In May Gunnar Optiks released its new model, dubbed Micron. In this review I will break these glasses down and explain the benefits of these glasses. First we will start with the claim behind Gunnar Optiks; which is
“Naked eyes are not designed to stare at artificial blue light.”
They go on to explain in-depth that
“We are wired to a media-rich, networked world of infinite possibility. Visually connected to computers, tablets, phones and games – peering into an abyss of high-energy visible [HEV] artificial blue light for hours can disrupt your entire system; your eyes, neck and back, circadian rhythms, serotonin levels and overall health. Computer Vision Syndrome [CVS] has become an increasing problem. Nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults experience digital eye strain as a result of increasing use of digital devices. Cumulative exposure to artificial blue-light can contribute to vision problems such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.”
Now reading this, I can vouch for eye strain and other symptoms. They are from staring at computer screens writing for hours or playing video games through out the night. So three years ago I purchased a pair of glasses from them thinking I was going to be the cool kid with Gunnars. However night after night I noticed significant differences in my eyesight.
Flash forward three years and I still have Gunnars, now I just get the newer models and get giddy when they announce more, well thanks to the guys over at Gunnars they provided a pair of their newest models the Micron for me to share with the world.
To start off, the Micron is a micro version of previously released Intercept (My current pair of glasses), the description of these glasses is
“The MICRON fuses modern lines with classic style to create the perfect weapon for any op. Designed with an ideal balance of precision optics and optimum comfort, the MICRON brings new meaning to perfect fit. Equipped with hardened steel, three-barrel hinges mounted in an injected nylon polymer frame for feather-weight all day performance. The MICRON, micrometer precise.”
I was genuinely surprised by these, as I was wearing Intercept model for months and didn’t like the size on my face, I have a round face and they seemed to overtake my face. However with the Micron, the sizing and fit was perfect.
The amber tint is perfect for dimming the harsh colors/lights that are causing damage and strain on eyes, but not so vibrant that everything you view is yellow. I did notice after wearing the glasses for prolong times, that when you take them off that your surroundings are brighter and take a few seconds to readjust to the extra light. These glasses have saved me so much eyestrain and have provided a much comfortable gaming and typing experience that I use them now for everything. I wake up and put them on and don’t take them back off till I end my day.
In the end, I highly recommend any of the models of glasses, but the Micron are prefect size and fit for most people and provide a very stylish look as well as being very effective in the claim Gunnar Optiks has laid. If you are interested in these glasses head over to www.gunnars.com and shop for a pair. The Micron model starts out and a great low price of $69.99 USD. The best part is if you have previous RX glasses, for an additional price you can add RX to the lenses. They also provide Sunglasses and Crystalline lenses, among numerous accessories such as carrying cases and temple sleeves. You can grab the Microns on Amazon right now as well.