Eyeglasses That Help With Fluorescent Lights

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Fluorescent lighting can affect those who have photophobia, also known as light sensitivity. This condition can cause discomfort as well as the need to squint or close your eyes. If your eyes are sensitive to this type of lighting, wearing certain types of eyeglasses can help.These include transition and tinted lenses.

Transition Eyeglasses

Photochromic lenses, widely known as transition lenses, adjust to the level of light. The lenses of these glasses are usually made to be clear inside and to go gradually darker when outside in direct sunlight. However, they can be made to be slightly tinted during indoor wear to help allay the effects of fluorescent lighting.


Even though sunglasses are made to protect eyes against outdoor light, they can also be worn indoors to protect against bright fluorescent lighting. You can also choose to apply a tint to your prescription eyeglasses.

Darkness and Tint

When buying transition or tinted eyeglasses, consider darkness and tint. Darkness 1 is almost clear while Darkness 4 is the darkest that can be produced. Darkness Level 1 will allay the effects of fluorescent lighting.The colour or tint of the eyeglasses differs depending on the use. A rose tint is soothing to the eyes while reducing glare caused by fluorescent lighting in brightly lighted offices.

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