Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Gunnar Optiks.
Many of us take our eyes for granted nearly every day, as we spend countless hours in front of a computer monitor until the strain sends us home at night. Some people spend an entire day in front of the screen, only to go home and continue on a new display. The average person now spends more time working on computers than anything else, including sleep. This is where digital eyewear comes into action, helping to relieve the strain associated with extended periods behind a monitor. In this article, Benchmark Reviews inspects the Gunnar Catalyst Shredder performance glasses, which use i-AMP Lens Technology.
I’ve always disliked wearing eyewear. From my elementary school up through high school, I wore glasses to see anything beyond arms reach. Contact lenses were a fashionable alternative, so long as I didn’t blink, or need to wear them for more than a few minutes. Eventually laser corrective surgery fixed my vision to better than perfect, and I’ve been happy ever since. Then came 3D products, putting me behind eyewear reminiscent of Marine Corps BCG’s (birth control glasses). While I’m supremely optimistic for a 3D future without eyewear, there are still times when I must endure the burden of a frame resting on my nose. This is another one of those occasions.
Over the past four years of operating Benchmark Reviews, I’ve worked absurdly long hours to produce quality articles for this website. It’s a lot of fun, but fourteen-hour work days on nearly every day of the week can truly wear down a person’s body. It’s not necessarily hard physical work, aside from keeping awake well past a normal bed time, but it really puts a terrible strain on my premium-priced eyes. Making matters worse, ironically, there are times in my day when testing a product means playing a video game for extended periods. Collectively, these tireless efforts have turned my eyes from green to red. As a result, I decided to visit the realm of glasses once again and ease the strain with Gunnar Optiks digital eyewear.
Gunnar Optics Features
i-AMP Lens Technology:
diAMIX lens material – a custom blended proprietary polymer, which beats out polycarbonate on the toughness scale and rivals the undisputed optics of ground glass.
fRACTYL lens geometry – custom designed to provide focusing power that eases eye strain. The wrapped lenses also reduce air flow around the eye, creating a microclimate with increased moisture levels.
i-FI lens coatings – anti-glare coatings that filter out harsh artificial reflected light.
iONIK lens tint – Specially formulated tints condition and shift the color spectrum to provide superior contrast, detail and resolution.
Stylish premium metal frames