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Gunnar Optiks Advanced Computer/Gaming Glasses

Maybe playing computer games isn't much of a workout for your legs or your arms. But your eyes? All the bright, harsh pixels can really push those little guys to the limit. That's where Gunnar Glasses come in. With their ability to sharpen the picture while reducing strain, they're pretty much a knee brace for your eyeballs.
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nekojan


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What about people who already wear glasses and don't prefer wearing contact lenses?

mrchipps69


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nekojan wrote:What about people who already wear glasses and don't prefer wearing contact lenses?



I would like to know too, can these get scripted afterwards? Do I still have to take them to the authorized sellers, what will that cost?

sonicmna


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nekojan wrote:What about people who already wear glasses and don't prefer wearing contact lenses?



you can get them made to your prescription

http://www.gunnars.com/rx/

inkycatz


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nekojan wrote:What about people who already wear glasses and don't prefer wearing contact lenses?



That's a great question - I don't have glasses, but a lot of my gamer friends do.

I'm just hanging out, really.

ghost650


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mrchipps69 wrote:I would like to know too, can these get scripted afterwards? Do I still have to take them to the authorized sellers, what will that cost?



I have a pair that I had made to my prescription. Check to see if there is an optomitrist in your area that sells these, they can order them in your prescription.

DrEnter


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1) These are just blue blockers. Basically shooting glasses made a bit more stylish (and probably not out of safety-rated glass).

2) Blocking any part of the color spectrum may slightly improve acuity (in most situations, not just gaming) but it will probably also cause problems with some games (less visibility in the blue part of the spectrum).

sdownin


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For prescription Gunnars, you can also go to Go-Optic.com.

http://www.go-optic.com/gunnar-optics-eyeglasses

Frames range from $78-$118. Lenses are extra. The Zeiss GUNNAR lenses for the frames are an extra $259. So prescription versions are NOT cheap. But if they work as advertised, they may well be worth it.

dipdac


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i want these so bad but they always pop up when im strapped and get sold out. *sigh* I guess i'll just have to wait for next time.

inverseninja


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I've seen these for sale several times. As someone who spends the majority of their day looking at monitors, what do these do? Filter everything into a yellowish tint?

What are these lenses doing that would help me see a monitor better?

I'm skeptical... what could filtering light through these yellowed lenses do that the monitor couldn't do itself?

(I guess to put it another way... If it's so much better, why wouldn't monitor makers simply tint everything yellow right there on the monitor?)

jtaclas


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I bought a set of the JEM the last time they were here. I had my eyes on Gunnars for some time, but couldn't justify buying non-corrective lenses. for $30 I figured I could be in. I don't wear glasses normally, though I've been thinking I might get my eyes checked. I tend to get oils and smudges from my face on the damn things, so I sprung for the cleaning supplies they have on the gunnars site. Wearing them all day, they tend to start cutting into the sides of my head above my ears. I might consider getting a more comfortable looking set, especially if when I get my eyes checked they give me a prescription. I haven't noticed any decrease in eye strain, as it's actually been a while since I quit WoW, but I can see tons of blue being reflected between the monitors and fluorescent lights here at work.

holadayc


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I bought these and they made me nauseous and caused more eye strain than without them.

The reason was there's an undocumented magnification around the edge of the lens, I'm not sure why, so if you look straight through the edge of the lens your sight is very distorted. I was using a dual monitor setup so if I glanced at my 2nd monitor my vision would be distorted and doing this over and over caused the aforementioned symptoms. I started to adjust by moving my entire head instead of my eyes then my neck started to hurt, then I realized if I just took off the glasses all these problems went away. I returned the glasses that day.

The plus side of this is reading comments about these glasses led me to learn about Flux which is an application that does the same thing the glasses do and I love it.

akilii


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I bought these glasses last time they were up here. I have to say that I haven't noticed any improvement in my gaming experience. The only difference is a slight magnification and everything is in a yellow tint. The yellow tint is very very annoying, and where I do understand its purpose, I tend not to wear them because of it. I never had much of a problem with eye strain in the past, and if anything, the magnification strains my eyes out more.

So there's my review, I'm sure its different for everyone, but I would suggest passing these up if you don't tend to have problems with eye strain already.

rune


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I bought these the last time they came up and can confirm that the glasses are not consistently optically neutral across the lens. Stuff on the edges in particular gets weirdly warped.

orphaeus


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Does anyone know the dimensions of these? I know the wi-five were a bit small when I tried them on.

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cutier33


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holadayc wrote:I bought these and they made me nauseous and caused more eye strain than without them.

The reason was there's an undocumented magnification around the edge of the lens, I'm not sure why, so if you look straight through the edge of the lens your sight is very distorted. I was using a dual monitor setup so if I glanced at my 2nd monitor my vision would be distorted and doing this over and over caused the aforementioned symptoms. I started to adjust by moving my entire head instead of my eyes then my neck started to hurt, then I realized if I just took off the glasses all these problems went away. I returned the glasses that day.

The plus side of this is reading comments about these glasses led me to learn about Flux which is an application that does the same thing the glasses do and I love it.




Thank you for this post. I too, use 2 24" monitors all day and some nights, so you probably saved me all of the issues you had to endure. I have downloaded the Flux today, and will see if that helps me out at all.

Thanks again!

verakozya


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orphaeus wrote:Does anyone know the dimensions of these? I know the wi-five were a bit small when I tried them on.



They have all the dimensions on the official site. For example: (lower right corner of page) http://www.gunnars.com/shop/Talon.html

kmclau1958


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I've been using Gunnar Optiks for about a month now. When I intially researched them, the results were similar in that they may help someone a lot, and others none at all. I spend all day in front of a dual monitor setup at work, and since I've been staring so much at screens for the last year and a half, my vision in my right eye had blurred significantly. I'll list what I think are some pros and cons:

Pros:
-The pair I purchased are lightweight and overall pretty comfortable. I'm not a glasses wearer, so I wasn't sure if they'd bother me, but I adapted pretty quickly.
-By the second day, I could feel my eyes far less tired. They used to ache a bit, but almost none at all now.
-The blurriness in my right eye went away almost entirely within a couple of days, although that can fluctuate some depending on how much rest I get.
-They also helped with spots. I used to see large vision floaters, and within a couple of days they were much less pronounced and fewer.
-The lenses are designed to resist the hypnotic effect of the light that emanates from alien spacecraft. That means that when the world is invaded, those of us with Gunnars will be immune to the effect of extra-terrestrials. And when they do come, they will likely search us out for advice because we look so cool wearing them.

Cons
-The frames on mine are pretty low quality. This is a major disappointment, since the frames on $15 sunglasses at Walmart are far superior. You may want to try a higher price pair for better quality.
-As mentioned above, they smudge very easily. They will smudge up even without touching them, so it's probably a good idea to invest in a good cleaning cloth.
-As was pointed out above, they are designed to filter out blue coloring. Studies have shown that Gunnar wearers are 3x more likely to walk straight into bug zappers.

In short, I will probably buy another pair and sell my bug zapper. Those who have not seen any results might be due to other vision issues not related to eye strain, but these have been very effective for me. I paid a full $80 for mine at Best Buy, mostly because I was a bit skeptical as to whether they would work and I wanted to be able to return them easily, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

bsmith1


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Nice. These will sheild my eyes from newb juice splatter when I pwn them!

souplogic


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mrchipps69 wrote:I would like to know too, can these get scripted afterwards? Do I still have to take them to the authorized sellers, what will that cost?



I have a pair Rx, I think the build may be a little different, as the lenses are made and then fit in by a Zeiss lab if I remember correctly. So I think you would need to see an optitrician for Rx.

Mine were mostly covered by my vision plan and I like them a lot - but these are my first prescription glasses.

cash1634


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I can't quite figure out what's great about these glasses, what are they supposed to do for you?

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Ryoko8462


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Ocean Mussel Goodness i can't believe they are so cheap now!

A co worker of mine had them and i thought they were silly as there yellow but i tried them one day and boy what a difference did it make at staring at the computer... i didn't want to give them back lol. I am planning on buying prescription pair of these but for now i will definitely wear contacts for these!

Ryoko8462


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cash1634 wrote:I can't quite figure out what's great about these glasses, what are they supposed to do for you?



They filter out the blue on the monitors and make it easier to read and less strain on your eyes

markfrasier


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Ryoko8462 wrote:They filter out the blue on the monitors and make it easier to read and less strain on your eyes



So, they're basicly they're repurposed blue-blocker driving glasses? Or is there supposed to be more advantages beyond that with them?

kmclau1958


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markfrasier wrote:So, they're basicly they're repurposed blue-blocker driving glasses? Or is there supposed to be more advantages beyond that with them?



There are a few other things that they are supposed to do, although I'm not certain how effective those are. One other design feature is that the glasses curve much closer to the eyes than regular glasses, which is supposed to increase humidity and keep eyes from drying out. They may work at that, I can't say that I notice a huge difference. But I have noticed, in a somewhat related note, that with these on, having the yellowish glasses tends to make me blink more. When you stare at a screen for long periods, you tend not to blink, causing your eyes to dry out. But the colored lens seems to increase frequency of blinking for me. So it does help keep my eyes from drying out as much as before.

They also have a slight magnification built in, so they function a bit like reading glasses in that sense. Some of the readers above complain about this, but it hasn't bothered me, and it may also depend on which style you choose as to how it affects your peripheral vision.

phileoca


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how long am I going to be on the waiting list for these glasses. They don't show sold out, but they apparently are.

My wife woots too

faust858


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Did not buy from this or previous offers but as a Gunnar user I enjoy using them. The slight yellow tint is not noticeable after wearing them for some time. The magnification is slight, I heard like a .25 or something like that. The creators of Gunnar came from Oakley. As to what I own, 1pr Smoke Sunglasses, 1pr 3D, 1pr Crystalline, and 2prs of yellow. Think I paid full for all but 1 pair so at this price it is a steal.

LaKASkill


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I have heard a lot of good things about these. I think I am going to give them a try. I guess for $35 you really can't go wrong.

nricca


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Just a heads up for those of you who wanted to get prescription versions of these.

If you have a high prescription (I think it was greater than + or - 4), you may be limited on your selection. Zeiss who makes the scripted lenses can't make the lenses with high prescriptions if the frames are too curved.

This was the problem I ran into getting them via go-optic.com. I ordered a set with my script, they called me the next day saying Zeiss couldn't make them. go-optic recommended another frame to me and I said to make it so. The same thing happened and this time it took three weeks for go-optic to tell me. Finally, they told me to try the Gunnar Phenom frame and they would make a lens in their lab with the properties of the Zeiss Gunnar lens and send them for the Zeiss pure-coat coating then install them in the frame for me. After two months I finally got my glasses.

I wear them all the time and couldn't be happier. I actually think the Phenom frame looks better on me than the frame I chose originally. I also used to have a problem with my night vision while driving and not seeing lane markers particularly when the roads are wet. These glasses helped me tremendously with that.

Oh and I almost forgot, not only do these make you immune to the lights from the UFO's coming December 21. But they also make you immune to those little flashy devices the Men in Black use to erase your memory.

Just my 2 cents.

destinedtogame


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I am on a waiting list. I was really upset the last time these went on sale, I missed my chance. Since then I have been rathe vigilant about looking at the pages. Shocked I missed this -(

racingfreak92


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Hooooly crap. SERIOUSLY woot? The whole waiting list thing AGAIN?

Last time it took you a whole bunch of time to work this out - and next time you get them this happens again?

First time I excused it b/c mistakes happen. But I have been waiting for a price this good on Gunnars for years. If this ends up being sold out already this will seriously impact my conception of woot's quality.

ThunderThighs


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The wait list status happens when two people are checking out at the same time on the last item before it's sold out. One person finishes their purchase first so the item is technically sold out but the payment authorization isn't complete so the order could be denied. The wait list person gets the order in that case. Otherwise, the wait list status is dropped and the purchase is gone from your purchase history.

As to some already being sold out, Plus deals will most often have smaller quantities (which is why they aren't a daily deal). So it's important to check back often.

As for these Gunnar's, they were very popular during the last sale so I'm sure people were watching for them again. Looks like word spread - I've been seeing lots of tweets about this sale. We had quite a few of these, FWIW.



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trevornt


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I really hate the wait list, though this is my first time getting that. Keeping me in wait like this to see if I can get the darn glasses is terrible because I like another style too, and while I'm waiting to see if I can get this pair, the other pair might sell out too, otherwise I could just get those instead.

Woot should have some sort of "wait list warning" either while users are ordering or on the item page itself.

racingfreak92


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ThunderThighs wrote:The wait list status happens when two people are checking out at the same time on the last item before it's sold out. One person finishes their purchase first so the item is technically sold out but the payment authorization isn't complete so the order could be denied. The wait list person gets the order in that case. Otherwise, the wait list status is dropped and the purchase is gone from your purchase history.



Why is it that I havent seen any other sales on Woot have this problem? Ive only seen Gunnars for this price on woot once before, and the same thing happened.

If there is just 1 pair left that two people are competing over, then it should just be labeled as sold out.

Pisses me off that I get my hopes up ordering, only to find out that its sold out. Also give us a warning that these will be waitlisted before we order, or give us the option to cancel our order.

This has been the only interesting deal for me on woot in a long time. Now that Ive been burned twice im really not happy and I will think twice before ordering from woot again in the future. The quality has really gone down hill from when I used to order all the time in 2008/2009.

ThunderThighs


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racingfreak92 wrote:Why is it that I havent seen any other sales on Woot have this problem? Ive only seen Gunnars for this price on woot once before, and the same thing happened.

If there is just 1 pair left that two people are competing over, then it should just be labeled as sold out.

Pisses me off that I get my hopes up ordering, only to find out that its sold out. Also give us a warning that these will be waitlisted before we order, or give us the option to cancel our order.

This has been the only interesting deal for me on woot in a long time. Now that Ive been burned twice im really not happy and I will think twice before ordering from woot again in the future. The quality has really gone down hill from when I used to order all the time in 2008/2009.


This is good feedback and I've passed it on. It would help if you could please take the time to give it directly via the Beta Feedback button at the top right.



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alysedai


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I'll give these a shot. Hopefully they work, because I get a ton of eye strain from looking at the computer.




BArREASS


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racingfreak92 wrote:This has been the only interesting deal for me on woot in a long time. Now that Ive been burned twice im really not happy and I will think twice before ordering from woot again in the future. The quality has really gone down hill from when I used to order all the time in 2008/2009.


FWIW, my experience with Woot of late has been great. I was skeptical of the new format, but once I had a few weeks to try it out, I'm loving all the Woot sites and the Woot Plus offers. Purchasing some of the Gunnars this time around makes my fourth Woot in the last year and they've all been great experiences. Now keep up the good work and send out these Gunnars ASAP -- I'm really looking forward to trying them out.

trevornt


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On average, how long is it until we of the "Wait List" should give up hope of getting our Gunnars?

EDIT: nevermind, Woot just told me to give up hope >_< . Next time these things go on sale I'm going to be the first to buy. If they ever come back...

racingfreak92


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trevornt wrote:On average, how long is it until we of the "Wait List" should give up hope of getting our Gunnars?

EDIT: nevermind, Woot just told me to give up hope >_< . Next time these things go on sale I'm going to be the first to buy. If they ever come back...



They were around a month or two ago for very similar prices. You just have to be quick and be up right at midnight.

Of course this deal went up the one night in the last 3 weeks I didnt check woot before bed...



Also, ThunderThighs thanks for the good support and patience, again.

globalhavoc


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racingfreak92 wrote:They were around a month or two ago for very similar prices. You just have to be quick and be up right at midnight.

Of course this deal went up the one night in the last 3 weeks I didnt check woot before bed...



Also, ThunderThighs thanks for the good support and patience, again.



I am so raging right now that I missed this, ohr my gord, I am a raging anger machine.

these better go on sale again soon so I can buy 5 pairs