A brief history:
As a kid who loved watching TV closeup in the early 90s (the day of 21in CRTs), I was prone to near sightedness. A vist to a eye speciallist one fine day confirmed my mother's worst fears... Specs. Though my eyesight presciption was nothing major to worry about (-.25 to -.5), but my mother being from a medical background banned TV for nearly a decade and introduced me to my new specs. They became my companions for the next few years until my eyesight along with carrots (an old myth that carrots improve eyesight) improved to near perfect. From that day onwards, my best companion left me and I found a new companion in books.
After passing college and getting a new job in 2006 as a software engineer, I began driving my family stallion i.e. MS Alto. Due to the nature of my job(staring at numerous computer screens) and those of my dear friends and colleagues(who ensured that I partied till I passed out), I never came home before 1 AM, i.e. If I ever came home(after 4-5 hours of rest). Driving those late nights as well as staring at numerous computer screens started taking a toll on my eyes.
After one fine day at work (Another company, circa 2015 and no more daily parties but I sometimes work late, I'm married now), while returning home, I start feeling a slight headache. After narrating my symptoms to my wife, she dropped all household chores and started lecturing me on how I am getting old so soon and my eyesights have become weak. Having hurt my macho self, I further took defense that how can my eyesight go weak, I have perfect eyesight and how I wanted to be a naval aviator (when I was young) and had tested my eyesight and eat humungous amount of carrots and gajar ka halwa
Nonetheless, she understood my symptoms and took me to an eye speciallist, who promptly undertook and eye test, confirming my worst fears and bringing rejoice to her perfect analysis.
A -.5 confirmation in both eyes and a new order for specs and anti-glare glasses later, I wanted to know how many of us feel that their eyesights have weakened due to night driving/staring at computer screens or how many feel a halo looking at another cars headlight beam.
A few articles based on my research The Eyecare Trust - Night Driving - The Facts Dry Eye Syndrome - what is it, symptoms, causes, risk factors, tests & diagnosis, treatment options: University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center