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Do Computer/Gaming Glasses Really Work?

If you have been thinking about buying computer or gaming classes, you will realize that there are a lot of options available in the market that you can buy. However, you may see the prices and realize that these glasses are not really the cheapest and more often than not, they can cost a good amount of money, as well.

The purpose of this opinion is to talk about whether the computer or gaming glasses that have become so much popular in the modern day and age have actual benefits or are you just spending money on something that is not even good enough.

How These Glasses Work

Before we look at the glasses in detail, the first step is to look at just how these glasses work. It is actually one of the most important things that we need to keep in mind because it is easy to overlook the technicality behind these glasses.

Keeping that in mind, these glasses work on two common principles that we are going to discuss below.

Anti-Reflective Coating

First things first, you need to know that these glasses work using the anti-reflective coating that is pretty great when it comes to blocking the glare. For those who do not know, glare happens to be one of the major causes of eyestrain.

However, you need to understand that not all anti-reflective coating is going to be the same. Some of the cheaper glasses might use a coating that is not good enough, while the expensive options from the likes of Gunnar and VC Eyewear might offer a coating that is overall better in terms of longevity and performance, as well.

Tinted Lenses

Other than that the common anti-reflective coating that is found on the majority of the gaming glasses in the market, the other type of gaming classes uses tinted lenses. If you have ever seen Gunnar or VC Eyewear glasses, you will realize just how common these tinted glasses are.

The purpose of these glasses is to make sure that all harsh light is filtered out and you have no issues using the screen for the longer periods of time. Additionally, these glasses are also really good when it comes to blocking the harsh light spectrums that can result in the eye muscles becoming more strained.

In short, whether your glasses are tinted or they offer an anti-reflective coating. We can assure you that you will not have any issue as far as blocking the overall light is concerned as they will work just fine.

Should You Really Buy the Glasses?

Now that we know that these glasses are definitely worth it and they can help you have a better experience, we have to see whether we should buy them or not. In all honesty, the process s of buying these glasses is rather simple and easy, to begin with.

The first thing that you need to keep in mind is making sure that you really need them. Below are some tips that will help you have a proper decision without any issue.

Are You Experiencing Any Vision Issues?

First things first, you need to see if you are experiencing any issues with your vision whenever you are using your computer, or whenever you are playing games. This is, of course, an important deciding factor. If you are not noticing anything wrong with the vision, you do not have to worry about anything.

Why? Because if your eyesight and vision are working without any issues in the first place, then buying these glasses are not really going to do anything for you. Sure, you will look different but that is about it.

Do You Frequently Face Eyestrain

Now the second part is something that you must keep in mind. If you are facing some sort of eyestrain whether it is over short periods or longer periods, you are definitely going to have a benefit of spending money on these glasses. We would suggest that you go with something from Gunnar or VC Eyewear as it happens to be one of the best brands when it comes to computer or gaming glasses.

What About the Price?

Price is definitely one of the main things that determine whether someone is going to get computer or gaming classes or not. As far as the price is concerned, there are varying options that can help you determine just what you are going to be getting.

Gunnar glasses can be bought for $79, that is if you are looking for a non-prescription version of the glasses. Although, you can get them on sale, too. So, you will save some bucks. If you are going for the prescription version, they are going to cost you a few hundred dollars, there.

As for the ones that come with anti-reflective coating from the likes of Crizal, Zeiss, and Teflon are going to cost you upwards of $150, but that is just the price of the coating. Which means that the cost of the frame, as well as the lenses,  are going to add some extra bucks, too.


If you have just bought a pair of computer or gaming glasses and you are reading this right now, then it is important to know that these glasses do work and they work without any issue. However, they are only going to work if you are actually facing any problems. There is no point in buying these glasses if you can use your computer perfectly and without any issues that might come in the way.

With that said, do explore your options whenever you are in the market looking for these glasses so you can have a smoother, much reliable experience in terms of what you are getting.


Bill Wilson

Bill is a certified Microsoft Professional providing assistance to over 500 remotely connected employees and managing Windows 2008 to 2016 servers.