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02 January 2013

Gunnar Advanced Gaming Eyewear

Getting a lot of eye strain by excessive computer work or videogames? You should check these out...

Gagan Gupta
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Having a desk job means staring at the computer screen for long durations, which usually amounts to tired eyes at the end of the day. The same goes for gaming. Playing a game all day without the recommended frequent breaks can cause massive eye-strain and even headaches. Gunnar promises to keep your eyes at ease and your monitor-toting daily schedule free from the typical end-of-day strain. But do they work?

Scarred from the amber vision glasses sold in the ’90s, we were expecting the glasses to have  more of a placebo effect than actually reduce eye-fatigue. But a few hours with the Gunnar glasses changed that perception. Looking at a word document for long durations didn’t feel bad at all, in fact we required fewer breaks between work. The yellow-tinted glasses are not the best option for colour perception, but Gunnar does have a separate Crystalline tinted series of eyewear for designers and video editors. These, as the name suggests, are meant for gaming.

The Advanced Gaming Eyewear has a slim frame that didn’t come in the way of our gaming headset, and felt comfortable enough for all-day wear. Moreover, the curved glasses, which leave an unusually short gap between your eyes and the lenses, keep the moisture trapped inside, so your eyes don’t feel too dry after long durations. In games as well, we ran through levels of Dishonored and Need for Speed Most Wanted, without needing the kind of breaks that we did without the glasses.

Gunnar eyewear really works, and a few hours of computer use with these on will convince anyone — gamer or otherwise. The yellow tint may put off some gaming purists, but then, at the end of it, it’s all about keeping your eyes safe, isn’t it?

Price: Rs 4,500
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