Would you want to have aphakia and tetrachromadic vision?

I have a friend with both conditions.

She doesn't mind it.. but she says that it is not as great as it may seem.

She can see UV... but says that is not really a different color.  That it is the color blue applied to a different wavelength. 

She says that she cannot see different colors than most people and instead she thinks she is simply better at noticing the small differences between very close colors than most.... that she can see the same color wheel... but can differentiate between them better than most people.

She can see very well at night and she said that fact is more worth boosting for. 

In fact... that is what brought it up.

We noticed she can see epically well at night.  In the woods she points out deer hiding in the dark... pitch black darkness. 

She says she always been sensitive to movement as well... that her brain tends notice objects not moving in a similar fashion as it's surrounding area.   

But she says there is a drawback with her condition.  The sun literally hurts her eyes.   In the daytime she avoids being outside without her UV glasses.  She says she can manage it more so than not... but  after a why'll her eyes will feel strained and will force themselves shut... when she tries to fight them to stay open she starts blinking rapidly.. she has had to go home often when in grade school due to her feeling so much pain she would start to cry. But she has 20 20 vision.  She is nocturnal... probably not by choice though.


I think one of her eyes does not have aphakia... because when outside she uses her right eye to see and focus. I am assuming this however.  I will ask her if that is the case.  Her eyes are different in color at least.

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