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I was in the testing program for those gunnar glasses. They kinda sorta work for making computer use more comfortable, but they won't save your vision (and computers themselves (with modern monitors) won't hurt your vision either).
Yeah they won't save your eyes, but it helps for people who gets headaches during long hours at the computer with dry eyes and so forth.

I would recommend it to people but its not that much of a big deal as they are kind of pricey.
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Yeah they won't save your eyes, but it helps for people who gets headaches during long hours at the computer with dry eyes and so forth.
I would recommend it to people but its not that much of a big deal as they are kind of pricey.

If anything, I got more eyestrain with them than without (probably due to the sudden hue shift every time I put them on / took them off. A man has to use the restroom and eat sometimes you know. They also weren't too comfy)

I don't want to knock them, because they do work for what they're designed for to a degree... but only a tiny one - and they ARE expensive for what they are (cheap drugstore reading glasses with a yellow tint).

In most cases, you're better off with the free solution of turning down your monitor brightness globally by 10%, and an additional 10% for the blue channel and 5% on the red channel. Also, blink more. It will give you pretty much the same experience, without the uncomfortable glasses.

The glasses do have a slight magnification though. That can be nice... but then again if you have poor vision, it will just magnify the issue. Pun intended.
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Jeezus, I've myopia and I'm almost 8.50 or whatever that means (I think, somewhat blind). Myopia seems to happen more with the Asian population. My parents both need glasses to see, but my eyesight is crappier than theirs.

I don't get strain when gaming though. Only when I'm awake a long time for parties. 


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Jeezus, I've myopia and I'm almost 8.50 or whatever that means (I think, somewhat blind). Myopia seems to happen more with the Asian population, it seems.
I don't get strain when gaming though. Only when I'm awake a long time for parties. 

[insert racist joke about little eyes]
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XD LOLOLOLOL

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post #16 of 21
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If anything, I got more eyestrain with them than without (probably due to the sudden hue shift every time I put them on / took them off. A man has to use the restroom and eat sometimes you know. They also weren't too comfy)
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In most cases, you're better off with the free solution of turning down your monitor brightness globally by 10%, and an additional 10% for the blue channel and 5% on the red channel. Also, blink more. It will give you pretty much the same experience, without the uncomfortable glasses.
The glasses do have a slight magnification though. That can be nice... but then again if you have poor vision, it will just magnify the issue. Pun intended.
That's the problem, not everybody knows about changing all these brightness and colors or simply don't care enough to do these things.

Blinking more... thats hard to do, often times, we don't even know that we're blinking and it happens. Primarily for gamers, we're too much into the zone and not paying attention to all of these things.
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That's the problem, not everybody knows about changing all these brightness and colors or simply don't care enough to do these things.
Blinking more... thats hard to do, often times, we don't even know that we're blinking and it happens. Primarily for gamers, we're too much into the zone and not paying attention to all of these things.

I should write a program that flashes "blink" across your screen for one out of every 500 frames. I'd get so rich biggrin.gif
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post #18 of 21
It's really a genetic problem. There are studies that show your vision improves, especially in identifying contrasts in blacks and greys, from gaming, as opposed to degrading. Unless you are straining your eyes through extended hours, you would experience problems related to the flexibility of the lens, but that isn't geared towards gaming itself, but rather the eyes focusing on one object for an extended period of time. Gaming, reading a book, staring at a picture, will all effect the eye similarily.
post #19 of 21
Been gaming INTENSLY since I was 4, I'm talking plenty of 6 hour sessions in my lifetime. Owned nearly every console past PS1 and owned a bunch of different TV's spanning from CRT to LCD to Plasma to LED.

I'm now 21, I have perfect vision as I did when I was 4. No glasses.

There was an article online that showed people who game regularly have better vision as they are essentially training their eyes through focusing on different spots constantly.
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Been gaming INTENSLY since I was 4, I'm talking plenty of 6 hour sessions in my lifetime. Owned nearly every console past PS1 and owned a bunch of different TV's spanning from CRT to LCD to Plasma to LED.
I'm now 21, I have perfect vision as I did when I was 4. No glasses.
There was an article online that showed people who game regularly have better vision as they are essentially training their eyes through focusing on different spots constantly.
Milage may vary. Won't be the case for everybody, for some it may be the same way for you--some may not, I wouldn't recommend people to do this.

In terms of playing games and better vision; not necessarily, depending on what game they play it does raise a person's reaction times and become smarter. It varies on what game you play. FPS games on PC is the highest amount of level of this with raising awareness of using your senses (particularly sound), Call of Duty not so much as it is a pub game and there are claymores/UAV/etc, player positions are given away, or even StarCraft with the ability to multitask and think ahead.
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