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Leadership is defined by results, not attributes.

I'm looking for books about reluctant leaders who went on to demonstrate outstanding leadership. Both current and historical figures accepted. [more inside]
posted by anderjen on Sep 10, 2012 - 18 answers

Strange whispers and tunnel vision?

I remember a strange phenonenon that occurred a few times when I was a child. Voices accompanied with an odd "telescoping" of my vision. A few years ago I read a description of this, but my search powers are failing me. Ring a bell with anyone? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Aug 14, 2012 - 12 answers

LASIK for bad eyes?

I am very nearsighted, and have an astigmatism in both eyes. I checked out LASIK 10 years ago, and was told that it hadn't developed enough to make it safe/effective for a person with my conditions. Has the state of the art improved with regard to laser correction of severe nearsightedness with astigmatism? Are there new techniques that could work better than LASIK? [more inside]
posted by seventyfour on Jun 19, 2012 - 17 answers

Lightning flashes

"Lightning"-type flashes in my peripheral vision. What the hell? [more inside]
posted by altopower on Jun 12, 2012 - 33 answers

Brief double vision in the mornings

For a while now, I've had about 5 minutes of double vision in one eye, but only in the mornings. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by cozenedindigo on May 19, 2012 - 11 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

Double vision with an unknown cause: where do I go from here?

Double vision with an unknown cause: where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2012 - 9 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 tell me about lasik in Philadelphia?

Have you had laser eye surgery in Philadelphia? Can you tell me your overall experiences? Can anyone tell me the approximate costs for the surgery and the normal year's worth of check-ups required, and can you recommend a provider in this area? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Apr 10, 2012 - 2 answers

I think I'm losing my mind

I still have my eyesight (for now), but the diagnosis has triggered serious anger and midlife crisis issues. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Feb 25, 2012 - 23 answers

Where can I find these glasses?

Where might I find glasses like these? [more inside]
posted by his median eminence on Feb 22, 2012 - 8 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

Can I see clearly now?

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 - 24 answers

Why is my vision blurry after using my laptop? (and I see light beams coming off of bright lights)

Why is my vision blurry after using my laptop? (and I see light beams coming off of bright lights) [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Feb 16, 2012 - 16 answers

Whats up with my vision?

Whats up with my vision? I sporadically have a condition I have trouble describing. [more inside]
posted by Hither on Jan 30, 2012 - 12 answers

Eliminating my dream job based on vision concerns?

I'm worried about pursuing my dream job as a graphic novelist because of worsening vision. Can any severely nearsighted artists or others in vision-intensive careers speak to this? [more inside]
posted by iadacanavon on Jan 19, 2012 - 19 answers

How do positive and negative astigmatism differ?

Why are there two different methods (positive and negative) for recording astigmatism? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jan 6, 2012 - 3 answers

The Beginning of the Dark Ages

How can I adjust my work/life plans in the face of serious vision problems and recovery from surgery? (Details inside.) [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Dec 17, 2011 - 12 answers

Can I get cheap, small glasses with near-sighted lenses? What about reading glasses?

Can I have a glasses store put near-sighted lenses in cheap reading glasses? Is there another way to get cheap glasses for my small face? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Dec 15, 2011 - 20 answers

Can you help me to diagnose this odd visual/neuro problem that I am having?

I am having these dizziness/mental/perception issues that I need help diagnosing. I will see a doctor as soon as it is possible for me. I am looking for some insight. [more inside]
posted by denverco on Dec 3, 2011 - 14 answers

The goggles. I'm not sure if they do something.

I ordered new glasses online. I've been wearing them for 4 days and they still seem "off" a little. How long did it take you to get used to new glasses? Is something wrong with these? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Dec 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Light that isn't there

I'm experiencing strange visual effects on the edge of sleep. Hypnogogic hallucinations or neurological issues? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Dec 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Can you help me diagnose this odd health issue?

Can you help me diagnose this weird medical medical problem? I occasionally feel temporarily faint, dizzy, unable to concentrate. [more inside]
posted by denverco on Nov 25, 2011 - 28 answers

If I don't figure this oue soon I won't be able to see it anyway

Idea(s) for a tattoo: Stories, myths, folklore, symbols/icons, quotes, lyrics, that deal with blindness or feature blind characters. In the case of a quote, it doesn't necessarily have to be by an actual blind person. [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Sep 14, 2011 - 34 answers

21st Century Optometry & Eyeglasses?

Is there a 21st century hi-tech optometry system that will give me both more accurate eyeglass prescription and more precise corrective lenses? [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on Aug 14, 2011 - 6 answers

The really cruel thing is that bats aren't even blind...

I have a bifocals prescription, but what I want are two separate pairs of glasses. Which bits of my prescription should I give Zenni to produce reading glasses that will actually work? [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Jul 30, 2011 - 7 answers

I need new glasses. Can you help me pick some out?

I need new glasses. Can you help me pick some out? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jul 18, 2011 - 11 answers

What does a pigeon look like?

I got curious about this after reading a blog article on pigeons and face recognition. What colors does a pigeon see in other pigeons? I see pigeons with white, black, and grey bands and patches, sometimes with iridescence in the neck. The wikipedia entry for bird vision says they have pentachromatic vision. [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jul 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Impossible Colors

An optical illusion based on retinal fatigue allowing you to "see" an "impossible color"? [more inside]
posted by darkstar on Jul 5, 2011 - 10 answers

Tell me about contact lenses

Should I try contact lenses again? What brand/style? [more inside]
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse on Jun 16, 2011 - 24 answers

Can the axis notation measurement of your eyes decrease over time?

Four years ago the axis number for my left eye (I have astigmatism) was 52º, now it's 48º. Is this normal? I thought those numbers were supposed to always go up with age. [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Jun 4, 2011 - 4 answers

How old were you when you got bifocals?

1. How old were you when you got bifocal lenses? 2. How difficult was it to adjust to them, particularly if you got contact lenses? 3. How many different pairs or combinations of lenses did you have to try before finding something that worked? 4. Are there new options in recent years that a near-sighted person with worsening close-up vision should know about? Thanks for helping me go to my eye doctor with good questions ready.
posted by mediareport on May 23, 2011 - 29 answers

vision sight eyes

Am I destroying my vision by surfing the web on my TV? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on May 10, 2011 - 5 answers

Seeking a poem about blurry vision

I am looking for a poem I read once online about an artist (Matisse? Gaugin?) who confronts his eye doctor about not wanting to wear eyeglasses. In the poem, the artist talks about how his blurry vision allows him to experience the world as connected. It's a really beautiful poem, but I can't find it through all of the eyeglasses spam on Google. Can anyone point me to the poem?
posted by salishsea on Apr 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Do you have a recommendations for an excellent optometrist in either Boston/Cambridge or surrounding "metrowest" suburbs?

Do you have a recommendations for an excellent optometrist in either Boston/Cambridge or surrounding "metrowest" suburbs? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Apr 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Why does my vision keep getting worse?

What is going on with my eyesight? [more inside]
posted by jaynewould on Jan 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Sudden eyesight / vision weirdness. Can I wait for a recurrence before worrying too much?

Sudden eyesight / vision weirdness. Can I wait for a recurrence before worrying too much? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Jan 27, 2011 - 10 answers

Art about blindness?

Do you know of any interesting examples of visual art that focus on the experience of blindness? It seems to me that it would be an interesting paradox to make a visual statement about a lack of seeing.
posted by mortaddams on Jan 23, 2011 - 13 answers

Blinded by the light?

My left eye seems to see brighter in darkness than my right. What gives? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Jan 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Senses working overtime.

Help me see with glasses! [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jan 13, 2011 - 24 answers

How do I get online prescription glasses?

Walk me through getting prescription glasses online, please. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Nov 30, 2010 - 25 answers

Art that shows visual effects of looking from close distances?

If you lay your forehead on the palm of your hand and look down at your forearm, you get a distorted view of the connection between wrist and forearm, as well as a sort of "ghost" forearm silhouette at the margins. What's this called, why does it happen, and are there any paintings or other art that captures these effects?
posted by shivohum on Nov 29, 2010 - 13 answers

What would happen if you practiced focusing your vision in and out?

What would happen if you practiced focusing your vision in and out? Would you strain your eyes? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Nov 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Stereoscopic Vision

Is the average person really that dependent upon stereoscopic vision? [more inside]
posted by TeslaNick on Nov 9, 2010 - 29 answers

How do I best prepare for my imminent blindness?

I am already blind in one eye, and blindness is slowly progressing in the other eye. I can still see, but I'd like some tips on how to prepare myself for total blindness. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 29, 2010 - 20 answers

How to take sharp pictures with unsharp eyes?

My vision is changing, which is not unusual, I'm getting older. But I'm having the odd problem when I use cameras (view cameras and medium format as well as 35mm) in getting the best focus (manually). How can I best use cameras, lupes, focussing screens and the like as my vision changes thanks to my advancing years? [more inside]
posted by itsjustanalias on Oct 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Can you live in the Bay Area without driving?

Assuming you don't drive due to poor vision (so you can't rent a Zipcar) is it feasible to live in the Bay Area and have a decent life, with the ability to get around, go to work, and socialize? With respect to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, what areas would be best, and what parts would be too inconvenient or time-consuming to get by without driving?
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2010 - 15 answers

Yellow-Tinted Night Vision Sunglasses? WTF?

Yellow-tinted night vision sunglasses? Do these things actually work as advertised?
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Oct 18, 2010 - 18 answers


Did I have a mini-stroke in my sleep? Should I go to the ER or a walk-in clinic for temporary vision loss in mainly one eye even though my vision is back? Will the doctors think I'm wasting their time? [more inside]
posted by Faraday Cage on Oct 15, 2010 - 102 answers

Help me find a good ophthalmologist in Bellingham, WA.

My optometrist just spotted a mystery mass in my left eye that's making my vision partially blurry. She's referring me to a specialist in Seattle who can see me in the middle of next month, but I'd really like to get an appointment sooner--and locally. Can anyone recommend a good, competent ophthalmologist with a decent bedside manner in Bellingham, WA?
posted by Janey Complainy on Sep 24, 2010 - 6 answers

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