Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
I am sorry to hear about your many years of suffering with your eyes. One thing I can say, however, is that using your eyes for such activities as extended periods of reading can not damage them. It is much like a computer where using software, while it make the system act up, will not actually physically damage the hardware.
I also don't believe that the dizziness that you experienced after getting off the elevator, from what you have said, is due to your eye issues either. I believe that this could most likely be attributed to an inner ear issue.
One thing that can cause the eye strain issues that you are having is using an incorrect eye glasses Rx. You didn't say whether or not you wear glasses but, even if you don't I think it would be useful for you to undergo an "extensive" refreaction. What is this? Well, this is where you have a test for glasses without the use of drops (dry refraction). Then the test is repeated after drops are placed in your eye (wet refraction). The results of these two tests are compared and, if necessary, a few days later you come back for another dry refraction which tries to get as close to the wet result as you can tolerate.
This is a drawn out process that is not routinely done but, in your case, it just might find the cause of decades worth of discomfort and suffering on your part.
Does this make sense to you?
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