Hardware Info:

    Eagle Eyes Blade DT Computer Glasses
    Developed by: Eagle Eyes
    Price: $59.95

    Thank you Eagle Eyes for sending us these glasses to review!

    Eagle Eyes began at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory while developing technology to protect human eyesight from solar radiation light. In nature, eagles have unique oil droplets in their eyes that filter out harmful radiation and only permit specific wavelengths of light to enter their eyes. This technology resulted in Eagle Eyes, the only sunglass lens to receive the Lifetime Certified Space Technology seal.

    Not too long ago I reviewed Gunnar Optiks RPG Eyewear. At the time I reviewed those, I thought they were light, but in comparison to the Eagle Eyes Blade DT they are much heavier! The Gunnar Optiks RPG glasses are full framed and feel sturdier, but you can barely feel the Blade DT glasses while you are wearing them and that’s a good thing. Just be sure to use the included hard case because it’s unlikely that the Blade DT glasses will survive much accidental pressure placed on them.

    Eagle Eyes Blade DT Computer Glasses

    Strong Points: Lightweight and comfortable to wear; works as advertised
    Weak Points: Thin plastic makes the glasses light but fragile

    Along with the hard case, a drawstring pouch, keychain screwdriver, microfiber cloth, and cleaning solution are included as well for the reasonable price of $59.95. Hopefully, the screwdriver won’t be needed, but it’s nice to be prepared if anything needs tightening. The DT in the model name stands for the DigiTec lens technology. Each lens has several layers with two of them being scratch guards. There’s a scratch guard for both the inner and outer layers.

    The Blade DT glasses are well designed and comfortable to wear. The ridged rubber nose grips keep the glasses in place without pinching the nose. Another great feature is the flexible rubber temple tips which slide comfortably above the ears. Though both sets of glasses fit me well, my husband prefers the Blade DTs since they are more accommodating to his bigger head.

    Eagle Eyes Blade DT Computer Glasses

    While both sets of eyewear filter out the blue light generated from electronic devices, the Blade DT glasses do so more subtlety. The Gunnar glasses have a more yellowish tint to them. Since going back into the workforce and working in a florescent-lit office, I’ve been wearing the Gunnar glasses to reduce eye strain from the bright lights and from staring at a computer screen for hours on end. The Blade DT glasses seem to work just as well without the added tint. In the end, it’s a matter of preference in that regard.

    Overall, I like both pairs of glasses though I feel that the Blade DTs are much more fragile. If taken care of, they definitely do as they advertise in a lightweight and comfortable fashion. I’m now curious of the difference in sturdiness of the full framed Eagle Eyes models in comparison to the Gunnar models. In the end, the Blade DT glasses are lightweight and comfortable to wear, just keep them in their case when they’re not in use!

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    Hardware Info:

    Gunnar Optiks RPG
    Manufactured by: Gunnar Optiks
    Developed by: Razer
    Release Date: June 17, 2015
    MSRP: $99.99

    Thank you Gunnar Optiks for sending us a pair of RPG glasses to review!

    Gunnar Optiks was founded in 2007 and is known for making gaming and/or prescription eyewear as well as stylish sunglasses.  The non-prescription models range from $69.99 to $299.99 on their website, but they can be purchased for as little as $49.99 on Amazon or Best Buy’s website.  Since I don’t need prescription lenses yet, I cannot comment on the pricing for Rx models.  Some insurances will subsidize the costs, so if you suffer from eye strain from spending hours upon hours staring at a computer screen, you may want to look into office and gaming eyewear.  

    Gunnar Optiks' patented lenses filter out artificial blue-light thus reducing eye strain. Other ailments their glasses can help with include dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, and glare.  If you’re a little gun shy about the claims, Gunnar offers a 30-day money back guarantee for orders placed on their website.  The buyer does have to pay return shipping though. 


    Gunnar Optiks RPG Eyewear

    Strong Points: Stylish, light, and comfortable design
    Weak Points: Expensive

    There are many styles available and some of the gaming ones are customizable with Blizzard themed sleeves that are sold separately for $15 apiece.   Razer has designed a couple of pairs and we were sent the RPG model with the amber tinted lenses.  Gradient gray is also an option if you just want a black and florescent green pair of sunglasses.  Either lens choice will set you back $100.

    The magnesium-aluminum armored glasses are lightweight and comfortable to wear by themselves.  However, they pressed against my head when I was wearing headphones along with them. The nose pads are adjustable and were comfortable and did not slide down at all.

    I like how the Amber colored lenses dim the bright white on many websites and office applications as too much white on the computer screen does hurt my eyes after a while.  The Amber tint didn’t adversely impact the colors in the games I played either.  The contour of the lenses covered my peripheral vision nicely too.


    Gunnar Optiks RPG Eyewear

    I haven’t suffered from dry eyes or headaches from working at my computer all day so I can’t say with certainty if these glasses have made any impact on my vision health.  However, I do like dimmed applications that have a lot of white in them.  The amber lenses still allow people to clearly see your eyes so these glasses could work for office use.  Other frames may look more professional than the Razer ones and Gunnar has many styles to choose from.  

    There are other competing glasses that filter out the blue-light and many of them are cheaper too.  Gunnar Optiks has been around for a while and stands behind their products with a money back guarantee and a one-year warranty for manufacturer defects.  Standard wear and tear and scratched lenses are not covered.  

    In the end I think these glasses are handy to have, but not required in my circumstances.  People with eye strain or headaches should look into what Gunnar Optiks and the other alternatives offer.  I’m confident in the construction of these glasses and I hope to have them for a while.  When the time comes for a replacement comes, I’ll be sure to check out Gunnar Optik’s latest offerings as well as their competitors.

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