Ways of Seeing III: ‘Take Your Glasses Off and See’

Eddie Ejjbair
6 min readJan 25, 2024

One of the most counterintuitive concepts when it comes to optometry is that we don’t actually see with our eyes. This is the claim made by Jacob Liberman in his 1995 book, Take Your Glasses Off and See. Originally an optometrist with 20/ 200 vision, Liberman went against his training and taught himself to see with 20/ 20 vision (an impossibility according to most optometrists). His guiding principle…

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Eddie Ejjbair

‘Gradually it’s become clear to me what every great philosophy has been: a personal confession of its author and a kind of involuntary and unconscious memoir’