If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of people who spend many hours a day in front of computer or TV monitor you could be suffering from a complaint commonly referred to as eye fatigue. And while you might think your sight is deteriorating and you’re losing your 20/20 vision, it could be that your eyes are just plain tired. Eyewear specialist Gunnar Optiks has a range of glasses with special lenses that are designed to relax your eyes and help avoid tiredness, sore eyes and even headaches associated with gazing at screens all day.
“Any digital device that is viewed in the near distance for long amounts of time will create digital eye fatigue,” says Gunnar Optiks co-founder, Jennifer Michelsen. “The smaller the screen, typically the closer the user puts it to the eye, and the more the eye will strain to see it over extended periods. “Gunnar i-AMP technology can ease that strain and help the viewer stay more comfortable for longer.” By filtering out parts of the spectrum that cause your eye to work harder, you can get better contrast sensitivity. Gunnar glasses increase contrast, the same way that shooter glasses do.
“The difference is that Gunnar glasses are very specifically tuned to the type of light found in artificially lit environments and computer screens.”
Michelsen says most people see an immediate improvement in contrast, optical resolution and detail. Over time, wearers experience better visual performance and an increase in productivity over longer periods, she adds.
The company encourages people to wear the glasses for a full week before gauging the benefits.
Gunnar Optiks offers a range of designer glasses for people with 20/20 vision and a prescription program through VSP approved doctors and through its website for people who require corrective lenses.