Posts Tagged ‘vision’

How to stay centered

Chiemseemorgen I

In the classic 1944 mystery film Laura, the detective was constantly fidgeting with one of those games where you try to get a bead into a hole. He seemed to do it as much to annoy the suspects as to center himself. I love those games. The only problem is that once you get the bead in place, even the slightest movement sends it rolling off in all directions again.

Hate to admit it, but for the last few months I’ve been a lot like those beads … unable to hold center. I’ll roll aimlessly around the board trying to regroup, find my way back for a day or two, then suddenly get jarred loose and start rolling again.

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Quotes on planning for success


You know how you sometimes get a song stuck in your head, and no matter how hard you try, you just can’t get rid of it? That’s been happening to me today, except instead of a song, I have the same movie scene running continual loops in my brain. The scene is from the original movie Jaws.

Police Chief Brody is tossing chum over the side of the Orca, the vessel he and his fellow hunters are using to track the great white shark that’s been menacing the beach resort of Amity Island. Suddenly the shark’s gigantic wide-stretched jaws emerge from the sea to snatch at the bait.

Stunned by the enormity of their prey, Brody backs into Orca’s cabin and tells its captain, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

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Can an eye exam save your job?

Leroy Opticien, c.1938

Look around. Can you see clearly now? If not, can you pop on a pair of eyeglasses to bring your surroundings into focus? Yes? Congratulations. That puts you ahead of 158 million of your fellow citizens worldwide.

The Bulletin of the World Health Organization recently published the results of the first study to estimate the productivity loss from uncorrected refractive error—common vision problems that can easily be treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or laser surgery. But left untreated, these simple challenges can lead to virtual blindness for sufferers. And the researchers who conducted the study estimate these vision issues cost the world at least $269 billion in lost productivity each year.

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