Flourescent lights have significent effects on the nervous system. It is not a good idea to work under them.
You need aditional incandescents, if your boss will allow them. Not LEDs.
Luxor sells a lamp that replicates sunshine. It contains a flourescent ring bulb and an incandescent bulb in the middle. I have several.
There are sensors in the back of the eye that produce signaling substances in response to the various wavelengths of light.
There is apparently a genetic component. I find it impossible to work under pure flourescents.
I had a boss who works in the dark. He said the lights give him headaches. He had his own office, so that was an option for him. If you work in a cubicle, you can still ask building services to remove the flourescent lights above you. Then get yourself a desk lamp. Hope that helps.
(Blogging about Repetitive Strain Injury and Ergonomics)
A year ago, I finally figured out that it was the flourescent lights that were making me dizzy. Dizzy to the point of knowing that I was walking crooked as if I had been drinking, feeling sick to my stomach, and a headache. Feeling like you can't think or talk clearly and in a fog. Stores with long shiny aisles are terrible and some gyms bothered me more than others. Going to the kids tournaments which meant spending a lot of hours in a gym were not good. I have wore a hat a few times which cut down on the glare and even sunglasses. A close friend of mine could always look at me at know when I was getting dizzy by the look in my eyes. A couple months ago I had my annual eye exam and discussed this with my eye doctor. He said he has heard of this but not to the extent of my symptoms. He suggested trying a little bit of a tint in my new lenses. I haven't had any problems with dizziness/flourescent lights since I've started wearing my new glasses with the tinted lenses. Wish I would have known that was all I needed over a year ago.