FL41 Glasses


Posted by Kelly Saffell , Oct 12,2001,20:54   Archive
I know I am revisiting an old subject but my doctor just gave me some info on these glasses that he received from a patient. I have great sunglasses so I never felt the need to get them but now I am wondering. I don't have a huge problem with florescent lights like alot of you do - mine is more natural light. However, I was wondering if they might help when watching tv, using computer, shopping, etc. I know you have to order them but I don't wear prescription glasses so what would I do? What tint works best for most of you for indoor use?

Kelly in Dallas preparing for major thunderstorms and hoping it won't mess up our soccer game tomorrow!




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Re : FL41 Glasses --- Kelly Saffell
Posted by Dee in OR , Oct 12,2001,22:26 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Kelly,

I really like my FL 41 tint. I think I have 55%. My glasses are prescription and I do have trouble seeing at night with the tint. Otherwise, I love it. I'm not that light sensitive either but it does cut down on glare. At the BEB Conference, they passed out a letter from Chuck sayng that 35% appears to produce the best results. Why don't you call Chuck Swallow at Knighton Optical and talk to him? His number is 801-585-7800. If you go to their web site, you might find an 800 number.

Dee in OR

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Re : FL41 Glasses --- Kelly Saffell
Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Oct 12,2001,22:43 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Kelly,
I also have prescription glasses with my FL-41's. I have the lightest tint for indoors which is 35% and probably is best for most people for indoor use. I do not have difficulty with this tint in the house even in the evenings. It just kind of softens and mutes things a little. For shopping where there are a lot of really bright florescent or directed lighting, I use the darkest tint or 85% which really helps. There used to be stores that I couldn't go in before I got these. For outside, I wear my darkest tint and then wrap-around solar shield sunglasses over them.

I'd do what Dee suggested and just give Chuck a call. He is very nice. I have always just sent him my prescription glasses.
You might find that the tint helps with watching TV and PC usage.
You could probably find a nice, comfortable frame that you liked at your eye doctors and then send that to Chuck for him to put a lens in with the tinting. I'm not sure what the expense would be doing it this way. You might let us know what you find out so others will have some idea if they choose to go this route.

Shirley in AR. we're going to get some rain tonight, also.




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Re : FL41 Glasses --- Kelly Saffell
Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Oct 13,2001,17:49 Top of Thread Archive
Kelly, I know some beb'ers find the SolarShield sunglasses (non prescription) in the amber tint helpful (other have reported blue lenses help also). I use the amber ones for tv watching sometimes.

June in Toronto




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Re : FL41 Glasses --- Kelly Saffell
Posted by Mindy , Oct 13,2001,18:59 Top of Thread Archive
I think it was in the last newsletter that a doctor
wrote that wearing darker glasses indoors will make it harder
for light sensitivity outdoors.
I hope you can understand what I am trying to say.
It makes a lot of sense to me what this doctor wrote.
It's like people whose eyes get used to being in a dark room and once let out in daylight it's very hard on their eyes.
Mindy in NY



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Posted by Alan Phair , Oct 14,2001,16:20 Top of Thread Archive
Mindy, I guess it would make some sense if one lived in the dark in the house all the time but I find that I need mine all the time because of the lights in the house. Many times, it is worse that the sunlight as one doesn't usually wear a hat indoors (except when along)....Alan



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Posted by Ann Doyle , Oct 15,2001,08:55 Top of Thread Archive


Alan, There are Torch lights out there. They are floor lights but have the shade on the bottom and light up toward the ceiling. They are not to hard to find right now because they ar poplular. Look in Pennys catalogue. ANn
Doyle




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