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Gunnar Optik Glasses


Renniks

Senior Member
#1
Just read up on these and they sound awesome, glasses that protect you from visual glare etc....
My mums just got glasses, my dad has needed them for years, and they both had 20/20 vision for most of their life, personally I dont want them... so thinking about preventing it.

Gunnar Optiks - Products

Only problem is they don't seem to deliver to the UK, any ideas of similar things? or whether its a waste of time :p

Cheers folks
 

Renniks

Senior Member
#3
They don't work for people with glasses as they aren't prescription lenses.
They are used to prevent eyes getting in bad condition & to reduce any other issues with prolonged screen exposure (head-aches, eye-ache, lower reflexes [gaming] etc.)

Seems like for the $59 they would be an awesome investment :D
 

allyally2k

Senior Member
#4
I've never heard of anything like that before...you'd think opticians would sell them as they always ask 'do you use computers?'
 

allyally2k

Senior Member
#6
Could have definitely done with a pair of them a few years ago my eye sight has totally deteriorated over the last couple of years, especially now i'm full time graphic designer i stare at the screen all day then come home and work on my own stuff! (or shop online)! I asked my optician if staring at screens made my eyes worse and he said there was no evidence but surely it can't be good!!
 

allyally2k

Senior Member
#8
I know yeah you'd think there would be something, with all the new technology!! Yeah I wear glasses although I got contacts in right now!
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#9
Last time I checked my local opticians did sell antiglare (got this in my current glasses) and lenses to help your eyes while viewing a pc screen etc (ie the yellow tinted lenses). They were an add on for about £20 iirc, never bothered mind you as its pretty pointless with a tft and I also had concerns over colour accuracy being that they had a yellow tint.
 

Renniks

Senior Member
#11
I imagine these are very similar to that anti glare then :) but obviously before needing prescription. Yes pointless with TFT and I believe the colour they shows colours more prominently rather than tinting everything yellow :)
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#12
At the end of the day its just another film layered on to your lenses and just about any decent optician should offer it for those that are interested in it but I couldn't see the point in it and I was already well over £300 on my 2 glasses at the time and I'm a cheapskate :)
Personally I was more interested in lighter lenses(I might as well be blind without my glasses as I can't see clearly past 2" in front of my face), anti scratch and UV plus a dark tint on one pair for driving :)