Hello again LEDStrain,
I've been here basically since around this forum's founding. I'm not sure if anyone remembers me, but I'm basically someone that "went along their way" after my issue more-or-less became a non-factor. Being assigned permanent work-from-home because of you-know-what was pretty much entirely the reason. I'm able to control my own equipment (e.g. Dell U2410 LCD-backlit monitor) and indoor lighting (halogen).
However, the last of my standard A19 60W lightbulbs has burnt out. A19 is just a fancy code for the standard size bulb one would expect (like the little emoji-like symbol in the "Lighting" tag I used in this thread). I had this happen once already, and since I can't buy halogen or incandescent at stores anymore, I had to order off Amazon. I'm just wondering if I still have to keep doing this.
The reason why I have my suspicions, is that I go to other friend's houses, my parents, etc, and I don't exactly come out with a headache and/or aching eyeballs. They are only buying what's available in local stores. Maybe standard lighting is OK?
Work replaced the overhead lights with LED at the beginning of 2020, and that's when I thought I was screwed. I had one right above me, and it flooded my cubicle with bright, harsh, white light. I had aching eyeballs a lot that I didn't have before. I sure got lucky about 3 months after that.
Also, I'm at least 2 years behind on all the threads that have been posted here, but did anyone ever figure out the problem? I still can't look at most LED-backlit displays, so I just… don't. Since that mitigation strategy worked, I wasn't quite as motivated to follow every thread. A lot of posts were really long and ironically gave me eyestrain trying to get through them, haha!
I've been doing quite well outside of everything else, and I hope the rest of you are as well!