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Arinoth February 10, 2012 06:52 AM

Gaming Sunglasses, your thoughts for Work and Gaming
 
I was contemplating picking up the Gunnar SteelSeries Desmo Sunglasses after watching the webseries The Controller after a few of the professional gamers said they help cut down on glare and eye strain of looking at a screen for long periods of time.

The reason I'm thinking of getting these, or something similar is that my eyes are slightly more light sensitive ever since laser eye surgery then they used to. If these things cut down on glare and eye strain it could help me reduce the amount of headaches I get at work from staring at my 3 work monitors for most of the day (and be used for gaming as well). Well that and from the florescent light that's essentially right over my desk (and I'm slightly sensitive to those as well).

I was wondering if anyone had any gaming sunglasses and if they noticed an improvement from the negative effects of prolonged use of a computer monitor for work or gaming.

Review of the product from one site: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=1

martin_metal_88 February 10, 2012 07:07 AM

why not just creating different color setting from your screen??

Arinoth February 10, 2012 07:12 AM

Doesn't really work, and the fact the florescent lights also effect me (and some people).

Desiato February 10, 2012 07:18 AM

Have you considered consulting an optometrist?

Arinoth February 10, 2012 07:27 AM

My optometrist is back in ontario and usually has a few months waiting period to see her.

Desiato February 10, 2012 07:46 AM

saint john optometrist - Google Search

;)

Arinoth February 10, 2012 07:51 AM

How about we just say it's more complicated then going to a random one due to the laser eye surgery I had done in the past and in order for my "warranty" to stay in effect I can only get certain qualified optometrists to see them. Anyways this is derailing my thread from my original question.

Squeetard February 10, 2012 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Desiato (Post 600446)

Ooooooooo, look who learned to google the fancy internet machine today. :biggrin:

lcdguy February 10, 2012 01:19 PM

personally i wouldn't bother. But then again i can't wear them as i already have glasses. Honestly if you getting alot of problems with eye strain then maybe you should take longer breaks or reconsider the lighting in the rooms when your using your monitor or reducing the brightness/contrast.

AkG February 10, 2012 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by lcdguy (Post 600555)
personally i wouldn't bother. But then again i can't wear them as i already have glasses. Honestly if you getting alot of problems with eye strain then maybe you should take longer breaks or reconsider the lighting in the rooms when your using your monitor or reducing the brightness/contrast.


If you wear glasses - like me- and are NOT wearing Transition IVs or polarized lens (I have really nice ones that I also use for shooting that are a) polarized and B) change from yellow to red to brown depending on light intensity)....you are doing yourself a major disservice. HUGE, night and day difference. I get zero eyestrain from using a pc all day and reading on an ebook at night (12+ hrs using LCD). I personally will never go back to clear lenses.


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