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Adobe Welcomes GUNNAR Optiks to the Swag Store

Recently at the Adobe offices in San Jose, CA, GUNNAR Optiks was onsite to talk about the ergonomic and health benefits of wearing GUNNAR glasses at work. Set up outside the cafeteria, over 3,000 Adobe employees got the chance to see GUNNAR glasses in action. During May, which is Healthy Vision Month, corporations like Adobe are focusing on putting their employees in the healthiest position to succeed. Adobe recognizes the importance of employee health, which is why they have made GUNNAR Optiks a permanent fixture in their newly opened Swag Store.

The Swag Store, onsite at Adobe San Jose, will offer a wide selection of products. The store, run by BrandVia (who also runs the Facebook and Ebay company stores) carries everything from peripherals to cell phone cases and so-on, generally with the Adobe branding. GUNNAR Optiks was welcomed into the store with a full free standing 32 unit display with eight styles on hand, including exclusive styles not offered in retail outlets such as Best Buy.

Thanks to Adobe employee Jon — who loves his GUNNAR glasses so much that he that referred GUNNARS to the Escape committee that manages on-site campus events — GUNNAR Optiks not only will be in the company store but Adobe Employee Perks is looking at GUNNARS as an option for managers to gift to hard-working teams. Adobe wanted to carry premium products with a general appeal to their employee base and felt GUNNAR Optiks fit that mold

So far, the most popular pairs at Adobe are the GUNNAR Crystalline line, which not only enhances and protects vision but allows designers to work in true color. This factor is important for a company like Adobe, who employs a lot of graphic designers. Aside from the Crystalline, the Phenom Graphite and WiFive Espresso are so far the best selling styles among Adobe employees.

GUNNAR Optiks is looking forward to their partnership with Adobe and will be on site to support the Adobe Swag Store launch.

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 computer eyewear and lens technology patent coverage announcement and addresses the increasing global demand for technology eyewear. Expansion of their international footprint affirms GUNNAR’s commitment to become the leading provider of visual ergonomic eyewear solutions to digital users worldwide.

Currently, GUNNAR has distribution in over 35 countries across Asia, Australia, Europe, Scandinavia and the Americas. More than 25% of GUNNAR’s customers are located outside of the US and Canada;, a figure that continues to increase. The four new partners joining the GUNNAR global distribution team include:

Asian Eyes Optical, Philippines, owned by Marvilon “Marvee” Militante.

  • Ochialli Opticas, Mexico, owned by Daniel Tussie.
  • Custom Arena, France, owned by Xavier Reliat.
  • US Exports, Cambodia, owned by Jack Tan.

“We are pleased to be part of a growing company that focuses on the health and well-being of the modern technology user,” said Daniel Tussie of Ochialli Opticas, echoing the sentiment felt by all the new distributors. “From office workers to gamers, we are optimistic that our partnership with GUNNAR Optiks will help Ochialli Opticas succeed in the tech-centric 21st century.”

“GUNNAR is proud to introduce the addition of the new partnerships as part of the our worldwide team.” Vice President of International Sales, Bjorn Jonsson added:, “GUNNAR continues to look for similarly strong, dedicated partners to expand distribution in new regions. We are confident that the addition of Daniel Tussie, Jack Tan, Marvilon Militante and Xavier Reliat to the international distribution team, will bolster our reputation as a leader in technology eyewear. The quality of our computer glasses is matched only by the caliber of retail locations where GUNNARS are available and we feel that our partners exemplify our vision in all aspects of business. We are excited to welcome them to the GUNNAR Optiks international team.”

GUNNAR eyewear enhances optical performance to give users an immediately, noticeable visual advantage. Tech savvy consumers will soon be able to access a GUNNAR retailer in their country. GUNNARS may also be viewed and purchased on the GUNNAR Optiks online store, with select styles available from these and other approved retailers worldwide. To learn more about GUNNAR Optiks and to find a retail location carrying GUNNAR eyewear, please visit: https://www.gunnars.com/

About GUNNAR Optiks
Founded in 2005, GUNNAR Optiks, LLC designs and engineers computer and gaming eyewear to protect and enhance vision using revolutionary technology solutions. GUNNAR introduced the Technology Eyewear category in 2008 and pioneered eyewear to combat eye strain associated with long-term viewing of digital screens. GUNNAR also offers the industry’s first professional-grade, optically correct 3D eyewear on the market, and non-polarized outdoor eyewear with properties that allow for optimized visual performance with digital displays while shielding the eyes from the sun. GUNNAR is a privately held company headquartered in Carlsbad, California. Investors include Peter Thiel, 50 Cent, Carl Zeiss Vision and Monster, Inc., among others. For more information, visit www.gunnars.com.

If you would like to apply to become a GUNNAR distributor or reseller, please visit: https://www.gunnars.com/international/distributorapplication/

GUNNAR, the GUNNAR logo, and i-AMP are registered trademarks of GUNNAR Optiks, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. Copyright 2010. GUNNAR Optiks, LLC. All rights reserved.

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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 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: https://www.gunnars.com.

Download the press kit here (14MB).