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Vision or physics

  1. May 1, 2006 #1
    when i look at something very very carefully, one side seems blue and the other seems redish(at the border). I was wondering if
    1.Im crazy
    2. Its a eye/lens/vision thing
    3. physics at work! YEY!!!!:rofl: :rofl:
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  3. May 1, 2006 #2


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    Both! :smile: Google on "chromatic aberration" and you'll get an idea of what's happening.
  4. May 1, 2006 #3


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    Could you be a little more specific? Under what conditions are you looking at this something very very carefully?
  5. May 1, 2006 #4
    chroamtic abberation is when the outer edges of a lens refract light, like a prism, so maybe that is whats happening with your eyes. i think this has something to do with imperfections in the lens shape.
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