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Dots wobble, but they don't fall down.

How would you quantify wobble? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Aug 4, 2010 - 16 answers

Cataract surgery: which type of lens do I want?

I'm looking at cataract surgery in the next year or two, and wondering what my options are as far as lenses go. [more inside]
posted by spaceman_spiff on Jul 19, 2010 - 9 answers

The look I get when I tell people I had an ulcer on my eye makes it ALMOST worth it

After a bad experience I am finally ready to wear contact lenses again... but this time I want to be absolutely, totally, 100% safe and sterile about it. What steps should I take to minimize my chances of infection? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jun 2, 2010 - 31 answers

Viewing The World Through Two-Colored Glasses

Any harm in wearing sunglasses with two mismatched lenses? [more inside]
posted by Doctor Suarez on Apr 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me compare these eyes to those eyes.

What animals/insects/etc have better vision than people? [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Feb 18, 2010 - 12 answers

What did the blind slaves do?

In the U.S. slavery system, how did blind slaves work?
posted by coizero on Feb 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Do pinhole glasses work?

I found this pinhole glasses sold at the local pharmacy, and feel intrigued by its claim to help me see better and improve my vision overtime (I'm short-sighted). My skeptic alarm rang with warnings (if it's too good to be true, it usually is, etc.), but a quick google-fu turned up nothing substantial to refute such claims. So, does anybody have any experience or anecdotes to share in regards of such product ?
posted by joewandy on Jan 24, 2010 - 16 answers

What causes intermittent blurry vision?

Have there been any reports of laser eye surgery causing periodic blurry vision in both eyes? [more inside]
posted by etoile on Jan 14, 2010 - 8 answers

Vision Anomaly or Ordinary After-Images?

I can't tell if I'm having very normal vision experiences or if I need to go to the doctor. Specifically, I keep getting an after-image of a dot when I haven't been looking at anything bright. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Patterns and eyes

Often, when I view repeating high-contrast patterns in blinds, clothes, floors, escalators, or other objects I find them to be disconcerting verging on painful. You aren't my doctor, but does this sound familiar at all? Googling has turned up nothing useful. [more inside]
posted by TimeDoctor on Jan 12, 2010 - 21 answers

Am I losing my vision? At 22?

Am I going blind? All of a sudden I have a large blindspot at about 4 o clock in my field of vision. I also have a terrible headache, both of which developed today. [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Dec 22, 2009 - 40 answers

Help with vision problem

What are these moving lines in my vision? [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Nov 20, 2009 - 10 answers

Should I see an opthamologist or an optometrist?

Probably need my first pair of glasses. Haven't had my eyes checked in years. Should I see an opthamologist or an optometrist? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Nov 10, 2009 - 25 answers

Why doesn't it damage your eyes to look at light after they've been dilated?

I'm posting for my wife who just got her eyes dilated at 4 p.m. (so she can't look at the computer to type this herself). I tried to Google my question and couldn't come up with any satisfactory answers. The question is why doesn't dilating your eyes and then viewing any form of light harm your eyes? [more inside]
posted by LillyBird on Nov 9, 2009 - 10 answers

(What's the Story) Morning blurry?

IKnowYouAreNotMyDoctor-filter: one blurry eye in the morning. [more inside]
posted by XiBe on Nov 4, 2009 - 14 answers

How can you see what I saw?

In 35 mm terms, how wide angle are our eyes? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Nov 1, 2009 - 20 answers

I don't think it should be hurting this long

Is it normal to have recurring headaches while wearing contacts? Yes, YANMD. [more inside]
posted by Hakaisha on Oct 31, 2009 - 15 answers

Living with floaters?

Any advice for getting rid of or living with floaters in my eyes? [more inside]
posted by kms on Oct 26, 2009 - 15 answers

edit detection

I'm interested in detecting edits in a given video stream. Is there any literature out there on edit detection? [more inside]
posted by yegga on Oct 19, 2009 - 3 answers

What can you see in satellite photos?

Satellite photos: what interesting features can be seen or measured in them (or other aerial photos), and where can I get a supply of images? [more inside]
posted by k. on Sep 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me find an odd magnifying glass.

Help me find an odd magnifying glass. [more inside]
posted by dogwelder on Sep 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Windows to the soul in constant involuntary motion

What do you see when you encounter someone with nystagmus? [more inside]
posted by chrchr on Sep 20, 2009 - 28 answers

Damn My Eyes

I'm seeing a weird "floater" on the right side of my field of vision. [more inside]
posted by Lieber Frau on Sep 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Laser eye correction in the northern virginia area?

I am nearsighted with a slight astigmatism, have about $2,000 to spend, and a desire to never wear glasses again. [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Sep 9, 2009 - 19 answers

How worried should I be about my symptoms?

Should I be worried about this? I went to the doctor this morning to get checked out for cold/flu symptoms; I didn't think it was serious -- I just wanted to check that I didn't have H1N1, but the doctor told me that the treatment I'd been getting for prostatitis was "highly unusual for someone in their 20s", and he said I should immediately stop taking the antibiotic I'm on (Septra/Bactrim) because I might be having an allergic reaction to it, or possibly an autoimmune reaction. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2009 - 20 answers

Mac and eystrain

I've been wanting to switch to a Mac for around a year, but my vision isn't perfect and Macs seem to be designed for designers with 20/20 vision. [more inside]
posted by lsemel on Sep 4, 2009 - 27 answers

How Dry I Am!

VisionFilter: Should I switch from rigid gas permeable lenses to soft? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Aug 21, 2009 - 16 answers

Looking for the best contacts for dry eyes

Should I stick with my current contact lenses, or go with one of two other brands? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Aug 14, 2009 - 15 answers

Can Contacts Replace My Progressive & Computer Glasses?

I'm considering wearing contact lenses again in lieu of eyeglasses to make working with camera viewfinders easier. I've worn glasses since i was a kid. Got the usual array of problems: Nearsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia. Currently wear progressive lenses in my glasses. However, I find reading with my progressive lenses is unpleasant, so I usually take them off. I use a separate pair of glasses for computer work. I was fitted with a test pair of soft monovision lenses last week. They're not going to work. Close vision -- within arm's reach -- is unacceptable. I told the clinician I wanted contacts to provide vision correction at least as good as my glasses. I want any contacts I wear to work at distance vision, close vision, reading, driving, computer work, etc. She replied that I wouldn't get that with contacts. Is she right?
posted by justcorbly on Aug 13, 2009 - 20 answers

How can I color correct my digital photos if I don't see colors well?

I want to color correct my digital photos, but I have a color vision deficiency. Up to now, I've been correcting the levels manually, but relying on the auto-color features in Picasa or Photoshop for colors, but often this doesn't do a good job and the colors look off, even to me. I can manually correct the levels and adjust the colors so they look right to me, but that doesn't guarantee they will look right to others. Is there any way to color correct numerically (for instance, using the eyedropper tool on someone's face to to see if the RGB value of skin falls within a skin-tone range) Otherwise, is there a service that I can send my digital photos to where they can color correct them perfectly and send them back? I'm interested in the digital files, not in getting prints.
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2009 - 7 answers

Dry sore eyes without contacts

My eyes are dry and sore when I'm *not* wearing my contact lenses. Does anyone else experience this? [more inside]
posted by andraste on Jun 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Do contact lenses that compensate for color blindness work?

Are those contact lenses that compensate for red/green colour blindness actually any use? [more inside]
posted by Elmore on May 17, 2009 - 9 answers

Bizarre visual phenomenon

Occasionally, I experience a strange visual phenomenon that resembles a vortex of some sort... [more inside]
posted by Acey on May 11, 2009 - 12 answers

Dots in my vision, dots on my arm, and uh, hmm, what's the word?

Since I last posted I've been feeling much better, but now have very new and strange symptoms. I've been seeing flashes in my vision, felt like I was misreading text or having difficulty expressing myself verbally (words came a bit more slowly than usual), and went to the ER when I saw (and a friend confirmed) my pupils were unevenly dilated. I've also had a recurring, painless rash of tiny red dots that is only ever present on my right hand, and comes and goes rather quickly. All symptoms started two or three weeks ago. I can't see a doctor for a week or two, but when I can, what kind should I see and what should I ask about? [more inside]
posted by elektrotechnicus on Apr 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Please help me with my glasses

Please help me with my glasses. Farsighted, astigmatism, presbyopia. Glasses provide only a very small field of sharpness. Details within. [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Apr 23, 2009 - 23 answers

Experiencing color without sight?

Is there any way for a blind superhero to experience a distinction between colors? [more inside]
posted by whatgorilla on Apr 20, 2009 - 20 answers

Fuzzy Fate?

My left eye is dead. I just discovered that my left eye doesn't work well. Everything looks blurry at every distance. I can't easily read a book with it, or read a digital clock on the wall. I didn't realize it because my right eye is still OK, and was compensating in focusing things. [more inside]
posted by fucker on Apr 17, 2009 - 37 answers

Careers in the dim future

I have some long term degenerative eye problems that may result in blindness over the next 10-20 years. What are some fields in which I could prosper despite this potential handicap? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Goodness gracious, great eyes of fire!

Dell Latitude E6500: This is my work laptop. It is bran' spankin' new. The monitor SUCKS. It is so hard to look at. But I have to look at it. Because it is my work computer. Please help my eyes. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Apr 16, 2009 - 17 answers

Can I believe my eyes?

Can I really see buildings up to 40 km away? [more inside]
posted by Sova on Apr 9, 2009 - 21 answers

What are these eyeglasses?

[WhatISThatFilter] What is the make and model of the eyeglasses Danny Gokey wore on the March 17th episode of American Idol? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Mar 30, 2009 - 2 answers

Myopia Suddenly Clears

I have very myopic eyesight. Something like 20/400 plus astigmatism in both eyes. I've worn glasses almost fifty years, since I was seven years old. A few years ago, an odd thing happened. [more inside]
posted by Forrest Greene on Mar 23, 2009 - 20 answers

I can't see very well...

Are there ways I can improve my vision? Or at least stop it from deteriorating? [more inside]
posted by waywardgirl on Mar 7, 2009 - 12 answers

How do you deal with professional threats?

My boss swings from one conspiracy theory to another about our work and her/our future. What are some ways to force her to stop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2009 - 14 answers

Advantages of vision defects?

Evolutionary advantages of far-sightedness and partial color blindness? [more inside]
posted by paradoxflow on Feb 9, 2009 - 16 answers

My contacts are driving me crazy!!

How long should it take to get used to a new brand of contacts? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Feb 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Airplane hallucinations?

While descending in a plane, I saw strange swimming lights. What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Jan 31, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me choose health insurance?

Can you help my wife and I choose health insurance? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Jan 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Peter Block books and more?

First world problems, analysis paralysis, and personal actualization: Book's similar to Peter Block's The Answer to How Is Yes? I haven't even read this book, actually. But, I probably will. Clarification inside. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Dec 20, 2008 - 1 answer

anything that can change professional white webpages to a darker color?

Is there a firefox addon, or anything, that can change professional white webpages to a darker color? All this trendy white space bugs my eyes! [more inside]
posted by Citizen Premier on Nov 30, 2008 - 10 answers

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