Gunnar: geek or chic?
The bright and crisp beauty of today’s retina screens on iPhones, iPads, and computers is something to behold. But if you’re spending long hours in front of your screens each day, it’s not uncommon for your eyes to fatigue. According to the Vision Council, 70 percent of US adults in a survey reported some form of digital eyestrain (ie: strained, dry, or red eyes, blurred vision, headaches, or general fatigue) as a result of using digital devices. But what can be done about it? You might try a pair of newfangled computer glasses styled by Gunnar Optiks.
True, there’s nothing inherently cool about nerdy protective glasses. However, Gunnar was founded by ex-Oakley gurus, so form and function are nicely matched, resulting in protective eyewear for gaming and computer users that’s lightweight, sturdy, effective, and certainly one heck of a fashion statement. Yes, Gunnar has a tendency to hype their products with infomercial-like tactics, so its no wonder some people may be skeptical about their products and take their claims for gimmicks. And, yes, you may be wary of the questioning looks you may get when donning these futuristic-looking shades in the workplace. But, Gunnar’s anti-reflective coating and signature yellow lenses are not entirely smoke and mirrors. In fact, ophthalmologists often prescribe similar coatings and tints to their patients to ease tired eyes. And the proof is in the pudding: Gunnar will issue a full refund within 30 days of purchase, so you can test the computer eyewear out yourself to see (literally) if it makes a difference for you.
So, if you suffer from computer eyestrain and are willing look past a bunch of marketing jargon, there’s a strong chance your eyes will find the relief they crave—along with an edgy new look.