I, like many other tech nerds, spend a disproportionate amount of time sitting by my desk and staring at a screen. In case you’re not familiar with what that does to you, it turns your eyes inside out and your head upside down. It’s not a nice feeling, but is all to often a side-affect of prolonged screen time.
After my visit to LA, I was fortunate enough to walk away with a pair of Gunnar Edge glasses, don’t tell Jon, he still thinks I left them in his desk. Gunnar, in case you haven’t watched Jon’s video, are a company that pride themselves on manufacturing some kick ass eyewear.
Originally, I had thought to include a detailed technical breakdown of how the gunnars work, but instead, I’m going to show you some pretty pictures that make it look far too complex to explain.
The particular pair of glasses that I’ve been wearing are the ‘Gunnar Edge Espresso’ model. Essentially, they’re a non-prescription indoor pair of lightly tinted glasses with anti-glare coating, among other things. Though you can also buy the same pair of glasses with your required prescription, at local retailers.
I’ve been wearing these, constantly, for around 4 weeks now, and without going into profanity, I like my Gunnars very much. Having suffered from migraines and other eye/focus/exhaustion related ailments, I find these things a god-send. What ever Gunnar did to make these glasses work their magic, really works.
After prolonged use, I can sit at the desk for hours at a time without having to worry about getting a headache part way into a paper I’m writing, or if I’m watching a movie, I have no problems glaring at the screen bug-eyed for hours either.
There are however, some things that I would like to see changes with my particular model.
They get covered in finger prints very easily, though the carry pouch helps to clean the lenses, a dedicated cloth might be nice.
After an hour or so, I get the feeling that the arms of the glasses are applying a little too much pressure at the ends, causing some slight discomfort. Though this might have something to do with my big head.
Overall, the Gunnar Edge Espresso glasses do exactly what they say on the tin, and do it very well. So, if you’re in the business of gazing longingly into a screen each day, then these are the glasses for you. Though not without fault, they’re the best option available.
At $119 for the reviewed model, they’re not the cheapest, but I would without hesitation pay for these again if I happened to crush the lenses with my derrière.