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]
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]
Whats up with my vision? I sporadically have a condition I have trouble describing. [more inside]
I need new glasses. Can you help me pick some out? [more inside]
Am I destroying my vision by surfing the web on my TV? [more inside]
My left eye seems to see brighter in darkness than my right. What gives? [more inside]
In the U.S. slavery system, how did blind slaves work?
What are these moving lines in my vision? [more inside]
Can I really see buildings up to 40 km away? [more inside]
While descending in a plane, I saw strange swimming lights. What's the deal? [more inside]
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]
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?
I'm seeing red. Does anyone know why? [more inside]
I need ideas on how to help an aging parent losing her eyesight. [mi] [more inside]