Save Your Eyes with f.lux

by Anthony Colangelo

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  1. Everyone can benefit from f.lux. Been using it since it was announced, and I can’t imagine a workday without it really.
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  2. If anyone is using GNU/linux, check out a package called redshift & gtk-redshift
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  3. Interesting app. I’ve installed it, let’s see how we go tonight. Tried the red tinge (it’s about 5pm) and it was pretty shocking, but I’m keeping an open mind! :)
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  4. Nice. Great alternative to the burn-a-hole-in-your-retina white!
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  5. Hm.. but it doesn’t actually reduce the display brightness which is usually what I do manually. Is there some scientific evidence that warmer reddish colors are really better for the eyes?
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  6. Sounds interesting. I’ve been using Gunnar Optiks computer spectacles lately which have yellow lenses and have definitely noticed an improvement in my eyes at end of day…
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  7. I’ve been using F.lux for a while now, first on PC and now on Mac. Ironically, recent OS X upgrade to Mavericks had gummed up F.lux’s preference panel, so I took the opportunity to go download and install the latest version. Wow! The extra daytime and sleeptime settings really make a difference, and I’ve definitely noticed less eye-strain when working for long periods. Of course, you should really take regular screen breaks during the day, and also turn down the brightness of your display from 100%.
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  8. A couple months ago I started getting dry eyes outta nowhere. A few posts recommended F.lux, others recommended computer glasses (which seemed like a gimmic). I had never worked in the evening though, so F.lux didn’t make a ton of sense. After reading about it more, I found a lot of pros recommending the 20/20/20 rule. Basically, every 20 minutes, rest your eyes for 20 seconds by looking at something 20 feet away.  The trouble was remembering to do it!  So, I created this little chrome extension: Preventing Eye Strain. After creating the extension and posting articles about it, most people would comment and recommend F.lux!
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