Do you have photophobia?

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It is a medical condition that is a sensitivity to light. I have always had it and just had to deal with it.

One of the wonderful things about working from home is that I don’t have to suffer like I used to in the past. Now I can control the amount of light my daily experience is much more pleasant. I got some relief by wearing glasses with shades, but it wasn’t enough. At times driving was very difficult due to the amount of light in the car when I was driving.

In life, some people struggle and make an effort once they wake up. We don’t see the invisible struggles of people or know how they have to work harder than the average person just to survive. This isn’t to create sympathy for me. I don’t need your sympathy. The people who need your sympathy will never ask for it. They are the people who show up and do the best they can do each day, no matter what kind of struggles they have in commuting and being there.

eye humor comic
eye humor comic

Why am I sharing this? I recently got a blackout curtain which has improved my life. Of course, it makes the projector look awesome, but because it blocks the light my eyes haven’t been red lately. It doesn’t take much for my eyes to feel red and tired. It is part of the reason why I have tried so many screens, TV and now a projector. I just have to find a way to keep them healthy and able to be productive.

Most of this is my responsibility. I shouldn’t work 12 hours a day but sometimes I get carried away finding answers to questions and finding a better way to do something. For me, learning is such a pleasure that I would rather do it almost over everything else. While I am eating my lunch I am learning something on the projector and it is such a pleasure to be able to do so.

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If you have headaches, dry eyes, and other things like this you may have this condition. Now that I think about it, it’s been a few years since I saw the eye doctor. My last visit was when I got these glasses. I probably should go back for a checkup. I’ll call him today. It’s amazing what pops into your mind when you aren’t thinking about things.