Bang. Bang. Bang.
The gunshots awoke me from my dreams.
Startled and sleepy, I looked over at the clock to confirm my suspisions that it was sometime in the wee hours of the early morning.
Then, I looked over at the little desk in the corner of our 364-square-foot studio apartment. My husband sat, concentrated...playing a video game!
That was back in our newlywed days (pictured left: newly married), back before my husband "grew up" and realized that he could not achieve greatness if he squandered hours on gaming and media. He still enjoys playing video games occasionally, but it's rare. He's different now. He spends his time caring for his girls, fixing the cars, thinking up business ideas, working on projects, helping people, connecting with friends.
That said, he still spends quite a bit of time staring at a computer screen for his "day job" so his eyes can get weary from the LCD lights and text.
I recently discovered Gunnar Optics, a company that specializes in digital performance eyewear. It's an innovative concept - eyeglasses that are "engineered to enhance your computer vision." The patent-pending i-AMP lens technology helps "relax the eyes, improves performance, and delivers the optimal viewing experience."
Ranging in price from $99-$189, Gunnar Optics offers four collections of high-performance digital eyewear with 15 styles to fit each individual's personal taste. Gunnar Optics also offers a prescription program so if your eyesight is less than stellar, you still have options.
My husband received the WI-FIVE glasses and they are quite fashionable looking. They have an intellectual, futuristic vibe. He quickly commented how comfortable the frames are and has since mentioned numerous times that these are the best frames he has ever worn. He hasn't had them long enough to truly verify if they "increase contrast, optical resolution, and detail," "improve visual performance," and "increase productivity" as the company claims, but so far he's impressed.
And so am I. Apparently, a women's line is slated to debut anyday now...and I can't wait to see the styles. I spend quite a few hours in front of my computer and iPhone - and I'd love to reduce computer-related eye strain.
If your guy is a gamer, a computer programmer, an engineer, a professor, a researcher, or a student, he's bound to appreciate these spectacles. He'll be amazed at how comfortable they are and he'll be thrilled to be a part of the wave of the future. Something tells me this kind of technology isn't going anywhere. In fact, maybe I should buy a share of Gunnar Optics...