Have you ever felt your eyes watering after staring at a screen for too long? Have you noticed that your eyes are more sensitive to light? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you may be straining or even damaging your eyes. With a majority of Americans still working from home due to the pandemic, eye health has become even more important. Although you may not realize it, staring at a screen can impact your sleep, your driving, and even your concentration. In order to combat excessive eye strain but also provide comfort, Gunnar Optiks has announced the Lightning Bolt 360.
Before I started a desk job, I did not realize how much damage I was doing to my eyes by sitting in a poorly lit room. Less than a month in I noticed that I would have trouble reading and my eyes would water. After complaining to my coworker, he suggested that I pick up a pair of Gunnars to help with the eye strain. At first, I was skeptical but less than a week later my eyes were no longer bothering me. I will still wear my Gunnar Mavericks for longer game sessions, especially when I am reviewing a game.
Yesterday, Gunnar formally announced the Lightning Bolt 360 Glasses line; the LB360 line is being dubbed by many in the gaming industry as the “Holy Grail” of gaming glasses. So what makes the Lightning Bolt 360 so special?
Lightning Bolt 360 Specifications
- Unique ‘lightning bolt’ design relieves temple pressure
- 3 different temple options: classic (standard wear), post (slim, lightweight fit) and strap (for maximum comfort with headset)
- Interchangeable lens for both indoor and outdoor use: GUNNAR’s benchmark Amber lens for optimal performance and blue light protection while gaming indoors and Sun for viewing screens in bright sunlit conditions (100% UV protection)
- 3 nose bridge sizes for the perfect fit: small, medium, large
- Sturdy protective case & pouch for storage
The Lightning Bolt 360 comes in three variations: GUNNAR, 6 Siege, and ESL, which can be ordered through Amazon or Gunnar‘s Website for $129.99 – $139.99. Prescription options are available at GUNNAR.com starting at $350. Each Lightning Bolt 360 comes with a Polycarbonate Lens Index 1.59, premium AR Coating, Glasses Case, Zip-up locker, Microfiber Pouch, and a 12-month warranty.
GUNNAR has always been the leader in the gaming space, and they take design innovation very seriously – it’s not just about blocking blue light. After listening to feedback from the gaming community it was clear that temple pressure and headaches while wearing headsets were two big issues that needed to be addressed, and so the design idea for the LB360 was born,” said Georgina Petrie, Director of Marketing, Gaming & Brand. “But we didn’t just stop there. We wanted to deliver more than a pair of blue light gaming glasses, we wanted to deliver a solution that could address any use-case scenario by anyone that takes gaming seriously – gaming on the go, indoors and out, headset or no headset – a true elite gaming offering. We are thrilled to be finally launching the LB360 today to gamers across the globe.
Whether you are considering picking up the LB360’s or an older pair of Gunnar, keep in mind your head’s shape and what you normally wear, Maybe a new perspective will help you get your first crown in Fall Guys or climb in League of Legends.