@mrector and @kelleroberts Wow, as much as it pains us to learn that there are others dealing with this, it almost is a relief too. Just knowing that there are others who understand; especially when no one else does. But, how could they, right?
I totally get the pain after TRYING to focus on something. Oh my goodness, especially after vision testing, it hurts so badly the rest of the day. Bright light, reading, using electronics, you name it, I pay in the end. 🙁 I've tried eye patches, a bandana, etc. It would help some to keep it covered, but the fabrics irritate my eye, argh! So, now I just close my left eye when I'm doing things or it is bothering me.
I am at the point where I just want them to take the dang thing out. I even asked my optometrist if she could find me a "black out" contact for my left eye. Unfortunately, they cost around $200! 😲