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Today, I will be reviewing the SteelSeries Scope glasses by Gunnar. These are special glasses made specifically for gamers and others who work with bright screens, and aim at reducing eye strain, improving focus and making everything on your screen look sharper and better. These glasses are a joint effort from SteelSeries, a renowned gaming-accessories company, and Gunnar Optiks, the makers of dozens of different models of technology eyeware. The SteelSeries Scope currently sells for $99 on both Amazon and the SteelSeries website, and we bought this pair ourselves to see exactly what it’s like to work on a computer while wearing one of these.

Regardless of how they fared, though, one lucky reader is going to win a brand new pair of SteelSeries Scope glasses! Read on to see what these glasses are all about, and to find out how you can win a pair.

What Is Technology Eyeware?

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First thing’s first. Before diving into the glasses themselves, let’s first understand what they are and how they’re supposed to help reduce eyestrain. According to the Gunnar website, four aspect go into a pair of technology eyeware: lens geometry, lens material, lens tint, and lens coating.

The lens geometry is designed to curve around the eyes and protect them from air drifts that cause dryness and irritation. This is especially important considering the fact that staring at a computer monitor reduces your blink rate to about half or even a third of the normal rate. The lens material is supposed to combine high durability with optimized clarity and color control. The lens tint is designed to filter out high intensity white and bluish lights, and create a more balanced spectrum with warmer colors all around. The lens coating has two functionalities, it both reduces glare and reflections and protects the lenses from scratches and from oil buildups.

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One important thing to keep in mind is that Gunnar glasses, and that includes the SteelSeries models, are effectively all the same when it comes to lenses. While you can find dozens of different models aimed at different activities and ranging from $79 to $149, the main difference is in the shape and design of the frame, not the lenses themselves. SteelSeries offers one other model other than the Scope; it’s called the Desmo, and other than its different shape and its adjustable nosepads, it’s identical to the Scope in both purpose and price.

We’re now ready to take a look at the actual glasses!

Introducing The SteelSeries Scope Glasses

The SteelSeries glasses come in a compact cardboard box that makes the glasses themselves entirely visible through the transparent plastic part of the box. As you can see, the SteelSeries glasses are branded as “gaming eyeware”, but there is nothing really differentiating them from other Gunnar models made for computer work.

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Opening the box is easy enough, and inside you’ll find a separate box containing the glasses, along with a Gunnar-branded cloth case for storage. The only other item in the box is a piece of paper with product and warranty information, and it is upon reading this little brochure carefully that I found a very important piece of information.

gunnar steelseries scope glasses review

On both the Gunnar and SteelSeries websites you’ll find references to “20/20 ready”. To me, this meant that these glasses have no prescription whatsoever, and are therefore a good fit for someone with perfect vision. Reading the brochure, I found something a little different. It seems that the Scope are “precisely tuned with +0.2 diopters for digital screen viewing distance”. While this might seem irrelevant, it’s pretty noticeable, and we’ll get to that in a moment.

Once you take the glasses out of their box, you immediately notice how lightweight they are – 23 grams to be precise. The frame and arms are flexible yet very durable – you can bend them quite a bit without the risk of snapping them, and dropping the glasses on the floor doesn’t even scratch them, let alone breaks them.

The last thing you can do with these glasses before actually trying them, is putting them on and looking in the mirror. If you’re self-conscious about how you look, you’ll be surprised to know that these glasses, albeit being yellow-tinted and everything, actually look kind of cool.

gunnar steelseries scope glasses review

But it’s not looks we care about, after all, so let’s see what it’s really like working and playing the the SteelSeries Scope glasses.

Working With The Scope Glasses

I tried working with the Scope glasses for several days. As you can probably imagine, my days don’t include a lot of gaming, but do include an endless amount of reading and writing while staring at a computer monitor. When I first put on the glasses in the middle of day, the yellow tint was really soothing in contrast with the bright white light of my screen and the outside world. The next thing I noticed, though, was that everything seems to be just a little bit closer than I’m use to. This is where that +0.2 diopters business comes into play, and while I do have 20/20 vision, it almost felt like I was wearing reading glasses.

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It’s hard to see this in the picture, but when you’re actually wearing them, everything becomes just a bit closer. Surprisingly, this also has a slight blurring effect on text, at least for me, which sort of makes me have to squint while trying to read text.

Working with the Scope glasses definitely takes some getting used to. After wearing them for an entire workday, all I feel like doing is taking them off. I feel like my eyes are straining, but when I do take them off, the glare of the world suddenly seems way to bright, and I rush to put them back on again. On a regular bright day, I find myself squinting and straining quite a bit as it is, so it’s hard to say if I do it less or more with the glasses. One thing’s for sure, the Scope glasses didn’t cure my eye strain, and at times, seem to have even increased it a bit.

Remember how we talked about the shape covering the eyes completely? This didn’t really happen for me with the Scope, and while they do seem to protect my eyes somewhat, I can clearly see the regular world from under them, which can be a bit disorienting due to the +0.2 diopters.

Playing With The Scope Glasses

Let me put it out there first thing: I’m no gamer. My serious gaming days were over with the original NES and Super Mario Bros. 3, and since then the most serious game I’ve played was Portal 2. But the SteelSeries Scope are branded as “gaming eyeware” so I gave them a spin as best I could, with a long game of Civilization V, and a shorter game of Nitronic Rush. And this is where the Scope really came into their own.

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It doesn’t really come through in a photo, but if you look at the one above closely, you’ll notice how the bottom of the screen looks slightly warmer in color and less harsh than the top part. If you can’t see it, you’ll have to trust me on this: playing these games with the Scope glasses was MUCH better than playing them without. Gone was the straining caused by the blurry text and gone was also the weird sensation that everything was closer than it should be. The colors turned warmer, the lights were less bright, everything came into focus, and playing both these games was really enjoyable.

The glasses are lightweight, so you barely feel it when you put them on, and they fit nicely with a headset without creating too much of a pressure around your head and ears.

Should You Buy It?

Unfortunately, after trying these glasses on for a while, I don’t have a definite answer for this question. If you’re considering technology eyeware, there are several things to keep in mind and think about. First and foremost, do you have 20/20 vision, or wear contacts to correct your vision to 20/20? If not, you might find the +0.2 diopters too much, and get yourself a nice headache when you try working the glasses. If you have good vision, and work full days in front of the computer, I still can’t fully recommend the Scope, as I didn’t feel they actually reduced my overall strain. Yes, the yellow tint was soothing, but I can get the same effect using the free f.lux. If you’re a gamer, however, the SteelSeries Scope glasses could definitely be worth the $99, making everything look better, calmer, more focused and with much less glare.

My advice to you is to find a brick and mortar store close by that sells any pair of Gunnar glasses. Try them on, try looking at a screen, and try keeping them on for as long as possible. This is the only way to really know if you’re going to enjoy them or not. Note that in some stores the glasses are tied to the stand in a way that makes it impossible to get far enough from the screen. It’s crucial, however, that you look at the screen from the same distance you normally do in order to make sure you like the glasses. Don’t give up on your right to do this.

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  1. cmwest
    December 24, 2012 at 12:36 am

    cool. free glasses?

  2. brendon
    December 22, 2012 at 3:33 am

    awww i was too late i game all the time its what my bloods made out of little red mario cells NOOOOOOOOOOOO im too late!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Vaarish Misra
    December 18, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I did all the things required . Hope i can bag this Pair ! Would be a Blessing in Disguise coz my daily Usage is approximately 11 Hrs of working and 5 Hrs Gaming!.. PEACE! and yeah thanks for the Giveaway ! I Appreciate it! (y)

  4. Mayur Godhani
    December 16, 2012 at 8:30 am

    I've shared on twitter, i hope i am in.

  5. Chee Yong Hsia
    December 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Great Giveaway :)

  6. Roehl Curioso
    December 14, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Not bad!! I can use one of those!!

  7. Brenden Barlow
    December 14, 2012 at 7:39 am

    i love my gaming glasses. as someone whos never had to wear glasses before, remembering and getting used to wearing them all the time while in front of a screen was a bit of a hassle at first, but it made my eyes feel sooooo much better afterwards.

  8. Patrick Jackson
    December 12, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    That is a nice thing to have! However, I am terribily missing the 'Exchange Your Points' option here! :(

    • Yaara Lancet
      December 13, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      Some giveaways will be Twitter only, to show appreciation to our great followers. You can still enter most of our giveaways by exchanging points, though!

  9. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    December 12, 2012 at 6:43 am

    You left out those without Twitter accounts. I was curious, but oh well. Yaara, how will it fares with those with myopia?

    • Yaara Lancet
      December 12, 2012 at 7:43 am

      Yes, in this case we did, but most giveaways are open to everyone to enjoy. :)

      Personally, my sight is pretty good, but my partner who is shortsighted tried them out for a few hours and said they gave him a pretty bad headache. In general, they are made for people with good vision, not people who need glasses.

  10. VS Vishnu
    December 11, 2012 at 7:03 am

    The following countries are exempt from participating in giveaways where the prizes are physical items which have to be delivered by postal/courier services: India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines.

  11. Va Du
    December 11, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Been noticing other manufacturers starting to get into the gamer glasses game. I still don't get them on why exactly they work. Yellow tint and magnification doesn't seem to justify the price and more so if you need a prescription. If you do get strain in your eye maybe you need to take a break once in a while.

  12. Ayan Panja
    December 10, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    cool glass.......

  13. Helen
    December 10, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Since you allow people to enter as many times as they like, that completely
    ruins it for me. There will be many who will enter dozens of times and so
    it will be a waste of time to enter. I'm only taking the time to write this so
    maybe next contest you allow us older folks to have a chance to win by
    not allowing muliple entries. Thank you.
    Helen

    • Yaara Lancet
      December 12, 2012 at 7:37 am

      Hi Helen,

      While we do allow multiple entries for the contest, I can tell you that most people only enter once, and only a minority enter multiple times. Even then it's only 2-3 times. I haven't seen anyone enter dozens of times yet, so everyone has a fair chance!

      On a different note, this giveaway is a Twitter exclusive, and is different than most of our giveaways. Usually, you need to enter by filling a form with a code and sharing, which you can do only once, or by exchanging 25 points for an entry, which most people do only once as well.

      Good luck!

  14. Sashritha Peiris
    December 10, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Cool

  15. Piyush Sa
    December 10, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Nice Concept, seems to relieve Visual Stress, major cause for Cluster Pain, I would like to try one of the Gunnar Steelseries Scope Glasses !!!!!!
    Done as per instructed for Twitter/G+/Facebook/StumbleUpon/Pinterest !!!!!!!

  16. Mike Crabill
    December 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    The Gunnars are interesting but can't help if you have to wear glasses. It would be interesting to see someone come up with a solution for people who wear glasses. Although they may help me, with the +0.2, my right eye has over 50% nerve damage and distorts objects. I frequently take my glasses off and use mainly my left eye and it can be easier on my eyes and provide a clearer view. My vision is borderline up close so maybe this may provide a little clarity to help out. I'll have to try and win so I can try if I win.

  17. Ritwick Saikia
    December 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Hope I win but good luck to all

  18. Antonio Iacobone
    December 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Good luck to everyone! Shared and twitted!

  19. Vinh
    December 9, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    F.lux works good enough for me since I wear prescription glasses. Plus, unlike Scope, F.lux have different tint configurations.

  20. André Kamara
    December 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    What if I'm already wearing glasses?

  21. Anandu B Ajith
    December 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I Want One

  22. Deanna
    December 9, 2012 at 2:01 am

    As the mother of a gamer who suffers from eye strain due not only to gaming but endless hours at the computer for college work ...even if they don't do so well on the computer, I could at least provide him a break while gaming.

  23. samer rustom
    December 9, 2012 at 1:46 am

    nice contest, i wish to try it.

  24. chadro
    December 8, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Sharing with twitter, fingers crossed, ty!

  25. Adam Campbell
    December 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    cool

  26. Rui Pedro Lopes
    December 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I sometimes use f.lux to get the yellowish tint.
    If you play alot i recommend!

    • Yaara Lancet
      December 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      Excellent program, I use it daily. :) It's even mentioned in the review!

  27. ahmed Fouad khalil
    December 8, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Thanks for this nice gift hope to win this time

  28. Giggity Goebbels
    December 8, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I think this can hurt your eyes if used too often lol

    • Yaara Lancet
      December 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      I don't think it can, actually. :)

  29. Adi
    December 8, 2012 at 8:08 am

    done . .
    great giveaway . .

  30. Ronald Vandergriff
    December 8, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

  31. Walter Askew
    December 8, 2012 at 6:09 am

    I followed the instructions, hope I win a pair

  32. Obed Cutaran
    December 8, 2012 at 4:20 am

    I spend 15 hours every day in front of the computer. Gunnar Optiks is one of my wishlist this Christmas, I hope I win this =]

  33. Colin Ryan
    December 8, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Good article, thankyou.

    • Giggity Goebbels
      December 11, 2012 at 3:01 am

      Lol

  34. Francois du Plessis
    December 8, 2012 at 3:56 am

    I wear +2 reading glasses,when using my pc.How do the Gunnar Steelseries Scope Glasses going to fit over the reading glasses.
    Sent a pic.of someone using these glasses over their reading glasses.
    Please explain,Thank you.

    • Yaara Lancet
      December 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      It might work with reading glasses as they're pretty small. In principle, there's no reason not to use them over other glasses, but I don't think it would be very comfortable. I guess it's something you have to try with your own glasses to see how it works our for you.

  35. Joses Lemmuela
    December 8, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Thanks for another awesome giveaway, MakeUseOf! I hope I can win this one, since I use computers a LOT. By the way, is it possible to use this over/under correction glasses? Would be glad to know :)

    • Yaara Lancet
      December 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      I don't think you'd be very comfortable using them over correction glasses, but I guess it depends on your frame. If it's very small it might work, but I wouldn't bet on it, unfortunately. You can get Gunnar glasses with prescription, but this pair is just a plain one.

      • Joses Lemmuela
        December 11, 2012 at 2:11 pm

        Well, I'm definitely not expecting it to be that comfortable, but I do just expect it to not itch very much around the ears and the eyes. And because the Gunnar glasses are more than double-priced compared to my correction glasses, plus my eyes are still getting worse over the time, I will be just betting to win this giveaway :)

  36. Carolyn Barnett
    December 8, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Hi there,Thanks for the awesome giveaway.I follow on twitter as @CarolynRBarnett and i tweeted here. https://twitter.com/CarolynRBarnett/status/277233555413815296

  37. Anita Lee
    December 8, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Would like to test drive the glasses and recommend them to friends who complain about eye strain.

  38. Gary
    December 8, 2012 at 1:17 am

    20/20 vision is -not- perfect. The numbers mean that you can make out at 20 feet what the average person can read at 20 feet. 20/10 vision is twice as good and 20/5 is twice as good as that. Now 20/40 is only half as good. 20/200 with correction is legally blind.

    • Yaara Lancet
      December 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks Gary, I didn't know that. I've always heard people refer to 20/20 (or 6/6, in my country where we use meters) as "perfect" vision, meaning, you don't need glasses.

  39. Lonnie Turner
    December 8, 2012 at 12:01 am

    This is a fine set of glasses and I could sure them as I am on this thang a lot.

  40. Ed Piner
    December 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    What if you don't use Twitter. I don't use it.

  41. Lynda Sanders
    December 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    These glasses would look good on my old eyes.

  42. Dave
    December 7, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I want U for my Wii U ;!

  43. Gerardo Domene Lozano
    December 7, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I really enjoy your posts and the very illustrative and informative articles, English is not my Mother languaje, I speak Spanish, I am in Mexico.

  44. Mark
    December 7, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Would like these neat glasses

  45. Joe
    December 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    It's look great to have while working on computer all day.

  46. Gerald Huber
    December 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Thanks for the article. I wear glasses already and dont game so looks like this isnt for me.

  47. Achraf Almouloudi
    December 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    If you are not wearing any type of correction glasses before you'll surely notice that headache, everyone does, it would have been a better and different review if someone else in Makeuseof team who wears correction glasses, reviewed them. I would love to get a pair because I know how useful they would be for my case.

    • Yaara Lancet
      December 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      As I mention in the review, the glasses are made for people with 20/20 vision. My partner, who needs corrective glasses, actually tried them for several hours and got a pretty bad headache.

      If you have corrective glasses, you can get the Gunnar glasses with prescription.

      • Achraf Almouloudi
        December 9, 2012 at 4:32 pm

        I mean, they are probably calibrated for the average gamer, who has 19/20 vision or so. What is your partner's vision ? if it's lower than 19/20 then the headache must have came from the incompatibility of their particular vision level.

        • Yaara Lancet
          December 11, 2012 at 10:42 am

          It says on the glasses they are "20/20 ready". At first I thought this only meant they had no prescription, but after researching it a bit I realized it means they're aimed for 20/20 vision.

          I'm not sure about my partner's vision, but he can't see very well when things are a bit far.

  48. Alan
    December 7, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    These seem rather pointless, if your eyesight isn't that good wouldn't you already have prescription glasses?

    • Yaara Lancet
      December 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      These glasses are not meant to correct your eyesight. On the contrary, they're not good for anyone who needs prescription glasses. They're made for people with good 20/20 vision. If you need prescription glasses, you can get the Gunnar glasses with prescription.

  49. Walter Pitterna
    December 7, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I would love these for gaming only.
    I wold be very happy to win a pair of these glasses. Thank you.

  50. leslie
    December 7, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    These would really be terrific addition to my weekend gaming marathons with my son or even my long workdays in front of a computer screen. Thanks for the write up!

  51. Mark Halperin
    December 7, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Would love to win these fine glasses

  52. John Pavelko
    December 7, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    The article made me very cautious about spending the money to buy such a pair og glasses.

  53. Christine St Syr Griffin
    December 7, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    yikes just read a bunch of other replies everyone else seems pretty excited about the giveaway, so that being said I wish them luck and patiently wait for the next
    thanks ever so much
    christineSt.Syrgriffin

  54. Christine St Syr Griffin
    December 7, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    OK first of all their hideous in design and I guess they don't factor in the female gamers out there, second are you sure it is a +0.2? usually unless custom made they lens measurements are by quarter diaptors.+.25, -.25 being the weakest or lowest rx available. what kind of material is the lens made of polycarbonate or regular cr39 and I assume they have the UV filter and anti reflective coating which is a definate must have for well just about everything especially glares from the screen. if you were having problems seeing under the glasses its usually just an adjustment to the frame and or nosepads. my personal recommendation find an eyeglass shop have a optician help you find a good frame there's so many to choose from $19.00-$1900.00 and up and have them put either a Plano (non rx) or +.25 iffff you need it lens with anti reflective comes standard with UV and scratchcoat don't let them try and overcharge you. and my favorite is the a/r with transition the lens automatically changes color to your environment and lighting. its a bit spend to add the transition $49.00-$110.00 depending where you go but its so worth it darkens enuff as a sunglass too. and if your a migraine suffererer its a must. OK to wrap up this long winded reply find a frame you like and fits well get your lenses made, sometimes I have seen as low as $79.00 with a/r complete pair and your not stuck with a suck frame. you might have to wait a couple days to get back but its worth your time to get something that's function able comfortable and adjustable by the opticians on site.
    thanks I hope this qualifies as a comment
    christineStSyrgriffin

    • Yaara Lancet
      December 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks for the elaborate comment, Christine! You sure seem to know a whole lot about glasses. :)

  55. patrick shaw
    December 7, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I could sure use a new pair of glasses

  56. Joe
    December 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Excellent give away, I hope I'm the lucky one to win..

  57. Marks2Much
    December 7, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    If these and other computer eye ware all have a warming tint, then using them for graphics design in which accurate color rendition is critical probably wouldn't be a good idea.

    • Yaara Lancet
      December 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      That's very true. Gunnar has a special line of computer glasses for graphics design that don't come with the tint.

  58. Ian Taylor
    December 7, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I do not use social media such as twitter or Facebook for personal reasons and I feel I'm being penalized for not doing so by not being able to have access to information,some apps or,in this case,a contest.I feel that,in order to participate,I'm being forced to sign up for something I don't want.Do what you wish,it's your site and contest,I just don't believe it's fair to those who wish not to use social media(or perhaps do not understand it) and are now excluded from participating.
    Aside from that,a great site,I visit at least once a day,thank you for great information,reviews and the like.

    • Joses Lemmuela
      December 8, 2012 at 3:53 am

      I think it can't be helped, most people that spend a considerably good amount of time in front of/working with computers are expected to have a few social netting profile, especially the most popular ones like Facebook and Twitter. Thus, IMO it's fair enough to think that to participate in the often-daily free giveaways like this you would need to share and popularize the website(even thought it's a GIVEAWAY, though) to have an entry.

    • Yaara Lancet
      December 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      I see where you're coming from, Ian, and just so you know, you can enter most of our giveaways either by sharing on a social network or by exchanging MakeUseOf reward points, which you can earn for commenting, among other things.

      To show our appreciation to our Twitter followers, some giveaways are Twitter exclusive, but it's definitely not the majority, so you can enjoy and enter most of the giveaways even without social accounts, if you have a MakeUseOf account.

      For example, right now you can enter these giveaways:
      Microsoft Surface: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-surface-tablet-review-and-giveaway/
      StickyGram magnets: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stickygram-magnets-review-and-giveaway/

      Good luck!

  59. Sri Vastav Reddy
    December 7, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    nice..hope i win..

  60. Ed L.
    December 7, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I need a pair of these!

  61. Anonymous
    December 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    this is pretty interesting stuff here. but what if you have a eye condition how would that work?

    • Yaara Lancet
      December 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      I guess it depends on what condition you have, it's hard to say without knowing.

  62. Andrey Filkin
    December 7, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    shared

  63. Anonymous
    December 7, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    I was hoping that it had a good review... but turns out it isn't that good... not gonna buy it then

  64. Andrew Kim
    December 7, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I've always wondered how useful these actually are. Your review was pretty informative. The optical zoom is probably for gaming since pro gamers usually have their faces almost touching the screen so they can see every little detail.

  65. Joshua Hines
    December 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    They are branded gaming eyeware for a reason. The computer specific versions don't have the zoom I'm sure. If you're a computer junkie buy those kinds then do a review.

    • Yaara Lancet
      December 7, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Actually, according to my understanding, the lenses are the same across all models, including the zoom. It's only the frames that are different.

  66. Vishal Srivastava
    December 7, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I read your software solutions after this article. A good reason for choosing Hardware over Software is that if there is a chance that taking rest is not possible (or if money is involved), non economical, then these glasses are a lot of help. However, the +0.2D is the only thing that worries me...

  67. Brad Foss
    December 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Well balanced article. Thanks!

  68. ha14
    December 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    interesting giveaway

  69. vineed gangadharan
    December 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    oh only one lucky one will get it :(,,,

  70. Regina Berg
    December 7, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Love the articles and give aways

  71. Ajay
    December 7, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Must hv for gamers like me

  72. Ajay
    December 7, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Great!! Must hv for gamers like me

  73. Steve Montgomery
    December 7, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I'm not sure if these would help me or not, but it's definitely worth trying! I'm a GIS Analyst and I look at tiny details on large, bright screens all day (and most of the night, it seems). Eyestrain sort of goes with the job, so if there's a possibility these will help, I'm there!
    Thanks!

  74. Vishal Srivastava
    December 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I'm a gamer and work a lot on my laptop. I'd like to try those....

  75. Anonymous
    December 7, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    old fart like me could use 'em to get from one room to another;}

  76. louie hernandez
    December 7, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I love them

  77. louie hernandez
    December 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Thanks they r great

  78. Âdil Farôôq
    December 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Hope to win fingers crossed :)

  79. Nikhil Chandak
    December 7, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    first time entering a giveaway from twitter ;)
    hope i will be the lucky man

  80. Sebastian Hadinata
    December 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Wohooo.. nice giveaway.. I deal with computer and play games everyday, definitely want this :3
    Joined, and tweeted.

  81. Safwan Khatri
    December 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    done

  82. Dandy Putra
    December 7, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    all done.
    Thanks for giveaway.

  83. Tareq Nusairat
    December 7, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Oh god i hope i win this :3 it'd be great birthday present for me :D

  84. Patricia Moore
    December 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Yaaay! If I win I can toss my yellow safety glasses!!!

  85. Ronald Smith
    December 7, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks for yet another awesome giveaway opportunity. I'm sure that I can really use these and would love the opportunity to see how well Gunnars would work for me. There are no B&M stores near me to check them out at, so I'll have to wait and see if I can manage to win these or not. Again, thanks for the great opportunities, especially this one. Good luck to all of us entering!

    Oh and I'm following and tweeting, lol. @PM_DMNKLR on Twitter :) Thanks again!

  86. Macwitty
    December 7, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Sounds good even if I need "stronger" things

  87. Ashwin Ramesh
    December 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Am an avid gamer. Real useful giveaway! Would love to get my hands on these :)

  88. Alexander
    December 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Shared this on twitter/google+ and done the steps. Hope i can win a pair !

    • Yaara Lancet
      December 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      If you shared on Twitter according to the instructions, you're in!

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