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Protect my eyes - Gunnar or others

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by hehe2444, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. hehe2444

    hehe2444 Registered Member

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    Few months ago i started to use i.flux cause i can't work more than 1 hour without decreasing the light on my laptop

    I was to a specialized shop for glasses and they have ones at same price like Gunnars

    They say the same that it protects the eyes from light of PC/laptop/phones and any device

    So gunnars glasses say that their ones are the best, the guys from my local store say that they have the best

    Saw alot of positive reviews about Gunnars

    Which one will you choose?
     
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    After some read I saw that you can't compare Flux with any glasses. Better than nothing though

    I'll wear the glasses when i'm working only even if it makes me look like 10x moron. Doing it to protect my eyes
     
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    I have the same issue with my eyes as well. I would recommend flux and taking breaks in between so your eyes can rest. I wish they had better glasses then gunner but honestly all it is are fancy sunglasses.
     
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    As someone above said, I would also recommend taking a short pauses while you work and trying to look at distant objects (outside) for couple of minutes.
    I've had insane headaches and that helped a lot.
     
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    If you don't like the style of Gunnar, visit an optician, pick a pair of glasses that suits you and ask them to give you non-corrective lenses with a blue light filter. Most optical stores outsource the the lens work to larger wholesale services which carry blue light coatings from big names like Nikon, Essilor, etc
     
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    Do you know if this kind of glasses will affect my color perception or other issues on the long therm?
     
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    Forget about your laptop.
    Buy normal PC,
    Buy HQ monitor like Eizo or NEC - this monitors have built in paper mode, and can decrease screen luminosity to 0 or nearly 0.
    No matter if you use programs similar to flux, or glasses, your lap screen will be still too bright. Thats why laptops are not made for 8 hours a day work. If you care about your eyes - Eizo, Nec or dell u2715h if you are on budget.

    P.S.
    Optimal screen Luminance for day work is like 60-80 cd/m2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candela_per_square_metre), some people like to work with 30-40 cd/m2. Most budget monitors (including laptop screens) cant go below 80-100 cd/m2. Thats why glasses wont solve your problem because your lap is a problem.
     
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    oh well it's very sad that it took me few years to find out what's the optimal light for a 8 hours work on PC's

    Thanks for all the details
     
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    The lenses are clear, so no color distortion. Long term? I don't know.
     
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