Originally Posted by Gamecock24
DLCphoto the more I experience RBE the more I believe it’s my glasses which are causing RBEs. Because I’m seeing from all different light sources now like an oil diffuser with LED color changing lights, the LED Xmas I was putting up yesterday and other random lights. I’m assuming the rainbow fx has always been there but I just didn’t notice and now since reading about RBE with DLP projectors l was looking for it. The problem is I can’t unsee it. I’m doubting if new glasses will help since I now think the glasses are the actual cause. The RBE does seem to originate from perimeter of the lenses so that’s something I may just have to live with. I know there are some people that would have just blamed the projector for RBE and sent it back while giving it bad reviews but that’s not my nature. In my case now that I’m pretty positive my glasses are the source of the RBE it probably wouldn’t matter what Projector I would have bought because I’d still be wearing my glasses and see the RBE. This has been interesting, I bet you never thought you’d end up in a discussion about astigmatism on the AVS board but it has been informative even if it was a bit over my head.
I forgot to include one thought in my last post, that relates to what you're saying here. There can be various types of odd optical effects from glasses, related to the prescription, the type of material the lenses are ground from, the condition of the lenses, etc. So what you're experiencing doesn't sound like actual "RBE", since you're experiencing it with other light sources. RBE is fairly specific to a type of visual disturbance related to a spinning color wheel in DLP projectors. It is my understanding that people with, or without, glasses can experience this, so it would not be coming from your glasses.
So your problem does seem to be more of an optical one, possibly with something else going on inside your eyes (the other conditions I mentioned before). "True" RBE, specific to DLP Projectors, is different, and again my guess is that it would originate in the complex visual processing that takes place within the retina, optic nerve, and brain, rather than having an optical source like glasses.
And new glasses may or may not help, as I suggested above. It could relate to the lens material, lens coatings, condition of the lenses, prescription being up-to-date, sometimes even the size of the frame. If you'd like to get to the bottom of this, I think the next step would be a careful exam with a good Ophthalmologist, explaining to him what you're experiencing.
But the bottom line is that I don't think you're experiencing "RBE" as such.
Glad to discuss this! We had an interesting LASIK related discussion in one of the JVC Projector threads as well!