Question: I’ve had enough sleepless nights. I’ve ordered and tested different blue light filters from your Tester kit and found Filter 1 to work best. Are there any similar screen eye protectors for iPhone and MacBooks that you recommend with filter 1 type blocker? Continue reading
I’ve been using Spektrum ProSpek-99 Elite computer screen glasses over a year now! I’ve found them that helpful. The initial idea was to test them for 6-8 weeks, write a review, and test the next pair. But, as it often happens, I had to give priority to other issues and kept putting off the writing of this review. The article focuses on Spektrum ProSpek-99 Elite computer screen glasses’ effectiveness against computer eye strain.
Question: I’ve bought a used iPhone SE from a friend. It turns out that looking at its screen causes headaches!? I have seen an ophthalmologist who says there is nothing wrong. A neurologist says it is computer overuse syndrome. Yet I am certain it is looking at iPhone SE screen. Otherwise, there would be no way to have two devices (the SE and iPhone 4S) next to each other where the former causes a migraine headache and the latter doesn’t. Which PC screen light wavelengths could be causing my headache? I am also wondering why I find Tester Filter #7 helpful? (You write on your website that PC screens emit little light in the range that is blocked by Filter #7).
(A broader issue of why light from some PC screens but not others may cause eye strain is also addressed in this comment/answer).
Answer: PC screen light, when displaying white, tends to have a typical spectral power distribution (SPD). However, different screen models may have slightly different SPD. That could be the reason why looking at your iPhone SE screen causes a headache (and why you find relief with Tester Filter #7). Moreover, different people may respond very differently to the same PC screen light SPD – a simple proof of that is that your friend (supposedly) had no problems with the very same iPhone SE screen, nor do/did many, many other users worldwide. Below you may find a possible explanation in comparing SPDs of screen light emitted by different models of iPhone. Continue reading
Question: Is it your view, that you’re covered, if you have Iris blue light app on every digital screen device – that you don’t need a screen cover – or do you use both? I’m considering Reticare screen cover for both retinal care and insomnia. I am under the impression that it works for both. If you don’t agree, I would love to hear from you. Continue reading
Question: I suffer from migraines on a regular basis because I am working on a screen all day. Any suggestions on which blue light filters to try first? Continue reading
Question: I am constantly sensitive to light, but I can normally watch a little TV, go online, etc. However, when I’m having a flare-up in my photophobia symptoms, I can’t bare any lights in my house when it’s dark outside. I also can’t look at a phone or TV (my mum is typing this for me). Do people have a flare in photophobia symptoms or are they generally constant? What causes the increase in light sensitivity, and what helps you to get out of it?
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Question: I am struggling to figure out how to reduce stress on my eyes. I have seen an ophthalmologist and a neurologist. The first said there is nothing wrong with my eyes, the latter that it is computer vision syndrome due to overuse. I am certain it is a technology issue as well as a health/sensitivity problem. Otherwise, there would be no way to have two devices next to each other where one causes eye stress and the other doesn’t.
I’ve also tried to pay close attention to what my eyes and eye muscles are doing while looking into the digital devices causing visual stress – there is definitely an inability to focus and a lot of tension. However, when I look away to focus (on part of the phone that is not the display for example), the eyes automatically relax. However, this has to be done often if I don’t want a migraine to develop and is quite annoying as you can imagine.
For you personally, is using a blue light filter for PC sufficient to relieve your eye strain? Stated differently, is the issue in blue light and you have figured out filters to get rid of it? Continue reading