I feel, in a sense, like a West Virginia coal miner trying to fend off black lung disease. For the last two or three years my left eye has been suffering from computer glare — redness, puffiness, watering, pink eye — due to prolonged computer-screen exposure. I’m in front of screens for a good 10 hours a day, and that’s a lot of eye-blasting — 70 hours a week, 280 to 300 hours each month.

My initial remedy was to (a) turn down the brightness levels to one-third and (b) wear sunglasses while working, but it’s hard to find ones that don’t make things look too dark. Then I started being extra-careful about keeping the screen as far away from my eyes as possible. Two days ago I ordered two screen-glare filters. Maybe that’ll work. My right eye, oddly, hasn’t had any difficulty.