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This post is a Gunnar computer glasses review that have Work-Play™ lens technology glasses. When your eyes are sensitive to bright light like mine are, read what I think about these computer sunglasses, and whether they may provide a relief. 




Disclosure: Ad. These Work-Play™ lens technology glasses are samples given to me on behalf of GUNNAR and Publish. They have not endorsed this post. I wrote it myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.


Summer Means Sunglasses

In Interior Alaska, you need sunglasses from once the Sun comes back in February to end October or so. In late and early winter, the low Sun reflects on the snow. It’s impossible to drive without sun protection. In summer, the Sun is up 24/7. Thus, sunglasses are always in my purse. Everyone in Alaska wears sunnies whenever the Sun is out.


Working on a Computer Means Computer Eye-Wear

When you work a lot on a computer, you certainly have already heard of GUNNAR Optiks®, a manufacturer well known for their computer eye-wear. Their special lenses protect and enhance the vision, by reducing eye strain and fatigue related with long hours of computer use. You may even own a pair. If you haven’t heard yet about them, you can find more information about them on their website.

woman wearing edgy oblong sunglasses, floral skirt, black top and pink pumps
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Sun and Computer Eye-wear in One Frame

GUNNAR Optiks® now released their uniquely versatile Work-Play™ lens technology. This dual-purpose lifestyle lens is designed for both indoor blue light protection from digital screens and outdoor protection from UV light and the Sun’s rays. You wonder why nobody had this idea earlier than now! One pair of glasses that serves the needs of any professional who drives to work by car and works at a computer screen! No longer dealing with Murphy’s law that you always find the pair you search for in your purse at last. 😉


Gunnar computer glasses with boxes
Computer glasses c/o Gunnar. They are very stylish and come in a nice box perfect to be wrapped as a gift.


High-tech Meets Great Design

In collaboration with the apparel brand Publish®, the Work-Play lenses got stunningly designed frames for a modern stylish look indoors and outdoors. Yes, the same company that sells premium, timeless, but innovative apparel and accessories at the edge between art and fashion. This collaboration with GUNNAR Optiks fits right with what Publish is famous for, being part-time clothiers, and full-time bridge builders.

Both brands share the same mission to combine form and function thereby improving the quality of daily life. Together, they not only deliver a new versatile type of lens packed in a great frame, but also a functional accessory that fits every professional’s lifestyle. Smart and sophisticated.


Ask yourself, wouldn’t it be cool to have glasses that actively blocking harmful blue light while powerfully enhancing vision with targeted color contrast?


Thus, when I was offered a sample I immediately agreed to test and review a pair. Great design, one fits both indoor and outdoor needs. It sounded fantastic and like a great shortcut in getting ready for the day. Furthermore, they look great on all gender (see photos).


mature guy working on a deck with protective eyewear c/o Gunnar
My husband working on our deck in an Orvis shirt, Carhartt Bermuda pants, Orvis boat shoes, and computer sunglasses c/o Gunnar.


The collection encompasses everything from round, over aviator, brow-line, retro square, cat-eye, sport, you name it. As a result, you can find the perfect frame for your face shape. It’s fashion paradise. And they are unisex. Full disclosure: I picked the ones my hubby is wearing for me, and the other pair for him.


Great Craftsmanship and Technology

When I opened the package, I was very excited about the excellent craftsmanship of the products (see close-up photos in this post). Of course, the scientist in me was most curious about the companies’ claim that in just 45 seconds, the Work-Play lens seamlessly transitions from an indoor translucent amber tint with Visible Light Transmission (VLT) of 83% and a Blue-Light Protection Factor (BPF) of 65, to an outdoor sunglasses tint with a VLT of 26% and a BPF of 85. You can find more about the tech details on GUNNAR Optiks®web site.


When my husband saw the two pairs he said “I see these are for you” and handed me the square pair, “and these with the little feet you picked for me.” 🙂 Actually, I would never had thought he would love the style he thought I picked for him. What a pleasant surprise! All his former specs were “square.” He looks so cool with these new specs.


style influencer with GUNNAR computer glasses that do double-duty as sunnies
Close-up on the Gunnar glasses immediately after going outside. The glasses are still adjusting. Outfit details of featured photo: Isaac Mizrahi cardigan, Talbot skirt, suede gemstone belt, rose opera length pearl necklace, Hermes enamel H-bangle, mother-of-pearl and onyx watch, Hermes collier de chien cuff, shirt c/o Lilysilk, Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source, Ivanka Trump suede pumps, and black frame computer/sunglasses c/o Gunnar


Of course, I don’t have the technical equipment to check the values. However, luckily, the Sun was out last week, so I was able to test the glasses. I can witness that there is a distinct difference shortly after stepping out of the office building as well as coming from outside to the inside.

In other words, the Work-Play lenses well solved my “problem” of having to search for the right pair. And, getting annoyed at Murphy’s law. 😉



Gunnar Computer Sunglasses Provide Eye Protection at Work and Play

These glasses are a perfect, great eye protection at work and play. What I love about them is that

  • My eyes don’t feel tired after working at the computer for 8 hours as they do without wearing them,
  • I don’t have to carry two pairs of glasses, one for the computer, the other when it is sunny outside,
  • When I take the glasses out of my purse, I am not fighting Murphy’s Law. In other words, when I want to grab the computer glasses, I’ll get the sunnies, and vice versa,
  • They are also perfect for reading outside, and
  • The modern design high technology specs are really affordable, and
  • They come in many different styles so everyone can find their perfect flattering pair in Gunnar’s eye wear collection




Styling Ideas for Computer-Sunnies

These glasses are great for people who work on a computer and also spend a lot of time outside and don’t want to have the hassle of carrying around two pairs of eye-protection glasses. They are perfect for engineers, scientists, and all professionals who use a computer inside and outside on their job. They are super easy to style for all gender (see photos).



fashion blogger over 50 in striped top, polka dot skirt work outfit with eye protective glasses
Loft striped silk top, Ralph Lauren Polka dot skirt, Hermes collier de chien leather bangle, Hermes collier de chien cuff, bracelets, Chanel belt, Christian Louboutin stiletto heels, and work and play glasses c/o Gunnar.



Excellent Price-Performance Ratio

Of course, high-tech has it’s price. Thus, I was positively surprised about the price of just $100! It’s a bargain when you think about the protection and the comfort the product provides. Thumbs up! I also love that all designs of frame have the same price. If I had had to pay for them, I would do without regret. They are worth their money. When you wear your pair of these sun and computer eye-wear every day, the cost-per-wear is less than a dollar already before the end of summer. That’s much less than a latte a day!


man wearing eye-protective computer glasses, Bermuda s and a shirt in front of his laptop
My husband sitting at his laptop. He is wearing an Orvis shirt, Carhartt Bermuda short, and computer glasses c/o Gunnar.


They not only protect your sight, but also up your style. Wellness and confidence in one piece. Who doesn’t love that? Extra benefit: Since their design is timeless with a modern twist, they are easy to style. Perfect for work and play.


Who Would Enjoy Them?

These Work-Play lenses are a Must-Have for every professional who works on a computer indoors and has to go outside to meet with clients, do field work, or has to drive with the Sun in their face when commuting to or from work by car. They will benefit from not having to pack two pair of glasses when getting ready in the morning and not having to search the bag for the pair they need when they need it. The one-fits-both indoor and outdoor concept also reduces the risk of loosing the specs because you won’t have to change. 😉

I definitely would recommend the GUNNAR and Publish eye-wear to my colleagues, friends and family.



Gunnar Computer Glasses Review in Summary

These work-play glasses are actively block harmful light outdoors while powerfully enhancing vision on computers indoors. The various timeless frames permit finding the perfect pair to improve the quality of your daily life.

Be the first among your friends and colleagues who has them. Browse the collections now at GUNNAR Optiks®.

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Photos of me: G. Kramm
Photos of my husband and products: N. Mölders

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