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Ever Wondered What The World Looks Like To A Cat?

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Have you ever wondered how your cat sees the world? Are they color blind like dogs? Maybe you already know that cats have good night vision, but just how good is it?

Cats possess something called the tapetum lucidum, which acts like a mirror to reflect light back through the retina. That means cats can see with 1/6 of the light that humans need!

Cats have a higher rod count in their eyes, which also helps with night vision, but they have a lower cone count, which results in cats being red-green color blind.

Cats are also very near sighted. Where perfect human vision is said to be 20/20, cats only see about 20/150. This means that items a cat can see clearly from 20 feet away can be seen clearly by a human from 150 feet away!

To see what this looks like, check out this video:

What do you think? Did you know this is how your cat sees the world?

(H/T: IFLScience)

Written by Jennifer Nelson

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