Whenever you have an extended period of downtime, you are most likely bound to play video games for hours on end. While long gaming sessions can be enjoyable, staring at a TV, computer, tablet, or other devices for too long can and will emit a blue light, which causes strain and can impair vision and can cause your gaming session to become very discomforting.
Thankfully, gaming glasses are a real thing with GUNNAR being one of the top brands in the gaming glasses category. Recently, I had the pleasure of obtaining a pair of their new gaming glasses, the Vertex. I am happy to say that I am pleased with them and should be the next accessory on your watch list.
Visually, the glasses look like an average pair of reading/prescription glasses. The Vertex comes in two frame colors, Onyx and Smoke.
The glasses feel extremely comfortable on my eyes when playing for an extended period; before writing this review, I did endure several days of extensive gaming sessions, what I noticed when first putting on the glasses, was my vision was zoomed in slightly. One of the notable features on the Vertex is that it offers a wide format lens to create an unobstructed panoramic, high-resolution field of view, which can be extremely helpful in online matches.
Alongside a better vision of my TV screen/computer monitor, the Vertex also features an incredibly comfortable frame, while I do have prescription glasses, I often wear contact lenses, and one of the biggest complaints about my prescription glasses is how stiff the frame is after a while. Thankfully, the Vertex offers even weight distribution and eliminates pressure points, which makes the glasses more comforting on my face.
All in all, I never did like the idea of computer glasses; while I have tried some out (different brands), I did not like the way the glasses felt and how uncomfortable they felt on my face. However, after reviewing this product, I will be gaming extensively while wearing my GUNNAR Vertex glasses, because I find extreme comfort on my face and it allows me to wear contacts while gaming for a long time, without having to pop them out and place my prescription glasses on.
The Gunnar Vertex was provided by GUNNAR Optiks