08 Feb 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 GUNNAR Optiks on January 1, 2013, and applies to the following areas of innovation:
- Computer eyewear designed to filter spectral peaks commonly found in fluorescent lighting and computer backlights.
- Computer eyewear with a wrap-around design designed to protect the eye from air currents and trap in evaporated moisture.
- Computer eyewear with decentered optics to provide distortion-free viewing.
Additionally, patent claims regarding the filtration of HEV (High Energy Visible) light, have been allowed and set to issue in the coming months.
“GUNNAR Optiks computer eyewear addresses a problem affecting more than 120M Americans today.” Said GUNNAR co-founder Joe Croft. “Securing broad-based patents reinforces GUNNAR’s leadership position in the category that we created, and ensures that affected consumers can receive a high-quality eyewear solution that protects their vision.
“Aggressively protecting our technological innovations is an integral part of our business. GUNNAR Optiks computer eyewear addresses a problem affecting more than 120M Americans today. Securing broad-based patents reinforces GUNNAR’s leadership position in the category that we created, and ensures that affected consumers can receive a high-quality eyewear solution that protects their vision.”
GUNNAR Optiks computer eyewear combines form and function with style to reduce eye fatigue and stress, commonly associated with Computer Vision Syndrome and Digital Eye Fatigue. GUNNAR Optiks i-AMP lens technology gives computer users better performance and a visual advantage in the short term while reducing wear and tear on eyes in the long term. Working with the eye, optic nerve and brain to enhance the viewing experience, this patented technology allows digital users to see more clearly, absorb and process more than with the naked eye.
All styles are available for purchase on GUNNAR’s online store, with select styles available from major retailers worldwide including: Best Buy, Amazon, Zappo’s and Newegg. To learn more about GUNNAR Optiks and to find a retail location, please visit: http://www.gunnars.com.
Download the press kit here (14MB).