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Because of this i use a Gunnar[^]. Actually bought it for my gaming activities, now, since i suffer from a soft headache for months, i'm using it mainly at work. It helps a lot, but still i have an appointment at the eye doc to check if my lenses need help. Probably the headache then will go away.
Well as i currently, until my appointment at the doc, don't need prescription lenses i just got em online. I saw that they offer prescription lenses only with the stuff you'll get from the doc, but i have no idea how good that works.
Anyway, i guess you might get good "computer glasses" anywhere. Seems like that market is growing.
I actually suffer greatly, i need eyes drops a couple of times a day and need to use an eye bath after work. I use a piece if software called Iris they started charging for it now, there is an old version kicking around the web that has all the features though, however windows 10 has nightmode feature now, which allows you to set the whitepoint and reduce the blue light, looks really wierd at first but try turning it back on after an hour you will feel blinded.
I also used to use a program called leo which reminds you to take short 15 second breaks from your monitor.
Apparently gaming glasses can help, most have slight yellow tint apparently to reduce the [higher frequency] blue color and coating to reduce glare from screen & other light sources. In my case though I wear prescription glasses and getting scripted gaming glasses costs a small fortune and probably involves mail order - what if they're done wrong.
So intending to get a new pair of glasses for sure with a proper anti-glare coating (like cryzal) - till now have been wearing the cheapest glasses I could get (full on aerobic cycling is hard on glasses, sweat, accidents...). Will talk to the eye doc about the yellow tinting if any.
Figure better to spend a few dollars - money: can always get more, eyes: not so much.
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Over here in Holland I got a pair of "Computer glasses" which have a coating, are varifocal and with some other corrections for only 320 Euro. Also got a pair of normal glasses for the long distance for free. Very pleased with them !
That's a good prize... The problem is that I have a hard time to trust online ordering (which is cheaper), so I pay the high prize...
My sunglasses cost almost 3000 NIS (~700 Euro) alone, because the size (eye covering), the coating and the numbers+cylinder)...
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Yes, me too. I have 2 pairs (work and home) for computer use. The screen distance is 80% of the lens, just slivers of long and short at the bottom and top, to see keyboard and who is coming in my office to suck away my productivity. I switch with my regular glasses when going to/from the computer. Switching glasses 10 times a day was an annoyance at first but it has been well worth it.
I had Lasik surgery a few years ago and my vision has always been 20/10 since. I noticed a couple of years ago that spending all day working on a computer was making my eyes really dry and I had trouble seeing highway signs going home. I went to the doctor and they set up regular glasses with anti-glare coating to roughly fit my work environment. They are really interesting because I can wear them fine when I am on the computer but if I look away or stand up and try to walk everything is blurry and off. They did fix the vision problem at the end of the day. I leave work and everything is perfectly clear. I still suffer from dry eyes though, so I have to use eye drops. Unfortunately, I have never had a job that covered the cost of glasses very well so I usually end up spending $250 or more whenever I need a new pair.
Most people with complaints about computer vision have dry eyes from not blinking enough. The solution is as simple as looking away from the screen every few minutes, thinking about if your eyes are "tired", and blinking. You can go to the restroom and splash water in your eyes. There are saline eyedrops or "artificial tears" too, depending if you can stand putting drops in your eyes.
If you notice that your eyestrain headaches are worse during allergy season, then you probably have an allergy contributing to making your eyes dry (duh). A non-drowsy antihistamine like Allegra or Citirizine is helpful. If you are outside the US where you may have to work around smokers, I can tell you from personal experience that the smoke is what's giving you those awful headaches every afternoon. Again, antihistamines can help, but murdering the smoker slowly may be more satisfying. Bwah-ha-ha.
As they approach middle age, most people begin to suffer from presbyopia, loss of the ability to quickly change focus from close to far and far to close. The little muscles that change the shape of your eye get stiff. This can cause headaches. There are special glasses that may improve this situation, but it can be as simple as closing your eyes for a moment when you are forced to look away from the monitor.