Why I wanted a Pair
When I first got these I was like, why? Why would I spend money on a pair of glasses with a yellow tint, so I decided to look into Gunnar Eyewear and see exactly what they claim to do, I also checked out other reviews and videos, after about two days I decided to order myself a pair. I ordered a pair that suited a gamer and these would have to be the Gunnar Scope SteelSeries Eyewear.
So let me give you brief into what I do every day, I sit down on my nice gaming chair, in front of a PC Monitor for up to and over 8hrs per day, 7 days per week 352 days per year either reading websites, uploading news, writing reviews and previews or gaming. Now sitting in front of a PC screen can cause and has caused many of the issues they say can occur, eye fatigue, dry eyes, irritation and migraines. Now we have a product that can protect your eye and protect you from many ailments that are caused when starring at a damn monitor for long periods of time, welcome Gunnar Eyewear.
Gunnar Eyewear can be used by more than just gamers like me, but also YouTube/Video content creators and editors, Game Developers and Programmers, Web Designers, well they are suited for anyone that sits in front of a monitor.
The Gunnar Scope SteelSeries Gaming Eyewear has been designed to suit the gamer, ’because we need to look the bees knees ‘and they are designed to be worn with headphones ‘Gaming Headphones’ or without. They are meant to protect your eyes from strain and fatigue and for me personally these damn headaches I always get due to the glare of the screen.
Inside the box
When you finally received your new Gunnar Eyewear they come in a well secured box, with the front showing off the glasses themselves and on the back you will find the basic information about Gunnar Eyewear, lift the flap and you will see glasses arm designs and the SteelSeries logo. Open the box; you will get a cleaning cloth, a bag to carry the glasses in, and finally the glasses themselves. These glasses are very well made and stylish, a much better design than the Gunnar Intercept, we reviewed, as they looked like they belonged in the early 90s for Geeks of that time.
The feel while wearing
The frame is very flexible and you are able to adjust the glasses to suit your head contours, on another plus note you have the ability to purchase and change the arms to better suit your personality. In essence, these glasses are very light, feel good to wear and you can easily forget that you are wearing them.
I have three sets of headphones, The SteelSeries Fnatic, SteelSeries H Wireless and the Razer Tiamat, they all fit very well while wearing these glasses, so I would not worry about wearing these with any sort of headset.
What it says on the box? The Claim
Let’s look at the Lens Benefits first, well, I tell you one thing the FRACTYL Lens geometry really works reduces glare significantly, due to the curvature of the lens and frame they really do stop your eyes from drying out. I use to wipe my eyes a lot on, now while wearing these I never do, it’s a great feeling.
The lens itself is tinted yellow and removes the blue tones that our monitors throw out; they also improve the sharpness of what you see on the screen and really help to enhance the clarity. I find the worst thing about any monitor is the damn glare, that white glow; it really hurts my eyes and causes migraines wearing these glasses totally remove that 100% no more watering eyes, irritation or any sign of a headache. One thing you will 100% see right away, well, I did anyway with my 20/20 vision everything is enlarged a little, like wearing reading glasses with more benefits.
So conclusion… they do exactly what it says on the box… no questions asked.
I personally love the feeling of these on, but I personally hate getting even a little smudge on the lens, I had to clean them straight away, so you know that microfiber cloth that came with it, you might wish to keep it close, if you’re anything like me you will be cleaning them every time as you smudge them up.
The Gaming & Work
Games I have managed to play while wearing these glasses include Battlefield 4, Wolfenstein New Order ‘minus the damn screen tearing due to unfinished tech in the game’, Castlevania Lord of Shadows 1 & 2 and Watch_Dogs and many more, each and every game looked better and I was able to play a lot longer without needing a break.
Writing reviews and previews and uploading news to our website was a lot easier to do thanks to the yellow tint that simply took away the glare and the slight enlargement of text on the screen.
Overall, everything was much better experience.
The Final Verdict
Now for someone that does not wear glasses apart from Sunglasses and cycling glasses, as I need those all the time due to my eyes always watering. These were great to wear and helped me out loads, I can finally game for hours, and work for hours without needing a break due to my headaches.
If you need prescription compatible glasses, Gunnar can sort you out, and then you can experience all that I have. Now these are no way cheap, but neither are designer glasses so what do you expect, ‘You get what you pay for, cheap and cheerful or expensive ad quality ‘.
So the Gunnar SteelSeries Scope Eyewear glasses are flexible, light, very well made, and they do exactly what Gunnar claims they do on the box. I would 100% recommend buying these if you suffer from anything that I talked about in this review.
“I am personally seriously impressed with these”
General Information for Website
STEELSERIES and GUNNAR Optiks teamed up to create a unique blend of style and comfort. Featuring an extended coverage frame and a custom designed carbon socket set, the STEELSERIES SCOPE gaming glasses offer the serious gamer a unique style with the reability of GUNNAR lens technology to protect their eyes, stay focused and play longer.
- The proprietary lens shape protects your eyes from drying air currents
- Specifically tuned focusing power improves detail for clearer vision
- Amber lens tint filters out harsh artificial light to reduce eye strain and improve contrast
- Protective lens coatings include anti-reflective properties to reduce glare
- Fastener free hinge design and stainless steel construction create incredible durability
- Adjustable nose pads properly fit and comfortably secure eyewear in place
- Ultra slim temples distribute headphone pressure to ensure headset compatibility
- Interchangeable sockets create endless design and customization options.
You can grab them from here http://shop.gunnars.com/steelseries-scope/d/1060#.
Disclaimer:All scores given within our reviews are based on the artist’s personal opinion; this should in no way impede your decision to purchase the game.