I am however so stupid that I didn't put two and two together. My husband however, is apparently much smarter than me (And no he isn't standing behind me forcing me to type this) and told me I really should go to the Opticians and sometime soon as he was pretty sure there was something up with my eyesight. So eventually I listened to him, made myself an appointment and went to the Opticians knowing full well that I was going to come out of there with glasses. And sure enough after a few tests, exams and general explanations, I was sent to pick out some new glasses.
I decided to go with a blue and green frame, which I really liked and as I've always been told that I should wear blue and green as they suit me the most and because they were nice. Well, I thought so anyway. Look, just be proud of me that I made a choice in about ten minutes without having people around me to encourage me to make a choice after an hour or so of trying to decide!
I won't get my glasses until next Friday and then I should wear them to read, write, use the PC, drive and generally if I need to do anything that needs me to see detail... so other than running and exercising I have a feeling I'll be wearing them pretty much always!
I was chatting with my Mum after I'd had my tests and told her that I had Astigmatism, she giggled because apparently I've always known that. She then reminded me about how when I look at my finger and bring it to my nose, my eyes do a weird turny out thing, rather than the normal going cross eyed thing. I didn't realise it was a thing, I just thought it was a Pippa thing!
There is a little bit of "bad" news for me too. When the Optician took a photo of the back of my eyes, they noticed a small problem with my optic nerve. Now, it could just be that I'm a percentage of the population who naturally has a less distinct optic nerve or it could be a sign of something more serious. Either way, they have referred me to a specialist at the hospital (via my local GP) to check it out and hopefully give me good news or sort out a treatment plan (hopefully there is one!) to resolve or slow down the issue they may have spotted.
Please do get your eyes checked regularly and always listen to your husband!