Why do I need Gunnars?
People who use any kind of computer screen, LCD TV for gaming including those on a Blackberry, cellular telephone (text messaging)or other digital hand held device, are at increased risk of developing Digital Eye Fatigue (DEF) or Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). The American Optometric Association recognizes CVS as a condition caused by repeatedly stressing some aspect of the eyes or visual system.
It�s this constant stress on the eyes and visual system that causes the symptoms of DEF and CVS, which include blurred vision, headache, eye strain, dry eyes, difficulty focusing the eyes at various distances, double vision, light sensitivity and neck and backaches.
To meet this growing and important need as people of all ages experience more time with digital devices, Gunnar Optiks has developed a revolutionary line eye wear based on patent-pending lens technology, specifically formulated to combat the effects of DEF and CVS.
Gunnar proprietary lens technology lets you spend more time working or playing at the computer without feeling the adverse effects often associated with doing so. Gunnar i-AMPTM technology relaxes the ocular muscle responsible for focusing one's eyes at close distances. By putting this muscle more at ease, strain is reduced, and productive time increased. Innovative Gunnar frames and lenses increase the moisture pocket around the eyes, virtually eliminating dry eyes. Patent-pending i-AMPTM technology includes a scientifically formulated amber tint to eliminate additional stress placed on the eyes from external light sources such as pervasive fluorescent lighting systems. The unique Gunnar anti-reflective coating has also been specially formulated to contribute to the delivery of the most comprehensive over-the-counter solution available today to address the effects of Digital Eye Fatigue and Computer Vision Syndrome.
Gunnar for Gamers...
Gunnar Optiks for gamers will enhance what you see on your screen while keeping you focused on what you love most- pwnin' noobs. Basically, Gunnars allow you to play longer without the usual wear and tear on your eyes. Whether it's leveling up or putting in the hours for the next MLG pro circuit event, Gunnars have been proven by pro MLG players to take their competitive edge to new frontiers. Members from Str8 Rippin' and Instinct first tested Gunnars at MLG Toronto in August and look to use them for LANs leading up to MLG Orlando at at the pro circuit event in early October. Gunnars can also be seen on MLG Rainbow Six Vegas 2 pro player, Phobia A and his team Lost Cause. Phobia approached us after experiencing dry eyes when practicing with his team after a long day at school.
Check out what Phobia A had to say on his MLG blog and recent ESPN interview:
Phobia A's Blog
ESPN interview with Phobia
World of Warcraft players, or anyone who devotes long hours to MMOs (Warhammer!) will feel even more comfortable while wearing Gunnars especially for those who like to game in a dark room. PC gamers who play FPS games will see an immediate difference with COD 4, Unreal etc. On the console, Halo players will see a dramatic benefit as colors seem more vibrant and squinting at the screen after you've stuck someone will be a thing of the past. At MLG Toronto, all players competing in Gears of War, RB6V2 and Halo noticed immediate benefits while testing Gunnars at our booth.
Check out videos featuring Gunnars:
We had the Amp Energy Pro team beta test Gunnars for 9 weeks straight (12 hours/day gaming) on the Amp Your Game National Gaming Tour. Nelson "G-SpOT" Triana is seen here on National TV at :30 seconds: