Sterling silver eyeglasses
Seven pairs of interchangeable tinted lenses in a lacquer box with Platinum foil
The Oculist Witness’ Testimony
A camera is a box. Inside the box it is dark. Poke a hole in the box with a pin and the light that shines in creates an image of the outside world. The earliest forms of life came into existence in the primordial seas. Organisms first developed eyespots, light sensitive proteins, which allowed them to distinguish between light and dark. Eventually patches of eyespots depressed in to cup-shaped pit eyes allowing for directional differentiation of light. As the pits deepened and the diameter of the opening reduced, a pinhole formed allowing organisms to discern faint images. A watery membrane formed atop the pinhole to act as a crystalline lens. It then became possible to build up images sufficiently clear to calculate the distance between the self and objects in the external world.
The human eye is still evolving. For some reason, only humans acquired consciousness as a result of their ability to discern the external world. With the acquisition of consciousness, we started feeling nostalgic for our previous unconscious state. We began to hope that our consciousness would evolve into something beyond what it presently is. From darkness to light, then back from light to darkness. The human race now needs an ophthalmoscope to secure a deeper level of embryological, physiological, neurological, psychological and anthropological insight.