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Am I delusional or is there a logical explanation for this

  1. Jan 12, 2007 #1
    I've always wondered since I was a kid, I would lay down and have a blanket over my eyes sometimes while looking through it during daylight or at a light. If I focused just right, I would slowly see squiggly lines and things just slowly floating by like a transparent layer over what I normally see. I always figured this was normal and used to equate it to looking through a microscope. In fact, I used to believe it was me seeing microscopically when I was younger. I don't believe it anymore nor do I think I'm hallucinating. Is there any optical specialists here?
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2007 #2

    Evo

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    That's normal, everyone sees those at some time. Here is an explanation with a picture.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floater
     
  4. Jan 12, 2007 #3
    Just what I was looking for. Thanks.
     
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