For a long time I wondered if I was the only one affected. This forum gave me a sense of relief at finding others with similar stories.
I'm still undecided on whether this is a tech problem rather than something related to my eyes. I've been a gamer (and avid reader) my whole life and played though my teens, 20s and 30's without any issue. I've worked my way through pretty much every generation of console, PC and monitor technology and I only started having problems in my late 30s (I'm now 41),
So for me this could be a new technology that emerged at that time or it could be age related changes to my eyes. The eye expert I visited at Harley Street told me this is a 'normal' age related loss of convergence and that I should just accept it as part of the ageing process. Now, she was the consultant so I should believe her except....there are loads of other 40 something year olds out there that can happily play games and read books without these issues, so how can this be normal?
Another thing that made me wonder, I've played PS4 on my Sony Bravia TV for a couple of years no problem. I played my way though the first 20 hours of AC Origins no problem. Then after one evenings play got a severe eye strain. After I recovered I tried again and got another strain. Ever since I've been unable to play that game. So what changed for me? Does age related loss of convergence come on literally from one week to the next, or was this a firmware update on wither the TV or console?