Similar to MouthCam, it's a framing device (curved at top and bottom) that looks like the camera is behind two big eyelids that open and close. It's usually used for comic effect. The point-of-view character may be just waking up at the beginning of a scene, and between blinks they may see slightly different situations developing.

Compare BinocularShot.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* Used in one issue of ''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' to show the action through another character's eyes - literally. In addition to an eyelid-shaped view, you can see his eyelashes on top.


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''[[Film/TheKarateKid The Karate Kid (2010)]]'': When Cheng beats Dre up for the second time, we see that Dre is so badly hurt that [[ImpairmentShot his vision is impaired]].
* Used for one scene in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', when Mikey wakes up in T.J.'s backyard after fainting.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Used to dramatic effect in both ''Franchise/BioShock'' games, after the main character in each has been knocked unconscious and is coming to.
* Used at the end of ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland Chapter 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood'', [[spoiler:when Guybrush slowly opens his eyes and sees a close-up of Elaine's hand on both his normal hand and his HookHand, then moves to a blurry vision of [=LeChuck=] walking to the Wind Control Device to absorb the voodoo powers from La Esponja Grande, then turns back to focus on her head and face, as our hero discovers for certain that he is about to die from his fatal stab wounds]].


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Used a few times on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' from the point of view of Applejack, Rarity and Rainbow Dash respectively. Used with the the first two characters when regaining consciousness from fainting and the latter when she's waking up from an accident.
* ''AGoofyMovie'': Occurs when Max is recovering from the news that Dad's dragging him on a vacation.
* ''TheSimpsons'' had one when one of the main characters was passing out. Instead of just normally losing consciousness, they began to argue with their brain about letting them pass out at such a dire time.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'': The episode that introduces Venturestein has several scenes shown from his POV.
* Discussed trope in ''WesternAnimation/TheRickyGervaisShow'' where, when Karl's narrating his idea for a movie where a failed actor ends up being put into the body of Tom Cruise, he spends some time specifically pointing out that when the main character is coming to 'the screen does that thing that makes it look like opening eyes'.


[[folder: Other ]]

* Used in the beginning of ''TheDivingBellAndTheButterfly'' where the main character has just woken up from a coma.
* In 2013, the WNBA began using a "Ref-cam" in certain games; the All Stars began name-dropping this trope on their own.