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GUNNAR Computer Eyewear - Wi-Five Onyx Frame

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  • Full Rim
  • diAMIX lens material - a custom blended proprietary polymer, which beats out polycarbonate on the toughness scale and rivals the undisputed optics of ground glass.
  • fRACTYL lens geometry

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Are your eyes tired when staring at your computer for hours and hours while digital data streams at you all day, every day? To most people, the answer is “yes”! From computer screens to cell phones, the relentless visual assault is frying your eyes. Gunnar has resolved this problem and jump into rescuing people’s eyes.

Based on the intensive study and research on the human eye and its interaction with digital devices, Gunnar has produced the Digital Performance Eyewear, which helps computer users be more productive and more effective throughout the day. With Gunnar’s i-AMP lens technology - an optical platform that incorporates proprietary lens materials, tints, coatings and geometry, one gets an immediate and noticeable visual advantage in the short term, and better performance and protection in the long term. The performance eyewear line also helps prevent Digital Eye Fatigue (DEF) and protects against Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), a visual condition that impairs the eyesight of millions of computer users each year.

These advanced glasses are designed for both function and style for the sophisticated, image-conscious digital user. When you’re ready to protect your eyes, the Gunnar Catalyst Wi-Five Digital Performance Eyewear will help you achieve your goals.

  • newegg i-FI Lens Coatings I-Fi lens coatings consist of four layers of coatings to filter transmitted light and protect the lens: an anti-reflective portion cuts glare and distracting extraneous light, hydrophobic component keeps water spots to a minimum, oleophobic coating provides resistance to smudging and fingerprints, and a final hard coat reduces environmental wear and minimizes scratching.
  • newegg fRACTYL Lens Geometry GUNNAR fRACTYL lens geometry mimics nature using advanced science and engineering to aid the natural focusing power of the eye, allowing the cilliary muscles (the muscles that shape your cornea) to relax. Additionally, the wrapped geometry of the lens sits close to the eye and face, helping maintain the healthy humidity levels in the eye.
  • newegg iONik Lens Tints GUNNAR iONik lens tint limits distracting blue light frequencies that are overproduced by phosphors in the bulbs, only allowing light from an optimal spectrum to pass through the lens, resulting in clearer images, less eye strain and increased visual efficiency.
  • newegg DiAMIX Lens Material With better resilience than a cast compound and better optics than an injected compound, diAMIX lens material not only offers superior optics, but also pushes the limits on frame and lens geometry without the restraints of typical off-the-shelf market solutions.
  • newegg Premium Frame System Designed with visual endurance in mind, the frame system is engineered for optimal weight, comfort and durability.

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Full Rim


diAMIX lens material - a custom blended proprietary polymer, which beats out polycarbonate on the toughness scale and rivals the undisputed optics of ground glass.

fRACTYL lens geometry - custom designed to provide focusing power that eases eye strain. The wrapped lenses also reduce air flow around the eye, creating a microclimate with increased moisture levels.

i-FI lens coatings - anti-glare coatings that filter out harsh artificial reflected light.

iONIK lens tint - Specially formulated tints condition and shift the color spectrum to provide superior contrast, detail and resolution.

Frame Design - built for visual endurance, GUNNAR frame systems are engineered for optimal weight, comfort and durability.

Your eyes are tired...staring at a computer for hours and hours takes its toll. The common solutions for handling eyestrain require you to modify your work habits or take numerous breaks throughout the day. They're all patchy fixes that pull you away from your work. So take your eye fatigue or less productivity.

There is a better technology driven solution that works with and enhances properties of the human eye. Gunnar digital eyewear increases visual performance, prevents Digital Eye Fatigue (DEF) and protects against full-blown Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). It all begins with i-AMP lens technology -- an optical platform that incorporates proprietary lens materials, lens tints, lens coatings, and lens geometry. Gunnar digital performance eyewear is engineered for an immediate and profound visual advantage and now even the most demanding computer users are more productive and more effective for longer periods of time. Gunnar Digital Performance Eyewear -- the must have digital performance equipment for your digital lifestyle.
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Geoff K.
  • 4/5/2011 11:48:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst Skeptical, Now Impressed

Pros: Ideal for people who are constantly at their computer reading long document, or going through lines of code, day in and day out.

The amber coating reduces the amount of harsh blue light from the visible spectrum giving everything a warm and slightly more crisp appearance.

The slight magnification has allowed me to sit further from my monitors and adopt a more appropriate posture. Working across three widescreen monitors is also much easier and I find myself not having to lean or torque my next as much to view content across all three.

The frames are extremely lightweight and after a few minutes wearing them I almost barely even feel they are on my head, nor does the bridge of my nose get sore.

Cons: The amber lenses are certainly not for people who look at pictures, or watch movies, on their computer daily. Gunnar makes a clear lens which is designed for people that need the full color spectrum.

The lenses are very susceptible to finger prints, like most higher end sunglasses, and do require a brief cleaning from time to time. Gunnar includes a carrying pouch that doubles as a cleaning wrap which seems to make quick work of any debris.

Other Thoughts: I make my living sitting in front of the computer, reading security articles, implementing networks and servers, and developing software for just about any device possible. As such I am constantly in front of the computer reading variably sized text for extended durations each day.

I am not a "glasses wearer" nor do I have contact lenses so I was a little concerned that these may give me a headache as I have heard others complain of. I am happy to say that the numbers of headaches I experience, eye fatigue, and general dryness that typically occurs has reduced noticeably since wearing these glasses.

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5 out of 5 eggsLab tested :D

Pros: I read all the reviews before buying. Half of the people loved them and half got dizzy and hated them. I wasn't sure if their (Gunnar's) research was real or if it was all just marketing.

So I took them to my eye doctor. We put on our lab coats and tested the glasses.

Sure enough, there is a 0.2 dioptre prescription. (For reference, the smallest step in prescriptions is 0.25) The doctor told me that is the legal maximum totstill be able to sell them as non-prescription glasses. He said if HE were making computer glasses he would make them 0.5 or 0.75 or even 1.0. But that would require explaining to customers and giving prescriptions, which is difficult.

I mentioned to him that half of the people get dizzy and maybe the prescription is why. He said no, that's not it at all. Chances are REALLY high they get dizzy because the glasses have what is called a "prism." Now, this isn't the same prism that splits light and makes a rainbow. It's eye-doc terminology. ...(continued)

Cons: A prism might happen in wrap-around type glasses like these. If I understand correctly, it is when the focus of one lens is shifted above or below the focus of the other -- like if you wore your glasses on a slight diagonal across your face.

These different focus points make our eyes want to misalign and that causes headaches.

The doctor added that even sunglasses with no prescription often have a prism problem. So to be clear, the dizziness is NOT because of the 0.2 dioptre strength. It is because of Gunnar's quality control releasing glasses that have a prism.

Luckily, mine did not have a prism. Perhaps that is why I'm one of the ones who doesn't get dizzy and doesn't hate the glasses.

If you buy them and they make you dizzy, take them to a GOOD eye doc who can test these things and check for a prism. If they have a prism, try to get Gunnar to replace them. (And Gunnar, if you read this, your customer satisfaction will SKYROCKET if you add prism checking to your quality c

Other Thoughts: We also tested the other claims. The eye doc said the yellow tint is really common for reducing glare. Also, a rose tint is common for this. Essentially it turns the harsh, bright whites into something more calm.

And because the whites aren't so harsh and bright our eyes can be more sensitive to contrast. So as a side effect of the tint you also gain contrast.

So it turns out all of Gunnar's claims were true and proven to me by an eye doc.

If nothing else, get these if only to protect your eyes while you are on the computer. They aren't expensive and your eyes are valuable. It's like an great insurance policy.

But on top of protecting your eyes, they also look great. They reflect a harsh blue (the harsh blue ISN'T getting to your eyes) which looks really cool and techno-y. And that blue reflection comes from just about every light source I've seen. Honestly, I would wear them around town just because of how cool that blue reflection looks.

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  • Matthew P.
  • 10/1/2009 4:25:28 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHead Issues

Pros: The glasses are nice to look at and have great style. They do give some relief from bright florescent lighting in offices.

Cons: The slight magnification messed with my head a little too much. Up until a year ago I wore glasses every day for 20 years. I put these on and after about 2 hours my head felt like it was spinning....which is never good. Of course with any type of glasses YMMV.

Other Thoughts: Cool to look at, but might not work like you want them too. I'm sure some one has had good luck with them.

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