soldier9599 wrote:Yeah this is obviously a gimmick. These are just yellow tinted lenses with an anti-glare coating. The only glare an anti-glare coating will block is glare you would never have seen anyway if you weren't wearing glasses. People will fall for anything that's marketed well, won't they.
This will accomplish the same thing.
I'm sure you know better than NASA, Swiss insurance, and my optometrist, but you might at least try a search engine before deciding to rage at a random eyewear company. Gunnar is just a new spin on proven tech that's over 20 years old. I guess you've never heard of BluBlockers?
But you don't have to take my word for it!
"Unlike UV light, blue light is visible to us. Blue light waves are what makes the sky, or any object, appear blue. Blue light waves are also very short and scatter easily, so a great deal of the glare we experience from sunlight also comes from blue light. Since we can't see UV light, we also can't see the lens filter used to protect us from UV rays. Conversely, since we can see blue light, we can also see blue blockers, the lens filters that block blue rays. Blue blockers do not act like regular sunglasses. They appear tinted, but they do not reduce overall light or make the world look darker. They alter the appearance of blue and green colors and reduce glare, but they don't affect the way other colors appear. In fact, they may even improve color contrast. Because of these characteristics, blue blockers were very popular a few years ago as sports glasses. Many people with macular degeneration find them particularly helpful regardless of their health benefits, because they reduce glare indoors and outdoors while keeping the world bright and visible."
from Macular Degeneration--The Complete Guide To Saving And Maximizing Your Sight
by Lylas G. Mogk, M.D. and Marja Mogk