If you’ve spent any lengthy period of time looking at computer monitor or watching a television, then chances are you’ve suffered from strained and tired eyes at one point or another. It’s a proven fact that staring at the blue light emitted from electronic devices can also prevent you from falling to sleep at night. Phonetic Eyewear is a new company that’s developed several different lines of glasses which solve this problem by blocking “approximately 35% of the light in the violet/blue spectrum (380nm to 500nm) and more than 50% of the light from 380nm to 450nm, which is the portion of the violet/blue spectrum with the highest energy content.” Phonetic Eyewear sent Examiner.com a set of Stanley glasses from their premium collection, and after spending three months of wearing them our verdict is in: They’re a must have.
While we’ve seen other gaming glasses before, Phonetic Eyewear’s product line is unique in that it delivers the same high quality product at much more reasonable price and styles than its competitors. As of the publication of this article, all of the Phonetic Eyewear glasses feature clear lenses. Many other companies have tinted lenses. Because the Phonetic Eyewear glasses are clear, they look more “normal” compared to the traditional gaming glasses we’ve used before.
The amount of money you’ll save by choosing Phonetic Eyewear is good enough reason to choose them over their competitors, and you won’t be sacrificing quality either. As of this review’s publication date, the Phonetic Eyewear Stanley glasses are $10 cheaper than the Gunnar Intercept Crystalline, and $40 less expensive than Gunnar’s other Crystalline styles. Where you’ll really see a savings is if you require prescription lenses. The Phonetic Eyewear Stanley prescription glasses are $99, whereas the Gunnar Intercept Crystalline prescription glasses retail for $219. Other Gunnar prescription glasses can cost $249 or more. The Phonetic Eyewear Stanley prescription glasses are less than half the price of either of those options, meaning that you could buy two different two pairs of Phonetic Eyewear prescription glasses and still save money compared to just one pair of Gunnar prescription glasses. Or if you want only one pair of gaming glasses you could just purchase more video games with the savings of choosing to purchase from Phonetic Eyewear.
- Phonetic Eyewear Stanley glasses reduce glare and eyestrain from electronic devices.
- Phonetic Eyewear Stanley glasses are much more affordable than other gaming glasses, especially if you require a prescription.
- Clear lenses and wide variety of styles mean that you can wear any of the Phonetic Eyewear glasses as your every day glasses without receiving an unusual look from friends, co-workers, or strangers.
- Unlike Clark Kent, you won’t transform into Superman when you take the Phonetic Eyewear glasses off.
Overall verdict: Five out of five.