I'm having one now, and have had at least 4 others in the last 24 hours.
The shimmer starts in the center field of sight...then expands till it is a circular formation, not quite complete circle, more of a big C shape. Then it's over. For a while.
No pain, most of the time.
Just super sensitivity to bright light most times following, for a couple of hours at least.
This time I'm trying to just keep on doing things. Like taking pictures and trusting the camera and lights will do the job. It worked yesterday. I joked that I was the blind photographer. At least when I shift my eyes back and forth I can see everything adequately.
It's really hard to read however. It slows me down a lot, or I jsut miss half the words if I'm doing the normal left to right along each line of type.
Speaking of type...I'm having trouble getting used to the idea that kids aren't being taught cursive writing (or reading) in public schools any more. My goddess! That's horrible. SOme kids already are asking grandparents to please print on their birthday cards, since they can't read the long-hand.
I sure hope all my grandkids get that training.
Add the computers. Even cut back on sports...and maybe art, but for goodness sake, how can you skip the ability to read the original versions of our histories? All the literature that was penned, the letters, the journals? It's unbelievable.