I and a 45 year old male. I have had chronic eye strain/pain for about 1.5 years (since around December of 2011).
I have gotten my prescription checked four times since then and have been to four different eye doctors
I have purchased six pairs of glasses
since the eye pain began and I am currently using Zeiss personalized progressive glasses. The last eye doctor I went to @ 2 months ago said my prescription was correct and gives me 20/20 vision with my Zeiss glasses, and he said my problem may be dry eyes
so he recommended lubricated eye drops and steaming wash cloths. Neither of these recommendations has helped at all. (eye drops actually seem to make the pain worse)
The eye pain is most severe when I try and read. Although the words are sharp, I can feel pain around my eye sockets within a minute of reading and I haven't read any books for over a year.
I work out of my home at a computer for @ 4-5 hours a day.
For the last 6 months I have been using a 100" 1080P DLP projector at @ 9 ft. viewing distance for my computer monitor since using a typical computer LCD display at 3-4 ft. is too painful. I zoom in for larger font reading whenever possible.
The 100" screen at 9' distance helps but I still get bad eyestrain & pain.
I have been using a frozen gellpack on my eyesockets throughout the day to alleviate the pain. The eye pain is worst at the end of the workday which mostly goes away by the end of the weekend. Aspirin helps a little.
Hoping someone can help me out with diagnosis/treatment as the correct prescription or dry eye treatments does not seem to be the problem.