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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

Help me not become blind and decrepit in my own home

I'm working from home full-time. Hooray! Except the corporate overlords aren't inclined to send an ergonomics expert around to the house to make sure I'm not slowly killing myself. I have a few specific questions about ergonomics and visual health in a home office. [more inside]
posted by [user was fined for this post] on Nov 8, 2008 - 11 answers

Seeing spots...

I woke up this morning and noticed a darkish, donut-shaped spot almost in the middle of the field of view of my left eye. [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Oct 25, 2008 - 16 answers

Can I have a second LASIK surgery?

Can I have a second LASIK surgery? [more inside]
posted by dcrocha on Oct 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Who knows what darkness likes in the heart of my left eye?

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 - 4 answers

A glass darkly

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 - 12 answers

Why are my new glasses disorienting me?

GlassesFilter: Is this disorientation from my new glasses going to go away? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Aug 8, 2008 - 22 answers

Psychological resolution of vision problems?

An article was published in a major publication in the last couple years which linked vision problems with mental health disorders. [more inside]
posted by suitcase on Aug 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Am I entitled to my glasses/contacts prescription in Illinois?

Does Illinois have a law requiring vision professionals (optometrists in particular) to release spectacles (glasses) prescriptions to the patient? Contact lens prescriptions? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Aug 3, 2008 - 9 answers

New glasses, new problems...

I've just got a set of new glasses after a few years of having the same pair. I'm used to it taking a while for the new prescription to settle and become comfortable, but there's a new problem. [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jul 24, 2008 - 9 answers

please help the bespectacled leprechaun!

Is it normal for eyeglasses to make one feel much, much shorter? [more inside]
posted by TonyRobots on Jun 10, 2008 - 19 answers

Blurry vision with toric contact lenses?

For the past 4 months, I've been wearing toric contact lenses for my newly-developed astigmatism. My vision now slips out of focus quite often, and I find myself blinking and rubbing quite a bit to get my vision to focus - sometimes to no avail. Is this abnormal, or is this just the deal I get for being astigmatic and wanting to wear contact lens? [more inside]
posted by Xere on Apr 9, 2008 - 21 answers

Cover a healthy eye for 2+ years - permanent damage?

What would happen if you wore an eyepatch on a perfectly healthy eye non-stop for 2-3 years? [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Mar 31, 2008 - 7 answers

I am pretty good at putting on my game face

Is there something wrong with me or is this all contained in the spectrum of normal? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Mar 19, 2008 - 35 answers

I had a vision. How do I do it again?

Recently I saw the future (I think). How can I do it again? [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon on Feb 20, 2008 - 24 answers

What's that smell? Oh, it's my eyeballs crisping.

LASIK: Considering eye surgery, have new questions for those who've had it. I'd like to hear from people who know what they're talking about. [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy on Feb 8, 2008 - 17 answers

Learning to see color?

Is there a perceptual (non-physical) component to colorblindness that can be cured or mitigated by training? [more inside]
posted by Chris4d on Feb 7, 2008 - 8 answers

"Double Vision" is not a good song

Please help me describe (diagnose?) my vision problem for the next ophthalmologist I see... [more inside]
posted by ohdeanna on Jan 23, 2008 - 17 answers

How do they do that??

How do you judge large horizontal or vertical distances visually, with no (or few) other objects around to compare as a reference? [more inside]
posted by brain cloud on Jan 16, 2008 - 14 answers

What's the point of a monocle?

What's up with monocles? Were they an affectation, or did people used to have vision problems in just one eye? Were you supposed to close one eye if you wanted better vision? I would expect having one eye with corrected vision and one without to give you a headache.
posted by bonecrusher on Dec 6, 2007 - 10 answers

Myopia reduction with age?

Today's eye exam for this 40-something woman (a multifocal contact lenses wearer) showed a slight improvement in myopia versus what another optometrist recorded two years ago. My new optometrist was very thorough, caught some retinal thinning and other issues my previous optometrist had missed, and just seemed very sharp and trustworthy. But should I worry about the decreased myopia values and get my eyes checked again? [more inside]
posted by rosemere on Nov 22, 2007 - 10 answers

Just a bit short of x-ray vision...

Did my optometrist give me semi-superhero vision? [more inside]
posted by mphuie on Nov 2, 2007 - 12 answers

My employer does not provide vision insurance. What should I do?

My employer does not provide vision insurance -and I wear glasses for nearsightedness. The way I see it, I have three options - 1) Use the Lenscrafters coupons in the Sunday paper, 2) Use my AAA member card for a discount at Lenscrafters, 3) Use the measly 20% vision discount I have available as a member of BlueShield, or 4) Sign up for independent vision coverage through a plan like VSP. Is anyone else in a similar boat? What do you use? What do you recommend and advise against using?
posted by invisible ink on Oct 28, 2007 - 22 answers

Playing this game makes my eyes see things differently afterward. What's the cause?

Playing this game makes my eyes see things differently afterward. What's the cause? [more inside]
posted by herbiehancock00 on Oct 28, 2007 - 7 answers

Everything on my Macbook Pro's screen is so tiny. How can I make it easier to see?

I'd really like to switch to Mac, and just got a MacBook Pro. Because of my vision, I really need everything to be larger in order to see the screen comfortably. (I previously used a 15" ThinkPad at 1024x768, and a 19" monitor at 1280x1024) On the Mac, the screen's set at 1440x800, and everything appears incredibly tiny. I really need it to be at 1152x720 to feel comfortable using it, but everything becomes fuzzy since this is a non-native resolution of the LCD. I've also tried everything else I can think of to make things larger, including adjusting browser text sizes, playing with the settings in System Preferences, and hacks in the Terminal such as adjusting adjusting the display factor, which nearly does it but is quite buggy. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there anything else worth trying? Is it possible to hire someone to replace the LCD in the MacBook Pro with a one that has a lower native resolution? Or am I stuck with my ThinkPad for the forseeable future?
posted by lsemel on Oct 24, 2007 - 19 answers

Quality intergenerational time that transcends disabilities

What activities can I initiate with my substantially-deaf, substantially-blind grandfather? [more inside]
posted by moreandmoreso on Oct 16, 2007 - 15 answers

Help Me Not Squint at Word

MSWordFilter: Overriding "default" pageview options. [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Sep 24, 2007 - 3 answers

Getting optimal vision with or without bifocals

Can I get by without bifocals, or am I fooling myself? I hate my Bausch and Lomb multi-focal soft lenses, but have hopes that glasses can be made to work. [more inside]
posted by rosemere on Sep 13, 2007 - 10 answers

Behind Blue (green?) eyes.

Please give me your reccomendations for some nice-looking coloured contact lenses that are comfortable for full time wear. [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Aug 14, 2007 - 2 answers

My own private Jupiter

I'm seeing red. Does anyone know why? [more inside]
posted by bryon on Jul 26, 2007 - 13 answers

Ideas for theming an event

How do you theme an event around the idea of a "home"? [more inside]
posted by BigCreekBill on Jul 18, 2007 - 6 answers

...I don't really mind that I can't see.

Should I get glasses/contacts or continue my fuzzy-sighted yet carefree lifestyle? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Jul 17, 2007 - 32 answers

making a personal vision / mission statement

Do you use a personal vision and/or mission statement? I have one that is really vague and generic (~= golden rule, that level) and I am wondering about taking a couple hours and writing down something more formal. Searching google, etc. for HOW-TO's brings up zilch.
posted by bukvich on Jul 14, 2007 - 17 answers

Optometrist recommendation (for contact lenses) in Washington, DC?

Optometrist recommendation (for contact lenses) in Washington, DC ? [more inside]
posted by dcjd on Jun 27, 2007 - 6 answers

I blacked out on a roller coaster last week. What should I do?

I blacked out on a roller coaster last week. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by D Wiz on Jun 22, 2007 - 18 answers

Do I need a pirate costume to go with this eyepatch?

Why can't I stop seeing double? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2007 - 8 answers

How can I improve my depth perception?

How can I improve my depth perception? [more inside]
posted by suncoursing on Jun 15, 2007 - 8 answers

Has anybody tried nightime wear contact lenses?

Does anybody have any experience with contact Ortho-k lenses (the ones the you keep in your eyes at night)? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Jun 8, 2007 - 12 answers

Temporary vision loss after exercising

Why did I experience temporary vision loss after exercising at the gym? [more inside]
posted by Ritchie on Jun 4, 2007 - 19 answers

Crazy visual anomaly

WTF-Filter: The left side of my visual field is being overtaken by what can only be described as... a crawling anomaly. If you imagine the sorts of random colors and shapes you see under certain circumstances with your eyes closed, or in the dark, it's like that... except there is also a feeling of movement... as though everything is sort of undulating kaliedscopically. The anomaly tracks along with my eye movement... so I can't look at it... it's always in my periphery. [more inside]
posted by phrontist on May 31, 2007 - 27 answers

why do colors seem to appear in different planes on my LCD screen?

When I look at an image (on my LCD computer screen) that is composed of a combination of solid colors separated by black borders, I perceive the colors as appearing on different planes of depth, as if the image were three-dimensional. If I close either eye, the illusion collapses. Am I the only one affected by this, or is it a consequence of the way LCDs display color? [more inside]
posted by pmbuko on Apr 25, 2007 - 15 answers

Man, I wish i still had those knockoff BluBlockers...

Would something like Blu Blocker sunglasses help me see my laptop screen better outside and cut down the glare from the aluminum case at the same time? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Apr 25, 2007 - 6 answers

How do I find the best doctor in a given specialty?

How can I fine the best doctor in a given specialty? In this case, I need to find the best eye doctor I can possibly find. [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Apr 24, 2007 - 9 answers

Diabolical system font eye-strain! Is this the end for baking soda's peepers?

Let's say I spend long hours staring at a computer screen where some of the fonts are too small and I have no way of increasing them, which creates a diabolical eye-strain device of reasonable fonts mixed in with unreasonable system fonts. I normally have no vision problems otherwise. Is this going to damage my eyesight if I keep it up? (Medical opinions and links to medical articles welcome). And is Leopard's "resolution independence" or anything else in Leopard going to bring OSX near to where XP is in terms of being able to increase the system fonts without lowering the resolution? (I'm using a Macbook Pro).
posted by baking soda on Apr 21, 2007 - 6 answers

Seeing Double

Double vision, in both eyes. Is it just a side effect of weird astigmatism, or something more serious? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Apr 15, 2007 - 6 answers

I'm afraid of my new glasses.

I have one eye with great vision and one with extremely poor vision. I see fine with both eyes together. If I start wearing glasses now, will I have to depend on them forever? [more inside]
posted by koshka on Apr 10, 2007 - 13 answers

What happens when your eyes have poorly trained editors

Jump-Cut Vision Filter: Sometimes, for no reason, I'll see a jump cut. Literally. My frame of vision will jump to the left by certain degree. I will not be moving my eyes or turning my head. But, out of nowhere, the entire field of view will move, slightly, to the left or right in a jarring fashion. Like a jump cut. So...is this a tumor or something?
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 10, 2007 - 16 answers

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