SteelSeries Scope Gaming Glasses by Gunnar OpitksSat, Mar 26, 2011 - 12:00 AM
The SteelSeries Scope Experience
After pulling the glasses out of the box and putting them on, the first thing I noticed was a change in the visual brightness and the sharpness of my computer screen. This is due to the AMBeR lens tint which works to increase the contrast and decrease the brightness by shifting light to a warmer part of the spectrum. This shift relaxes the eyes and reduces the strain of trying to focus on the screen. So for example, while writing this article, the page in my word processor looked white with a bluish tinge. My eyes had a hard time focusing on all the words because of the amount of light which was entering my eyes. After putting the glasses on, the color shifted from a bluish tinge to a brownish tinge which relaxed my eyes and allowed them to focus more clearly on the whole page. The clarity of the words also became more focused, which is due to the NEOscopic lens which is designed with a slight magnification to provide a more enhanced visual experience. This was easily noticeable by lifting the glasses up and down while starring at the computer screen.
The other thing that I noticed was that the Scope gaming glasses are really lightweight. I wear a pair of glasses at work that have a slight prescription which helps keep me from getting headaches while working on computers all day. I thought my glasses were light, but these are even lighter. Many times, during the two week trial I would walk downstairs to get some water or something to eat and had forgotten that I was even wearing the Scope gaming glasses.
SteelSeries has a great warranty too. If you don’t want to take my word on how well these glasses work, you can buy yours from an authorized SteelSeries/Gunnar dealership and use them for thirty days. If you don’t notice a difference in eye strain or comfort, you can send them back for a full refund.