So as I think through all of the factors that cause my symptoms, I recalled when my previous employer switched to Outlook 2007. It caused very severe eye strain. Fortunately at the time I was able to just switch back to Outlook 2000, which caused no eye strain, and quickly forgot about it.
I am at a new job now, and they have Outlook 2007, and I think that could be what is triggering my eye strain., I am not positive, I need to do more tests on Monday to confirm or deny the hypothesis, but thought I was ask on here: Has anyone else had eye strain triggered using Outlook 2007? Specifically Outlook, not Word or Excel or the other Office products