Most humans can’t see ultraviolet light. If you are fortunate enough to have had cataracts removed with laser eye surgery, the lens is replaced with Intraocular lenses (IOLs) and implanted inside the eye to replace the eye’s natural lens when it is removed during cataract surgery. What the patient immediately notices is that the colors of the world become very vivid because they can now see the ultraviolet light that your natural lens was filtering out.
Bees can see the reflected ultraviolet light from some plants and this feature attracts bees to collect the pollen and nectar. The medical and manufacturing industries have divided the spectrum of ultraviolet light into categories for a wide variety of uses and in our film we explore the medical aspects of these “Healing Fields” of light.