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The Big questions!

Well, I'm creeping closer to the Big Four 0 "40", Ill be 38 in March. and my dyslexia and light sensitivity is getting to the point of driving me nuts.

I finally made an appointment to see the optometrist next month, says she's familiar with dyslexia and light sensitivity......

It seems to get really bad on anything (screens, paper or books) with a white/light background and any spectrum of fluorescent lighting. I have noticed I'm OK with the the bathroom light I'm total fine. The bathroom, has the light fixture on the wall, not the ceiling, and a single incandescent 60 watt soft bulb.

I've been doing my reading, and my screen time with a fluorescent back lit monitor(not LED). My TV doesn't bother me(Samsung LED 120Hz) The living room room fluorescent light fixture directly over head, prob with the monitor reflecting it. The monitor is a crappy Acer LCD(non-LED) with no anti glare (i'm sure of). From what I've been reading, fluorescent is very hard on ur eyes to begin with...

Im just fine outside, during the day. Even went skeet shooting a few years ago, and the friend had me wear some amber colored safty glasses, and I ended up getting 80-90% of my clays. But at night, with all the night lighting its rough, especially with oncoming traffic.

Besides the eye doc. Im looking at getting a few incandescent torchiere floor lamps for indirect lighting. A new LED wl AntiGlare monitor for the computer, looking at this one (link). And see what the Doc says about colored AG lenses for the new glasses.


Sorry for the long rant and info, any feedback is more than welcome.

KS
Edited by knightsilver - 1/30/13 at 11:39am
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Anyone with light sensitivity and or dyslexic?

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Edited by knightsilver - 1/30/13 at 10:49am
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Have a read of this article on TFT Central about PWM, many people are sensitive to it and don't realise it. It is especially bad when it comes to cheap LED backlit monitors that use low frequency PWM. TFT Central has been including PWM tests in their latest reviews, and fortunately, some monitors that don't use PWM to adjust brightness are starting to appear, like the Dell U2713HM and U2713H and HP's ZR2740w and ZR2740w v2.

Also, I've learned that I'm also more comfortable using indirect light sources, like lights pointing up, and also, very importantly, I now use cool lights instead of the warmer lights, they may look a bit weird at first, but it makes a big difference. With warmer lights I was squinting, and now I am not. thumb.gif
Edited by tpi2007 - 1/29/13 at 10:50pm
 
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I have light sensitivity myself, I wear gunnar's when I'm at the computer for more than a few hours, they really help. cant step into the sun without sunglasses. I go the eye dr once a year, they just tell me to wear good sunglasses. I see great at night, I actually prefer the dark.

try some gunnars, you wont regret it. if you dont like them, take them back if you buy them in the store. got mine at bestbuy but I'm sure you can find a better deal and variety elsewhere.
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Im extremely light sensitive from my last concussion which was number 8. Splitting migraines. The kind that put me in a dark room with a washcloth on my head. Ended up getting polarized contacts. Helped alot. I cant go outside without my maui jims and driving at night is a chore in itself. The optometrist is your best friend.
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Thanks guys!

Ended up talking to a different optometrics office. That use Zeiss (thinks Gunnar) lenses.

The tech I talked to, been doing this for 20 yrs, and did recommend the AG with a Amber colored lens. Ill prob go with a Progressive lenses over the bifocal/ trifocal this time.

She also agreed with torchiere floor lamps for indirect lighting, and the doc would talk to me, after looking at me, what kind of light I need, at home at least.

TPI2007, thats some great info. I cant do glasses and a $700-$1K monitor right now. Maybe in Fall2013, a nicer monitor. But the tech did say, try the glesses first. Im also outside the house alot, and will be back in school in fall. Cant really haul around a 27" LCD to each class, LOL.

TPI2007, thoughts on these:


http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?s=bsd&sku=320-2676 $300 on the Egg or Amazon ATM.

and

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=ussoho1&l=en&sku=320-2736 $300 Amazon or the Egg.

Would the 21.5 ( .2475) VS the 24" ( .270) do better?

And maybe a adjustable monitor arm?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824994063

To get the perfect angle?



EDIT:

Didnt know it was this bad: "Flash off" It dose feel alot brighter than the pic looks.....



I will be building a desk next month as well. Funny, a camera sees what ya cant and ur eyes sees what a camera cant!
Edited by knightsilver - 1/30/13 at 11:14am
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