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Health or health insurance? That is the question.

I have a medical issue and not so great insurance; should I get treatment for my problem and risk being labeled with a preexisting condition? I know YANAD. But can you give me advice anyway? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Need recommendation for a discount optometrist in Bay area

Posting this for a friend. He has short sight and currently does not have insurance. He has just passed out of highschool. He needs to get eye glasses. He got a part-time job just now and so very frugal on money related matters. Any discount program where he can get eyes checked by an optometrist with reasonable/low fees. He is in bay area. Also any idea how much does an optometrist charge for the above. Thanks.
posted by tom123 on Dec 24, 2007 - 15 answers

Eyeglass lens cartel?

I'm trying to replace some eyeglass lenses. Is there a cartel or something? The prices are exactly the same everywhere. I'd like to know whether there is an internet source for eyeglasses or lenses where I can save a few dollars.
posted by thayerg on Sep 6, 2005 - 5 answers

How to determine if a person with unusual eye alignment prefers one eye over another?

A couple of recent new acquaintances have strabismus (I don't like the term "lazy eye," sorry; it's a deviation of the alignment of one eye in relation to the other). Do people with strabismus generally prefer that the folks they're speaking with focus on one eye over the other? If it's not uncommon for one of the person's eyes to develop more strongly than the other, would it be polite to simply ask a casual acquaintance if they prefer that I look into the left or right eye as we talk together?
posted by mediareport on Apr 28, 2005 - 23 answers

Dog afraid of stairs

'nother dog question. Last year my (now) 9-year-old dog (Lab/golden mix) became afraid to descend stairs. She stands at the top and woofs until you stand at or near the bottom and reach up to her, then she will come down unassisted but tentatively as you "glilde" her down with a sweep of your arm (OK, maybe I just do the glide because it's fun). Very occasionally she has a similar problem climbing.
My first thought was her eyesight, but if it were failing, how would I know? And the presence/absence of light seems not to matter. Can a vet diagnose vision problems?

The stairs are uncarpeted wood. Does anyone think it would help to put a carpet runner on the stairs?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Dec 29, 2003 - 8 answers

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