Gunnar Optiks computer eyewear to protect your eyes

Are you a computer geek, spending most of your life in front of a computer screen? You may need Gunnar Optiks computer eyewear to increase the life of your eyes. Read this hands on review of Gunnar Optiks computer eyewear.

I am a regular blogger, who sits in front of the computer for several hours continuously. I spend most part of my life in front of laptops and tablets. After the long hours work, I usually feel irritation in the eyes and all I do was washing eyes with cold water and live with it. I never knew there exists a solution like Gunnar Optiks computer eyewear for people like me who spend a long time in front of digital screens.

Constantly looking at digital screens can create visual stress, eye fatigue, dry eyes, irritation, and even headaches. May be you have a strong vision and you don't feel any of those symptoms but in the long run, all your digital time is going to affect your eyes in some or other way. Gunnar Optiks computer eyewear helps anyone who spends more than a few hours per day in front of digital screens including television, computers etc. Here is what the company claims:

"GUNNARS increase contrast, comfort and focus while minimizing eye fatigue and visual stress for anyone who spends long hours staring at digital screens. GUNNAR eyewear is powered by i-AMP lens technology comprised of a proprietary lens material in an advanced geometry tuned for intermediate viewing distance and finished with custom formulated lens filters, tints and coatings."

I am not a guy who trust all advertisements, so decided to try it myself. The eyewear came in a small, sleep box which was very light weight. My son who picked up the package from the courier person said we have got an empty box in the courier! I opened the box and found a tinted yellow, light weight and elegant eyewear.

Gunnar Optiks Review

Advantages of Gunnar Optiks eyewear

Let me mention some of the best features I found with Gunnar glasses.

1. Stylish: it is not a clinical glass that looks odd when you wear it. It looks modern and definitely adds some style to your. (My son said "you look like a scientist with it", and I take that as a compliment.)

2. Light weight: I knew about computer eyewears earlier but one of the main concerns was, it will add some marks to my nose and ears due to the weight. Gunnar optiks is surprisingly light weight and you won't feel you have an extra object on your face.

3. Comfortable viewing: I used the glass for many days continuously and I was convinced it does what it claims. No more irritation on the eyes after several hours of continuous viewing of the computer screen.

4. Works for television and other digital screens: We have a 55 inch TV, which was a nice addition for our previous home. However, we recently moved to a new location and had to live in a small house. The 55" TV was not really suitable for the small rooms since it causes lot of irritation for the eyes when we watch it from too close distance. But the Gunnar glasses was very helpful to watch the TV long hours comfortably. (I am not really a TV guy and does not really watch it long hours. I used the Gunnar eyewear with the TV just to experience how it works.)

5. Prescription support: I was wondering how would anyone who wear glasses would use Gunnars. Do they need to wear it on top of their existing glasses? Well, Gunnars has a better solution. The Gunnar Optiks comes with prescription compatible glasses too. You can check your eyes with a local eye specialist, collect the power information and contact Gunnars for a custom made glass for you. You can even choose a frame that matches your style and preferences. Read more information about prescription compatible Gunnar glasses here:

6. International dealers and support: Gunnars have extensive sales chain in USA. If you are outside USA, don't worry, they offer sales and support in several countries including India, China, Japan, Singapore, UK and so on. Rad more about the international retailers.

7. Trusted brand: The company was founded in 2007 and has obtained a lot of market reputation during last 7 years of business. Gunnars is now a trusted brand in USA and is expanding their reach to several other countries.

Disadvantages of Gunnar glasses

Just like any other stress relieving eyewears in the market, Gunnars also comes with a light yellow tint. Sometimes, it adds a slight yellow hue to your vision when you view screens, even though you will quickly get used to it. I don't think there is any solution offered by any other similar products. In general, I did not find any real major concerns for Gunnar glasses.


The price of the eyewear varies between Rs 4,990 and Rs 7,500, depending on the model. You can see the complete pricing details here.

Overall review

After using it for about 2 weeks, I would recommend Gunnar Optiks for regular computer users, who need to work several hours a day. If you feel irritation in the eyes or get headaches after working, this can be really helpful for you.

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Author: Nityananda Hazarika27 Jun 2013 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

What will be the price of Gunnar Optiks computer eyewear ?

Guest Author: UMESH29 Jun 2013

What is the price of Gunnar Optiks glass?

Author: Tony John30 Jun 2013 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 0

I have added a section talking about the prices. Thanks for pointing it out.

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