Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Purple Hue....

I have 20/20 vision, which is normal,

(Here's a lesson for you - did you know that means that this means that the test subject sees the same line of letters at 20 feet that a normal person sees at 20 feet - Hence the expression 20/20)

Anyway, back on to subject, I have 20/20 vision, and yet as I sit here writing this, I am wearing my "fairly" new (2 week old) glasses with purple lenses. No they are not dummy specs for fashion, nor sunglasses as a member of staff asked me today. I do legitimately need these. I say need, but that is a lie. I've gone almost 28 years with out them.

They just make things a hell of a lot easier.

I had an appointment a few months ago, after continuous headaches/migraines which is brought on from sitting and doing paper work (and I do a lot of paper work), from the horrible strip lights and several other things. I went to get my eyes tested, but nothing, so my opticians refered me to go get my eyes tested at hospital, and there I was diagnosed with Visual Stress Disorder. And under went a specialist test which showed that purple is the best colour to relieve visual stress symptoms for me. I did used to have a blue overlay but I would often lose or forget to take the a4 sheet with me.

During the test I found that my left to right eye tracking is very jagged in its movements, and that is obviously how we read! I used to really struggle with my reading and concentrating on reading. The white/black contrast would make me feel ill, I would feel like the words were moving, read the same sentences over and over and over again, so that even short stories seemed the length of an intricate novel and my eyes would jump around the page, seemingly following the waterfall of the gaps between words.

I bought myself the cheap looking but far from cheap glasses, and touch wood, my migraines etc have been virtually none existant. I've also not had any vertigo spells, so it could very well have been that it was brought on from the visual stress. I am slowly adjusting to the constant purple hue too.

I now see the world through purple tinted glasses.