As this is my first post here i hope i am not rehashing a subject already run into the ground. I just wanted to know how the romulans and klingons in star trek were able to function with cloaking devices. I mean logically if you were in a large ship traveling through space and you wanted to hide then i can see using a cloaking device. However the devices seem to work on the idea of bending light around your vessel. Understood. Now if you are bending light around you then wouldn't it follow that the light is no longer reaching you inside of the shield? Logically you wouldn't be able to see out then. A recent Star Wars novel illistrated this point (i don't remember the name of said book) as a star destroyer cloaked and was blind to the universe. so please someone tell me how the beings of the Star Trek universe can see without light ever reaching them inside of their cloaked ships?