I have needed vision correction since I was about 7 years old. I had glasses for years, but I really hated to wear them. I would take them off and lay them anywhere I could - I'd hide them, lose them, forget them. My right eye is considerably weaker than my left eye, but my left eye is no slouch at the not seeing stuff clearly task I set before it.
My parents gave me a granny chain when I was in junior high. THAT was super popular, let me tell you what. EVERYONE was so ENVIOUS of me and my chain.
When I was 16, I tried contact lenses, and I wore them off and on - mostly off, because they were A - hella expensive and B - I was hella hard on them.
In my early twenties, I got serious about contacts and I've worn them - or glasses - ever since. I got a pair of progressive bifocals last year, but don't find that I use the bottom half in any type of consistency or need.
When I was a teenager, I developed moderately severe TMJ. My right jaw clicks and pops, and a few times, has gotten stuck. I had surgery on it when I was 17, and then again 6 months later, but it still bugs me. I also grind my teeth pretty severely. In fact, I cracked a filling in my furthest upper molar and needed to get a crown. I wear a mouthguard (Wal-Mart, because a custom fit mouthguard isn't covered by insurance, which what the hell, let's keep paying for cracked teeth and crowns) and I have holes in the back of it because hey, that's how hard I grind my teeth.
I noticed, a few months ago, that my vision wasn't as clear as I'd like it to be. In particular, I noticed it in my photography. Being of a certain age, I grabbed a pair of readers and tried to use them. They didn't help at all. I am left eye dominant when I take pictures, but right eye when I go to the gun range, so I fiddled around with switching eyes and settings and nothing really helped. I noticed that I had trouble reading my phone in the truck with my sunglasses on - but no trouble when I took them off. I have no trouble reading books or seeing things up close at all, but I did need to blink my eyes several times to refocus during the day.
I have had more migraines in the past six months than I've had in years. I wake up virtually every day with a headache. Almost every migraine is above and centered in my right eye. I spoke with a doctor, who suggested that I visit a neurologist, and start with a comprehensive eye exam before, in order to rule out any issues with my vision causing headaches.
I went to the eye doctor, who said that I have severe dry eyes, even though I don't feel like I have dry eyes at all. She showed me how my eye isn't secreting the stuff it's supposed to - I'm SO knowledgeable - and said that dry eyes can cause corneal abrasions, etc. She also fitted me in a progressive multifocal contacts, and gave me two prescription eye drops to use. I've been using them for about a week and although I didn't have symptoms, I think I'm seeing better. She also bumped up my prescription.
SO. Adding all of that together, I seem to be a high maintenance mess - but I'm interested to see what the neurologist says this week.