How does your vision measure up? If you’re anything like me, it’s not very good at all. But one woman from Germany, Veronica Seider, has vision that is 20 times better than the average persons. If you’re wondering how good that is, it turns out that she can identify people from 1 mile (1.6 km) away.
When it comes to vision, it’s not a fair playing field. What is considered prefect vision, 20/20, is actually a measure of how the normal average eye compares to your own eye. Some people can have better than average, but for a lot of people the vision is worse, and for some, non-existent. Things that can affect vision quality are environmental factors and genetics. My own failure is most likely genetic, in a similar way that Johnny Depp‘s is. But while may of us struggle to see the beauty of the world in all its wonder without visual aids of some description, people like Veronica Seider posses almost superhuman vision. So what makes her different from the rest of us poor souls, and how was her amazing vision tested?