|Questions about eyeglasses, eyes and office space
||[Oct. 5th, 2005|09:24 pm]
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It was time to get an eye exam today. It had been 8 years since the last one, after all.
But picking out glasses is absolute agony. I ended up getting all of these options on a new pair of glasses (to be made some time next week), and I'm thinking I overbought. I'm light sensitive, so I got a pair of frames with those Transitions lenses in some "Phoenix" material with rounded edges and anti-glare coating. I was told that since I'm light sensitive, it would be a good idea to have Transition lenses while inside staring at the computer all day. My monitor is opposite the window in my office, so I get a lot of afternoon sunshine shining off my monitor. I also have some horrible fluorescent lights overhead.
(As far as I know, I can't move my computer desk without a big deal being made. I'd have to submit a move form to have the big huge desk and hutch taken out (if my boss is even OK with that) and to have some other furniture put in and my computer desk moved. I'd have to submit a maintenance request to see if I could get one of the light switches redone to just flip on half of the fluorescent lights. My husband doesn't even think that can be done, and I don't know that my coworker would go for that. I could have the window blinds cleaned (and stay away until the dust settled) and just lower and raise them when needed... if my coworker was OK with that.)
If you have light sensitivity, do you have a pair of regular glasses and a pair of sunglasses? Or do you have just Transitions lenses? I was told that I'll want to get a pair of regular sunglasses because the Transitions lenses just won't be dark enough for me, especially while driving in the car.
If you have Transitions lenses, how do you like them? Do they get dark enough to help your eyes, both indoors and outdoors?
What do you do at work to help with eyestrain, glare and excessive light? I'm looking for any and all suggestions!