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Old 06-18-2016, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Intervals, every 30 minutes take time to stare at something far away.


Some people who wear eye glasses have some type of special tint on it, a clear tint film, that suppose to help. Forgot the exact details.
Yes, the coating blocks blue wave lengths that contribute to macular degeneration. Nice side effect - the coating also decreases the glare from oncoming headlights at night.

https://www.macular.org/ultra-violet-and-blue-light

OP, I am very glad that you are taking this seriously!
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:37 AM
 
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Most people who are staring at a computer screen don't blink as often as they normally would. Blinking aids in keeping our eyes moist. Dry eyes can have very adverse effects on our eyes, mainly our corneas.

It is being noticed that it's not just from looking at computer monitors, this is also true for people texting too much, overuse of tables, electronic readers, etc.

It's as though we become mesmerized.
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Midwest, USA
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Since there's a software conflict on my computer with flux, I bought a pair of the blue-light-reducing glasses. There are many different brands out there, but most of them are those really orange-yellow lenses. I found one called Spektrum which doesn't have the awful lenses--yet they do help out when I'm on the computer. They look a lot more like regular glasses than many of the other brands. They have a few different styles, plus they offer clip-ons for regular glasses.

You can also get prescription glasses with special light-reducing lenses, which would be a better option for those who already wear glasses--providing your insurance covers it. For those without insurance, it may be cheaper to buy something like the Spektrum clip-ons for their glasses.
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Old 07-26-2016, 04:36 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Oh, and if you're on the computer in the evening at all, you can download a free program called Flux, which dims your computer screen for you as night is falling. You can set it to dim completely at a certain time or to do it gradually over the span of a few hours in a more natural manner.

https://justgetflux.com/
Wow! Thank you for mentioning this Flux. I recently had cataract surgery and my eyes were hurting. The doctor said it was dry eye and that's it's common after surgery. Last night I downloaded Flux and it made my screen a soft pink/peachy color so there isn't that bright glare.

I haven't had to put in drops for dry eye today and my eyes aren't hurting. This is such a relief.
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Old 07-26-2016, 05:20 PM
 
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Intervals, every 30 minutes take time to stare at something far away.


Some people who wear eye glasses have some type of special tint on it, a clear tint film, that suppose to help. Forgot the exact details.
^^^ I can confirm this personally!!

I spend much of my mornings staring at a laptop screen, and much of the afternoons staring at a 24" screen..... no eye-strain at the end of the day

The PC-guard screen coating works! Inquire with your optometrist/eye specialist about this, trust me

My prescription glasses were ~$100 on their own and $110 with the PC-glare coating applied. It's a cheap add-on and so soooooo worth it if you're a heavy computer user like myself. I can "see" the special coating when I tilt the glasses at an angle to a light source, it's a dark-greenish color.

If your eye-strain is due solely to high PC usage (and not some other underlying medical condition) then this special $10-20 coating effectively CURES eye-strain for good. Like I said, ask your eye-care specialist about it.

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Old 07-26-2016, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Midwest, USA
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Wow! Thank you for mentioning this Flux. I recently had cataract surgery and my eyes were hurting. The doctor said it was dry eye and that's it's common after surgery. Last night I downloaded Flux and it made my screen a soft pink/peachy color so there isn't that bright glare.

I haven't had to put in drops for dry eye today and my eyes aren't hurting. This is such a relief.
You're welcome. I hope you recover from your surgery quickly.
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Old 07-26-2016, 05:37 PM
 
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My prescription glasses were ~$100 on their own and $110 with the PC-glare coating applied. It's a cheap add-on and so soooooo worth it if you're a heavy computer user like myself. I can "see" the special coating when I tilt the glasses at an angle to a light source, it's a dark-greenish color.

If your eye-strain is due solely to high PC usage (and not some other underlying medical condition) then this special $10-20 coating effectively CURES eye-strain for good. Like I said, ask your eye-care specialist about it.
That's not bad at all. I was thinking the cost for that special coating would be a lot more than that. I'm happy to hear that it's so reasonable.
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:22 PM
 
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^^^ I can confirm this personally!!

I spend much of my mornings staring at a laptop screen, and much of the afternoons staring at a 24" screen..... no eye-strain at the end of the day

The PC-guard screen coating works! Inquire with your optometrist/eye specialist about this, trust me

My prescription glasses were ~$100 on their own and $110 with the PC-glare coating applied. It's a cheap add-on and so soooooo worth it if you're a heavy computer user like myself. I can "see" the special coating when I tilt the glasses at an angle to a light source, it's a dark-greenish color.

If your eye-strain is due solely to high PC usage (and not some other underlying medical condition) then this special $10-20 coating effectively CURES eye-strain for good. Like I said, ask your eye-care specialist about it.
Is the PC glare coating the same as getting anti glare coating on your glasses? (I'll be ordering new glasses in few weeks once the final effects of the surgery are known.)
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:47 PM
 
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Is the PC glare coating the same as getting anti glare coating on your glasses? (I'll be ordering new glasses in few weeks once the final effects of the surgery are known.)
I'm not sure "which" one it is, I do know that it seems "built into" the glasses themselves..... because if it wasn't it would simply "rub off" when I wipe my glasses down with 91% isopropyl alcohol and a cloth (as I often do to remove smudges/grease).

I don't care which one it is, all I know is it works! And that's all I care about

I spend about 4-5 hours looking at a laptop screen in the mornings, followed by another 6-8 hours in the afternoon staring at a 24" screen, and then bed. Of course, some mixed staring at a 5" smartphone screen is mixed in there as well. No eye-strain whatsoever! The coating works like a charm

If I recall correctly, my total out of pocket was about $205 in December, $110ish for the prescription glasses and about $90 for the eye exam.
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:52 PM
 
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I'm not sure "which" one it is, I do know that it seems "built into" the glasses themselves..... because if it wasn't it would simply "rub off" when I wipe my glasses down with 91% isopropyl alcohol and a cloth (as I often do to remove smudges/grease).

I don't care which one it is, all I know is it works! And that's all I care about

I spend about 4-5 hours looking at a laptop screen in the mornings, followed by another 6-8 hours in the afternoon staring at a 24" screen, and then bed. Of course, some mixed staring at a 5" smartphone screen is mixed in there as well. No eye-strain whatsoever! The coating works like a charm

If I recall correctly, my total out of pocket was about $205 in December, $110ish for the prescription glasses and about $90 for the eye exam.
Thanks. I'll be sure to ask my eye dr about it when I go.
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