Favorite Things: Gunnar Glasses


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A couple of year’s ago I was introduced to Gunnar’s anti-fatigue glasses at work. To say I was skeptical of these pricey, yellow-lensed wonders is an understatement.

I used to be of the opinion that only Bono should be allowed to wear amber-tinted sunglasses. That was until, however, I started getting headaches from staring at my computer monitor all day long. At that point I was ready to try anything.

So, back in September I bought a pair of Gunnar Jem Advanced Computer Eyeglasses on sale from Woot. I may or may not look like a doofus when I wear them, but they’ve worked wonders for me. Since then, my Gunnars have been one of my favorite things.


There’s apparently quite a bit of technology behind Gunnars which you can read about here should you feel so inclined. Suffice it to say that there’s more going on here than merely colored lenses.

A pair of Gunnars will run you anywhere from $80-$190 at the official site. Unless you absolutely need them right this second I’d recommend you sit tight and wait for them to go on sale over at Woot where you can pick them up at a sigificant discount (I got mine for under $40, but your mileage may vary).

I wear my Gunnar glasses nearly every day and it’s been months since I experienced a headache at work. Evidence that they work? … maybe. Placebo? … quite possibley. But, I can’t argue with the results which I attribute to the glasses.

Do yourself a favor — if you’re on a computer for more than four hours a day (and who isn’t these days?) — start wearing some Gunnar anti-fatigue glasses today. Your head & eyes will thank you and I won’t be the only one standing out at work.

Do you or would you ever consider wearing anti-fatigue glasses? Sound off in the comments below.

Image via Woot.


6 thoughts on “Favorite Things: Gunnar Glasses

  1. Melanie Jo Moore

    I’m going to recommend these to my headache prone receptionist… but, I think you are right. It will come at the price of hearing her sing U2 songs all day.

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