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Old 26 Dec 19, 07:15 AM  
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Lighting and Headaches

Iíve been having an issue in one of the Courtrooms I work in, in that I come away with a headache. Depending how long Iím there it can be mild and easily solved with paracetamol or it can be very painful, with me being photosensitive and painkillers donít touch it. The problem is the lights flicker ever so slightly. Iíve reported it to the maintenance people but seeing as theyíve not fixed chairs which have been broken for years Iím not optimistic of a fix.

I also felt a headache coming on yesterday at my uncleís and it seems there was a slight flicker to his lights too. Not sure why as the bulbs all seemed to be fine.

Anyway, my Dad suggested that glasses with an anti-glare coating might help. I donít wear/need glasses but it seems you can get there as gear glass with this coating on and prepared to give it a try if it would help.

I just wondered if anyone has had a similar issue and whether my Dadís suggestion might work? Or if anyone has other ideas?
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Old 26 Dec 19, 08:58 AM  
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I wear glasses with ever such a slight browny/yellow tint to them for this very reason. I got them when I was in France and a lot of the lights in their department stores triggered migraines.

apparently it is "a thing",

perhaps anti-glare coating works the same way?
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Old 26 Dec 19, 09:07 AM  
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Ask to see occupational health as they may be able to recommend something and perhaps your employer can pay for it
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Old 26 Dec 19, 10:33 AM  
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I canít have the lights on in my office as I get an instant headache! My office isnít massive but we have 4 really big lights and itís just too much.
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I also suffer from headaches and migraines from flickering lights. Iím usually ok with house lights, although Iíve had to change our new LEDs in the kitchen as they were giving me headaches. Driving when the sun is low and flicking past trees sets me off.
Iíd try and write a letter regarding health to the maintenance team, and maybe carry some sunglasses if/when you can wear them if you feel a headache coming on.
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I bet a dollar your local optician could suggest something ...
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I don't need glasses but wear them with an anti glare coating in shops
Commercial buildings in fact anywhere with fluorescent lights they drive me nuts
Low sunlight in the winter or walkingbthe dogs near water flashing sun through trees when driving etc
The glasses do help
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I wear glasses but do have the anti glare on to stop it triggering my headaches especially because I work in a school and the strip lights are the worse.
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I have tinted glasses for my brightness issues. I also by sunglass clip ons from Boots that I wear most of the time too. Handy to flip up and down rather than carry extra glasses

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Iíd try and write a letter regarding health to the maintenance team, and maybe carry some sunglasses if/when you can wear them if you feel a headache coming on.
The seats keep collapsing and turfing lawyers onto the floor mid-Court and they havenít fixed them, they wonít care about one lawyer and her headaches. They donít employ me so owe me very little.

I also canít wear sunglasses when appearing in Court.

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I bet a dollar your local optician could suggest something ...
Iím sure they could, when they reopen in January. Iím asking whilst itís in my mind, having had a headache yesterday. Itís also good to talk to someone who has had the same issue rather than just on a hypothetical basis.
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