- eye floaters
- feel discomfort after only 10/20 minutes using any device and it honestly frustrates me a lot.
- occassional eye migraine with headache and felt nauseous which affect my productivity.
- light sensitivity
At one time I nearly fall off the bike due to losing half of my right eye vision from ocular migraine but still forcing myself to ride home.
Whenever I went to the doctor for eye checkup they said my eyes were fine apart from the few eye floaters and suggested using natural eye liquid-dropper.
- wearing my glasses alone (which the eyeglasses shop claimed already have some sort of computer screen protection coating)
- using built-in night filter/software (Iris, f.lux)
- I tried wearing the Spektrum frame over my prescription glasses when working but it put strain on my nose bridge and my face; too heavy and not wearable outside I look silly
- brighter bulbs in my room; bringing my laptop to library/cafes with bright lighting
So I have been attaching Spektrum Prospek bluelight lenses I got from my colleague (just regular lenses and not having correction) with blue-tack on my current eyeglasses (with prescription) and notice I could squeeze more time (hours more) looking at my computer display (AGON AOC/ASUS) and much more comfortable compared to past solution above.
I have been trying various computers I can get access to/borrow (Lenovos, Apple, Surface Pros, with Nvidias GTXs/RTXs) and use various OSes (Ubuntu, Kali, Windows, macOS, centos, debian) to no avail.
Honestly, at first I was skeptical about blue light lenses and thought it is just for hardcore gamers or fashion statement and provide little to no benefit for quite a fair amount they charge.
But so far this is the best solution I can bear with productivity-wise and being comfortable albeit looking silly.
- People noticing my unusual look wearing tacked-on lenses on my frame.
It's so comfortable that I forgot the lens is there and my sister is concerned about me looking silly when meeting other people which might affect my first impression lol.
- dust is frequently trapped in the gap between two lenses
- it take a few minutes to clean since I have to clean the bluetack residue and apply it again
- Few scratches (mainly on the Spektrum lenses which I guess do not have anti-scratch coating) from reseating the lenses after several cleaning. You might be able to see some faint lines on the picture above.
I have been thinking of either:
install some thin amber tint sheet on my current eyeglasses
I recently just change to a new lens and really like my current frame; I could save some bucks as well.
kapton tape - inspired from this diy mirror tint sunglasses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td0BwXQnOtY
lighting gel - I saw some people recommending amber lighting gel but unable to find it in Australia so I am not familiar with it.
Krylon stained glass spray - Just found out about Krylon stained glass canary yellow (usually for tinting car foglights) like what this cosplayer did to customize eyeglasses - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGYm9saG-mo
(any other suggestion is welcome?)
buying new frame with correction lens + blue light - but quite expensive
get magnetic clip on glasses with amber ones and later install some correction lenses
this one is actually kind of cool since I might be able to clipon various sunglasses; could be cheaper than option 2;
something like this from aliexpress:
TLDR; I recently change to a new lenses and love my current frame and wonder if attaching kapton tape on the lens would be enough to prevent strain comparable to blue light lenses.
Edited to add some details
Interesting read -
Irlen's Syndrome https://dm-ed.com/news/how-do-you-know-if-you-have-irlen-syndrome/
(but need further research) https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-26/irlen-syndrome-medical-eye-condition-controversy/11218184