I Like to Think That I Look Cool... And I'm Probably Right

Thursday, March 28, 2013
I've been holding off on writing this review for FAR too long, but I must share a small bit of last PAX's haul with you.  I splurged and purchased a pair of GUNNAR Paralex in gloss onyx.  Let me say, totally worth it!

For those who are unaware, I spend more than a considerable amount of time staring at computer screens per day and am very migraine prone.  As you can imagine, the two things do NOT mix very well and I usually end up going to bed with a headache.  Plus, what basement dwelling cyber warrior would be complete without an excellently sci fi looking pair of glasses?  Answer: NONE.

How do they work?  Magic, absolute glass-cutting magic, and pixie-dust.  I know nothing about glasses really, but here's what I know about the effects.  The most noticeable thing about these glasses is that the lenses are tinted amber.  You'd think that that would interrupt seeing normal colors, but unless you're a graphic designer (they make clear lenses for those), it really isn't noticeable at all!  What this does is warms the contrast from the blue light coming from the screen, which in high doses becomes harmful to the eyes.

The second most noticeable thing, they are wider than normal glasses and possess a certain curve in the lens and frame.  This tricks your eyes into thinking that you are viewing the screen from farther away, brings more clarity to text and lines, and simultaneously contains more moisture for those intense periods of time when you refuse to blink.  Plus, the lenses are pretty tough and seem to tolerate mild abuse fairly well.

Overall effect is that when I use them I have fewer computer headaches and less dry eyes!  They were a fantastic impulse buy, although I feel a little bad for those who require prescription glasses as the prices increase DRASTICALLY due to the making of custom lenses.

Anywho, I have worn these for work, play, right this second, and even a cyber defense competition, they always seem to have a positive reception and are just an overall useful tool for someone who is on their computer very often!