March 12, 2021

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Do you find yourself logging hours in front of a screen? Whether it be gaming, work or even school, spending more than a few hours behind a screen can put undue stress on your eyes. The good news is that there are steps you can take to help mitigate eye strain. In addition to taking breaks, wearing blue light blocking glasses has been proven to help reduce fatigue and headaches. While there are a host of gaming and blue light glasses on the market, the Better1 team has found that Gunnar glasses not only reduces eye strain, but offers the best selection available.

Gunnar glasses are made by optic geeks, but that doesn't mean they don't look awesome! Gunnar makes blue light glasses that fit with your lifestyle and budget. Whether you're an avid gamer, blogger or work from home, Gunnar has a pair for you. Not only can you choose a pair to match your look, but you can select the level of tint that best suits your needs. Choose amber which is Gunnar’s signature tint for  a blue light protection factor of 65, or opt for the Clear lens, a rather discrete version with a blue light protection factor of 35.

Why Gunnar Glasses?

If you are wondering why you should go for Gunnar glasses, then you should be made aware of the fact that Gunnar Optiks is a computer eyewear company licensed in the United States, being the only patented blue light glasses on the Canadian market.  Gunnar glasses are strongly recommended by doctors and opticians to patients who suffer from computer vision syndrome and is considered to be the superior choice among gamers and screen aficionados alike who are seeking to keep those ugly blues away!

We've curated our recommendations for the best Gunnar glasses based on your everyday activities, which even include options for kids!

Gaming Gunnar Glasses

It's hard to compete with GUNNAR'S patented lens technology which provides unparalleled protection against UV light and blue light. Headaches, strain, dry eye and even feeling dizzy after hours of screen time is a common complaint amongst gamers. Here is our list of the best gaming glasses to keep you gaming with no adverse effects.

Lighting Bolt 360

gunnar lighting bolt 360

Truly the most versatile gaming glasses on the market. With 3 nose bridge sizes to ensure the perfect fit and interchangeable lens for both indoor and outdoor use. That’s right- GUNNAR’s benchmark Amber lens for optimal performance and blue light protection while gaming indoors and Sun for viewing screens in bright sunlit conditions (100% UV protection).

Key Features

  • 3 different temple options: classic (standard wear), post (slim, lightweight fit) and strap (for maximum comfort with headset)
  • Interchangeable lens for both indoor and outdoor use: GUNNAR’s benchmark Amber lens for optimal performance and blue light protection while gaming indoors and Sun for viewing screens in bright sunlit conditions (100% UV protection)
  • 3 nose bridge sizes for the perfect fit: small, medium, large
  • Sturdy protective case & pouch for storage and peace of mind

FPS Razer Edition

FPS Razer Edition Gunnar

The FPS Razer Edition is the next generation of ultimate gaming eyewear. Modern styling featuring classic Razer coloring, the FPS is both lightweight and comfortable for extended use. With adjustable nose pads, ultra sturdy steel frame, and soft thermoplastic rubber tipped temples for comfort and compatibility with Razer headsets, the FPS may be the reason you crush your opponents in your next round of CS:GO or Apex Legends!

Key Features

  • Blocks harmful blue light and 100% UV light
  • Soft thermoplastic rubber tipped temples grip lightly to ensure proper location of the optics without slippage
  • Stainless-steel frame construction generates proper strength, optical stability and flexibility
  • Flexible temples conform and ergonomically fit a wide range of head and face shapes
  • Lightweight construction and proper weight balance guarantee long wearing comfort without pressure points or fatigue
  • Wide format lenses create a panoramic viewing field for high resolution viewing
  • Ultra slim temples distribute headphone pressure to ensure a comfortable fit with headset

Computer Gunnar Glasses

By now you’ve established that you need to protect your eyes. If you find yourself in a career where prolonged computer use is unavoidable, we've got you covered. You’ll soon know which glasses for computer use are right for you.

Gunnar Intercept

gunnar intercept computer glasses

 The Intercept gives you the perfect meeting point between function and fashion. You’ll look and feel like a secret agent with these low-profile and sleek frames. Wide-view panoramic coverage keeps your eyes safe, and the sturdy, comfortable design keeps you in control. It's hard to go wrong picking one of Gunnar best-selling pairs.

Key Features

  • Rigid lens mounting
  • Comfort curved nose rests
  • Engineering grade injection polymers
  • Multi-barrel hinges
  • Proprietary patented GUNNAR lens material and tint
  • Blocks harmful blue light and 100% UV light
  • Anti-reflective lens coatings on front and back of lens
  • Silicone hard coated lens to prevent scratching

Kids Gunnar Glasses

Whether at home or at school (or attending digital courses via Virtual Schooling), it is clear kids today deal with screens almost constantly. This consistent rise in screen time affects children in many ways and eye health represents one of the primary concerns with screen time for kids. In fact, children’s eyes are ⅔ the size they will be when they are fully grown adults. Damaging vision at an early age with overexposure to digital screens can have significant developmental impacts. Thankfully, Gunnar Glasses can mitigate this.

Kids Cruz

kids cruz

Protect your kid’s eyes in the digital age with Cruz Kids, a line of protective glasses from GUNNAR. Designed with a durable nylon frame and complete with smudge resistant lenses that come in Clear (blocks 35% blue light) and Amber (blocks 65% blue light) tint options.

Key Features

  • Durable nylon frame material
  • Hingeless design for extreme flexibility
  • Smudge resistant lens coatings
  • Blocks harmful blue light and 100% UV light
  • Curved nose rest for even weight distribution
  • Comes with protective glasses case and clip
  • Prescription lens options available

Hopefully, we helped you narrow it down to the right pair for you and your family. Check out all of our computer glasses today, and find the right pair for you. 

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