Over the past year and then much more frequently, I was experiencing intensely daily headaches and exploding eye pain, eye tiredness etc...
At first, I thought I wasn't getting enough protein in my diet or something...
So I forsook my previously veggetarian-ish diet.
And commenced the force feeding of large quantities of broccoli, beans and carnivorous fare.
In fact the pains were getting worse.
Due to the urgings of friends, eh hem...you know who you are :) I reluctantly headed to the eye doctor not really thinking that would shed any light on this situation.
BUT lo and behold, I found out I need the dreaded...reading/computer glasses.
Apparently, due to the increasing presence of "screens" in our day to day lives and because I for one, have a job where I am in front of one all day and then come home and work on it more all night...well it has resulted in a new occular diagnosis called:
Computer Vision Syndrome
Basically permanent eye strain due to forcing one's eyes to focus inward at close proximity for long periods of time.
So now, not only do I have random grey hairs sprouting up all over...
I now have to wear "computer" glasses.
Due yourself a favor and give yourselves lots of breaks when viewing things on the computer...or your kindle/ipad...and keep a minimum distance of at least 15 -20 inches. Blink a lot to keep your eyes from becoming dry! and did I already mention, take frequent breaks!!!
The good news is, I haven't had a headache since wearing them and to that I have to say,
Now to the sink for mass application of hair dye.