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The Best Blue Light Glasses: Techlicious Review

Product comparison reviews rock. They’re so helpful. Someone goes out, does a lot of research for you to save you time. We try to offer such reviews frequently. For example, comparing our gamer glasses, comparing our lens types, comparing different brands of reading glasses, and so on. From our perspective, these types of comparative write-ups […]

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Learn the Effects of Screen Time on Kids

We’ve all experienced, or at least seen it: you’re in public and a child is either denied access to a phone, or has a phone or tablet taken away from them. The ensuing tantrum surpasses most other freak outs. We know that nowadays kids have relationships with screens that make most uncomfortable. The reason for […]

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How To Sleep Better? 5 Tips That Work

Sleep is a constant topic of discussion. Every day you hear talk about feeling tired, needing more sleep, sleeping in, waking up early, staying up late, why you didn’t sleep more, why you did, and the list goes on. Everyone reading this blog has almost certainly experienced sleep problems sometime very recently. This prevalence explains […]

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Fighting Back Against Dry Eyes

Some problems seem too simple and pervasive to have solutions. Dry eye symptoms affect 30% of Americans. With numbers like that, you’d think no easy answer exists. In some cases, that’s certainly true, but a little education goes a long way in this regard. Wherever you find yourself in the range of dry eyes, taking […]

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10 Video Game Release Dates Coming in 2020

As the new year begins, everyone tends to take stock of their lives and make goals for the future. At GUNNAR, we’re no different. In addition to exercise and reading goals, however, we include our new game playlist for the coming year. Having goals and ambitions in life helps you move forward. Knowing what games […]

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Watch: Optometrist Recommends GUNNAR to Her Patients

When it comes to your eyes, treat them with the importance they deserve. If you have a head problem you’ll go to a neurologist, foot problem a podiatrist, and tooth problem a dentist. Your eyes deserve the same expertise as any other important part of your body. So, when you have an eye problem, go […]

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4 Ways to Improve Work Efficiency

Work efficiency not only helps you perform your job well but helps you get ahead. When choosing who gets a promotion, bosses will certainly take your productivity into account. Knowing how to focus at work can be hard, though. At the end of the day, whatever it takes to become productive at work will be […]

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Nearsighted Vs Farsighted Vision

Do you know the difference between nearsighted and farsighted vision? Honestly, I haven’t always known the difference. Which one means when you can see things from afar? What about when you can see them up close? The names help somewhat, once you know the definitions at least. When first read, however, those names need explanation. […]

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How To Clean GUNNAR Glasses

Any glasses-wearers will tell you the importance of keeping your lenses clean. Without clean lenses, you’re looking at dirt and smudges all day; with clean lenses, you might forget you’re even wearing glasses. Computer and gaming glasses put some users into an interesting situation. While many who buy GUNNARs already wear prescription or reading glasses, […]

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The Best Solution for Protecting Your Eyes from Blue Light

Every day the negative effect of blue light’s on your eyes gains additional scientific confirmation. Given the various credible, peer-reviewed studies on the subject, the scientific community has essentially reached a consensus. For practical reasons, let’s accept the scientific conclusions thus far reached. Now what? Business has, fortunately, kept up with the science in this […]

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The Best Blue Light Reading Glasses

Staring at a screen all day harms your eyes. So, naturally, you put on your blue light blocking glasses. But, then squinting at a blurry screen all day only makes matters worse. So, of course, you wear reading glasses to help. But what about the blue light? Well, it turns out that there are reading […]

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Which GUNNAR Lenses Are Right for Me?

If you’ve spent much time on our website, you’ve likely noticed our variety of lens options. If you’re anything like me, you probably look at all of them and have no clue how to choose. Various factors play into the decision, making it a tough one. Higher versus lower protection, color versus clear lenses, outdoor […]

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12 Signs that You Might Need Glasses

If you’ve ever asked yourself “do I need glasses?” then this post is for you. If just a passing curiosity, or a serious thought you’ve had for a long time, learning the signs that you might need glasses will help you. Whether this post gives you peace of mind or prompts you to make an […]

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What Causes Blurred Vision and How To Deal With It

One day after class, I was walking to my car when I realized I could not see clearly. It was surreal, honestly, because nothing else seemed wrong, just all of a sudden my vision blurred. I tried to refocus my eyes by rubbing them, blinking repeatedly, looking slowly at different objects, but nothing worked. I […]

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Are Video Games Good For You?

From the most avid gamer to the most careful parent, everyone worries about the possible negative effects of video games. Of course, such concerns are not unfounded. Research shows that gaming in excess, or when done carelessly, might prove harmful. However, benefits come with the potential risks involved in gaming. The Benefits of Gaming Given […]

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Do Blue Light Blocking Glasses Really Work?

We all have that one friend who swears by their blue-light blocking glasses. They may claim to sleep better, have reduced migraines, increased attention or feel an overall improvement in wellness. But what does the science say? Do blue light blocking glasses actually work? This article overviews several of many scientific studies delving into the […]

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What are the Best GUNNAR Glasses for Gaming?

If you’re a gamer, this article is for you! No one can compete with GUNNAR’s patented lens technology which provides unparalleled protection against UV light and blue light. With migraines, dizziness, dry eye, eye strain and fatigue plaguing those who play games unprotected, GUNNAR’s state of the art lenses keep you gaming with no adverse […]

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Wondering Why Your Eyes Hurt? We Have the Answer

If you’re reading this, then apparently you regularly use electronic devices. Nothing else adequately explains not only your presence on the internet, but on this blog in particular. One other thing that likely brought you here? Your eyes hurt or feel tired all the time. Digital eye strain (DES), also known as computer vision syndrome […]

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“Bandage” Solutions Won’t Protect Your Eyes!

“Adaptive brightness on cell phones, tablets, and monitors isn’t doing anything to help at all.” You’ve likely seen a lot of our articles about how digital devices are clearly a source of many annoying issues including digital eye strain, macular degeneration, and melatonin suppression. When you ask the experts at Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics (The […]

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Your Tired Eyes are Asking for a Break. Are you Listening?

In the health and wellness industry, a focus on healthy lifestyle as a reward well worth the cost and effort has existed as long as the industry itself. This idea, however, hasn’t really crossed over into the realm of eye protection until recently. Over the past year, with the assistance of professionals in all kinds […]

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Exclusive: GUNNAR and Coke Esports Announce Partnership

We are extremely excited to announce we have partnered with Coke Esports on a collaborative special edition gaming eyewear project. Coca-Cola™ has made a large commitment to esports over the past few years, and with our patented technology, influencers around the world will receive the visual help they need. Just released with the help of […]

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GUNNAR Partners with eSports and Crypto Giant Unikrn

Once again, we lead the charge in advancing esports and gaming performance with a revolutionary new partnership with Unikrn, a leading esports brand in the rapidly growing esports community. From our inception 10 years ago, we were the first and original non-peripheral-based company to support and promote esports, and here we are today moving this same […]

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Health is the New Wealth

2018 is upon us and so begins a fresh start for countless people. It’s the season of New Year’s Resolutions when millions of individuals will promise themselves to eat more nutritious foods, increase their vitamin intake, hit the gym on a regular basis, and all sorts of other efforts in order to achieve a healthier […]

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Do Apps That Block Blue Light Improve Sleep Quality?

With studies coming in left and right, it’s becoming more and more obvious that exposure to artificial light—especially from digital devices—is negatively affecting a growing number of people. Recently, NPR dove into the arena and reported on whether or not applications for phones, tablets, and computers were helping block blue light and improve sleep quality. […]

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This Prominent Optometrist Uses GUNNAR, Find out Why

Digital World, Digital Problems The Digital Age is very much upon us, and the number of people exposed to digital devices for much of the day is increasing at an extremely high rate. Given this fact, it’s a little shocking that many people who know nothing about digital eye strain. In a study done earlier this […]

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Women’s Eye Health at Work is Suffering. 4 Ways you Can do Better

The health and wellness gurus at Well+Good  posted an interesting article which discusses the need for women to pay better attention to their eye health, and we couldn’t agree more. W+G also shed some light on a recent American Academy of Ophthalmology report, which stated women are more likely to suffer from chronic dry eye, inflammation, […]

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Why You Should Think About Digital Eye Strain, and How to Avoid it

Let’s face it, you’re surrounded by digital screens. The science fiction of the past is now reality. From laptops to tablets to cell phones, our world has gone from analogue to digital very quickly. Modern technology undoubtedly helps society in numerous ways. That same technology, however, also brings negative consequences. A shocking number of people […]

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Nobel Prize Winners’ Research Proves Blue Light Affects Sleep

Congratulations to doctors Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young for winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine! These three American medical professionals studied fruit flies for decades in order to isolate one specific gene that dictates the body’s circadian rhythm. Their groundbreaking research leads the way to a more robust understanding of artificial light’s […]

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Mission Possible: Protecting Your Eyes

GUNNAR’s mission (and yes we accept it) is to help you protect your eyes. The Mission.org wrote a thorough and engaging summary of the reason we exist. In this most recent article, they cover a treasure-trove of meaningful information about digital eye strain. Central to their article, as you might have guessed, is their perspective […]

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Maximizing Work Performance

In the corporate world, if you don’t work effectively, efficiently, and thoroughly, everyone knows that someone else would happily take your place. Given this fact, it must be asked: why work so hard to succeed if you’re going to cripple yourself the second you clock out for the day? Determined employees focus on getting ahead […]

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GUNNAR Teams with Globally Renowned Artist Hydro74 for Limited Edition Axial

CARLSBAD, Calif. – August 15, 2017 – GUNNAR Optiks®, the world’s leading creator and manufacturer of computer eyewear, is extremely proud to present the latest Limited Edition AXIAL designed by Hydro74. AXIAL just joined the ranks of new GUNNAR styles, and given Hydro74’s passion for contemporary art and his unique traditional style, it seemed fitting […]

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Blue Light is Destroying Your Kids’ Eyes!

“Imagine it’s 2035 and you get a call from your son who proceeds to inform you that, at the young age of 32, he’s going blind as a result of macular degeneration.” As dramatic and shocking as this quote from a recent article by GoodMenProject.com sounds, the possibility of the scenario described should shock you even […]

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GUNNAR Steams into Convention Season

The 2017 convention season is starting to pick up so we thought we’d share a bit about the upcoming events where you can find GUNNAR. There’s not much else in this world that gives us all the nerd-chills as much as hanging out in some foreign city, seeing friends, checking out the latest games and […]

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Reader’s Digest Advice on Combatting Computer Vision Syndrome

We’ve long been touting the necessity of protecting your eyes; our company exists to promote that protection in the first place. Imagine our delight and surprise to learn that Reader’s Digest recently joined the fight. They jumped on board and shared some ways to keep your eyes safe. What Reader’s Digest Had to Say As […]

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GUNNAR Celebrates Its Visionaries with The Movement Campaign

CARLSBAD, Calif. – April 7, 2017 – GUNNAR Optiks®, the world’s leading creator and manufacturer of computer eyewear, proudly announces the next phase of GUNNAR’s existence by launching a new 2017 marketing campaign. Expanding on the original My_Digital Life campaign that illustrated the need for eyewear due to the digital lifestyles of GUNNAR Visionaries such […]

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Train Like an Athlete, Protect Your Eyes

You have probably noticed that we put a lot of effort into explaining the damaging effects of artificial blue light. You probably don’t know, however, that blue light affects your performance in athletics and other physical activity. Over the years, we have spoken to many trainers, and the athletes they work with. One of the […]

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Revolutionary Eyewear for All

A Diva With Eye Strain Sheila Gaspers from TangoDiva.com had a problem. She was starting to feel the effects of digital eye strain. Feeling the draining symptoms of digital eye strain everyday could drive a person crazy. Unchecked, it probably would. Sheila, however, didn’t let blue light’s sapping force win out. Sheila picked up a […]

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Join Forces Again to Launch the New FPS

We are very excited to reveal the FPS designed by Razer™, The Next Iteration of Superior Gaming Eyewear. Now available, the FPS features flat, high-tinsel steel temple arms with the Razer logo boldly displayed along with the company’s iconic coloring, and tipped with adjustable acetate for comfort and compatibility with Razer headphones. Its modern, wrap-around […]

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Sleeping Disorders on the Rise for U.K. Children

No Sleep In London A new study finds kids in the U.K. suffer from sleeping disorders at an alarming rate. Technology, according to the study, is to blame. The study shows that, compared to 10 years ago, three times as many children are admitted to hospitals for treatment of sleep disorders. They suffer not just […]

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GUNNAR Welcomes Hydro74 to the Family

Coming from a background of abuse and neglect, not many would have thought Joshua Smith would have amounted to much in life. Very little was set before him in order to help him to a life of success. In fact, it was almost as if hurdles were deliberately put in his way. But for Joshua, […]

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Are your computers destroying your body?

By Frank Gimbel, ABOC-AC Screens are just about everywhere we look today. Whether they are in the form of flat-screen TVs, PCs, laptops, cell phones, media players, smart watches, or some other technology, all of these devices can emit harmful blue light that can create digital eyestrain. With all this technology surrounding us, questions are […]

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GUNNAR Partners with Gale Force eSports

We are both thrilled and honored to be able to announce today that we’ve officially partnered with Gale Force eSports. A well-respected professional gaming organization, Gale Force has already been loyal to GUNNAR so it was an easy decision to come alongside their Heroes of the Storm team to ensure they have the proper eyewear […]

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A Look Back at 2016

Whew, what a year! Granted, many of you are probably saying “good riddance” to 2016, but for us, it was a momentous 365 days. From our travels around the U.S. bringing GUNNARS to various events and seeing our friends, to our incredible launches of many new styles which have all been well received, we’ve had […]

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The eSports Phenomenon

The History Back in 1972, Stanford University made history by hosting an event called Spacewar!. Two dozen of Stanford’s computer nerds gathered around the University’s single computer to play a video game. Spacewar! pitted the gamers against one another for the prize of a year-long subscription to the Rolling Stone. There, the Spacewar! gamers together […]

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GUNNAR Partners with Apparel Brand PUBLISH

What happens when you take the world’s leading creator and manufacturer of computer eyewear and team them up with Publish, a leading apparel brand? You get the new Publish Mod! Blending classic fashion with pure imagination, the Mod was designed to be casual in style with an air of sophistication. With Publish’s unique eye for […]

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BlizzCon 2016 is Almost Here!

For Blizzard fans around the world, the most epic event all year happens soon! BlizzCon notoriously sells-out at record speed as thousands upon thousands of hopeful participants virtually line up to get tickets to the exciting event. We recommend getting your BlizzCon Pass as soon as the tickets become available online on April 20th and […]

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GUNNAR Optiks @ TwitchCon

How do you sum up a whirlwind weekend in downtown San Diego at TwitchCon which was filled with thousands of fans and well-known personalities? Just another day at the “office” for GUNNAR! Twitch’s convention rolled out this year into our backyard and we have to say, it was pretty damn epic. Day 1, 2, and […]

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PAX West was EPIC!

When 3 AM ticked over on September 1 and we started our trek to the Pacific Northwest, we had a feeling this year’s PAX in Seattle would be pretty big. What we didn’t expect was just how epic the show would be, and it’s taken us a few days to truly wrap our heads around […]

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Exhaustion: A Modern Problem?

An article published by The Week asserts that “modern burnout,” does not exist. Their method for supporting this idea is a review of historical diagnoses and approaches to exhaustion. If exhaustion has always existed, then surely our modern exhaustion simply stands as one among many. Historical Theories of Health and Exhaustion The Greeks focused on […]

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Going Back to School with the Right Gear

Summer’s coming to a close and it’s almost time to hit the books once again. Right now, most parents are probably having to navigate through a sea of emotions as students prepare to return to school. Consequently, this also means that most who are on their way back to hallowed halls of education will be […]

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GUNNAR Introduces Two New Styles: Enigma and Havok!

We’re beyond stoked to introduce you to two new styles for Fall; ENIGMA and HAVOK. Both styles are armed with GUNNAR’s patented i-AMP® lens technology that is precision-engineered to eliminate eye strain and block the harmful effects of artificial blue light. Enigma Inspired by the world of espionage, ENIGMA combines lightweight comfort with a tech […]

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Blue Light Harms Mental Health, New Study Shows

Debates rage in science across various subjects and disciplines. One area in which a general consensus exists, however, is the question of the negative effects of artificial blue light. The extent of the effects, the long term implications, and so on produces some disagreement. That being said, scientists tend to agree that blue light causes […]

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Overwatch – Rise of the Next Great eSport

Blizzard has been predictably silent when it comes to officially announcing plans for Overwatch eSports. That, however, hasn’t stopped the eSports community at-large from prepping for what’s likely going to be an extremely popular competitive game to watch. Sure, small, unsanctioned tournaments have been popping up quite a bit, but what most are anxious to […]

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Can’t Sleep? Blame the Light!

Anyone who follows the content on this blog knows that blue light affects sleep. Lifehacker recently posted an article detailing the evolutionary reasons for the connection between sleep and blue light. They take you back (way back) to the beginning of evolutionary history. The earth, Lifehacker explains, being mostly water, in the early days of […]

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The Science Behind Computer Vision Syndrome

Not long ago, we shared some pretty interesting statistics and information about Computer Vision Syndrome (digital eye strain). Today, we want to dive in deeper to the cause of this universally growing problem. First, let’s make sure you fully understand Computer Vision Syndrome. Below you’ll find an infographic from WhatisDryEye.com which breaks down the issue perfectly. […]

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How to Deal With Blue Light Without Disconnecting

Computer vision syndrome (CVS) has recently gained a lot of attention in the media. The past year alone saw the release of dozens of new studies on blue light. These studies include statistics on individuals seeking medical attention after prolonged exposure to artificial blue light from screens. Surprisingly, these results prove universal. Regardless of age […]

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Can Blue Light Alter Your Metabolism and Affect Your Weight?

The Study According to a recent Northwestern University study, blue light exposure evidently connects to metabolism and weight. During their research into the effects of artificial blue light on humans, effects on metabolism, insulin levels, and glucose levels were shown. Needless to say, artificial blue light tended to affect each of the relevant areas negatively. […]

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The Gaming of Concussions

Brooke Benton is an extraordinary young woman. Simply put, she excels at pretty much anything she puts her mind to. That’s why her story is both unique and heartwarming, and was recently posted on the Lakeland, Florida website, TheLedger.com. Five years ago, Brooke was passionately diving to block a soccer ball from entering the goal. […]

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Introducing Two New Styles: Cypher & Trooper!

GUNNAR is proud to release two new styles called Cypher and Trooper which are now available for purchase. Both frames encapsulate distinct GUNNAR DNA, while evolving tech computer eyewear to the next level. Designed to hack all traditional eyewear standards, Cypher merges classic, traditional styling with infused high-tech modern elements. Formulated with precision designed frame […]

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Digital Eyestrain on the Rise

A growing number of optometrists and other medical experts have begun to get very serious about digital eyestrain. Helping give the subject recent headway in the eye care spectrum was a new study released by Vision Service Plan (VSP being the moniker most are familiar with). In it, research shows that by the time an […]

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PAX East, Lobster Rolls, and GUNNAR

Holy smokes, PAX East was a whirlwind for GUNNAR Optiks this year! When we first stepped foot onto Boston soil, it was probably one of the most gorgeous days they’d seen in months – sunny, in the 70s, and clear skies all around. Not only that, but the area around the Boston Convention & Exhibition […]

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GUNNAR Invades Heroes of the Dorm

This past weekend, the wonderful folks at Blizzard and TeSPA graciously invited GUNNARS to the Heroes of the Dorm event in Seattle, and wow, did we have a great time! The two-day finale was the culmination of a weeks long tournament that pit 64 collegiate Heroes of the Storm eSports teams from all around North […]

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Your Devices Might Cause Nearsightedness

Being Nearsighted About Myopia Myopia, also known as “nearsightedness” has a very prosaic reputation. Those with myopia—sometimes referred to as myopes—can see nearby objects, but objects at a distance appear blurry. Instances of myopia are, it seems, on the rise. According to research by the National Eye Institute back in 2014, only 25% of the […]

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New Color and Sunglass Options Have Arrived!

This week, we revealed new color and sunglass options for the Micron, PPK, and Intercept styles, and the response thus far has been phenomenally positive. Let’s breakdown what’s new starting with color options. For Micron, there are two new 24K colors, Dark Ale and Tortoise, and a brand new color we’ve called Marble. Both Dark […]

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The Science Behind Blue Light

Looking to the Past Imagine for a moment that you traveled back in time to the early 1700s. No phones, computers, flat-screen TVs, tablets, fancy electronic billboards, and the like. You now live in a time where candlelight, lanterns, and the sun light your way. As the sun comes up in the morning, your body […]

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PAX South Wrap-Up

It’s been just over a week since we landed in San Antonio, TX to attend PAX South 2016, and the memories are still very strong. The 3-day whirlwind event saw thousands of gamers from all over the US and the world come together to celebrate all things geek. More impressive, though, was the sheer volume […]

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6 Ways to Avoid Digital Eye Strain

The Vision Council and the Think About Your Eyes campaign are devoted to improving your eye health. Together, they are the leading experts on all things eye-care. As such, they understand the problems associated with exposure to digital devices. On a daily basis, few things threaten your eye health, and personal comfort more than digital […]

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More Children Are Getting Computer Vision Syndrome, Find Out How to Stop it

Computer Vision Syndrome (aka Digital Eye Strain) each year affects more and more children. Vaught Eye Associates released an article urging caution in controlling kids’ screen time, to raise awareness.  Screen time, the article notes, stands as a hot button issue in public health. All doctors, and most parents, understand the threat and difficulty of […]

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#CES2016: New Digital Eye Strain Report

The International Consumer Electronics Show is the largest technology exposition in the world. All of the latest and greatest advancements in the digital world are revealed at the event which takes place in Las Vegas. Despite there being some thrilling new inventions and breakthroughs this year, one subject took center stage: digital eye strain. During […]

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Experts Debate, But One Thing is Clear: Protect Your Eyes!

Recently we’ve seen growth in research into the effects of high energy visible light (HEV) and blue light on our eyes. Vision experts agree that the sun emits blue light just like every electronic device with a screen. Some still debate whether or not exposure from any specific source deserves blame for causing digital eye […]

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New Google Update Reduces Blue Light

Google released a new patch for its iOS and Android Play Books app. The new update added a feature called Night Light. Engadget.com reported that Google found most users of their e-reader typically read between 8 and 10 p.m. With the latest update, they now have the option to turn Night Light on which will […]

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Digital Device Use on the Rise, What to Watch Out For

The Vision Council recently found that digital device user numbers increased from 45% in 2012, to nearly 70% in 2015. Nearly everything at your fingertips, unlimited access! The obvious appeal of such possibilities launched this massive growth. These numbers, at first thought, seem shocking. 70% of adults using digital devices?! Unbelievable! On second thought, you […]

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It’s Not Your Imagination, You’re Sleeping Worse, and It’s Your Devices’ Fault

Since its establishment, GUNNAR Optiks has shared that blue light emitted from digital devices slows production of natural melatonin. The wavelength of blue light from digital devices matches that of the blue light from the sun. As the sun rises in the morning, your brain senses the increase of blue light and lowers the amount […]

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Children May Suffer Long-term Consequences of Technology Use

We live in a new world. The vast majority of people through history lived without any digital technology. The previous two generations to the current one lived with some technology as a part of life. Children today are born with digital devices all around them. From the day they are born, children are exposed, more […]

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Improve your Sleep With One Simple Trick

The Bed Time Ritual The picture just above these words probably looks familiar to you. Tired eyes, bright light, dark room: the nightly ritual of scrolling before bed. A time-honored tradition of the very short era we call the tech boom, checking your phone before bed is something we all do. Unfortunately, according to Skye […]

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Why We Are All Becoming Nearsighted

You might have noticed that more people seem to wear glasses every year. Some of this uptick in spectacles comes from hipsters looking for an accessory. The vast majority of eyewear users, however, require their lenses to see. The reasons for the increase in glasses, while likely complicated, can be explained by our world. Paradigms […]

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Amazing Contact Lenses With Wink Activation Technology

The Device Researchers in Switzerland and California recently created groundbreaking technology for those with vision impairments: contact lenses containing tiny telescopes. Phys.org reports the details. Like something out of a spy movie, the wearer activates the telescope’s magnification by winking. Winking with the right eye activates the zooming, and deactivates the lenses by winking with […]

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Scientists find LED Lights Can Harm Your Eyes

Wherever you personally stand on environmental issues, we can agree that new solutions are everywhere! The innovation of affordable, long lasting LED lights stand among the most prominent, and simple, solutions available. They have obvious appeal: replace light bulbs less, save money on energy bills, and protect the environment. Who wouldn’t want to take part? […]

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Studies Show Amber Lenses Improve Sleep

The sun, if you lived in the wilderness, would wake you up every day. While sleeping in a well-lit place certainly isn’t easy, the reason the sun keeps you awake goes deeper. The blue light emitted from the sun controls sleep cycle, through the eyes. Blue light activates the protein melanopsin, contained behind the eye, […]

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Blue-Light Blocking Glasses Might Save You From Sleepless Nights

At the end of a long day, all most of us want to do is relax. For a majority of people, that now means interacting with some kind of electronic device. Whether you play video games, watch Netflix, check social media, or even use an E-reader, everyone seems to be using screens. Unfortunately, the end […]

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Digital Devices Make Teens Sleep Even Worse

As a proud father of a beautiful 6 month old baby girl, I understand the value of sleep. My wife and I constantly count our daughter’s sleep hours, not to mention our own. When sleep is in short supply, you come to realize how important it truly is. We all know the negative relationship between […]

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Science’s Answer to Your Sleep Problems

Science works through experimentation. The basis for scientific theories comes through day to day observation. Essentially, you or I might notice a pattern in life and decide to test if the pattern works under various circumstances. The first time someone experienced digital eye strain (DES), of course, was well before the condition received recognition in […]

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How To Avoid Computer Vision Syndrome

If you’re reading this, your eyes might be in trouble! Computers, for all the power they give us, also bring with them some problems. The flickering screens and the blue light blasting our eyes leads to all kinds of issues. A set of symptoms named “computer vision syndrome” (CVS), afflicts many technology users. Today we […]

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Blue Light Blocking Lenses Don’t Affect Visual Function or Color, Study Finds

When you look at blue light blocking lenses, you might wonder whether the lenses might affect your vision. Such questions deserve good answers. Much of the answers will, naturally, be subjective. Whether a lens changes color in a bothersome way or not depends on preference and perception. Recent research, relevant to this question helps shed […]

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Is Sunlight Good For Your Eyes? The Science Says No

New information constantly emerges which causes us to rethink our understanding of science. For some this means they tend toward skepticism regarding scientific research. Sometimes we hear contradictory things from different sources. We don’t intend to offer a solution this problem in today’s post. What we do hope to accomplish, however, is to encourage you […]

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4 Types of People Who Need Eye Protection More than Most

It’s hard to think of something scarier than once having your vision, then beginning to lose it. Macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss, affects more than 10 million Americans. According to Macular.org: “Macular Degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye […]

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An Optometrist’s Two Biggest Concerns About Digital Devices

We often point out the role of blue light in digital eye strain and other eye issues. As authoritative as our posts on the topic may be, nothing supports the cause better than the statements of a doctor. Dr. Matthew Alpert, O.D. wrote an informative discussion of the connection between digital devices, blue light, digital […]

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Digital eye strain can Cause dry and irritated eyes, or Worse

One day after Sarah Hinkley had been working on her computer for about five hours, she noticed her eyes started to burn and feel dry. “My focus became blurry like I was looking through a haze,” she says. As an optometrist, Hinkley knew exactly what was wrong. She was suffering from digital eye strain, also […]

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What is Digital Eye Strain?

What is Digital Eye Strain? Digital eye strain is the temporary discomfort that follows two or more hours of digital device use. A variety of electronic devices can cause digital eye strain, including televisions, desktop and laptop computers, smartphones, e-readers, tablets, and gaming systems, especially when they are used simultaneously or when switching repeatedly from […]

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What Doctors Were Saying in 2000 About Blue Light

Our understanding of blue light and its effects on ocular health evolves constantly. Every year new research comes out showing the dangers and effects of blue light on eyes. With all the new research, sometimes we neglect valuable and informative research from the past. In 2000, Elaine Kitchel wrote an article on the subject that […]

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How To Reduce Headaches During Extended Gameplay Sessions

by John Carle, Mar 3 2014 It may sound gimmicky on the surface. If you tell someone there’s a special pair of glasses they can wear while gaming that will reduce eye strain, it sounds like hype to sell overpriced goods that don’t actually work. And at first, I would have agreed with that assumption. […]

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“The most noticeable thing, and the whole point of this review, was the fact that the glasses worked as advertised.”

Reviews February 28, 2014 Gunnar Optiks Intercept Color Collection Written By: Kenneth Seward Jr. Date: 02/28/14 I’ve been gaming for a long time now. And in all my years of rescuing princesses and shooting friends online, not once did I think I would ever need eye protection. I mean sure, it was possible that I […]

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Eyes on with the Gunnar SteelSeries Scope gaming glasses

By Ron Burke. When I saw the Gunnar glasses I had two thoughts – “those look like my shooting glasses”, and “why would I ever wear those while I game?”. As somebody who’s had the Lasik procedure on his eyes after wearing glasses for a decade, protecting my “investment” is always top of mind. That […]

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By Kaleb Rutherford – 02/20/14 Gunnar Optiks has unleashed a new line of colorful glasses in their Intercept line of glasses. They come in a variety of colors including Cobalt, Fire, Ink, and Ghost. Each pair of Gunnar Optiks Intercept Color features a retro design with plastic that is very soft and doesn’t slip. When […]

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Gunnar Optiks Emissary – Review

When one of our readers asked that we review a pair of Gunnar Optiks revolutionary computer glasses, my first question was “What are computer glasses?” Once I had researched a bit, I was slightly taken aback at the idea that I, with my 20/20 vision, would ever need a pair of these “computer glasses” that supposedly reduce […]

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Like This: GUNNAR Optiks in the Facebook Store

GUNNAR Optiks glasses are now available in the Facebook store in their Menlo Park canvas, bringing visual ergonomics to the social media giant.

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Kids’ Eyes are the Future: GUNNAR Optiks Visits Adobe Utah

Recently at the Lehi, Utah Adobe campus, GUNNAR Optiks participated in Bring Your Kids to Work Day to stress the need for visual ergonomics in children and adults.

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Will Bionic Eyes be the Next Step in Vision?

Could medical technology to cure certain kinds of blindness be adapted for consumer technology?

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GUNNAR at Rooster Teeth Expo 2013

GUNNAR Optiks was at the recent Rooster Teeth Expo in Austin Texas to talk about computer vision syndrome and share the benefits of wearing GUNNAR glasses.

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GUNNAR at the MLG Spring Championship

GUNNAR Optiks was “throwing it back” at the MLG Spring Championship in Anaheim, CA. Congrats to all the big winners!

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Synthesizing the Sense of Synesthesia

Synesthesia is a condition that changes your perception of sense. There are a few games out there that attempt to emulate that for those with “normal” perception.

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GUNNAR Optiks in the Classroom

After receiving glowing reviews from 4th graders in a Las Vegas primary school, GUNNAR Optiks showed up with gifts and education for the kids.

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Adobe Welcomes GUNNAR Optiks to the Swag Store

GUNNAR Optiks, after a successful test run, will be a featured product in the Adobe Swag Store in their San Jose facility.

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GUNNAR Supports Healthy Vision Month

  May is Healthy Vision Month. If you are reading this, then you should be curious about healthy vision month. The reason for this is simple: you have eyes and you use them every day, all day and you are most likely reading this on a digital device screen. The reason this is important is […]

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Recap: GUNNAR at Adobe Day

This past weekend at the Adobe facility in San Jose, CA, GUNNAR Optiks received an exclusive invitation to demo for Adobe employees. Adobe was recently recognized as one of the best companies to work. They were #2 on FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Software companies list, and one of the UK’s Sunday Times 100 Best Companies […]

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GUNNAR Optiks Adds New Styles to Available Prescription Frame Offering

GUNNAR Optiks, the world’s leading manufacturer of computer eyewear today announced that they have expanded their collection of prescription available styles in response to increasing demand for custom computer and gaming glasses. GUNNAR continues to focus on developing ergonomically correct solutions to accommodate both prescription and non-prescription digital users. One of the most annoying issues […]

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GUNNAR Optiks Expands International Distribution

Leading Computer and Gaming Eyewear Manufacturer Announces Major Global Expansion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: San Diego, CA April 2nd, 2013 – GUNNAR Optiks, the world’s leading manufacturer of computer eyewear, today announced that it recently expanded international distribution to cover France, Mexico, Cambodia and the Philippines. The move comes on the heels of the company’s recent […]

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Packed GUNNAR Booth for Pax East 2013

Packed GUNNAR Booth for Pax East 2013 Pax East 2013 has come to a close – a week ago. After three days on the convention center floor, one finds himself feeling like a beaten down bag of potatoes. If that metaphor makes no sense, then you are in the right frame of mind for how […]

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GUNNAR Optiks Locks Down Eyewear Patents

Here at GUNNAR Optiks, the technology behind our glasses is the life blood of our company. Protecting these innovations is a key point in being able to change your visual world for the better, while still keeping costs to the consumer low. So we’re proud to announce that U.S. Patent number 8,342,681 was awarded to […]

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Check out GUNNAR at Best Buy

GUNNAR’s purpose is to help protect your eyes from digital screens. Odds are, you already buy or try a lot of screens at Best Buy; we can’t think of anywhere better to check out a pair of GUNNARs than Best Buy. Well, now Best Buy sells GUNNAR Optiks eyewear! Best Buy offers 10 GUNNAR products: […]

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Then and Now: Vision in the Active Digital Life

Then and Now: Vision in the Active Digital Life There was a time when many of our daily activities required just as many different devices or environments. This time is commonly referred to as “back in the day” by most people, especially Generation X. That generation has been present through the shift from the analog […]

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The GUNNAR Knight Out

Los Angeles, CA – The League of Legends World Championship is underway as the best GUNNAR ambassadors from Europe, North America, Korea, China and Southeast Asia battle it out for $2 million.  To celebrate the occasion (and forget about all the controversy and technical difficulties), we decided to hop in the GUNNAR Bus and take […]

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GUNNAR Beta Tests Tournament Seeker at PAX Prime

PAX Prime is this weekend in Seattle, Washington.  GUNNAR is endlessly dedicated to the video game community, so naturally our team is stoked to once again hit the road in order to showcase our latest eyewear and gamer-inspired style, which are always hot over in our online store. With so many video game enthusiasts at […]

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Find Out What A Pro Gamer Has to Say About GUNNAR

At GUNNAR, we work hard to align ourselves closely with the gaming community. Our product can benefit everyone who uses digital devices, but few people use digital devices more than gamers. Gamers need their eyes in tip-top shape, and nothing protects like GUNNAR. We let Marcus “Dyrus” Hill try a pair of gamer glasses and […]

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My week at E3 and MLG Anaheim

The dust has finally settled and the madness that was E3 and the Major League Gaming Anaheim Spring Championships has ended.  From new game releases at E3 to intense StarCraft 2, League of Legends, and Mortal Kombat action at MLG, Southern California played host to some of the top gaming and industry professionals from around […]

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Ergonomics Will Keep You Gaming into the Future

by Curtis Silver Ergonomics. Over the years the term hasn’t changed the meaning, it means the same today that it did in the 1950s when it was fully accepted as a term and practice. However, it was not until the 2000’s that colleges began to offer it as a course of study towards a masters […]

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Have you seen our new video? GUNNAR Optiks produced an animated video to educate people about GUNNARS. We created this video to point out how much our lives revolve around digital screens. By the end it’s clear how GUNNARS will help improve that experience. Check it out above before you keep reading! Notice the title […]

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