Gunnar Optiks introduces Crystalline — Glare-reducing glasses for graphic designers and video pros
by Brad McCarty, The Next Web
Let’s talk about your eyes for a moment. Since you’re reading this, I’m going to venture a guess that you spend a considerable amount of time in front of a computer. Chances are that, at the end of a long day, you look away and realize that you have a headache, or difficulty focusing. It’s called eye fatigue, and Gunnar Optiks wants to help you get rid of it.
The fact of eye fatigue is nothing new, but it’s only been in the past few years when both we computer users and the medical profession have started to really pay attention to the problems that we’re producing. Though if we go all the way back to 1989, we can see the road that leads to the problem at hand.
A study from the National Institute of Health revealed that, in participants who suffered from eye strain-related headaches, reading and bright lights were found to be the most irritating factors. Relating that to computers, we tend to read on bright, back-lit displays, so it’s no wonder that we’re aggravating an already-existing condition.
In order to help alleviate the problems, a few things need to happen. We need to have an unimpeded view of our surroundings, we need protection from glare and our eyes need to be properly lubricated. While there are loads of choices on the market for computer eyewear, Gunnar appears to have done more research and work than any other company. These efforts shine through in the company’s products.