5 Stars By Anonymous on 2015-01-16
These glasses look great and do exactly what they are supposed to do
These glasses look great and do exactly what they are supposed to do. They cut glare and in turn reduce eye strain. I stare at several monitors for 12+ hours a day. These help cut down on the eye pain.
I thought these were solid black, but please be aware they have blue sides, so just an FYI in case you did not notice in the picture.
Now that I have them I think the blue sides makes them look less generic and I really like them.
The case it comes with is also very nice and includes a cleaning cloth.
Shipping was fast and the price, as you can see, if very good.
5 Stars By DizPAC/Chel on 2014-03-13
These work. I didn't think they would but they do.
First of all, I'd like to introduce myself: I'm a big skeptic. Nice to meet you.
I don't believe everything I read, and I regularly doubt the magical curative properties of snake oils unless biasly testing them...
...meaning I try them with intention to prove them wrong. If I can't, then, well, they work.
So here's the story:
I'm now in the IT department and the new lighting and the screens I'm looking at are just too harsh. Bright white with a blueish hue. Was killing me. Headaches, eyestrain - and I've only been doing this for a month. I've never been this uncomfortable. Plus the fact that I had LASIK was a concern - was I destroying my now perfect eyesight?
So I do a Google search on what this could be and was surprised to hear about Digital Eye Strain becoming a common thing.
A coworker of mine noticed what I was researching and let me try on his Gunnars. Again, looking at yellow-tinted glasses made me smirk, but he assured me this is what he found to alleviate the issue. OK fine. I put them on, and was surprised how fast the headache went away. I went back and forth on it, seeing if yellow-tinted glasses were the solution, but no, it's the anti-glare and somewhat blue-blocking properties that stop the discomfort. I tried Blu-blockers, Maui Jims with HT lenses and Rose lenses and the yellow glasses. Either too dark (sunglasses) or too yellow (I mean shooting-glass yellow). I tried his Gunnars back on. Yep, problem went away.
Too expensive. Ain't spending that much on Gunnars, especially when they styles are a little more funky than I would have liked (I could either look like a 15-year old serious gamer or Skrillex). I looked around. There was an article on Lifehacker's website about Gamma Ray being an inexpensive alternative, so I looked into it. Found these on 2DayDeliver.
These are lightweight and fit me perfectly. I would suggest finding glasses somewhere and getting the measurements, as I did. I almost picked a pair too big or too small. They come with a cleaning cloth and a really nice hard case.
Slight yellow tint to lenses, but really just takes a slight hint of the blue out. Literally from minute one these made a difference.
Still skeptical? Not really. I'm wearing them now and I'm not feeling any of the effects I had before.
I take them off - headache and eye strain within minutes if not seconds.
Geek is a style now, and ok, I'll be geek. Fine with me. Better to FEEL GOOD than to LOOK GOOD, right?
Had them for two weeks. Wearing them every day, and the headaches are GONE. No eye strain, nothing. Tried them while watching TV, and they are AMAZING for movies like "Oblivion" or "Fargo" ...anything where there is bright sky or snow - really kills that harsh white. Great for flourescent lighting on paper or other white surfaces - again, takes the edge off the bright.
Barely notice them on...in fact, I forget to take them off when I step away from my computer.
4 Stars By Mary on 2017-02-21
Definitely worth a try!
I really like these glasses. I bought the Gamma Ray 004 and the Gamma Ray Valueline. I wanted to have more than 1 pair so I could compare them and return my least favorite pair however I haven't returned either pair though. I find it useful to have 2 pairs in case I forget them at my 1st job I still have a backup pair for my 2nd job. They are also different styles so I like changing them out. I prefer the fit of the Gamma Ray 004's better than the valueline because the lens are slightly larger so it helps me avoid seeing the frame in my vision while working. I have raved about these glasses since I bought them since after 2 days my headaches disappeared. After working behind the computer for 4 hours I would always get a headache even with constant breaks and doing all the focusing tricks the optometrist suggested. I still take breaks to keep my vision from deteriorating but the headaches are gone. I can now go to work and still go home and watch a movie without constantly getting a headache. I know there are more expensive glasses out there to buy but (at least for now) these are definitely helping me. As other reviews has stated they are very easy to smudge so keep a glasses cloth handy and soap and water cleans them the best. I've not tried glasses spray because I didn't know if it would affect the tinting. Gamma Ray 004 smudge less for me than the valueline due to the slightly larger frame. They are comparable in frame quality as a $15-20 pair of sunglasses. I am not super careful with mine and so far they haven't broken or shown any wear. At time of review I have had for almost a month. I also was concerned about the look of them when wearing since I didn't want to look like I had yellow bug eyes, lol. This is not the case, when they are on the tinting is barely noticeable. At work I am the first person seen when entering the office so I wouldn't wear them if they looked bad. I hope this review helps you and you give them a try, it's worth it.
5 Stars By Ly on 2015-10-22
These glasses fit very good on wide or big heads
The glasses are extremely lightweight and not overly yellow tinted. These glasses fit very good on wide or big heads. I have a big head and it does not press hard at all on my temples. I think the glasses does prevent my eyes from being sore and strain when starring at the computer for a long time. I'm a college student and most of my homework is done online. I have 1 Gunnar glasses but it feels so fragile and I'm afraid it will brake and the yellow tint on the Gunnar's are very yellow compared to these.The glass I've read other reviews saying these glasses smudge easily but I think that's silly once I wore these. The lens does not touch my face, instead the frame of the lens touch them so I don't know why there are reviews saying these smudge easily unless you touch the lens ( I have picture of both sides of glasses). I think I look sophisticated and better with the glasses also. The case is very hard and closes tightly. When I close it, it shuts by itself but overall it is a hard protective case. The inside of the case feels soft and the outside feel like smooth little threads. The frame that surround the lens feel like hard plastic and the frame that touches the ears feel like hard rubber which I guess that's why it's called flexlite. When my friend tried them on, she said it enhances colors and I agree. I haven't used the microfiber clothe much but I think it's ok, I've got better ones though. I posted a lot of pictures because I'm the kind of person who like to see what it actually looks like and when I looked at the reviews it didn't have a lot of pictures and I was skeptacle so I want others to expect what they buy to look like the ones in the pictures.
5 Stars By Daniel Ramirez on 2014-06-13
Used these as training glasses for Gunnars.
I've always wanted to try out Gunnars, but I didn't want to waste the money if I didn't know for a fact that I would get some improvement in my eye strain from them. They are pretty high priced. Then I ran across a Lifehacker article talking about the Gamma Ray glasses. From my understanding, the difference is a little less tint and no magnification (Gunnars have a SLIGHT magnification). So I decided to pick these up at a bargain price to see if they helped at all and to see if I would actually get into the habit of wearing them. After a few days I stopped getting eye headaches (you guys know what I mean!) and I didn't have the feeling of very dry eyes at the end of the day. They are comfortable on my amusingly large head and don't bother my nose at all. I guess my only complaint is how easily they can get smudges on the lenses and the pain in the butt they are to get completely clean. They do some with a cloth for cleaning and a really nice hard case to store the glasses when not in use though.
Could the improvement be psychological? Maybe. Who knows. But they worked for me and I think they can work for you. They worked so well that I recommended them to other friends who agreed that it was a great product for the price. Now about a month after purchase, I ran across a great deal for Gunnars so I will give those a try and see how different (if at all) they are.
4 Stars By Cthulhu on 2017-04-16
Comfortable and really helped me with eye dryness and headaches
I have owned a pair of Gamma Ray Valuelines for some time now, and I've been completely pleased with them. I bought these to have a pair for travel, and another for a family member. I must say I don't like them as much as the Valuelines. The Flexlite styling is much bigger, and although I know that's fashionable, I preferred the sleeker looking style that was not quite so tall.
I did not notice in the picture that these also are two-toned - on the black model, the temples are a sort of dark blue/gray and the frame itself is black.
All that being said, these are still great and very comfortable. Wearing glasses makes a huge difference in eye strain for me, and I actually found that these are more comfortable and just as effective than my more expensive Gunnars were.
4 Stars By CPCMommy on 2017-05-26
Comparison review: this was the second favorite at 4.5 stars
I bought three pairs of differing computer glasses:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MG6JF98/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_5--Computer Readers Gaming Glasses:
These are larger size lens and seem like something you would use in a movie theater for 3D viewing, the plasticy, bulky feel. But not terrible, suitable for my son's needs doing his homeschool on the computer. 4 stars
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XHR99ZF/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_11--Gamma Ray 010 slim Vintage
These were for me to have the readers while working on my lap top. Only wish they had the spring hinges like the ones below. That would add to the comfort, but otherwise OK-4.5 stars
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018ADLA3E/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_12--Eyekeeper Spring Hinges Retro
Liked these the best due to the style and spring hinges. I would choose these again. 5 stars
4 Stars By anonymous on 2015-02-22
So far they work fine. There very light, flexible, thin, They are wide enough they don't pinch my nose and comfortable for my needs
I have prescription glasses that are progressive lens, making it impossible to read in them at night.
The drugstore ones are to stiff, laying on my side made it very uncomfortable
thats why these glasses are so much more comfortable. I am a petite women with an average size head, these glasses are a bit wide but that also adds to the comfort for in bed reading. They don't pinch my nose, their wide enough so I don't have to keep adjusting them. I am still not sure the tint is enough to stop the eye strain. They seem to help, but I haven't stayed up reading as long as I have recently. Hence the 4 stars...
5 Stars By Mike on 2015-02-25
Gamma Ray Flexlite GR004-C1 - computer reading glasses
My new Gamma Ray Flexlite GR004-C1 - computer reading glasses are the best! They are light weight, fit securely and are very clear and crisp. I work at duel computer monitors all day, every day. Just started needing readers in the last couple of years. I went with the typical drug store reading glasses. They helped me see the screen but did not stop my headaches. I had been looking at some very expensive ($300) computer reading glasses. I found these and thought I would give them a shot. Very happy I did! Not sure if it is the slight yellow tent or the quality of the lens or what but my headaches have stopped and I don't rush home to remove my contacts after work. Love these reading glasses.
5 Stars By Alan W on 2016-09-02
Highly recommended to save your eyes and wallet from strain.
Having experienced stinging and burning on my eyes for the past few weeks from months upon months of staring at two computer screens while working on animations and illustrations, I resorted to using polarized sunglasses indoors to help ease my pain but this wasn't an ideal solution especially when it just made everything I was working on look dim. I often heard about Gunnar Glasses but always associated them with gaming until I heard one other fellow artist buy a pair of clear Gunnars. I didn't have $70 to shell out for them and wasn't even sure if they'd help me out so after looking for Gunnar alternatives I found out about Gamma Ray's and immediately ordered a pair that matched glasses I used to wear and felt comfortable in appearance-wise.
Sadly the glasses turned out to be a bit smaller than I expected though it still looks good. The fit is a bit too snug and hurts my temples after awhile but I believe this is due to my head size (a lot of glasses feel the same for me after awhile).
Did the glasses help me though? It's only my first day of using them but having spent 6 hours in front of the computer, I haven't had any dryness in my eyes or feel any strain whatsoever (besides my temples). I was afraid my vision would be too yellow based on the tint the glasses had but it's surprisingly not that drastic. You definitely notice the difference when you take them off or tilt your head down and look up, where everything is whiter, brighter and noticeably blue and everything through the glasses is milder and slightly warm and comfortable.
I don't think I need to bother getting Gunnars unless something bad crops up with these Gamma Ray's later on, but for something that was supposed to be a test, I'd consider it a success and am very happy with the purchase and the amount of money I saved. I'm thinking of getting a new pair as it is in case I need a spare (and hopefully will be easier on my temples).
The Gamma Ray glasses come boxed with a hard carrying case and a white microfiber cleaning cloth so it's well secured.