Introduction: Night Vison Eyedrops!

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Night vision eyedrops a fantesy? Not any more! But, PLESE READ THE FOLLOWING: Do NOT put this in you'r eye, this instructable is bacicly a documentry! Putting unknown things in your eye in NOT SAFE! But we (there is a science fair coming up so my friends and I have a team) DID test it and it worked! (there needed to be more clorphill in the ratio) So it wasent a very powerful inhansment but oh well it works! Once I told my mom she told us NOT to test it anymore...

If you are stuped enough to actually put it in you'r eye then DON'T BLAME ME!!!!

P.s, I got the awared for "Unlimeted Capabilities" so yay for me!

Step 1: Matirials

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You will need:
Pine nettles
Butter knife
Some sort of water container (cups)
Test tube with cork (Or a cup with plastic wrap rubberbanded on top of it)
Magnifind glass

Step 2: Steps!

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This is actully really easy! Just follow the steps!

Step 3: Done!

And vulla you are done! Once again DO NOT PUT IN YOU'R EYE!

Step 4: Presintation

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I was asked to put a presentation on the instructable so here it is!

The writen part:      NIGHT VISION EYEDROPS
We discovered that deep ocean dwelling fish can see in low light easier because they produce their own chlorophyll in their eyes. So we assume that if we put eye drops with chlorophyll it would enhance vision in low light. (The pigment absorbs hues of red light that are normally invisible in dim conditions. That information is then transmitted to the brain, allowing enhanced vision.) This theory has been already invented and successfully tested on mice. BUT it has to be injected into the eye and is permanent. We want to make it painless and temporary by using eye drops. This can be very useful in the army.

The video is me and my friend extracting chlorophyll from the pine needdles.


mikey.samuel.9 (author)2014-10-22

what if you put liquid chlorophyll in a contact container for a while so it will mix then you try that maybe?

PaulR13 (author)mikey.samuel.92015-03-19

I would say making a contact with the liquid may work but I would really suggest not putting contacts in the solution. If there is a max amount you can use safely the contact might force too much in your eye

PaleHorseRider (author)2014-11-27

It's confusing, he says do not put it in eyes, yet on the image he says it works?

sokamiwohali (author)2012-01-11 there any STERILE way to harvest chlorophyl and make these eye drops? if so, how would one go about doing it?

DIYnickH (author)sokamiwohali2013-10-11

what if you just put liquid chlorophyll into an eyedrop solution?

popscott3 (author)DIYnickH2013-10-11

Probably would work

shabaki (author)2010-11-11

im assuming this acts in the same way the drops the eye doctor uses in the way that it dilates your puils therefore allowing more ambient light to enter your eyes making it easier to see in the dark ( eye doctors use it becuase it dilates your pupils large enough they can look into the back of your eye with their instraments) however, it dilate your one might mistake you of using drugs which also dilate the pupils...alot.............that and TRSUT me it STILL makes things that are ALREADY bright ALOT brighter.............aka dont stare at the sun

popscott3 (author)shabaki2010-11-11

Well acutually this is how it works: The pigment absorbs hues of red light that are normally invisible in dim conditions. That information is then transmitted to the brain, allowing enhanced vision. So therefore it doesnot diolate puples, chlorophyll is a pigment found in plants.

lofty (author)popscott32010-11-12

If it was to absorb red light then it would actually reduce the total intensity of the light entering the eye.

How is it (you think) the information is transmitted to the brain?

popscott3 (author)lofty2010-11-13

No, see, really there is invisible red light that we can't see. It is everywere. And the chlorophyll picks up that red light. So I assume that you will only see in red. But you can still see in the dark.

the invisible red light is called infrared light
infra- within, it is light that has a shorter wave length than red.
also applyable to ultraviolet
ultra- outside, it is light that has a longer wave length than violet.
now you know, knowing is half the battle, G.I.Joe!

lofty (author)popscott32010-11-13

In another comment you said that your friend said he saw "everything is rather whitish"
So is it red or white?

Invisible red light?
Red light isn't invisible.
What wavelengths of light does this affect and what wavelength is this "invisible red light" ?

You still haven't answered my previous question of how the information is transmitted to the brain.

What chemical reactions are happening ?

popscott3 (author)lofty2010-11-15

The information is transmitted through the retina to the brain. The chlorophyll is a pigment, so there is no chemical reacton. Instead, the light filters through the chlorophyll revealing the red light. I don't know what wave langth the red is though, sorry.

shabaki (author)popscott32011-01-23

just reread this convo and i tthink you are refering to infrared light, which :
-is not in the visible range of humans
- isnt "everywhere" but is MOST of "everywhere"

popscott3 (author)shabaki2011-01-25

Yah after some more reasurch I descoverd that too.

kelseymh (author)popscott32010-11-11

No, I'm afraid not. Adding pigments to the outside of your eye doesn't make any difference to the live light-collecting cells that are inside your eye (the retina).

Hangfire (author)2012-06-10

If the bacteria in tapwater is dangerous for your eyes, i recommend you all stop bathing immediately! Also stop going outside in the rain, keep away from sprinklers, and definately don't bother thinking before you type!

Yes, i'm glad somebody else thought that too

popscott3 (author)Hangfire2012-06-11

Sir. I was 10 when I posted this, I dont even use this website anymore.
Tapwater is only dangerous for your eyes if you have contacts and the water gets under them.

Hangfire (author)popscott32012-06-11

I wasn't replying to you, I was replying to all the others who get on here and put their opinions down as expertly advice. I was actually impressed with this instructable, very intuitive and inventive concept for a young person to come up with!

popscott3 (author)Hangfire2012-06-11

Oh, well thanks for your support!

zork the destroyer (author)2013-05-26

if you can't put it in your eyes how do you use it?

waleter (author)2013-02-18

but at the fair didnt the judge have to test it??? i looked up chloryphyll and ppl drink it but i dont know if its ok to put in my eye but this is a really cool experiment!!!!

waleter (author)2013-02-09

Is it safe to put in your eye? How long does it last? Plz answer

popscott3 (author)waleter2013-02-09

I think it's safe, but I would not reccomend trying it. We did not test the duration.

tbh-1138 (author)2012-12-19

Could you write them out? The pictures aren't very clear.

jduffy54 (author)2012-05-28

A) I doubt it, unless these just dialate your pupils. The easy way to do this is to close one eye, or use an eyepatch, for about 15 minutes, then go into the dark. Your spelling could REALLY use some help too. Enter the whole thing into microsoft word, use spellcheck, and then copy and past into instructables.

IronWill (author)jduffy542012-06-13

I disagree, it was rather artistic approach to the use of the letter E.

perhaps he was conveying a Canadian accent?

don't be too picky. You won't make bad spellers spell properly if you yell at 'em.

Lokisgodhi (author)IronWill2012-09-26

Yeah, that's what flogging's for. :-)

jduffy54 (author)IronWill2012-06-13

I was not yelling, I was suggesting a method to improve his spelling, or maybe make him aware of it. If it was an attempt at an accent, it just makes it hard to understand. Not to mention, canadian accents aren't just saying "eh" after everything.

IronWill (author)jduffy542012-06-15

hahaha I was kidding eh

jduffy54 (author)IronWill2012-06-16

Hilarious...not really.

3rd realm creations (author)2012-05-05

could you use any green plant or pine needles that are not green?
is  this were you got your info?

3rd realm creations (author)2012-05-05

could you use grass or other plants what about the pine needles when they aren't green?
did you use this info

mike876763 (author)2011-04-17

So if we don't have contacts can we put it in our eye?

popscott3 (author)mike8767632011-04-17

Yes, your eyes would just wash out the bactiria, with contacts your eyes dont know that it is there untill your eye has a hole in it. Ouch. But I dont reccomend putting anything in your eye regardless of anything.

mike876763 (author)popscott32011-04-20

Also wouldn't it be healthier using spring-water instead of tap?

popscott3 (author)mike8767632011-04-20

No not really. Bactiria are everywere if you look at the tip of your finger, do that now. That has over 100,000,000 bactiria cells! The secont that spring water hits air/ rocks millions of bactiria cling on to it! So no it would not nessessarily be healthyer. BUT if you buy eyedrops that should be less harmfull!

mike876763 (author)popscott32011-04-21

Can i buy eyedrops and put the cloriphyll in it?

popscott3 (author)mike8767632011-04-22

Absolutly but do it in your own risk. Do not blame me for any injury that it may cause.

Arc Trooper 5555 (author)2011-04-20

Instead of water straight from the tap, boil the water before use. It will kill all the bacteria and make it safe to use. (That's the water they use for real eye drops.)

yoshi1 (author)2011-01-19

If you kept it in your bottle or something see through and looked through it at night would it work?

popscott3 (author)yoshi12011-01-19

Sadly, no. It has to be directly connected to you'r retna. Now if there is a thin coat over your eye, the light will be filtered out exept the ultraviolet.

yoshi1 (author)popscott32011-01-19

Thanks, cool instructable.

For some reason i can't subscribe?!

popscott3 (author)yoshi12011-01-20

You have. My E-mail gave me a mesage that you did!

yoshi1 (author)popscott32011-01-20

yeah i have now i don't know what i did before.

NATIVEBOY (author)2011-01-06

well how safe is it with no contacts?

popscott3 (author)NATIVEBOY2011-01-06

Fine. The only problem with contacts is if some bacteria gets under your contact then it will litteraly eat a hole in your eye. This bacteria is in nomal tap water, you drink it. Withought having contacts on, the bactirea cant get stuck and so your tears will wash it out!

Revolt Lab (author)2010-11-11

I can't get myself to believe you are for real. This seems impossible and blinding. If you put together a presentation for the science fair you should post it on this instructable. I would be very much interested in looking at it.

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