severe eyestrain + stress + mild seasonal allergies.
My glasses are:
2 prescriptions out of date
peeling protective coating
I've been wearing them exclusively (not bothering to put in my contacts instead), and working long stretches at (a laboratory full of) computer screens doing visually-intensive work (examining thousands of scanned documents).
I took the day off work today and have been in bed sleeping off a headache. Never became a full-blown migraine, it was duller than that. I think I got off easy, considering a true migraine makes you beg for the sweet release of death.
I've taken off my glasses. I'm typing this about a foot away from the screen. And it feels wonderful. I'm going to put in my contacts and see how that feels, although they are about one prescription out of date as well.
Hopefully there are two or three paychecks waiting for me at my post office box. One of them is hereby assigned to my eye doctor and some new kickass soft/hard contact lenses.