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Eye contact :(

I have this weird eye contact problem that has plagued me since I can remember. I find all eye contact in general to be really unpleasantly intimate and intense, but several times a day when I'm talking to someone (both familiar people and strangers), I have a moment of frisson where it feels like I'm boring into their eyes with my own. The freaky part is that every single time I have this experience, it throws the person off--they stammer, look away, close their eyes for longer than just a blink, lose their train of thought, etc. As far as I know, I'm not changing anything about my facial expression--this is all happening somehow within the eye contact realm. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 30, 2014 - 20 answers

What was this occular disturbance I experienced?

Last night I experienced a strange optical disturbance/illusion/vision problem. What's that all about, and should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2014 - 13 answers

How do I find a better optometrist and get a better eye exam?

I don't really trust that I'm getting a good eye exam from my optometrist (chain store) and felt the same about the previous two (local practice and another chain store.) Given that I'm not a doctor myself, how do I find/get a better eye exam or gain a reasonable confidence I'm getting a good exam in my current situation?
posted by michaelh on Jan 2, 2014 - 22 answers

How can I fix my scaly dragon eye?

I have eczema on my eyelid, and have been advised by my GP not to use the prescribed steroid/antibiotic cream for more than a week. What should I be using now to help it heal, and keep the rest of my face happy? Are there any brands/ingredients I should steer clear of? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Nov 27, 2013 - 22 answers

Why does my vision blank out when I'm relaxed?

Sometimes when I'm relaxed, for instance sitting at my computer, I start to lose vision in my left eye. It usually takes the form of a dark "C" or donut around my central vision (e.g. I can see through it to a single word but it covers up most of the web page). If I blink or even move my eye in the slightest, it goes away, returning in a few seconds if I am still relaxed. [more inside]
posted by RobotVoodooPower on Apr 26, 2013 - 9 answers

Are your eyes so tough you animal are your eyes very tough

Which animal has the hardest eyes? I was thinking about how eyes are pretty soft and it might be advantageous for a creature to have "natural goggles" protecting its squishy eyes. Which animal's eyes have the toughest coating? (I do not care to hear about the protective qualities of retractable eyeLIDs, only the surface which can not be retracted, and which must be seen through.)
posted by Greg Nog on Jul 20, 2012 - 12 answers

This lid is a stye!

Please recommend OTC products/at-home treatments and preventive measures for recurring eye styes and eyelid issues. Gross details within! [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Apr 10, 2012 - 17 answers

Do comfortable contact lenses exist?

What are the most comfortable soft, disposable contact lenses out there? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Mar 28, 2012 - 26 answers

Fear of the glaucoma test

How can I learn to tolerate glaucoma tests? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Feb 23, 2011 - 33 answers

42" TV as monitor: good idea?

I'm considering buying a 42" television to use as a computer monitor. I'm not sure whether I'd (a) put it across the room from me, (b) put it directly in front of my face, or (c) be better advised to give it a pass. Your advice? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Aug 20, 2010 - 25 answers

Oww, my eye!

It feels like there's something in my eye, which is making blinking that eye painful. It's 1 am here. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by pised on Jul 15, 2010 - 21 answers

Recommendations for laser eye surgery in London

Recommendations for laser eye surgery in London [more inside]
posted by dmt on Nov 13, 2009 - 3 answers

My eyes hurt.

My eyes have ached for the past week. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by srrh on Sep 20, 2009 - 9 answers

No more blind spots

A friend requires cataract surgery in the near future, and has some questions about his options for MeFites who've pondered the same issues. [more inside]
posted by catlet on Aug 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Retinal tears and detachment 101?

Retinal tears and detachments 101. Please tell me everything you know or have experienced from symptoms to treatment and aftercare. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on May 28, 2009 - 14 answers

What tool did the optometrist use?

What did the optometrist use to make my vision so much better, and how does it work? [more inside]
posted by Pantengliopoli on Mar 3, 2009 - 9 answers

No teardrops on my guitar, unfortunately

I'm having problems being unable to cry and produce tears, and it's really getting annoying. Help me turn on the water. [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Apr 27, 2008 - 9 answers

Eye soreness and redness. What is it?

My right eye feels tired all the time. Why? [more inside]
posted by deeper red on Feb 14, 2008 - 2 answers

Pulled Eye Muscle

My left eye hurts. Is it serious, or nothing to worry about? [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Sep 8, 2007 - 5 answers

Should I get reading glasses, or will they make my eyes worse?

Do reading glasses make you become more farsighted? [more inside]
posted by fuzz on Feb 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Please help me find an ophthalmologist in London!

Please help me find an ophthalmologist in London. [more inside]
posted by sueinnyc on Jan 9, 2007 - 7 answers

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