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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 - 5 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

Sharp eyes, sharp eye exam?

Eyes 20/10 with correction, where to get the sharpest prescription in the US? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Sep 17, 2012 - 12 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

Where do I go to get an expert eye diagnosis?

What is the best place in the country to get my eyes checked out? I went to Walmart's eye center but... [more inside]
posted by banished on Jun 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Need help finding an eye doctor

Very nearsighted woman in need of new prescription. Looking for general advice in finding an eye doctor or recommendations in Southeastern Michigan*. Snowflake: No insurance. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jun 6, 2012 - 9 answers

I can see clearly now, the pain is gone...

I am considering changing from contact lenses that last one month to daily disposable lenses. Is there anything that I should know? Looking for pros and cons, particularly from anyone who has made this switch. [more inside]
posted by blurker on May 21, 2012 - 22 answers

Next time, solicit advice before making major purchase...

I decided to try gas permeable contacts today, but now I've read previous questions on mefi, I am having serious concerns over my choice. Does anyone like their RGP contacts, especially after years of soft contact lens wear? [more inside]
posted by Kronur on May 18, 2012 - 21 answers

He loves to break my glasses. Now he needs his own.

Our 18 month old needs glasses. Before we head over to the eyeglasses store, is there anything we should know? [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on May 9, 2012 - 19 answers

Unexpected changes in perception after eye surgery. What's going on?

Unexpected changes in perception after eye surgery. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2012 - 3 answers

Where can I get a good eyepatch?

Where to get a good eyepatch for daily use in a professional environment? [more inside]
posted by Devonian on May 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Scientific literature on Lasik satisfaction and side effects?

I would like links to peer-reviewed literature regarding laser vision correction. [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Apr 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Can you put me in touch with this man?

The post about Chicago bars got me to thinking about a 4 o'clock bar I spent some time in, and, more specifically, about the bartender who worked in that bar. I do not know the name of the bar and I don't much care, though I guess it'd be fun to know. I do not know the bartenders name, and about that I care very much. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Apr 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Stuff. On my eyelids. How does it work?

What are your favorite eyeshadow/makeup tutorials? [more inside]
posted by Windigo on Apr 10, 2012 - 14 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

WackySpeculativeTheoryFilter: When I'm wearing my glasses, my thinking becomes more rigid, systematic and well, nerdy. Or am I just crazy?

WackySpeculativeTheoryFilter: When I'm wearing my glasses, my thinking becomes more rigid, systematic and well, nerdy. Or am I just crazy? [more inside]
posted by Feel the beat of the rhythm of the night on Mar 13, 2012 - 19 answers

Macular degeneration and blue light

Does preventing "blue light" exposure in the context of ocular health also include blue colors on the computer monitor? [more inside]
posted by Brian B. on Mar 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Why is my left eye better at drawing than my right?

Why is my left eye better at drawing than my right? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Feb 17, 2012 - 16 answers

What is this weird sensation I'm experiencing during certain movements of my eyes?

I have a weird medical issue that has caused a couple internists to shrug their shoulders. It involves dizziness and an ability to hear my pulse when moving my eyes in a certain way. [more inside]
posted by balistic on Feb 14, 2012 - 17 answers

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