This is a rather personal post, but I think I should write about it so you know what’s going on.
During the last couple of months I noticed problems with my eyes and unfortunately it is getting worse. The good news is I got special screen glasses now and my doctor could not find anything I need to worry about… but the bad news is nobody has an idea how to actually fix this or what exactly caused it. My eyes always were bad but it feels like they got a lot worse lately. In the past I reached 100% eyesight with glasses, now it’s 80% max. This does not sound like a big problem, but I work with tiny pixels…
Whenever I work on the computer and have to concentrate on small details (like Photoshop / webdesign for work or drawing for the SP-Studio) my view gets blurry after a while and my eyes begin to hurt because it is so exhausting to keep them focused. It does not happen when I play computer games, so I guess it’s not about the screen itself but about the stressful work on details. It’s like my eyes cannot handle it anymore without struggle. It’s not only a health issue but also gets to me on a psychological level because my eyesight is super important to me and suddenly I cannot rely on my eyes anymore like I used to. It’s scary.
Perhaps I sat in front of the computer too much since summer because for months I did my daily work and after it continued with the new SP-Studio. And often after this I met friends online as well because of the Corona restrictions. Since the doctors cannot help me I decided it’s best to give the eyes a rest more often. I still work on SP-Studio updates, but I will strictly limit the time I spend on them until my eyes hopefully get better. No need to risk anything. And I already worry about my job because of this.
This is not about a break. The next updates are in the making – they will just take longer.
I really hope I don’t sound whiny, but I decided to write honestly about my health because some SP-Studio visitors support me with their money and I want you to know why I slow down with the updates. The most important items in all categories of the new SP-Studio are back, so now I will relax my eyes more often. Spring is coming and I will spend more time outside with strange activities like gardening. I really hope my eyes will get better. But of course I will keep you updated as soon as the next update is finished.
UPDATE (April 5th 2021): Unfortunately I still experience the same problems with my eyes. Since the eye specialists could not find the reason for my problems I will have to go throught more testing during April and May. They will scan my brain, test my blood and so on. This takes time but I am glad it’s taken seriously. I really hope to be able to return to working on the SP-Studio soon. Right now it is very difficult. Thank you for your support!