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  • I haven't been able to find any evidence that regular fluorescent lighting like you'd have in a home or office is damaging to the eyes (if there is, hopefully someone will enlighten us). However, if a fluorescent bulb is dying it'll flicker and that can cause eye strain and headaches. Of course, all you have to do then is replace the bulb.
  • There's an article on switched.com that talks about some studies that show there are concerns with fluorescent lighting. Here's a quote. "This means that they can produce light that subtly flickers, unnoticeable by many, but a big problem for others, especially epileptics, who can suffer from seizures under fluorescent bulbs. According the U.K.'s Migraine Action Association and other health organizations, the lights also cause headaches, as well as nausea, dizziness, and even physical pain for those suffering with lupus, according to the study."
  • i hope not
  • I don't know if there's any scientific evidence, but from personal experience I think it is, for me anyway. When I have to work under fluorescent lighting I get headaches and sore eyes. I wear tinted glasses to take away the glare and have found that they do make a significant difference to my concentration levels. I've also heard other people make the comment that fluorescent lights make their eyes feel tired. I even have a friend who routinely applies a caffeine stick under her eyes in an attempt to combat it.

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