Arctic Circle people have been protecting their eyes from…


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+1596 – Arctic Circle people have been protecting their eyes from snow blindness for over 4,000 years with snow goggles (usually carving whalebone, horn, and ivory).

2022-05-14 17:49:59

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  1. It also helps with vision impairment. By reducing the possible angles of incoming light, the lens of the eye needs to do less work focusing. Basically, by making the slit thinner, it would bring distant objects into focus for a nearsighted person, and near objects into focus for a farsighted person.

  2. I wonder if Asians eyes are shaped the way they are because of a genetic adaption like this from 1,000’s of years ago?

  3. There is so much we could have/can learn from indigenous peoples if we all just took the time to listen.

  4. I’ve seen these made of dried baleen from a whale as well.

    Had the chance to buy some authentic handmade ones too, always kicked myself for passing on that.