Wednesday, January 9th 2013

GUNNAR Optiks Secures Patents for Computer Eyewear Technology

GUNNAR Optiks, the world's leading manufacturer of computer eyewear, today announced that it has been awarded broad patent coverage on the company's lens technology and design. GUNNAR's 20/20 and prescription computer eyewear, optimized for use while viewing digital screens, combines a proprietary lens material in an advanced geometry, finished with custom tuned lens tints and coatings.

"Aggressively protecting our technological innovations is an integral part of our business," said Joe Croft, co-founder of GUNNAR. "GUNNAR Optiks computer eyewear addresses a problem affecting more than 120M Americans today. Securing broad-based patents reinforces GUNNAR's leadership position in the category that we created, and ensures that affected consumers can receive a high-quality eyewear solution that protects their vision."

US Patent No. 8,342,681 was awarded to GUNNAR Optiks on January 1, 2013, and applies to the following areas of innovation:
  • Computer eyewear designed to filter spectral peaks commonly found in fluorescent lighting and computer backlights.
  • Computer eyewear with a wrap-around design designed to protect the eye from air currents and trap in evaporated moisture.
  • Computer eyewear with decentered optics to provide distortion-free viewing.
Additional patent claims, regarding the filtration of HEV (High Energy Visible) light, have been allowed and set to issue in the coming months.

GUNNAR Optiks computer eyewear combines form and function with style to reduce eye fatigue and stress, commonly associated with Computer Vision Syndrome and Digital Eye Fatigue. GUNNAR Optiks i-AMP lens technology gives computer users better performance and a visual advantage in the short term while reducing wear and tear on eyes in the long term. Working with the eye, optic nerve and brain to enhance the viewing experience, this patented technology allows digital users to see more clearly, absorb and process more than with the naked eye.

All styles are available for purchase on GUNNAR's online store, with select styles available from major retailers worldwide including: Best Buy, Amazon, Zappo's and Newegg.
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7 Comments on GUNNAR Optiks Secures Patents for Computer Eyewear Technology

#1
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
I had gotten a set of these given to me and they are really uncomfortable to wear especially if you use a headset to game. Also the lenses are yellow and I compared them to a set of oakley ballistic glasses I had gotten issues in the army which have dark, clear, and yellow. The yellow on both optics were about exact so these to me seem like over prices safety glasses.
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3870x2
by: brandonwh64
I had gotten a set of these given to me and they are really uncomfortable to wear especially if you use a headset to game. Also the lenses are yellow and I compared them to a set of oakley ballistic glasses I had gotten issues in the army which have dark, clear, and yellow. The yellow on both optics were about exact so these to me seem like over prices safety glasses.
Oakley ballistic glasses aren't cheap either, so if they were the exact same then how does that devalue the Gunnar?

Edit: Typo in original article, fourth paragraph, missing 'a'.
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brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: 3870x2
Oakley ballistic glasses aren't cheap either, so if they were the exact same then how does that devalue the Gunnar?

Edit: Typo in original article, fourth paragraph, missing 'a'.
Well yes those are not cheap but what I was getting at is that they are close if not exactly like a semi decent pair of safety glasses.
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#4
Kenshai
I use Flux, I don't really think these glasses "reduce strain" as much as they reduce the amount of light that actually makes it to your eyes. Most people have their monitors too bright and that's what ends up causing eye strain over long periods of time.
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Fragman
LoL anoter way to milk Gamers for money.
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3870x2
by: Fragman
LoL anoter way to milk Gamers for money.
Eye strain is a real thing, so these glasses work nicely. The only issue is this could be accomplished with $10 instead of $100.
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Fourstaff
by: 3870x2
Eye strain is a real thing, so these glasses work nicely. The only issue is this could be accomplished with $10 instead of $100.
I am using a pair of glasses closer to $10 than $100, but I don't feel that much strain even after sitting in front of the computer for the entire day. This is for people who can feel eye strain after a few hours.
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