Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Eyes Wide Shut or something to that effect



I have been wanting to share this tip for some time now. And then Wednesday comes and goes and I forget to post it for WFMW. This time I've remembered!

I don't know if this is common knowledge or not, but I am going to share it anyway. I found out about it in a James Patterson book. Of all places!

You know how you walk from a well lit room into a dark room and it takes a few beats before your eyes adjust? By that time you've hit your toe on the elliptical that your husband keeps "forgetting" to move from the bedroom and tripped over his pile of dirty clothes that on the floor next to the hamper.

Not that I have any personal experience with any of that, you understand.

Well. In order to avoid any emergency room visits try this little technique: When you exit the well lit room and flip off the light, pause in the doorway and close your eyes for about three seconds.

This helps your eyes adjust faster. It has something to do with your pupils enlarging at a quicker pace and allowing the light (or the lack thereof) to work to your advantage.

This actually works. I use it all the time. Sure it takes a moment or two longer, but it's worth it because you get to keep all your toenails right where they belong!

Works for me.

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