Q: Why do digital users need computer glasses?

A:  It is not uncommon for people to work (and play) on a digital screen for extended periods of time.  Many digital users often end up with blurred vision, eye strain, and headaches — symptoms of Digital Eye Strain and Computer Vision Syndrome. Some compensate for their blurred vision by leaning forward, or by tipping their head to look through the bottom portion of their glasses. Both actions can result in a sore neck, sore shoulders and a sore back. GUNNAR computer eyewear is engineered to reduce digital eye strain while increasing contrast, comfort, and focus.

Q: Who should wear GUNNARS?

A:  Anyone who spends time using computers or electronic digital devices will benefit from wearing GUNNAR glasses.

Q: What benefits can you expect from wearing GUNNARS?

A: GUNNAR Benefits:

1)      Reduced eye strain, dry eyes, and computer related headaches

2)      Decreased glare and screen reflections

3)      Increased contrast and resolution

4)      Improved productivity and performance

Q: Why are GUNNARS better than other computer glasses?

A:  GUNNAR is the industry leader in advanced computer and gaming eyewear, being the only company with approved patents for particular computer glasses elements. Our patented lens technology and style-based design distinguishes GUNNAR eyewear from other options available.  All GUNNARS, regardless of the style or price, reduce digital eye strain while improving contrast, comfort and focus. The price varies according to the design, frame materials, and the style.

Q: Why are GUNNARS better than other visual ergonomic options like screen savers or software solutions?

A:  If you’re under 40, eye strain or blurred vision during computer work may be due to an inability of your eyes to remain accurately focused on your screen or because your eyes have trouble changing focus from your keyboard to your screen and back again for prolonged periods. Computer glasses differ from regular eyeglasses or reading glasses in several ways: 1) Most young people wear eyeglasses to correct their distance vision, and 2) Reading glasses are prescribed to correct near vision only. Only computer glasses are optimized for digital screens that are positioned 50 to 66 inches from the user’s eyes.

Q: What is special about GUNNAR lens technology?

A:  GUNNARS patented lens technology is the result of continued research on visual interaction with digital screens and high-energy visible [HEV], artificial blue light. Based on optometric principles and advancements, our technology is the highest quality eyewear solution available with and without a prescription to thoroughly support your vision.  The intense visual work our eyes are tasked with when viewing artificial light is involuntary, yet taxing our entire system. Most people are unaware of how hard their eyes work to maintain focus in the near distance, at artificial light, with reduced blink rate, for long periods of time. GUNNAR lens technology solves each individual visual ergonomic issue and protects your vision while eliminating symptoms of digital eye strain.

Q: Do GUNNAR Computer Glasses have added power?

A:  GUNNARS unique patented lens design and optics optimize focus and allow for sharper, clearer images. Eye strain from computer use is the result of the prolonged muscle contraction of near focusing, and the only optical way to alleviate this is a magnifying lens. The amber tint increases contrast and reduce the excessively blue light of monitors, and anti-glare filters reduce the additional reflections that optical lenses cause. This combination of added power (+0.20 diopter magnification) with the specific GUNNAR lenses filters helps you focus more naturally reducing stress and strain on your eyes and preventing potential long-term effects.

Q: What is the advantage of our yellow lenses?

A: GUNNARS custom lens tint is designed to tune the harsh light spectrum. Offering the optimal balance of contrast and visual performance by diminishing the harshest spikes.

Q: What type of optical lens material is used in GUNNAR lenses?

A: Our lens material is not commonly used in ophthalmic lenses due to significant cost increase over traditional lens options. GUNNAR uses an exclusive material with extremely high Abbe value for color control, precision and durability.

Q: Has GUNNAR conducted research to prove that its eyewear helps prevent Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)?

A:  For additional information, science, research and clinical studies regarding, please see our Corporate section.

Q: Do GUNNARS really work?

A: GUNNAR is proud to be an innovator in lens technology and visual ergonomics.  We hold broad patent coverage for our Computer Eyewear and lens specifications. We continue our extensive clinical research to ensure the safety and effectiveness of our products. Find out more about our studies here: Corporate.

Q: Can I use GUNNAR glasses for driving?

A:  While GUNNAR Amber and Crystalline lenses filter UV light, our non-Rx eyewear is intended for use during mid to near distance digital viewing.

Q: What if my eyes have trouble adjusting to GUNNAR glasses?

A:  GUNNARS are optimized for 20/20 or corrected vision. If you experience discomfort while wearing GUNNARS, we recommend discontinuing use and visiting your eye care professional to see if you would benefit from a custom prescription. If you require prescription lenses, we can give your eye care professional instructions or process through our certified optical labs. For more information on our Rx program, please visit: Prescription.

Q:What are the differences between GUNNARs lens options?

A: GUNNAR Computer Eyewear is available in both prescription Rx and non-prescription lenses. Here are the four computer eyewear categories:

Computer Eyewear – reduce eye strain from staring at a digital screen

Gaming Eyewear – computer glasses with features designed specifically for headset compatibility

Crystalline Computer Eyewear – clear lenses for visual artists working in true color

Outdoor Eyewear – UV400 sunglass lenses for viewing digital screens in bright sun-lit environments

Q: What’s the difference between Computer eyewear and Gaming eyewear?

A: The lens technology is the same across all similar types of lenses (amber, crystalline, outdoor). Some of our Gaming styles have super thin temples to be compatible with headset usage, but otherwise, the only differences between the product lines are the frame styles.

Q: I am a designer/photographer; will the amber tint mess with my colors?

A: The amber tint in our glasses is designed to filter out harsh blue light, and as a result affects the color spectrum in a very subtle way. If designing in true color is important to you without a color shift, then Crystalline lenses are the best option for you.

Q: Do Crystalline lenses have a magenta hue?

A: We use an Anti-Reflective (AR) coating to increase light transmission allowing for bright, crisp image detail.  We tune our AR coating with a center for peak reflectance over select segments of the spectrum.  Our Amber tint has peak reflectance at 450nm which corresponds to the increased spike of energy in the blue part of the spectrum from digital screens, reducing strain on the eyes.

For our Crystalline Lens, we tune AR coatings to reflects closer to 550nm (green).  Hence, you may perceive a slight green on the lens (less than 1% reflectance).  The 550nm peak reflectance counters the natural filtering resulting from our lens material. The result is an equalized balance of light allowing for truest color necessary for design applications.

Q: Do these second as sunglasses?

A: Our amber and crystalline eyewear are not designed to be worn outdoors, although they do have UV400 protection. For outdoor protection, please view our Outdoor Eyewear styles

Q: What's the difference between the pricing of GUNNAR glasses styles?

A: Regardless of the style or price, GUNNARS optimize visual performance for anyone who spends long hours viewing computers, phones, or other screens. All of our eyewear and lens options offers our patented lens technology, however price may vary according to the lens option, frame materials and the style.

Q: Where can I purchase GUNNAR Computer Eyewear?

A: GUNNARS and GUNNARS Rx can be purchased at www.gunnars.ro.

Q: How much does the Computer Eyewear cost?

A:  Our non-prescription glasses retail between RON 259 – 399 on www.gunnars.ro.  GUNNAR Rx prescription lenses can be purchased through our website.

Q: What if the style I choose doesn't fit properly?

A:  Technical specifications and dimensions for our eyewear can be found on each product page.

Q: What type of lens cleaner can I use on my glasses?

A: GUNNAR sells a cleaning kit for use with our lenses. You may also use filtered water with a clean microfiber cloth.  Alcohol based solutions are not recommended and may damage the anti-reflective coatings.

Q: Are GUNNAR lenses polarized?

A: Polarization adversely affects viewing digital screens and images can render completely gray or black at certain orientations. Although they are not polarized, our lenses do block damaging UV,  high-energy (HEV) visible, blue light and glare.

Q: Do you design glasses specifically for gamers, women and children?

A:  Advanced Gaming Eyewear is designed specifically for gamers by incorporating increased viewing angles and headset compatible temples.  In addition, we carry a variety of unisex frame styles geared towards women and youth consumers.

Q: Does GUNNAR offer prescription lenses?

A: GUNNAR custom prescription eye glasses are available.

Q: What do I need to order my prescription glasses online?

A:  You need a copy of your prescription to order Rx glasses online.  If you do not have a copy of your prescription available, please visit your eye care professional; they will provide your prescription and pupillary distance [PD].  Please include your PD or Pupil Distance. We require prescription details as part of our online Rx glasses purchasing process.

Q: How much do GUNNAR Rx prescription computer glasses cost?

A: GUNNAR Standard Rx glasses range between $219-249 and GUNNAR Premium Rx glasses range between $319-399 through our Rx glasses online ordering portal.

Q: What is the difference between GUNNAR Standard Rx and GUNNAR Premium Rx prescription glasses?

A: GUNNAR Standard Rx prescription glasses are processed using the latest analog customization technology for prescription eye glass lenses. GUNNAR Premium Rx prescription glasses are processed by advanced precision robotic customization technology with additional premium coatings.

Q: What is the estimated processing and shipping time for GUNNAR Rx prescription glasses?

A: Custom GUNNAR Rx prescription orders may to take up to three to four weeks to arrive with standard processing and shipping.

Q: Do I need a prescription for GUNNARS if I have 20/20 vision?

A: GUNNARS off-the-shelf eye glasses are intended for 20/20 or corrected vision and do not require a prescription, although we highly recommend regular visits with your eye care professional to ensure the health of your vision. If you require a custom prescription for eye glasses, GUNNAR Rx program is available.

Q: What is GUNNARS Rx prescription glasses return policy?

A:  All sales are final on custom prescription orders, however we guarantee all of our eyewear frames and lenses against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the purchase date.