Macular pigment supplement review: MacuShield & MacuHealth

This is to let you know that my review of MacuShield (MacuHealth) – macular pigment supplements with Meso-Zeaxanthin, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin, is now live.

I hope you find it useful.



Best blue light filtering eye supplements

The article on Best blue light filtering eye supplements is now available:
– Science shows that sufficient levels of Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso-Zeaxanthin, i.e. our eye’s macular pigment (MP), are vital for optimal visual performance, visual comfort and protection of our central vision from photochemical damage
– MP is our natural blue light filter and anti-oxidant
– Since a typical diet rarely offsets the depletion of our macular pigment it makes a lot of sense to consider appropriate eye supplements

Iris: More than a best blue light filter app – Review

I tested Iris, an app focused on reducing computer vision syndrome (CVS). Read about how it compares to f.lux, the popular blue light filter app designed to reduce insomnia. f.lux and Iris filter blue light using the best, color transform approach. Against insomnia they are similar. Iris offers more for CVS.

New article: Computer Vision Syndrome Books

Computer vision syndrome is an important topic for many people nowadays. Below is a list of the 6 books found in searches on Amazon-Books and Google-Books. The search phrases used: computer vision syndrome, computer eye strain, computer screen glare, photophobia, light sensitivity (causes), blue light filter, light-sensitive eyes, anti-glare, eye fatigue, computer glasses, fluorescent light sensitivity, flicker sensitivity, eye strain headache, tired eyes, visual stress/discomfort, and visual comfort. (The descriptions of the books are as provided by book vendors).

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Site (re)organization

Glarminy is being (re)organized to make it easier to find the right answers.

Initially it started out as a blog, but as posts piled up it became very difficult to navigate.

To date a new page Home – Site guide has been added. It’s content attempts to guide the visitor confronted with computer light sensitivity through the main issues to consider (with links to corresponding posts) in the attempt to improve their PC eye comfort.

Moreover the “blog” has been moved to “News” and this is its the first post. Similarly, in the future a short news post will be published about each new article. It will contain article’s abstract and a link to it. In this manner you’ll continue receiving updates into your mailbox as you always have.

Hopefully in this way it will be easier for you to find answers your questions and improve your PC eye comfort.


Best blue blockers in style and light filter specs

This overview of blue light blocking glasses was motivated by complaints about the poor style among the good blue blockers. Truly, it is impossible to find brands of blue blocking glasses with a deep selection of frames, various blue blocking tints, disclosed spectral transmittance data, Anti-Reflective (AR) coating, and all of that available in prescription (Rx) for those who need it. But some vendors get very close! Hopefully this review broadens your options and helps you find the perfect blue blockers for your taste and blue light filtering needs. Continue reading →

Glare, worst driving comfort enemy: driver fatigue, eye strain causes and solutions

glare driving comfort enemy driver fatigue eye strain causes and solutionsIt’s a sunny Sunday morning. You feel rested and you’d love to go on a daytrip. But you dread the drive! You know that in less than an hour you’ll feel exhausted, with a headache, and tension around the eyes. Like on many occasions in the past the fatigue will remain your companion all day! But what causes tiredness when driving (or just riding in a car)? Why driver fatigue and eye strain from driving? Think about it: unless traffic is nerve-wrecking you just sit and watch!? Curiously for some people driving is resting?!? This post draws from vision science to suggest that your driving fatigue (and glare sensitivity) may be associated with low macular pigment optical density. It then suggests solutions: blue light filtering (and polarized) tinted glasses, an antiglare dashmat, and macular pigment carotenoids rich food or dietary supplements to decrease your glare sensitivity.

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