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Hmm... surprising this does not happen more often

Car crash explained by migraine. Ignoring the sparkles, warps and blotches of light, a migraine aura can cause some visual problems. Double vision, blurred vision, hazy vision, fatigued eyes, tunnel vision, problems with depth perception. Plus, any problems you have with your eyes can get worse. Plus sometimes you forget the rules of the road, or confuse left with right, brake with gas. So, amzaing we are not all crashing into trees. Some days you just do not drive, which is just common sense. But these problems can be sudden. Personally I seem to be accumulating different shades of sun glasses and perscription glasses witn anti-glare, anti-fatigue and such.

So far the only thing I hit with my car was the house... which is a rather big stationary object, but my brain was all confused. I did not realize I was that close to the house, until the scraping noise... then realizing I was scraping against the house I messed up trying to correct this... and thus snapped my mirror right off and gouged a hole in the stucco stuff of the housing.

Other than that, I just have issues with clarity of vision which I use glasses and specs for. Then all that remains is the occasional confusion. And my inability to tell left from right, which seems to be a permanent neurological issue now. I think 'right' and go 'left'. I point right and mean left. Someone says go right, I go left. Unless I think about it, and move my hand 'right handed, right side'. Fun stuff.
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