The idea: After staring at a computer screen all day, in addition to your smartphone, Kindle and other electronic devices, your eyes start to take a beating.
Specialty eyewear maker Gunnar Optiks believes it can help those who spend hours peering at digital content.
Using a combination of lens materials and coatings, the San Diego company creates glasses that aim to alleviate eye strain from prolonged screen use.
The glasses are designed to provide clearer overall vision with better resolution and less eye fatigue. They come in a variety of styles and are available in prescription and non-prescription lenses. Prices range from $80 to $200 for non-prescription lenses.
Whose idea: Founder Joe Croft
Why this is brilliant: Whether it’s for work or entertainment, many people spend a large chunk of their day peering at glowing screens. As our use of digital content continues to rise, the demand for ways to protect our eyes is sure to increase.
Gunnar Optiks’ glasses may not be for everyone. Reviews range from complaints about the lenses being ineffective to customers who rave about the added comfort and ability to spend even more time in front of a computer screen.
It’s approved by one optometrist, Dr. Jeffrey Anshel, but the best solution may be to just turn off your computer [gasp].
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