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Posted by Cliff Gilinsky , Jun 08,2001,16:17   Archive
Thanks to all of you for replying to my coming to post messages. My triggers are mercury vapor lights, florescents, TV, and becoming upset. I work under mercury vapor lights and my eyes will spasm all the time I'm in that area.



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Posted by kathy , Jun 08,2001,16:24 Top of Thread Archive
i think i would get out of that area then! how can you stand it?



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Posted by Cliff Gilinsky , Jun 08,2001,16:36 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Kathy; Well, its like this. Right now I'm just hoping to keep my job until I can get some kind of handle on this thing. Like I said before I have a wife a two small boys. The boys are 8 and 2. I turned 50 today. The lumber industry is in a state of flux day to day and I need to keep working until like I said get a handle on it. Thanks, Cliff



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Posted by Mindy , Jun 08,2001,18:11 Top of Thread Archive
Happy Birthday, Cliff.
I truly feel one of the most important thing that
will help you along is learning some form of stress-management.
It's extremely important to think positive.
The goal is to keep your mind and body in a calm state.
This is not an easy thing to do.
Try your best not to worry about the future, somehow things
all work out.
We understand completely, and all are here to help with your
questions, and to support you the best we can.
Mindy in NY



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Posted by Shelley Chambers , Jun 10,2001,18:03 Top of Thread Archive
Cliff - I am fifty also. I agree with Mindy totally about the stress. You must be under tremendous stress regarding your job and supporting your family. Something simple and relatively inexpensive you can do is buy some breathing tapes. My therapist said to get the ones that have talking where someone is instructing you in exactly how to breathe. I just bought one yesterday morning at Barnes & Noble - it is called Conscious Breathing: Breathwork for Health, Stress Release and Personal Mastery by Gay Hendricks. Can't really recommend it as I haven't listened to it yet. I will let you know. Shelley



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Posted by marie berger , Jun 08,2001,21:41 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Cliff,
Happy birthday. I don't envy you your position. You are in my prayers. I am finally having some satisfaction and some relief after more than 2 yrs. Hang in there.
Marie in Florida



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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Jun 08,2001,17:01 Top of Thread Archive
Cliff, you might try wearing some very dark wrap-around sunglasses if you are not already. Fairly tight fitting ones that block out the light all around. If you wear glasses, you can find the Solar Shields at Wal-Mart that fit over your glasses and still wrap around at a very reasonable price.
There is also a special tinting called FL-41 that was developed for people with BEB, light induced seizures and migraines. It is a rose color and yes I've seen men wearing them and they look just fine. The only people that put this particular tinting on the glasses are in Salt Lake City, Utah at Knighton Optical. You just call them and mail your glasses in, they put the tinting on and send them back to you. Nominal charge of around $25. I have two pair of them and many others on the board also have them. If your glasses have an antiglare coating on them, he can't tint these until that coating is removed from where ever you had it done. I met him in Utah when I went there for my surgery. I intended to drop off a new pair of glasses for him to coat while I was there and unfortunately he could not because of my antiglare coating.
Nice guy, though. I'll post a link to his website, in case you or anyone else is interested.

> http://knighton@knightonoptical.com/

Oh, the tinting comes in three different shades or degrees of tinting.

Shirley in AR.

PS-I just visited the site again and they have changed it and doesn't seem to have the same information on it that it did. I'm even having trouble looking at what there is of it. Sorry bout that.

--modified by Shirley-Arkansas-USA at Fri, Jun 08, 2001, 17:13:12




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Posted by Virginia , Jun 08,2001,17:20 Top of Thread Archive
When I was in Florida I bought a pair of yellow tinted polarized wraparound to wear over my 85% FL-41s. It makes a big difference. I remembered someone posting about yellow tinting here on the board and tried it. I was surprised at how much difference it makes. That may be why the trip home was so much better on me than the drive down. I only wear them in the car - that seems to be the only place I need them. They're not particularly attractive, but that's not a major consideration when I am in the car. My husband loves me anyway and he needs my eyes to be open to help with driving in unfamiliar locations.

I love my 55% FL-41s for wearing indoors.

Virginia in AL




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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Jun 08,2001,17:25 Top of Thread Archive
I have a pair of the dark gray Solar Shields that I also wear over my 85% FL-41s when outside or riding in the car. I'll have to check out the yellow tinting. I have the 35% for indoors.

Shirley in AR.




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Posted by Mindy , Jun 08,2001,18:00 Top of Thread Archive
Do you feel the FL-41's keep out the sun on top and on the sides like the solar shields?
I feel that is what helps me along with being polorized.
The one's I have been wearing are used for
fishing to cut the glare for the fishermen (women) to enable them
to look down in the water.
Mindy in NY



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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Jun 08,2001,20:48 Top of Thread Archive
No Mindy, they don't and that is why I wear the wrap arounds over them when I go out. Inside, they are fine, though.

Shirley in AR.




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Re : Re: Re:Lighting and sunglasses --- Shirley-Arkansas-USA
Posted by Cliff Gilinsky , Jun 08,2001,21:52 Top of Thread Archive
I really thank all of you. Hopefully I can help enlighten people in this area. Again, thanks. Cliff



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Posted by Pete in Or. , Jun 08,2001,21:56 Top of Thread Archive
Changing weather patterns can do it for me; like a change from high to low pressure systems or cool, grey days. Moving air like from an auto defrost. Usually once I'm in the woods working, I'm Ok. The past few days have been murder though, and a struggle to get to work and back.
The first part of the week had been very good to me, so you can see how life tends to even things out.



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