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What is this weird sensation I sometimes get?

Once in a while, I will completely suddenly start flinching at things on the computer screen or outside the car/train windows, as well as people's fingers, pens, and forks. What gives? [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood on Mar 27, 2016 - 10 answers

Good mascara for sensitive eyes?

I'm finding I can't wear most mascaras at all these days – my eyes start watering like crazy as soon as I put it on, and just keep doing that for hours, so I'm looking for recommendations from folks with similar problems, and perhaps comments about a couple of products in particular... [more inside]
posted by taz on Mar 5, 2016 - 29 answers

Why is one of my eyelids now swollen?

My left eyelid has been swollen for about a year. Last year I had my first bout of eczema (atopic dermatitis) that hit my left eyelid. I went to the doctor thinking it was an eye infection, and was prescribed a 2% hydrocortisone creme. That seemed to work, but I have been dealing with on-and-off eczema in various spots ever since. However my left eyelid later got infected, and I went to my dermatologist and got some antibiotics which took care of it-- but the swelling never fully went away. It's not active eczema, it's not infected... my dermatologist and opthamologist have no idea and no suggestions. It isn't red or painful or itchy, and I haven't noticed anything that makes it worse or better food-wise. I definitely notice it's swollen, I can feel it when my eye is open. It's also very apparent in the mirror and in photos. Any ideas on what this is or what to do about it? Or even what kind of doctor to see?
posted by lockstitch on Mar 2, 2016 - 7 answers

Please can you explain my glasses prescription?

I am really puzzled by my glasses prescription. The optician said my eyes had got worse, which makes sense since everything has been blurry lately. But when I looked at websites explaining glasses prescriptions, it actually looks like my eyes have improved. Also the optician said my new glasses will let me see 20/20 whereas my old glasses didn't. When I asked why the last optician I saw couldn't make me up glasses for 20/20 vision, she didn't know. Opticians of MeFi, please can you help explain this to me? [more inside]
posted by maybeandroid on Jan 28, 2016 - 7 answers

When did the Moon become oval instead of round?

This evening, as I was making my way home, I looked up through my glasses and noticed that the Moon was not round, but oval in shape. However, when I squinted (which brings things into focus), the Moon became round. Now I don't know if my eyes have gotten much worse in the last two years, or if the prescription I was given was wrong. [more inside]
posted by tenderly on Nov 27, 2015 - 8 answers

Retina surgery recovery

I had a detached retina on October 30 and then surgery on Halloween. The doctor put a gas bubble in my eye and said I had to be positioned face down all the time so the bubble would float up and hold my retina in place. Do you know what the percentage of gas remaining needs to be so you can stop with the positioning? [more inside]
posted by artychoke on Nov 26, 2015 - 6 answers

Whose eyes are these?

In the music video for the song "Birdhouse in Your Soul," people wear masks made from an image that looks like a halftone black and white reproduction of a painting. This mask can also be seen in this image of They Might Be Giants. What painting are these eyes from?
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 2, 2015 - 4 answers

Look into the multicolored light!

I'm looking for information on the psychological and physiological effects on humans of exposure to different colored light or an environment lit only by a single light color. There's a plethora of (poorly sourced) information about things like "color therapy" and (unsubstantiated) claims that "red light makes you angry" but virtually nothing that's backed up by any actual research or explanations of how it works.
posted by Socinus on Sep 30, 2015 - 7 answers

Experiences with LipiFlow dry eye procedure?

Would anyone be willing to share experiences, positive or otherwise, with the LipiFlow massage/heat treatment for dry eye? I've found everything I can that's Googleable & would love to know if the Hive has found it useful. It's certainly intriguing. Thanks.
posted by mintcake! on Sep 20, 2015 - 1 answer

But she changes from day to day...

I am in my late 30s and have always been nearsighted/myopic. My prescription is -7.25 with (I am told a lot of) astigmatism. My vision is starting to change...I can see bifocals on the distant horizon. [more inside]
posted by 8603 on Aug 11, 2015 - 11 answers

You have allergies. You wear contacts. You use allergy eyedrops.

What allergy eyedrops do you use? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Jul 27, 2015 - 15 answers

Looking for term for sparkle in eye

Trying to remember a term for the reflecting sparkle in an eye that makes a face look alive. I think it might be "__lights", and I think I ran across the term in a post many years ago about photos of dead folks dressed up for their final portrait, either here or at MonkeyFilter.
posted by fish tick on Jul 3, 2015 - 2 answers

Double Vision (Monocular Diplopia)

For the past 6 months or so I’ve been having a problem with double vision after a day of work in front of a computer screen. This is monocular diplopia, that is, double vision that still occurs when one eye is closed (it’s about equal in both eyes). I’ve seen an ophthalmologist who said it appeared to be caused by dry spots on my corneas and the artificial tears he had me tried don’t seem to alleviate the double vision. Has anyone dealt with anything similar? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2015 - 9 answers

My face is numb, and a bunch of doctors don't know why

Hoping someone can help me with my medical mystery, or at least give me some talking points for my neurologist visit this week. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2015 - 13 answers

Dust allergy + LASIK severely affecting my eyes. How to treat?

Side-effects of LASIK, plus a dust allergy, have made my eyes miserable. What are some effective ways to reduce irritation, inflammation and vulnerability of my eyes? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Apr 8, 2015 - 11 answers

Eye's focus fluctuates

I notice that my eyes seem to constantly be focussing/defocussing, almost exactly like a crappy phone camera struggling to focus. I have a mild astigmatism, and just got the prescription updated and new glasses issued. [more inside]
posted by Willz on Mar 9, 2015 - 5 answers

Need an eye doctor in Manhattan/Brooklyn who deals with post-LASIK

I need the best eye doctor in Manhattan/Brooklyn for help with multiple post-LASIK complications. [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Feb 28, 2015 - 3 answers

How does this work?!

How do you read with progressive anti fatigue lenses? Please show me how. [more inside]
posted by Wontly on Feb 12, 2015 - 6 answers

Starting to get retinal migraines in your 30s?

A friend of mine (M, early 30s) started getting retinal migraines a couple of weeks ago. He's had probably three or four over the space of the past two or three weeks. How concerned should he be? [more inside]
posted by kinddieserzeit on Nov 30, 2014 - 12 answers

I have a microbead stuck in my eye, please help me get it out.

So as it turns out, there's yet another reason to avoid plastic microbead facial scrubs aside from their environmental impact--they can cause a tiny piece of plastic to become lodged somewhere underneath your eyelid, where it's very difficult to get out. There aren't any walk-in clinics near me, so what are some things I can do to try and get it out now at home without blinding myself? [more inside]
posted by Dante Riordan on Nov 1, 2014 - 2 answers

Contact lenses in California

Is a lens fitting a requirement in California? If so, how much does one typically cost? [more inside]
posted by null14 on Oct 30, 2014 - 15 answers

Minimizing the negative effects of sun-derived UV radiation

How long do I have to be exposed to 'bad UV' to be at risk of negative effects? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Oct 3, 2014 - 6 answers

Eye Bag to Differ

Im a mid-30s guy and I am extremely self conscious about my under eye bags. I started noticing it a couple of years ago and I thought it was due to diet or smoking or lack of sleep. Since, I have stopped smoking, I work out regularly and I have improved my sleep pattern (still not great, but a lot better). The eye bags in question are not black or red, but rather they are swollen...like I look like I am hungover all the time. Beyond the way it looks, I can feel the pressure under my eyes and it makes me think I am tired. Anyone else experience this or thoughts on how to improve?
posted by frednorton on Sep 22, 2014 - 27 answers

What else can I do to prevent getting pink eye again?

I've gotten pink eye twice in two months. Other than regular hand washing and refraining from touching my eyes, what can I do to prevent myself from getting it again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2014 - 15 answers

Allergic conjunctivitis won't go away

Have you or anyone you know ever experienced allergic conjunctivitis that just won't quit? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Jul 23, 2014 - 7 answers

My new glasses are weird

Will splitting the difference between distance and near pupillary distance make my glasses easier to use? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jun 13, 2014 - 8 answers

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

There's something wrong with my eyes. Help?

I have been having increasing problems with my vision over the past few years. I've seen an ophthalmologist, a retina specialist, and had some tests done, but they haven't found anything. Do you have any suggestions for how to proceed? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Apr 16, 2014 - 17 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

Where is a good place to buy glasses in Melbourne, Australia?

I'm having difficulty finding good frames for glasses. Does anyone know of anywhere, preferably in the inner North or CBD, that has good service and a wide range of frames? [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Dec 17, 2013 - 4 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

Doctor my eyes have seen the tears

The past few days, my eyes, especially my right eye, have been watering a lot. Like, people keep thinking I'm crying a perfect single tear. But there has been no redness, no swelling, no anything, other than tears running down my cheek or waking up with salty crust on my eyes. Last night and today, however, are a different story. Snowflakiness inside. [more inside]
posted by emcat8 on Nov 22, 2013 - 16 answers

Seeking gunk-free mascara

My current mascara (Cover Girl Professional) leaves residue that collects in my tear duct area and beneath my lower eyelid. I apply the mascara carefully, and remove it thoroughly at the end of the day, but the gunk nevertheless manages to surface, sometimes the following morning. I've tried both the waterproof and non-waterproof formulas without success. While this doesn't irritate my eyes (yet), I can't imagine it's good for them. I'm seeking recommendations for mascara that won't leave gunk behind. Bonus if it's also effective at making your lashes long and full.
posted by delight on Nov 18, 2013 - 29 answers

What have I done to my eyes?

This afternoon I was running some errands. Much of the time I was driving directly into the sun, and now I have a blue smudge in the middle of my vision. What's happened? What should I do? Wait for it to get better, walk around with a mask over my eyes, rush to the ER, start planning for a life of semi-blindness? [more inside]
posted by kestralwing on Oct 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Desperately seeking non-silicone contact lens recommendations

What's a good replacement for Acuvue 2 contact lenses (non-Oasys/non-silicone) that I can get in a hurry? [more inside]
posted by jenh on Sep 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Maybe it's just the elves

Several times a week, I'll see some movement out of the corner of my eye. Usually it seems like something smallish and gray is moving about there. I turn, thinking it's a cat or squirrel or some other small animal, and nothing's there. I'm wondering if I should be worried about it, or if this type of mild hallucination (?) is common. [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Jul 31, 2013 - 30 answers

Transparent eyeballs?

If the human eye were completely transparent, what would be the effect on our light perception, colour perception, and ability to focus? Are there any species with transparent eyes? (I'm asking as background for an SF story).
posted by Ballad of Peckham Rye on Jul 28, 2013 - 17 answers

Is this better? Or this?

How do automatic optometric machines work? Why don't U.S. optometrists use them (or why do they do a manual followup?) [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Jul 16, 2013 - 12 answers

Visual oddity in one eye.

I am having an odd experience with seeing something that is not there and am curious if anyone has experienced similar. [more inside]
posted by episodic on May 31, 2013 - 17 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

It-All-Goes-Downhill-After-30-Filter

Is there anything I can do to minimize, hide, or slow down the lines developing under my eyes? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jan 10, 2013 - 17 answers

What's wrong with my eyes?

When I take a hot shower, or am around any kind of steam, my left eye steams up like a mirror. It's like this for about 20-30 minutes. I have Keratocunus. More details inside... [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Jan 4, 2013 - 7 answers

Eye examination without vision insurance.

I don't have vision insurance anymore. I would like to get my eyes examined anyway. I have a few questions about how this works. [more inside]
posted by millipede on Jan 4, 2013 - 33 answers

How can I make my eyes brighter and less tired-looking?

How do I make the area around my eyes look softer and younger? I have genetics, Lasik complications and sinus issues working against me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2012 - 15 answers

What to do about VERY swollen eyelids during period?

YANMD Filter: What to do about VERY swollen eyelids during menstruation? [more inside]
posted by lalalana on Nov 26, 2012 - 15 answers

Out vile jelly

I stare at the computer all day for work, and I stare at it at home for recreation and to further my career-change efforts. In the last year or so, though, I've developed intermittent eye strain that makes it almost impossible to do my job or to make any progress on changing careers. [more inside]
posted by indognito on Nov 24, 2012 - 16 answers

Make-up tips for a makeup-phobic manager?

I have dark hazel (green/brown) eyes that look green up close, generic brownish from a distance. I also have lips. What do I do with them? [more inside]
posted by kythuen on Oct 30, 2012 - 29 answers

The feline herpes virus also attacks owners' sanity

For months my one-eyed kitty has been battling flare-ups of the herpes virus in her remaining eye. We’ve been the vet countless times. She appears to have other issues including anxiety and possibly allergies. I’ve spent a small fortune, spent hours worrying, and most of all don’t want to be responsible for my cat going blind. Anyone else have experience with this? [more inside]
posted by indognito on Oct 23, 2012 - 13 answers

To rub or not to rub?

What makes contact solution "no rub"? [more inside]
posted by domnit on Oct 14, 2012 - 16 answers

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