One day I got a sore neck. Nothing had changed. Not the position of my chair, or my computer screen or my ergonomic keyboard. I was at the myotherapist fortnightly and the only thing happening was the neck was getting worse and the therapist was buying a car.
Then I had one of those 3a.m. revelations. The sore neck started soon after I got my new glasses. I confess I need to wear glasses all the time these days. I can’t fudge things because even though I am over 40-something and agedly long sighted, the distance is out of focus as well as the close up! So if I have to have frames on my face eighteen hours a day, I want them to look good, right? And they do but I realized I am tilting my neck up to find the mid-range distance part of the lens and that is giving me the neck pain.
I rang the Optometrist who said, ‘You need computer glasses.’ Do what now? says I. ‘Computer glasses. Come on down.’ So I did. For $39 I have cheap, plastic glasses that look awful and twice now I’ve have been halfway down the street before realising that nothing is in focus. Of course those are the days I invariably run into people I know although granted, they’re fuzzy. The glasses kinda match the daggy trackkie pants I am occasionally seen out in close to a deadline. I fear I am getting a reputation as that ‘dishevelled woman who just got a cat.’
But, the good news is, I no longer have a sore neck!