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January 21, 2017 at 3:44 am

Can you imagine having a heart-to-heart with your toothbrush?  Just like Philip K. Dick’s story:  the character doesn’t pay rent, so the door to the apartment doesn’t want to open until he pays.  Then the character starts to make trouble and bargain with the door, because it can talk.  Or as they would say today,  Continue Reading »

What’s better – to be alone or with people?

January 18, 2017 at 2:39 am

Psychologists have studied this question, and it was revealed to them that people who live in densely-populated areas are as a whole less-satisfied with their lives.  In fact, villagers rarely commit suicide and generally don’t understand this urban trend. A second discovery was that people who communicate with close friends often are usually happier.  And  Continue Reading »

About Nothing And Everything

January 12, 2017 at 2:45 am

It isn’t easy to write about eye-related topics. I have a book about a blind man who circumnavigated the world, but will you really read about it? You’d rather watch a raccoon video. But I don’t blame you, dear friends, because it takes one to know one. A friend asked today, “Did you read the  Continue Reading »

The memoirs of a former near-sighted person

January 4, 2017 at 2:11 am

It all started with the blackboard in school. I was sitting in the last row of desks with all kinds of social outcasts – the losers, underachievers, and hooligans – when I suddenly realized that I couldn’t see what was written on the board. If it was written in caps (usually it was news like  Continue Reading »

Strange Friendships

December 23, 2016 at 11:07 pm

I have known a couple of friends who were glued at the hip.  They had the lack of foresight to start a business together.  One of them had invested money in the business, while the other spent a lot of time sitting and managing the company.  One day the inevitable happened:  the first thought that  Continue Reading »

WHY DOES IT TAKE SO LONG? (the long-expected part 2)

December 22, 2016 at 3:30 am

Part of this analysis happens while the patient is waiting? Yes, they sit there and think, “They’ve forgotten about me,” but meanwhile one or two employees are working only on them.  Then the doctor comes and they start to think, “Sigizmund came after me and has already left, but I’m still here for some reason.”   Continue Reading »


December 20, 2016 at 2:43 am

Today, we have an atypical topic of conversation – why must we wait at the doctor’s office?  First, we wait in a common room.  Then we’re assigned to another, they quickly do something, and again we wait and wait and wait.  Now,  Arthur Benjamin will lift the veil of secrecy.    Let’s look at a  Continue Reading »

Bad Genes, Glasses, and a Telescope in the Eyes (2)

December 15, 2016 at 4:26 am

    Among the general population, there’s a popular opinion that the constant wearing of glasses can exacerbate already-poor eyesight.  Is there any truth to this?   They don’t think that everywhere, but in one African country, 64% of students believe that glasses are harmful to vision, in Pakistan 70%, and in Brazil even health  Continue Reading »

Bad Genes and Good Glasses

December 6, 2016 at 2:34 am

  Almost every day, we read that another gene has been discovered.  I wonder what gene is responsible for the discovery of other genes.  But among the heap of meaningless genes that supposedly dictate this or that… I came across a pretty decent gene – the myopia gene.  Yes, heredity in this respect saves me  Continue Reading »

 You have no excuse for missing this unique festival

December 1, 2016 at 3:54 am

FAR FROM MOSCOW Festival Sponsors: Benjamin Eye Institute, Foundation A Arthur Benjamin: “We are always for things not only pleasing to the eye, but to the ears, as well.  Try not to miss these outstanding musicians of our time.” *** From the 9th to the 11th of December, UCLA will host a concert with participants  Continue Reading »

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