April 6, 2017
Hello. Please does anyone know whether there is some kind of screen or other device that I can clip over my computer screen? Spending time computing (which is necessary for my self-employed work) is a big trigger for me and I'm anxious to find something - anything - that will help.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
April 6, 2017
Okay, keep in mind that I am on the severe end of the spectrum, so you may not have to go as crazy extreme as me and my horrible light sensitivity. With LS there are two problems, flicker and light.
-There is a glare filter you can affix to your screen (sticky) that helps some people
-For some people, wearing the FL-41 glasses helps
-You can also get the LED monitors where you can turn the blue tint down, and also they make some monitors that don't refresh as much, so they're less irritating (the one on my desk right now is by ViewSonic...of course I can't use it, but again, I'm freakishly sensitive.)
-What I use is an e-Ink screen made by Dasung. It is the same as the early Kindles. It neither emits light, nor flickers. So for someone like me, who can't tolerate any man-made light and any flicker feels like a knife to the skull, this is a god-send. You plug it into your computer and it serves as a secondary monitor. It's pricey. About the size of a sheet of paper. But so worth it to not lose that one connection to the world. Before that, I used a kindle that had been altered to serve as a computer monitor, but it's pretty hard to read since the screen is only a few inches wide and tall.
April 6, 2017
I use the FL-41 glasses from SomniLight and they work for me. Being an IT guy we install the 3M filters at work. the blue and the privacy. I tried the blue, but didn't like the way it focused for me, but people like them.
September 30, 2020
I work almost exclusively online so I have my face in a computer all day long. I tried blue light glasses but they didn’t really help me. I bought some FL-41 glasses from Axon Optics to help with my headaches and they worked well. One day I wasn’t really thinking, I started working on my computer while still wearing my migraine glasses.
It. Was. Awesome.
No more headaches, it was easier on my eyes, no migraine, no twitching in my eyes, no squinting from the glare of my screen. It was wonderful.
I poked around Axon's site since that is where I got my glasses and found this article that explains the difference between blue tint glasses and migraine glasses. It might help you if you are thinking about either of them.
They have a ton of information on their site and their frames are really nice. My biggest problem is glare and my FL-41 glasses cut down on the glare a lot.
Oh, I should mention that I wore my indoor glasses to work on my computer. I have a pair for outdoors, but they are too dark for indoors and for computer work.
I also use f.lux. Have you ever tried it? It a great download that is totally free. It reduces the blue light on your computer or device screen. I have it on my computer, phone, and tablet and love it. You can check it out here https://justgetflux.com/
Melissa Arnold Admin
October 1, 2020
That's such great news, @that.tall.girl! A happy accident, right? I'm thrilled you found a product that's helpful for you. 😀
You're not the first to mention f.lux here -- we've had others share it's been helpful to them as well. I've used it in the past and really liked it, but forgot to install it again when I sent my computer out for servicing. Thanks for the reminder! And happy browsing to you. -Melissa, migraine.com team
December 27, 2020
I know I'm super late here, but also try the f.lux computer app. It can change the color of your screen to reduce blue light so it's easier on your eyes! I've been using it for years and it's been a tremendous help.