This man. Do you see this man? Do you see the glasses he's wearing? They are computer glasses. Have you heard of these?
We'd all like to see the world through rose-colored glasses. Apparently, the internet is best through piss-colored glasses.
These are glasses — specially tinted glasses — designed for viewing a computer screen. The yellow tint is designed to reduce "eyestrain" and provide other pseudo-scientific benefits like MORE ENERGY! Yes, tinted glasses can do these sorts of things. You just have to believe. In homeopathy.
But don't take my word for it! Take their word for it! Here are some of the technologies that the manufacturer (Gunnar) uses:
- diAMIX™ lens material offers an optically pure viewing experience with ultra-light, ergonomic properties;
- iONik™ lens tint takes artificial light and precisely tunes it to the physiology of the eye;
- fRACTYL™ lens geometry mimics nature to aid the natural focusing power of the corneal lens and creates a preferential ocular microclimate.
- i-Fi™ lens coatings capture good light from digital screens while filtering out glare and reflective light;
Pretty serious, huh? "i-Fi" is a hip trademark in so many different ways. They're lucky they got that one.
But even if you buy their pitch and choose to get a pair, it probably doesn't matter. Remember: Girls who wear glasses seldom get passes. Geeks don't get passes either way.