Word of the Day – Phosphene

By December 12, 2015Word of the Day

Phosphene (n)

foss-fee-n

A sensation of a ring or spot of light produced by pressure on the eyeball or direct stimulation of the visual system other than by light.

Those strange lights you see with your eyes closed have a name? Wow.

Example sentence

“I hate it when I rub my eyes and I’m left with phosphenes for ages afterwards”

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