The Rockets you see here may not be sunglasses, but their amber lenses do protect your eyesâ€”from the harsh lighting of computer displays and office lights. With help from Swiss material scientists, the Carl Zeiss R&D team, and the University of Arizona Optical Sciences Department (among other luminaries), Gunnar uses raw technology to squeeze the last iota of eyesight-preserving finesse from its â€śindoor glasses.â€ť
According to Gunnar, its amber lenses filter out the high end of the visual spectrum, reducing eyestrain under harsh fluorescent lights. The lenses also boast a small amount of focusing power, which â€średuces the flexing of ciliary muscles, allowing your muscles to work less.â€ť The frames themselves are designed to create, in effect, a micro-climate around your eyesâ€”â€śtrapping in humidity and blocking out evaporative air currentsâ€ť all in the name of increased comfort.
The technology does work. The amber lens tint definitely fosters a more soothing visual spectrum when staring at an LCD all day, but it took a while before I got used to the color shift. Getting use to the focusing power of the lenses took even longer. Still, many proven therapies donâ€™t â€śfeel rightâ€ť at first, and wearing indoor Gunnars is no different. Luckily, the Rocket frames are insanely lightweight and comfortable, and once you acclimate to the lenses, youâ€™ll appreciate the reduction in eyestrain.
Gunnar Optiks Rocket Amber
Fantastic indoor eye protection. Amazingly lightweight. Stylish yet inexpensive.
Lens tint and focusing power requires acclimation.