I’ve been working without my reading glasses lately, and strangely enough I seem to be doing better. I have kind of weird eyesight in that I’m not entirely near or farsighted, but lately it feels like my sight is getting better for some reason. I often wear glasses when driving or when reading, but I’m finding it harder to read with them than without them. Especially when I’m reading text on my phone.
Yeah, I’m not sure either.
Anyway, I’ve chosen not to wear my reading glasses during Day Job hours or during writing, just as an ongoing experiment to see how my eyesight truly is. I know there are certain things that get me dry-eyed (staring at a screen for hours, natch) and angles that give me issues (looking hard to my left, my eyes go slightly out of skew and I see double — but not to the hard right!), and I’ve been making sure I don’t ignore these issues.
Having decent vision is right up there alongside decent hearing for me. I read and write about as much as I listen to music, and I do both FAR more than the usual person. (I also do all the driving in this household, so I’d rather not drive like Mr Magoo, thankyewverymuch.) I try not to overdo it, and if I do feel like I’m overdoing it, I’ll make sure I take some time to give the ol’ eyes and ears a rest for a bit.
This brought to you by a writer who needs to remind himself to keep to healthy habits more often!