Eye strain is nothing to take lightly, even if you have never experienced it for yourself. If you look at computer screens for extended periods, it is certainly worth entertaining the idea of looking into something to protect your eyes from the blue emissions from computer monitors. After all, you only have one set of eyes; it’s best to protect them.
Today we are looking at some gaming glasses from Gunnar, which is no stranger to gaming eye-wear. The company has been a top player in the market of gaming eyewear. Not only does it offer standard gaming glasses, you can even get your prescription lens needs from the company as well.
Gunnar offers an extremely wide variety of eyewear, to meet a wide array of style and preference demands from the market. Here, we are looking at the Trooper model, which offers a more bold style than other glasses on the market.
The Gunnar Trooper glasses feature injection-molded flexible nylon-polymer frames, temple sleeves made from a soft nylon, adjustable nose pads, and 3 barrel steel hinges. The frame is offered in either Smoke or Onyx colors, with lenses offered in Amber. If you need prescription lenses, you can choose from a Standard RX, Premium RX, or a Progressive RX.
The glasses we are looking at here have the Onyx color frame. These glasses struck me as ultra-premium from the moment I took them out of the box. The frame is all one piece and is polymer, which does raise an interesting problem: lack of adjustment. I have a fairly large head, and usually give glasses some minor tweaks to get them to fit my head comfortably. This is something that you can’t really do with these glasses, since the polymer frame doesn’t bend whatsoever. The nosepieces are adjustable however, but if you have a large head, you may find this particular model from Gunnar to be a little uncomfortable.
The lenses are tinted amber which studies show is the most effective shade at blocking the blue light from computer monitors, which is one of the leading causes of eye strain from computers. The lenses are perfectly clear, and very sharp and crisp. They have a protective coating on them to protect from scratches and scuffs, and clean very easily with a microfiber cloth. The arms of the glasses are a very handsome and premium metal, which joins the temple pads that are a soft silicone. The hinges are incredibly strong, and should last a very, very long time.
Overall I really enjoyed the glasses, but again it’s worth mentioning that these frames are not adjustable, so fellow big heads, take note. If you are looking at gaming glasses, and don’t have a large head, these Gunnar Troopers are certainly worth taking a closer look at. They include a premium microfiber cloth case to store them in, and retail towards the upper-end of the spectrum of gaming glasses at $79.99 on Gunnar’s website, or on Amazon.