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Old February 10, 2012, 07:37 PM
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i'd love to get that. but problem is with my prescription those add ons are way out of my budget.
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Old February 10, 2012, 09:01 PM
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didn't they link eye-strain to lack of blinking while watching a computer monitor?
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Old February 10, 2012, 09:26 PM
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personally i wouldn't bother. But then again i can't wear them as i already have glasses. Honestly if you getting alot of problems with eye strain then maybe you should take longer breaks or reconsider the lighting in the rooms when your using your monitor or reducing the brightness/contrast.
Not really an option due to the position of my desk is fixed along with the ceiling lights. Doesn't matter anyways as I had the same issues when I was working at RIM last summer too.

So has no one actually use these or similar sunglasses to help them infront of a screen for a long duration of time?
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Old February 10, 2012, 10:17 PM
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Old February 11, 2012, 06:51 AM
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Heh, though half my problem at work still are the florescent lights which are god damn everywhere (as they typically are in a work place) and are usually directly over me.
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Old February 11, 2012, 07:11 AM
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i'd love to get that. but problem is with my prescription those add ons are way out of my budget.
Yeah I know what you mean......
Let me introduce you to 39dollarglasses.com
As long as its not bifocals...they dont care what the prescription is.

I got a pair of the Transition IVs in metal frame (titanium is an extra 50 bucks) AND a pair of "driving glasses" which are polarized and change from yellow to redish to brownish depending on light conditions (not UV like transitions but actual brightness levels).....for a grand total of 236 shipped. That includes scratch coatings, antiglare coatings, ultra thin glass, glass cases, cleaning cloths and a glass repair kit. Been using them for like 8 yrs now. IMHO plastic lenses are plastic lenses and their metal AND titanium are the same as the uber $$$ ones here in canada...just lacking the brand name (probably come out of the same factory and I have yet to have a pair break on me except ONCE and that was my fault....but it saved my eyes so I wasnt upset over the "loss" ).

use "11years" as the coupon code to get 15% off. (that 236 was with the coupon)

The only down side is they are bit slow to get to you. Takes about 3-4 weeks. You will also need to know your PD number and have a valid prescription (scan and email it the first time to them...then you are golden).

I personally replace my glasses every year...as its soo damn cheap that there is NO need to not to. ie Id rather spend 5 bills every two years and get FOUR pairs of glasses from the states than ONE pair "locally". YMMV
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Old February 11, 2012, 07:19 AM
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thanks i will definitely have to check them out when i next go to my optometrist.
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So has no one actually use these or similar sunglasses to help them infront of a screen for a long duration of time?
Lots of people have been wearing specialty glasses to help for issues related to computer use and other activities for (probably) decades now. I remember marketing material in the 80s related specifically to computer use.

That's why I 'derailed' your thread by recommending consultation with a specialist--as opposed to a bunch of guys on a forum who may have had some experience with eyewear sold in consumer electronics stores.

An optometrist can probably advise you without touching your eyes. There are a range of options that may help someone suffering from computer vision syndrome. They may even be able to offer insight on products by Gunnar.

Personally, I've always found a way to solve my CVS issues via ergonomics. While I'm sure you've tried this, what's helped me a lot is ensuring that you're square to your display with the middle of the screen at eye level. I've seen people built custom shades for their computer displays which can help a lot too. But for me, it was usually a stack of something like phone books under my display that did the trick.

I don't doubt glasses such as those sold by Gunnar are helpful. However, I have a hard time believing they beat a custom solution in comfort or performance. As AKG has pointed out, custom eyewear is inexpensive online.
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Old February 13, 2012, 04:34 AM
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It's relatively inexpensive, and a lot of custom eyewear is mainly for those with prescriptions. Looking at AkG's site linked, I would probably end up spending more getting eyewear from them, then I would from these folks.

Also, it's not just the computer screens, it's - as I've kept saying - also the florescent line that shines all around me, hell I work in a room that has no windows. I think it's moreso the florescent line and slightly the monitors then the monitors and slightly the light.

I know you're trying to get at the optometrist thing, but do to my wonderful schedule and the craptastic that is Saint John, it is near impossible to see a health care professional because of where and when I work (found out we were mislead on the amount of vacations days we got on co-op so i have 2 left for the entire year)
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I have a friend who bought the MLG glasses, can't remember what company. Needless to say, he never wears them and admits they are a gimmick. Who knows, they might work for you though.
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