Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Eye Art

Yesterday was the time for my annual eye doctor appointment, which last year sent me into a frenzy of profound contemplation.

It's not a bad appointment really. You venture through a variety of machines and tests, from the one air puff tonometer that rudely spits air in your eye, through the poetic chanting of letters and numbers, to the spatial vision test which is pretty much a computer game in which I always score high.

Among all that joy, I opted for the eye scan that replaces the dilation. You pay more, but at least you do not become a squinting owl for hours after the visit to the doctor's office.

While the doctor was examining my eyes, in between deep discussion whether I can see the HZJUYT better now - or now, I mentioned to her how scary the results of the eye scan always look.

She smiled [JIHUTES], claiming that some people actually ask her to email them the images, as they are so cool.

"Oh, they are cool, [JKYTZW]", I clarified, "they just seem, um, [POHTREU], y'know, scary".

And within the next minute, I had mine in my inbox.

It's not an up-to-date one, as this time I kept blinking and my eyelashes were commemorated all over the place.

So, that's how my left eye looked like 2 years ago, when I wasn't such a blinker.

Makes a nice abstract, don't you think?


michael-and-jello said...

Reminds me of pictures from deep space - distant nebulas. Except for the eyelashes part.

RHCarpenter said...

Space worms invading a distant nebula!! Really cool, Nava :)

WackieM said...

It looks a little like a "chest scan" in beautiful color! Eye appointments were always a breeze. It's the dental ones that were hell.

Nava said...

Distant nebulas, space invasion, chest scan - that's the beauty of an abstract, that it open a whole spectrum of interpretations.

If only I could paint like that!

My (left) eye humbly thanks you. said...

You have a lovely eye.

David Lobenberg said...

I thought it was a Cahuilly (spelling?) glass piece! I'm dealing with a "floater" in my left eye, but it hasn't adversely affected my painting activity.