GUNNARS, from GUNNAR Optiks Eyewear, use the latest in computer technology to deliver the ultimate in eyewear. GUNNARS protect, enhance and optimize your vision. Prescription-compatible GUNNAR eyewear is administered through Carl Zeiss Vision, a prescription optical firm with more than 160 years of experience. Some insurance plans may offer coverage for prescription GUNNAR eyewear; check with your insurance provider to find out if coverage is available under your plan.
GUNNAR began to address a simple problem: As humans, we spend most of our time staring at a computer screen. We do this at work, then again when we go home. The blue light and glare from the computer screen can increase eye strain, eye fatigue, irritation, dry eyes, headaches, and stress. Day after day, your screen time can take a major toll on your eyes, causing vision problems, discomfort and stress. Enter GUNNAR Optiks Eyewear. GUNNARS are specially formulated to increase contrast and focus on screen for less eye strain. This translates to less eye strain and fatigue, increasing your overall optical performance and comfort.
GUNNARS use a proprietary i - AMP lens that combines lens filters, tints and coatings with geometric precision that enhances viewing distances and protects the eyes. Additional benefits of GUNNARS include a light amber tint to color-correct the blue glare of digital screens and cut down on glare. GUNNARS are designed to fit snugly to the face, which may help prevent dry eyes by maintaining a barrier to dry air. The snug fit may also improve focus and reduce squinting.
GUNNAR also sells advanced gaming eyewear for use with computer and video game systems. GUNNARS for gaming offer the same benefits as eyewear for digital screens, including reducing glare, improving focus, and preventing eye strain during marathon gaming sessions. Gaming eyeglasses from GUNNAR have an ultralight frame design and ports that are headset-compatible, so you can talk to your buddies. GUNNAR video gaming glasses are also optimized for visual and ergonomic performance over extended periods of time, offering improvement to your visual efficiency and endurance while gaming. GUNNAR 3D eyewear enhance your 3D viewing experience.
Lastly, GUNNAR advanced outdoor eyeglasses are targeted especially at those who view screens while outside; they protect your eyes from fatigue and strain that are inherent in digital viewing. The custom light transmission profile helps you achieve maximum contrast and eye ease while viewing screens in harsh lighting conditions.
GUNNAR eyewear is 20/20 ready, meaning that anyone with 20/20 vision or 20/20 corrected vision can enjoy GUNNARS. Those with prescriptions can purchase GUNNARS specially formulated to match their prescription through GUNNAR Optiks Eyewear's partnership with Carl Zeiss Vision.
GUNNAR was founded by Jenny Michaelson, a wife and mother concerned about vision problems experienced by her husband and son, and by Joe Croft, a technical engineer for Oakley. Their first prototype of GUNNAR Optiks Eyewear debuted in 2006, and GUNNAR was officially founded in 2007. The company took its name from Michaelson's young son. The first set of GUNNAR eyeglasses retailed in 2008.