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Gunnar Optiks hands-on

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Gunnar Optiks hands-on
It’s happened to all of us at one point or another. You know what we’re talking about! After an intense gaming session on your smartphone/tablet, or surfing the web endlessly, your eyes feel extra fatigued after all of that work. Sure, it’s never good to do the same thing for a prolonged amount of time, which can result in some eye strain, but there’s something that can shield and protect them from the light emitted from our favorite gadgets.

Enter Gunnar Optiks, a gaming centric eyewear company that manufactures a wide range of stylish glasses that are worn to prevent eye strain, fatigue, and can even improve detail and focus in what you’re looking at. Right away, we can instantly see the resemblance of the Gunnar Optiks glasses with many of the other specialty sporty style sunglasses makers out there. However, they’re able to differentiate their variety (mostly), since their lenses have a distinct yellowish hue to them.

Lightweight and soundly strong with their construction, the Gunnar Optiks glasses are pretty comfortable to wear. Even though we’re unable to check out how effective they are when it comes to reducing eye fatigue and stress, since we’d need to log in some extravagant time using our devices, we do notice how it’s able to sharpen and enhance clarity with what we're looking at. It’s not something drastically improved, but it essentially casts enough of a contrast to deliver some sharp visuals.

Ranging in styles and prices, which can go anywhere between $100 and $200, the lens, coatings, and curvature of the Gunnar Optiks glasses aid to combat strenuous things to the eyes – such as fluorescent light, glare, and ambient air.

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posted on 23 Mar 2013, 17:55 3

1. kozza3 (Posts: 715; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

haven't these been out for years?

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 20:23 1

2. Jack58221 (Posts: 157; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

Lol, my grandma uses these for driving... and I do for skiing.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 00:38

3. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

Im pretty sure their claims of improving game experience,etc are not backup by any scientific info.

My Claim: Those ppl who give them good review or say this stuff works just dont want to look an idiot who just spend $100+ on a pair of tint sunglasses.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 05:04

4. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

I'm rather interested in what the Glass can do. I'm picking the glass designs then when the price of Glass becomes affordable.,

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 14:00

5. JEverettnow (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)

Those As Seen On Tv HD glasses will do the same thing. They are $20 and use the same yellow hue to make things "pop" and not give you eye strain.

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