These fascinating paintings show what the world looks like for short-sighted people

In a world which increasingly values the work of hyper-realist painters, the creative output of Philip Barlow draws your attention immediately. But it takes a special effort to study his work, which forces you to look at a world of blurred silhouettes and bright, indistinct spots. In applying this style, Barlow shows us vividly what the world looks like for many people who have poor eyesight. 

Here are a few of Barlow's striking paintings for you to consider. For those of us who don't have to wear glasses or contact lenses, they left a real long-lasting impression on us. It's incredible to think that the world can seem so different depending on your perspective.

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