Sight, Part 2 of 2

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series The Five(ish) Senses

Joe, Toren, and Kevin conclude “sight” with historical vision-correction quackery, news, blind movie reviews, porn for the blind, and a look at a pop culture!

Music: “I’m Beginning To See The Light” by Ella Fitzgerald




“Shaking Your Eyes” reference:

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5 Responses

  1. I have a very similar experience to… the person who’s voice was talking about having their vision improve after not using contacts or glasses. I’ve been listening for 3 years and I still don’t know who’s who.

    I don’t know what my prescription was back in Grade 8 when I first got glasses. I do seem to recall the board being fuzzy enough that it went from very hard to read, to clear, but then again, who knows. Memory is incredibly fallible.

    Regardless, I used to wear contacts and/or glasses a lot more than I do now. In fact, I haven’t worn them except for a few instances while snowboarding, or night driving on the highway for at least the last 5 years.

    In the last 10 years or so, I’ve got from worse than -1.0 in each eye (though I don’t recall my prescription from 20 years ago), to -0.5 and -0.25 in each eye. In fact, some days, I’m amazed at the detail when I look at something in the distance during the day with my best eye.

    And this without my near vision degrading at all.

    I’ve been curious the last year or so, how that can come about? I know at the very least, it’s measurably improved from less than -1 in each eye the -0.5 and -0.25, and just experientially, I know it’s improved. Would wearing glasses/contacts more have made my eyes “lazy”? Did not wearing them make me strain my eyes more and move in the opposite direction? Is it just defects in the shape of the eye? How much do the muscles influence it? Questions, questions…

  2. If Denzel had a library cart full of Braille-ble, I think it would just be The Road.

  3. I have spots/lines/eyefloaters. Ugh. From a sight site:

    “Floaters and spots typically appear when tiny pieces of the eye’s gel-like vitreous break loose within the inner back portion of the eye.”

    Mine keep changing shape, which I find very annoying.