How do people with Myopia see the world? If you ever asked your self this question, chances are you don’t have eyesight issues, and you see the world clearly without an external help. However sometimes seeing things from a different perspective is quite interesting. It opens our minds, allowing us to respect different points of view, and appreciate the things we’ve deemed ordinary. This seems to be the message conveyed in each hyperrealistic oil painting created by Philip Barlow, an artist based in Cape Town. He came up with a series of oil paintings, realistically depicting what it’s like to see through the eyes of a person who lives with Myopia or nearsightedness. The condition causes people to see objects farther away to appear blurred. Without the aid of glasses a person with Myopia would only see what seems to be an unfocused image taken by a camera. If you’re curious to see how it’s like for these people, scroll down to the images below, and don’t forget to check out more of Philip Barlow’s work on Instagram.