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    Default For those who need reading glasses, a question.

    Have any of you tried the "Eye Fatigue Preventing Reading Glasses" such as those sold by Hammacher Schlemmer. Here's a link: http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Def...Only&sku=78347

    I've read the various reviews regarding the merits of so-called computer glasses and the infamous Gunnars brand. I don't always believe what I read and wonder if anyone has actually tried any of the colored readers and did they seem to help fatigue?

    I have 3 monitors in front of me for over 9 hrs workdays. Just trying not to spend money uselessly. Thanks for any input.
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    I'd venture that they're no better than the grocery store variety reading glasses (actually not a knock on those)
    and an adjustment on the color of your monitor to warm up the image a little (lower K color temp).
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    Good idea about the monitor settings. I admit, I had not thought of it. Just adjusted 2 24's and need to figure out the MacBook. I'll try to report back after I've had time to see if it makes a difference. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apc View Post
    Have any of you tried the "Eye Fatigue Preventing Reading Glasses" such as those sold by Hammacher Schlemmer. Here's a link: http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Def...Only&sku=78347

    I've read the various reviews regarding the merits of so-called computer glasses and the infamous Gunnars brand. I don't always believe what I read and wonder if anyone has actually tried any of the colored readers and did they seem to help fatigue?

    I have 3 monitors in front of me for over 9 hrs workdays. Just trying not to spend money uselessly. Thanks for any input.
    I have thought about getting them. BUT since I wear glasses already since my contacts dry out from computer use it would be pointless. Once I get Lasik its something I truly plan to use since as an IT pro I stare at a computer all day and sometimes in really bad lighting.

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    I had Lasik 10 years ago and was told at the time that readers would be required immediately. They were correct. I traded glasses for distance to up close with the surgery. Not sure I'd make the same decision again. No regrets; however, I have worn the readers many more hours than I ever wore glasses for distances. Food for thought.

    One last note - eyes tend to dry out during recovery from Lasik, but it does improve over time.
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    Although I've thought about it for years, "computer glasses" have never been something I've been sold on. To reduce eye strain, it's probably best to see an optometrist and get glasses that are specifically built for your eyes the way they are now. For example, I was getting eye strain and headaches while wearing my glasses at work a couple years ago. Turned out I only needed glasses for distance vision and don't use glasses at all for reading or using the computer. I think it's getting to the point where I'll need bifocals though. An optometrist can also give you professional advise on whether filtering lenses would benefit you in the way you work. They might.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apc View Post
    I had Lasik 10 years ago and was told at the time that readers would be required immediately. They were correct. I traded glasses for distance to up close with the surgery. Not sure I'd make the same decision again. No regrets; however, I have worn the readers many more hours than I ever wore glasses for distances. Food for thought.

    One last note - eyes tend to dry out during recovery from Lasik, but it does improve over time.
    Yeah, and its gotten better in the last 10 years. I have 4 folks I work with that have had surgery in the last 10 years and all have had total sucess.

    As I am blind both near and far w/o my glasses its not really a loss either way lol.

    HardOCP did a review on the Gunnar glasses sometime in the past year or so. Two of the editors used them for a week or so I remember. Maybe see their thoughts....

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