This Picture Will Tell You If You Need Glasses

Want to know if you need glasses? Well, this simple test might show you.

We all like to think we have 20/20 vision, because none of us like to think that we might not be totally perfect, right?

But now you’ll know for sure, because scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a way of determining whether or not you need to nip down to Specsavers.

Look at the picture below from about a foot away: Which famous face do you see?

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If you see Albert Einstein, congratulations! You probably don’t need glasses.

If you see Marilyn Monroe, however, we’ve got bad news – your eyesight may need checking. Here’s why. 

‘Depending on how well you’re able to focus or pick up contrast, your eye will only pick out details’, ASAP Science explained. ‘Up close, we’re generally able to pick up fine details like Einstein’s moustache and wrinkles.

‘But as the distance increases, or if your vision is poor and creates a more blurred image in the first place, your ability to pick up details fades away.’