I mean, this one ain't going

  • to be very funny, I don't think, but... [director laughs]

  • I feel bad. There's not going to be a lot of laughs in this one, but...

  • [music plays]

  • Being able to catch a ball is neat.

  • [chuckles] Someone has to tell me,

  • "okay, there's a ball coming to you -- hands out." And, you know, try and catch it.

  • But you guys just see it -- I mean,

  • you always see these clips of people on ESPN and stuff

  • who have an ice cream in one hand and they catch a foul ball in the other.

  • It's incredible. I don't how you guys do that.

  • I mean, like at a baseball... Listen,

  • I know the odds are a zillion to one, but I'm always afraid

  • if I'm at a baseball game and a friend of mine

  • runs or goes off to get something or run to the bathroom whatever.

  • I'm sitting by myself I'm always scared to death that I'm going to get hit with a foul ball

  • No matter where we are in the stadium.

  • It really is scary to me though. [chuckles]

  • [music plays]

  • Another one of the things that I just don't understand

  • is how you could draw a three-dimensional thing

  • on a piece of paper -- on a flat piece of paper.

  • Like, I tried to draw. And I don't know if it came out

  • right or now, but you guys can draw a car on a flat piece of paper.

  • You could paint a car on an easel.

  • And anybody who would see it -- "oh, there's a car. I see that."

  • I don't get how you do that. To me it's just a flat thing.

  • Like sculpting makes a lot more sense to me.

  • Right, because it's three-dimensional and you could make something like

  • a car and you could put the wheels on the bottom and everything.

  • You know, it's all very logical, but...

  • on a flat piece of paper. I don't know how you could see a car.

  • I don't get it.

  • It's really strange. You have quite a gift.

  • You really do.

  • [music plays]

  • See, I'm trying to think when I sort of figured out that people could see

  • and I couldn't. I mean, because my sisters all could see.

  • And my parents obviously, and all my relatives and stuff.

  • You know, I think that's just the way it was.

  • And I don't think I really got what vision until

  • like maybe high school or junior high.

  • You know what I mean? Because I was too busy

  • just trying to figure out to fit into my own skin

  • and trying to be comfortable with myself. There's so much of vision that

  • I don't understand. There's tons of it that I don't get.

  • [music continues]

  • What I think seeing is, is that

  • well, my thought of it

  • is a little distorted. I always figured that you,

  • that sighted people see everything. I'm surprised when you don't see something.

  • So, what I think seeing is. You guys

  • just open your eyes in the morning

  • and you see everything in your room and you know

  • everything is where you left it last night. When you walk outside

  • or you could just look out a window and see what

  • kind of a day it is. If it's a sunny day... you can't see whether or not it's warm

  • but you can see whether if it's sunny or cloudy or raining

  • or snowing or whatever.

  • See, these are all the things that you do. I don't know --

  • right, these are things that sighted people do. I don't know if I understand what seeing actually is.

  • [chuckles] It so weird, but...

  • It's really tough to get my head around.

  • The things is this I think. I think the best

  • way explain this or to sort of exemplify

  • is this way -- as foreign as it is

  • for you guys to imagine what my world is like

  • not being able to see being blind my whole life,

  • that's how foreign it is for me to imagine what you guys do

  • and how vision works and what it's like to see.

  • I think that's the best way to explain it. It's a complete

  • 180 degrees apart.

  • And it's pretty wild.

  • But I think that way sums it up best.

  • I don't know. Ask another question.

  • [laughs]

  • Viewer could you ask -- could you ask an easier question to answer please?

  • [credit music plays]

  • The Tommy Edison Experience isn't just on YouTube anymore.

  • Now you can search for me on Amazon and Hulu.

  • All the details are at TommyEdison.com/WatchNow.

  • The internet's headquarters for blind s*&#. [laughs]

  • Use your cane though or else you'll step in it. [laughs]

Someone on YouTube asked me about vision vision.

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