While descending in a plane, I saw strange swimming lights. What's the deal? [more inside]
Can you help my wife and I choose health insurance? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Can I have a second LASIK surgery? [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?
GlassesFilter: Is this disorientation from my new glasses going to go away? [more inside]
An article was published in a major publication in the last couple years which linked vision problems with mental health disorders. [more inside]
Does Illinois have a law requiring vision professionals (optometrists in particular) to release spectacles (glasses) prescriptions to the patient? Contact lens prescriptions? [more inside]
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]
Is it normal for eyeglasses to make one feel much, much shorter? [more inside]
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]
What would happen if you wore an eyepatch on a perfectly healthy eye non-stop for 2-3 years? [more inside]
Is there something wrong with me or is this all contained in the spectrum of normal? [more inside]
Recently I saw the future (I think). How can I do it again? [more inside]
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]
Is there a perceptual (non-physical) component to colorblindness that can be cured or mitigated by training? [more inside]
Please help me describe (diagnose?) my vision problem for the next ophthalmologist I see... [more inside]
How do you judge large horizontal or vertical distances visually, with no (or few) other objects around to compare as a reference? [more inside]
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.
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]
Did my optometrist give me semi-superhero vision? [more inside]
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?
Playing this game makes my eyes see things differently afterward. What's the cause? [more inside]
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?
What activities can I initiate with my substantially-deaf, substantially-blind grandfather? [more inside]
MSWordFilter: Overriding "default" pageview options. [more inside]
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]
Please give me your reccomendations for some nice-looking coloured contact lenses that are comfortable for full time wear. [more inside]
I'm seeing red. Does anyone know why? [more inside]
How do you theme an event around the idea of a "home"? [more inside]
Should I get glasses/contacts or continue my fuzzy-sighted yet carefree lifestyle? [more inside]
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.
Optometrist recommendation (for contact lenses) in Washington, DC ? [more inside]
I blacked out on a roller coaster last week. What should I do? [more inside]
Why can't I stop seeing double? [more inside]
How can I improve my depth perception? [more inside]
Does anybody have any experience with contact Ortho-k lenses (the ones the you keep in your eyes at night)? [more inside]
Why did I experience temporary vision loss after exercising at the gym? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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).
Double vision, in both eyes. Is it just a side effect of weird astigmatism, or something more serious? [more inside]
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]
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?