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JoshBent
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Does anybody here know of some sort of blackout glasses? (which cover the entire eyes, not sunglasses which do exist in high filters, but leak sunlight at the bottom, top and sides)

My recent lifestyle has lead me to absolutely dying at the morning when I go sleep, because of the extreme sunlight, peaking through all cracks.

I am just fine during the day when I do my walks or drive to the store etc, but after a long night I just get very light and sound sensitive.

I think a decent amount of years ago, I saw somebody use some sort of small scale welding goggles for something similar, but I can't find any that are dark enough or aren't costing like buying a beach house in malibu.

Also "photophobia glasses", which actually seem to be for that purpose, cost like two malibu beach houses and a helicopter to top it off, because they abuse and cash on the fact that it has remote help to people that suffer from it.

I did also try just using blackout curtains for that purpose, but as said, there's always that one small crack where it leaks through and absolutely flashbangs me.

So it would be nice to have some glasses that filter pretty much 99% of light, but still allow me to navigate through my appartment, without having to break a leg or crack my neck (which would solve the problem atleast)

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  • 5
    Cataract post surgery sunglasses?
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    That seems like a very specific request.

    Have you been to a doctor or optometrist to see about what's causing the sensitivity? They may be able to get you some eye drops or something that helps you when you're experiencing the light sensitivity.
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    @Stuxnet it's fine if I have slept before the peak of the sunlight though, so not quite sure if that's something really for a doctor to fix

    @bkwilliams thanks - damn, those are cheap, but none of them really protect the sides - all of them seem to have either a side window or a frame that has a gap, also they look not that dark? could be just pictures though

    I think the best thing I could find was glasses with "airshield" (as on the image), but those are patented apparently and add atleast a good 90 bucks on top of any sunglasses
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    @Condor This picture is milk glass lol (my parents collect it, as some of it is valuable. It's also decent decoration)

    I've seen lots of things like melkglas, just never really knew the name. You could probably get some sort of tent like they put on car windshields that makes it so you see everything put perfectly fine, but nobody sees in.
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    @JoshBent Hmmm. But still, it wouldn't hurt to go get it checked out, just in case it's soemothst could turn severe when you're elderly.
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    @Condor yeah, I thought about those kinda stickers that go onto the window too, but my windows are non-standard (read as "huge").

    So it was already a pain to find even blackout curtains that somehow fit and having looked at some results for those stickers - I would need like 3 of them stacked on top of each other, not to mention that it would tint the windows forever, so I would kind of miss on sunlight completely, when I am actually awake again and might turn into a bigger problem, if I only get sunlight when I walk or go somewhere, so I was hoping for some on the eyes solution rather
  • 1
    @Stuxnet what he meant is "acrylglas", which is also called "milkglas"/"melkglas" in some languages
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    @Stuxnet yeah, might be worth a short to check it out afterall, but that'll take me a long time, mainly because their office hours barely syncing up with me waking up
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    @JoshBent Never knew the name. The more you know the better lol
  • 2
    @Condor I have already a variety of sleeping masks for sleeping, actually what I need the glasses for is leaving my room and preparing for bed and the next day, really lol
  • 0
    @Condor ah I know what you mean, I actually tried that and it ended up pretty painful to me, because it basically makes you blind once over your eyes and the more thick threaded ones have the same effect as not wearing them
  • 0
    @Condor what did you find on your market? also diving gave me another search idea, ski equipment (usually heavier tinting because of the snow) or motorbike equipment (heavier wind covers), maybe there's something fitting
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    @Condor damn, those kind of items are always just a strange catch on some random market 😅
  • 1
    @Condor you might be talking about frosted glass, which does hide things from being looked at, but it dosen't really block out light
  • 2
    After searching for the image I double checked that you weren't told about these, but then I read your response to @Condor. Still posting because of Google's suggestions.
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    @electrineer lol the ear plugs looked for a moment like something else too
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    @electrineer devrant crashed while posting that message but luckily it still went through
  • 1
    Ski goggles
  • 1
    Why not make something? A pair of comfortable ski goggles with the right thickness cloth over the front should do pretty well at this.

    Maybe try some with a removable front, then you could trap the cloth in front of the goggles?
  • 1
    If you don't mind the looks, swim goggles. Check out the Swedish models with mirrored lenses.
  • 1
    Try searching for "glacier goggles" (Gletscherbrille; I'm Austrian).

    Those are used when hiking on a glacier to protect one's eyes from the blinding reflections.

    Or even "welding goggles". Those ought to leave no cracks open. The tricky part is to find goggles which allow just enough light to pass so you can navigate your home.
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    @DucksCanCode @MrJimmy @tty1 thank you guys! looking right now through all sorts of sport goggles, including glacier goggles, diving goggles and more :)
  • 1
    Black out curtains alone won’t cut it. You need darkening blinds and in your case it sounds like you need to run some masking tape along the edges of the blinds. And maybe the curtains too.

    If you are really bold cut cardboard to fit over the window and tape that up. If it’s a window that opens cut one for the top and one for the bottom.
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