Is blindness living in the dark
Lines of color streak across a black background verticallyMany people who live without any visual impairment have the mistaken notion that all blind people live in perpetual darkness. Most sighted people close their eyes and see only black and may expect the same is true for a blind individual.

This article from the BBC interviews a journalist who lost all vision after a surgery that didn’t go as expected. He describes what he misses about his sight as well as what he “sees” instead of darkness.

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Do blind people really experience complete darkness?

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