Monday, August 6, 2012

Music Mondays: Eyeglass Edition

So, this past week (and still now, a bit), I've been battling with a bout of eye strain brought on by an eight hour gaming session. (I don't even know how I managed to play a game for eight straight hours...) Of course, this was the kick in the ass I needed to get myself in for my eye exam (which I've been putting off for the last 6-9 months).

I think my astigmatism got a little bit worse, but it's still in the mild category, so my new glasses are meant for up-close intensive work and astigmatism correction. (Meaning I can actually see out of them when I look away from the computer screen.)

I love when I'm asked if I use a computer.... My whole life is computer intensive. My whole existence is visually intensive.

So, I've been spending more time off the computer than on over the last few days and I'm trying to continue that pattern until I've been back to a feeling of normalcy for a while. (Okay. Normalcy for me.)

And since eyes have been on my mind a lot lately that's reflected in this week's music picks.

1. I Wear My Sunglasses At Night
2. She Blinded Me With Science
3. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
4. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
5. Bette Davis Eyes





L. M. Leffew said...

Funny how the time slips away when you're gaming, isn't it?  I get migraines that result in my not being able to look at a computer screen, and I am surprised by how inconvenient it is every time.

L. M. Leffew said...

Oh, back when I got my first set of glasses my eyestrain consisted of mondo-headaches. I've never had a migraine, but I imagine this was close. (And I was right in the middle of a very busy work schedule so it was complete torture; I couldn't slow-down or take time off.) 

Luckily this time I just had some light sensitivity and trouble focusing. But it still bugged me enough to stop watching television, using the PC or reading much. Which pretty much means I didn't do anything at all for several days. 

I never realize how much I take my eyes for granted until they don't want to work for me. 

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