My annual eye exam is coming up. I've had a years-long string of not-quite-right corrective lenses. What can I do to get an accurate prescription this time? [more inside]
posted by yersinia
on Feb 16, 2012 -
Whats up with my vision? I sporadically have a condition I have trouble describing. [more inside]
posted by Hither
on Jan 30, 2012 -
What sort of sensory things - tastes, smells, sounds, you know the deal - are reminiscent or representative of San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Jan 30, 2011 -
I overheard someone describing how he was trained to use his peripheral vision in the army. What's the purpose of that? [more inside]
posted by luke1249
on Dec 1, 2010 -
Recently divorced, 39, and moving from MA to MT in early Sept. I was planning on driving along the I-90. I'm trying to figure out what is worth visiting, and also where to stop/camp along the way. This is about a 3000 mile drive. And I'm hoping to drive around 600 miles a day, but this is adjustable to some extent. I wouldn't mind spending extra days in some locations if its worthwhile.
One stop I plan to make will be Niagra Falls. (I also have both USA and Canadian Passports, so I can cross the border ok.)
I hope to camp most of the way. I also have a large 80lb doberman-mix, which complicates things slightly.
I'd be willing to get off the I-90 to see some things if its worth it. I'm not in a rush..
I'm more interested in things found in nature rather than city-life type stuff. But stopping in some big cities for some notable food or sites wouldn't be rejected outright.
posted by herox
on Aug 14, 2010 -
In the U.S. slavery system, how did blind slaves work?
posted by coizero
on Feb 15, 2010 -
While descending in a plane, I saw strange swimming lights. What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by Rinku
on Jan 31, 2009 -
One of my eyes adjusts to darkness much faster than the other. In fact, I'm pretty much blind in one eye for at least half an hour after the lights go out. I've always had this and assumed it was just me. But it turns out my mother has this as well. I'm not worried about it, but what is it? [more inside]
posted by xchmp
on Aug 18, 2008 -
When and why did it become the convention that blind people would wear dark glasses? Would the purpose be to hide the eyes or to act as a signifier of blindness? Is it something that is done less these days and what are the reasons why?
posted by Artw
on Aug 10, 2008 -
I'm going to Yellowstone in May , traveling from Austin TX via New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming then back through Kansas and Oklhoma. I would really appreciate recomendations for any cool places to stop along the way. Cool museums, cheap flea markets, places to buy cool jewelry, cool parks, places to camp, vegetarian resteraunts etc. And also the best places to stay in Yellowstone as thAT's where we'll be spending most of our time.
posted by madmamasmith
on Apr 5, 2008 -
Does anyone know the name of an educational toy/kit for learning reading skills (English language) which involved a big box/case containing a number of small books with pages of heavy white cardboard, each page bearing a letter combination or a simple word. I think they were comb or spiral bound. [more inside]
posted by bunky
on May 14, 2007 -
Occasionally, when standing up too quickly, or just for the helluvit my senses get overwhelmed with what I can only call brain static. What the hell, neurology? [more inside]
posted by TwelveTwo
on Aug 12, 2006 -
How quickly do other animals react to changes in light, and why are we so slow by comparison? [more inside]
posted by twine42
on Jun 14, 2006 -
At nighttime, close your eyes, then flick them around in your head. Why do you see flashes of bright white halos? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit
on Jan 2, 2006 -