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From the Ted Talk by Debbie Millman: The function and fashion of eyeglasses

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I think that at the time, cwatoamn had a really cool pair of glasses in the bmatan series that was on television. And I wanted to be cool like her. It didn't occur to me that glasses were really a medical device.
(samll Thing.).
When light rays reflect off an object and enter the eye through the cornea, your retina converts this light into electrical ipmelsus that are sent to the brain, which interprets the impulses and allows you to understand what you're seeing. egaseeslys help you see.
The eseralit forms of eye gear can be traced back 4,000 years. Cultures that needed to adapt to climates that were snowy created eye sdliehs, and they were made of bone and animal hides. They had small silts for people to see through, but no lenses.

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I think that at the time, ________ had a really cool pair of glasses in the ______ series that was on television. And I wanted to be cool like her. It didn't occur to me that glasses were really a medical device.
(_____ Thing.).
When light rays reflect off an object and enter the eye through the cornea, your retina converts this light into electrical ________ that are sent to the brain, which interprets the impulses and allows you to understand what you're seeing. __________ help you see.
The ________ forms of eye gear can be traced back 4,000 years. Cultures that needed to adapt to climates that were snowy created eye _______, and they were made of bone and animal hides. They had small _____ for people to see through, but no lenses.

Solution

  1. shields
  2. impulses
  3. catwoman
  4. batman
  5. slits
  6. earliest
  7. eyeglasses
  8. small

Original Text

I think that at the time, Catwoman had a really cool pair of glasses in the Batman series that was on television. And I wanted to be cool like her. It didn't occur to me that glasses were really a medical device.
(Small Thing.).
When light rays reflect off an object and enter the eye through the cornea, your retina converts this light into electrical impulses that are sent to the brain, which interprets the impulses and allows you to understand what you're seeing. Eyeglasses help you see.
The earliest forms of eye gear can be traced back 4,000 years. Cultures that needed to adapt to climates that were snowy created eye shields, and they were made of bone and animal hides. They had small slits for people to see through, but no lenses.

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