The rapid modulation of light from fluorescent lamps is responsible for eye-strain and headaches. The modulation is greater at certain wavelengths than at others, and it can therefore be reduced by wearing tinted spectacles. A tint was designed: (1) to minimize the luminous pulsation of light from conventional halophosphate fluorescent lamps; (2) to avoid as much as possible any concomitant increase in the pulsation from triphosphor lamps; (3) to interfere with colour perception as little as possible; and (4) to have a cosmetically acceptable colour appearance. The four design criteria conflict. A compromise design is described, together with case histories of patients who appear to have benefited from the use of the tint.