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    halo effect

    An old person is driving a car.
    "He squinted as he pulled onto the highway. The oncoming lights were blinding. Heíd had a cataract surgery two years earlier, and the imperfect result was that each headlight gave off a halo effect."

    It seems to me that "halo effect" relates to the error in a personís character perception. Is it correct to use it to objects?
    Thank you.

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    Re: halo effect

    That is not the definition that applies here.

    Did you find any other definition for the halo affect?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: halo effect

    Yes, I did, here and here. But they are all the same - about personality.

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    Re: halo effect

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    Yes, I did, here and here. But they are all the same - about personality.
    Try an ophthalmology site, such as: Halos and Glare: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

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    Re: halo effect

    It helped, thank you.

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    Re: halo effect

    Here is a picture showing the halo effect caused by imperfect vision.
    Keratoconus Vision

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