"Gaming"/Anti-Glare Computer Glasses (Gunnars and the likes)

Mezner

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Hey guys, just have a quick question.

This if for all you gamers/streamers/video makers/whatever. For years I have been suffering from eyestrain, I usually just blow it off, but now i'm simply tired of it. I am looking for a solution and am looking into Gunnars/Anti-Glare Computer Glasses. Have any of you tried them, or use them? And do they really work? Just wanted to know before I go investing some money on an item that won't help me.
 

socK

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are gunnars not just somewhat overpriced, glorified polarized sunglasses

edit: also try f.lux before you go buying expensive things
 

NickJames

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I bought a pair of Gunnars from woot for cheap just to see what the hype was about. I couldn't stand them. They tint everything yellow which gives me issues trying to focus on certain objects and it slightly magnifies. But I gave them to my cousin who is a casual gamer, plays DOTA2 and Battlefield and he loves them. Says they reduce eye strain and such.
 
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I've always wondered how eye strain feels like.
Anyone care to explain?

I literally spend 14hrs+ on a regular basis on my PC and have never felt anything on my eyes. So for a while I though the whole Gunnars,ect glasses were just scams but apparently people do get eye strains .
 

bytes

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Buy a 120hz or higher monitor with a response time of 2ms or lower. If possible get a pwm free monitor and calibrate it with a spyder 4 or another similar device.

60hz causes my eyes to go bloodshot and then the headaches happen.
 

Odellus

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1. if your monitor brightness value is set any higher than ~40, you're doing it wrong.
2. try f.lux.
3. if all else fails, go to walmart and buy a $5 pair of tinted sunglasses.

gunnar glasses are a gimmick.

I've always wondered how eye strain feels like.
Anyone care to explain?

I literally spend 14hrs+ on a regular basis on my PC and have never felt anything on my eyes. So for a while I though the whole Gunnars,ect glasses were just scams but apparently people do get eye strains .
set your monitor brightness to 100, turn all the lights off, and open a white webpage/image. it only happens if you're doing something wrong which might be why you've never experienced it.
 
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bytes

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If your monitor uses pwm then you could set it to 100% brightness and then calibrate your monitor to 120 cd/m2 or lower and that would stop pwm which may be what is causing your eye strain. On a pwm monitor anything under 100% brightness sucks ;)
 

King Icewind

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I tried the gunnar glasses. They are overpriced and not worth it themselves, however I find anti glare glasses to be worth it.

I bought a pair of prescription glasses from eye buy direct with a flat ear piece (so I can wear headphones without it hurting eventually) along with a 10% yellow tint for $19 or whatever it was. Those are nice and I can tell a difference. You get used to the yellow tint to the point where you don't notice it for the most part. If you are doing graphic work or reading a lot on white backgrounds you will notice it then.

Eye buy direct just released some 'special' glasses meant for computer use with a blue tint. I think I might try them just to see what the blue tint is like.
 

chameleoneel

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anything polarized will remove reflections and cut down diffuse light.

There's no reason to use various color tints with a display, since you likely already have the display tweaked to your liking or are using SweetFX, etc. Just get the closest to "clear" of a lense you can find. Most low cost polarized lenses will be some sort of gray tint, which will dark the image a bit. But you can adjust for that. It otherwise shouldn't affect colors.

Color tint lenses are meant to tweak real life to your advantage, since real life can't be tweaked via a control panel.
 
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