NEW RESEARCH _ - Tinted lenses may reduce activity in the brain associated with migraine

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Post by Tee on Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:03 am

That my dear friend is a deal - I might even let you have one of each I love you
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Post by Sarah on Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:45 pm

You're going to be so disappointed when you end up with a really boring shade, aren't you?! Cool Laughing
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Post by Sheena Hulston on Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:47 pm

I got talked into reactolight ones last time and they are a BIG waste of time
A they dont work in the car!! as they have tinted screens.....so out come my old faithfulls.x
B they dont react quick enough if you turn a corner and the sun hits you full on.
C they dont work for watching telly or going to the cinema!!
Plus the optician was a bible basher and told me my illness was gods will and I should go to church!!!
Wonder what the owners of Specsavers would say to that!!!
If I had not had such a bad head after half hour of flashing lights and eye strain I may well have hit him X
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Post by Sarah on Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:07 pm

My husband has those, and finds them good enough, but I've always thought they'd not go dark enough for me - I always have the darkest brown I can have for my sunglasses.

Your optician sounds really unprofessional too!! I'd recommend mine if you were closer!
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Post by Tee on Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:52 pm

SHEENA LOL I wish you would not make me giggle while I am drinking coffee - I have more stains now! - Oh dear what a stupid man! Although the more I think about that, it could do a lot of damage telling people that - if you where on a low one you could have gone lower -not professional at all.

I tried reactor ones years and years ago - and found the same things - they are in a draw and have been for years - I do have pair of very dark brown glasses and love them - but still think a nice purple star pair will look better LMAO

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Post by Sheena Hulston on Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:21 pm

You get purple star ones and I will get red star ones bet on x x LMAO x
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Post by Tee on Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:30 pm

Glasses Game on Glasses
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Post by Katie on Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:51 pm


Thanks to an EEG showing I really do have photosenstive triggered migraine I was advised to look for lenses that could reduce glare and flicker.
I have two pairs of green cerium lenses. The first are for long distance outdoors and have antiglare/UVA and a another light filter.
My indoor glasses to cope with overhead lights, computer screens and so on are very dark green ceriums with every filter the opthamologist could think of and cost me a lot.
For those who find this helpful it may be worth looking out for Claro-read software as the Claro-view option uses a similar filter on the screen to reduce glare and flicker and in honesty its great.
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Post by whitzendJane on Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:54 pm

Yeah reactors do not go dark enough..and does anyone else have trouble with the new style headlights that look slightly blue? I always think they are flashing at me...??

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Post by Tee on Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:38 pm

OK - Its eye test day.... last time to make a guess on the colour lol
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Post by Tee on Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:48 pm

Oh just read your post Jane - I cannot remember the last time i was out at night lol So I have not seen these yet. I did drive for 10 mins yesterday Smile
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Post by Sarah on Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:30 pm

I'm going for....... blue!
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Post by Sheena Hulston on Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:15 pm

Lets hope its not YELLOW Thats my guess
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Post by Tee on Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:57 am

OK I think he might have got this a little wrong...... scratch
All I can see now is red, white and blue lines............ hmmmmm?????



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Post by whitzendJane on Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:47 am

lol!

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Post by Tee on Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:14 am

Seriously though - I failed Sad or is that Smile not sure

Colour makes no difference to me - its the glare and brightness that does, so just dark pair of glasses will do the trick. He was a nice chap and said two thirds of people fail. I need to get anti glare specs and not coloured lenses.......
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Post by Sheena Hulston on Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:47 am

Oh Tee what a shame no pink ones!! I have anti glare on my old glasses and they don't work for me!
Im fed up with trying new things so i'm not going to bother Rolling Eyes
I can live without watching telly i'm used to it now and I love my old faithfulls thev'e been good to me......so what if I look like a pale Stevie Wonder walking around in the snow and rain in the winter.
Sorry it didn't work for you........back to laptop shopping then x
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Post by Tee on Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:12 pm

Stevie Wonder would be proud !

I thought I had anti glare on mine, but I am not 100% sure so i will pop into see my normal people next week and get that sorted.

Whilst on the subject another friend sent me this, this morning, its a bit long, but very good at explaining how this all works
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Post by Sarah on Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:51 pm

How interesting. In my case I knew I would ' pass', as I already had a pair of orange tinted glasses that helped. The surprise was more that I ended up with green!
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Post by onandoffagain on Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:26 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-13807268
Thought this might interest some people. I have prosopagnosia where I don't recognise faces but only recognise people I don't know well by the way they walk or clothes they wear. x

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Post by Guest on Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:06 am

Can I get this colour eye test on the NHS from my doctors and what exactly do I ask for?

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Post by Guest on Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:10 am

I went 5 days without a migraine when turned the brightness down on my computor and also later made the text/screen bigger so am not squinting but the headaches came back which got worse as the day proggressed and they seem to be everyday again now.

I'm really determined to tackle every avenue now so does anyone know if I can have this eye colour test on the NHS? Do I have to ask my doctor to refer me? and what is the test called exactly?

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Post by Tee on Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:56 am

I am not sure if you can get it from a GP referral - but worth asking them - It is just called a coloured lens test for migraine. You need a optician who has the colour machine to do it. Its painless and takes about 30mins.

I had mine done at a local optician, I can not remember the cost but think it was around £30

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Post by Sarah on Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:11 am

I think it's a colorimetry test - not sure exactly what it's called. I think they have to have training to do it, as well as the relevant equipment. To be honest, I'd be surprised if it were available on the NHS. The large cost isn't for the test but for the specialist coloured lenses. Sad
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Post by Katie on Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:43 pm

Ingy- this is not covered by the NHS and its not cheap either.

Its worth considering if lights are a known trigger and a neurologist suggests looking into it based on your medical history.
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