GUNNAR Glasses: A Professional Review

Gunnar Computer Eyewear

Price

GUNNAR Glasses are competitive in pricing. For example, their over-the counter glasses range from $49.99 to $99.99. On the other hand, their single vision glasses start at $169 while their progressives start at $269. Honestly, not a bad bang for your buck for blue blocking glasses!

Warranty

Non-prescription warranty

According to GUNNAR’s website their non-prescription warranty:

  • Covers products against defects in materials and workmanship for 1 year from the original purchase date.
  • Does not cover normal wear and tear (i.e. scratched lenses, etc.).
  • Does not cover products purchased through eBay or any non-authorized dealer including Amazon non-authorized resellers.
  • Requires eyewear registration and upload proof of purchase.

Prescription warranty

According to GUNNAR’s website, their prescription warranty:

  • Covers products against defects in materials and workmanship for 1 year from the original purchase date.
  • Covers defects in the lens AR coating for a period of 2 years from the date of purchase.
  • Covers a 1-time change of Rx by your Doctor, or change of frame for a period of 120 days from the date of original purchase.
  • Does not cover normal wear and tear (i.e. scratched lenses, etc.).
  • Does not cover damages caused by accidents, neglect, improper use or improper storage are also not covered under warranty.
  • Requires eyewear registration and upload proof of purchase.
  • Note: ALL RX Orders are final and nonrefundable.

Personal experience and final thoughts

First and foremost, I found that GUNNAR’s website made it very easy to narrow things down to a pair that fit what I’m looking for. Also, GUNNAR glasses are available at major US retailers, including Best Buy.

GUNNAR's Sheadog frame with Amber lenses
Source: Gunnar.com

Sheadog frame with Amber lenses

The first pair I tried out was their Sheadog frame with Amber lenses. When I put them on, I immediately noticed the yellow tint the Amber lenses provide. However, after a minute or two, my eyes quickly adapted and it was not an issue.

To test them out, I decided to use these glasses for a few days while working 8+ hours on the computer. I was doing article editing and routine website work so the slight change in color perception did not impact my work. To be honest, when wearing these glasses, I really did feel less tired at the end of the day. Also, the Sheadog frame was extremely light and I didn’t experience any visual discomfort!

GUNNAR's Publish frame with Amber lenses
Source: Gunnar.com

Publish frame with Amber lenses

I also tried their Publish frame with Amber lenses and had a similar experience. While more my style, the Publish frame was just a little heavier than the Sheadog. Personally, I’d recommend these lenses to anyone that puts in long hours in front of the computer and is looking for some extra eye protection and energy at the end of the day.

GUNNAR's Intercept frame with Amber lenses
Source: Gunnar.com

Intercept frame with Crystalline lenses

On the other hand, since I do a lot of video editing, I also decided to try out was their Intercept frame with Crystalline lenses. From a true color perspective, I could not tell a difference with the glasses on or off. Unlike the Amber lenses, I could easily see myself doing a lot of visual design work with these lenses! They were very comfortable and something I would recommend to anyone who is a visual artist.

Gunnar Computer Eyewear

My recommendation

Overall, I find GUNNAR Glasses to be a great product for the price! They have a number of frame and lens combinations to choose from and will certainly keep your eyes comfortable and protected. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below!


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Ryan Corte, O.D.
Dr. Ryan Corte was born and raised in Novi, MI where he attended Novi High School. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science in 2008. He also attended The Ohio State University College of Optometry where he graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree in 2012. Dr. Corte completed an Optometric Residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2013. During his residency, he obtained advanced clinical competency to practice optometry at the highest level as well as provided educational assistance and supervision of third and fourth year students as a clinical faculty member. He now practices just north of Charlotte, NC at Northlake Eye. In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Corte has contributed to optometry through multiple leadership roles. He is a former Executive President of the American Optometric Student Association and is currently serving on the Young ODs and Membership committee of the North Carolina Optometric Society Optometric. He also was a senior journalist for NewGradOptometry.com and is a co-founder of CovalentCareers.com. Dr. Corte thrives on involvement and looks forward to remaining very active throughout his professional career. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife, family and friends as well as continuing to stay active in his community and in life.

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