What is the opinion of Reddit about the
BLU BLCK Blue-Light Blocking Glasses Amber (Orange) Tinted Lens Blocks 100% of Blue/UV Rays?

A total of 2 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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26th Aug 2019

I just got mine from amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0785JYYTM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I really think any orange glasses will do, just whatever feels good on your face. There are a few highly-rated pairs on amazon all around the same price point.

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I started with just the glasses, but I’ve incorporated a few more switches in my routine that are more cumbersome and maybe not necessary but I personally like (the other stuff is recent, can’t vouch for effectiveness yet). I changed the lightbulb for the lamp on my nightstand to a red one. It gives enough light for me to change into my PJs and not bump into stuff, but it doesn’t keep me up at all. I have an overhead light for daytime (soft yellow bulb) so I don’t need my nightstand light during the day. I also have another desk lamp on my bathroom counter with a red bulb for when I’m getting ready for bed. I have a lot of counter space so it works for me, you could consider one of those color-changing app light bulbs if you don’t have space for another lamp (I really didn’t want another reason to look at my phone because I get distracted so easily, so the app doesn’t work for me but they are definitely the most versatile! You could have a bright white light in the morning to wake you up and a calming red one at night for sleep).

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I’m lucky to live in a sunny climate and have a lot of natural light where I live, so I don’t need many super-bright lights in my house. I’ve always preferred soft yellow lights to super-white ones anyway but I intentionally went around and changed all the bulbs to soft yellow ones after the success of my orange glasses experiment. I keep a harsher light in the bathroom for morning makeup but I don’t turn it on at night.

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Also I always hated when people gave this advice but it seems to be working for me… limiting electronics before bed. I like browsing online and I think even with the orange glasses it was causing me to get too stimulated before bed. It takes a lot of discipline but I shut down my laptop and try to put away my phone at least 60 minutes before my target bedtime. I check out 5-6 library books at a time so I’ll always have something to read if I want it. I don’t always finish all of the books but I have enough that I can switch what I’m reading if I’m bored. I’m also considering subscribing to a few print magazines just for fun stuff to read. I have more discipline some days than others, so I’m not perfect about this at all but I’m trying. Of course with this method you really have to have a target bedtime and work backwards from that, it’s more difficult to just say “I’ll go to sleep when I’m tired” and keep doing stimulating activities that keep you awake. I don’t always make the target bedtime but I start the winding down process as early as possible so I’m emotionally preparing for sleep no matter how tired I actually am.

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I really saw a huge difference with just the glasses though. They got me from regularly going to bed at 3 to consistently going to bed around 12. The other stuff I’ve incorporated relatively recently so I can’t report if there’s a huge difference or not (however one day last week I went to bed at 11pm! The PM time y’all!!!). The one interesting thing I’ve noticed about incorporating the red light in my room and bathroom is that I feel a lot calmer when I’m going to bed. Not like “fuck how long is it going to take me to fall asleep” but more like “ah yes this is the happy bed place for sleeping and we like sleep.” Lol super scientific commentary but that’s the best way to describe how I feel.

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I hope you find what works for you! I’ll report back if there are significant changes with my weird lightbulb method:)

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19th Dec 2019

At first it was just broad-stroke recommendations from doctors concerning overall well-being. After a while of trial and error and seeking the advice of multiple experts (ophthalmologist, concussion specialist, psychologist etc.) I was able to find some more techniques specific to VS.

General techniques I found worked:

– eating well, and enough

– getting enough sleep (If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep some melatonin supplements or a prescription might help).

– exercising every day (my rule of thumb is to exercise for the same amount of time as I spend on electronics for leisure. Its an incentive for the next point: )

– reducing screen time (I capped it at an hour)

– learning meditative tasks (just hobbies that put you in a a meditative state, like drawing or cleaning)

– Learning coping mechanisms (I had anxiety and depression due to the VS and some other things, so I was offered a prescription and went to some programs held at my university until I was able to manage on my own).

– Building a support network (Once my family found out they stopped getting angry about me shutting all the lights off in the house lol. I was also given supports at uni to help)

Although these didn’t help with the frequency of the brain fog, these habits took the edge off. reducing screen time was crucial for me, as it was my primary trigger for the afterimages and static, which caused severe brain fog.

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Specific techniques that actually help with the VS:

– Downloading ‘dark reader’ for my computer to browse the web and switching my computer, apps, and phone to dark mode.

– Using a matte screen for my phone and computer. They sell them on amazon for 12 bucks I think.

– Taking breaks every half hour from the computer.

– Wearing precision-tinted glasses. There are some on amazon for 20 bucks that help with migraines, which I’m currently trying out. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0785JYYTM/ref=sspa_dk_detail_6?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B0785JYYTM&pd_rd_w=31SKI&pf_rd_p=45a72588-80f7-4414-9851-786f6c16d42b&pd_rd_wg=i3EdK&pf_rd_r=MQV6HPNYVZ27JCV5SA6C&pd_rd_r=aa24bf10-23fb-4e8e-9183-90789500abb4&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyNDQ4UkIyRkY0NVo1JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjkxMTU1MjdISFRVSE5TM0gzRSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjM5NTMxM0VFVUg0UzA3OEpIViZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2RldGFpbCZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

– wearing sunglasses indoors, with a hat. Its surprising how well this works actually.

– Using a coloured overlay for reading black text on white background. It cuts down on the afterimages drastically. https://www.amazon.com/Initial-heart-Correction-Overlays-Transparency/dp/B07DKXYVFF/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=colored+overlay+dark+purple&qid=1576791796&sr=8-15

– Using stretching exercises to reduce headaches. These help, and there are a ton more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8duWLwUAV3E

-To reduce the eye-pressure real-quick I just gently press on the part of the eye above the tear-duct. There are some other eye-exercises that can help stretch the muscles behind the eyes that help reduce the pressure: https://www.lenspure.com/articles/eye-exercises-alleviate-eye-strain

I stretched every day, even when I didn’t have any headaches; after those muscles softened the brain fog, headaches, and pressure behind the eyes went away. I was able to concentrate on lectures and readings better, and surprisingly my anxiety reduced drastically.

I posted these coping mechanisms in the subreddit sometime back. It’s still there I believe, with more neck exercises.