Professional and casual gamers alike run the risk of suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) as they stare at bright screens for extended hours. We put together this list of our favorite and best gaming glasses to help protect the avid gamer’s eyes from strain and CVS during play. Our top picks from our entire collection of gamer glasses include glare-reducing, anti-reflective, and blue light filtering frames from top brands like Oakley, Wiley X, and Gunnar.
The best glasses for gamers feature lightweight constructions made in flexible materials that will adjust easily during all-day wear. As you research popular gaming glasses, look for add-ons like rubberized temple tips and adjustable nose pads for optimal balance and comfort. Yellow or amber-tinted lenses tend to be the best for gaming, as they not only filter out blue light, they also provide higher contrast. For more on the benefits of computer glasses, see our comprehensive guide outlining the symptoms of digital eye strain.
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Gunnar is an industry leader in fashionable and functional eyewear for avid gamers. The Gunnar FPS by Razer is no exception with its ultra-comfortable design and Gunnar’s proprietary GBLF (GUNNAR Blue Light Filter™)–making it our top pick for the Best All-Round Glasses for Gaming. The flattering rectangular frames boast a wrapped profile crafted in high-quality stainless steel for a wide field of view and a near weightless fit. The amber lenses filter the maximum amount of blue light to help you enjoy uninterrupted gameplay with maximum comfort. You will almost forget you’re wearing these glasses as you complete quests and face enemies.
Eye strain is a common problem for gamers, as the extended periods of time looking at computer or television screens at a close distance can lead to headaches, blurred vision, and chronically dry eyes. We recommend the Ray-Ban RX8416 glasses as our top pick for the Best Gaming Glasses to Prevent Eye Strain. These frames feature a sleek rectangular profile with durable polycarbonate lenses that can be treated with our BlueReflect™ coating to help reduce exposure to blue light. The frames are made in featherweight full-bar carbon fiber so that they won’t become uncomfortable during extended wear. Keep your eyes comfortable with these Ray-Ban frames.
Your eyewear shouldn't get in the way of wearing a headset, or press uncomfortably against your skull while you wear headphones. The Gunnar Intercept glasses are our pick for the Best Gaming Glasses to Be Worn With Headphones for their lightweight construction and comfortable, easy-to-wear fit. The Intercept's flexible multi-barrel hinges help to avoid pinching against the sides of your head, and the frames are ergonomically balanced so that the temples will adjust easily under a headset. With Gunnar’s GBLF (GUNNAR Blue Light Filter™) technology, these frames also provide the maximum amount of blue light filtering and UV protection.
The sleek Gunnar Enigma boasts a wrapped design and wide rectangular lenses for a continuous viewing field that will not obstruct your periphery. Paired with Gunnar's proprietary blue light filtering lens technology (GUNNAR Blue Light Filter™), the Enigma ranks first among the brand’s other glasses as our pick for the Best Gunnar Gaming Glasses. Crafted in flexible and lightweight nylon, these frames adjust easily in cold or warm conditions for a barely noticeable fit during extended wear. The multi-barrel hinges allow the temples to move with you–even under a headset–so that you never miss a beat when finishing quests.
Our choice for the Best Gaming Glasses for Kids comes by their name honestly: The Wiley X Youth Force WX Gamer filters blue light whether your kid participates in e-sports as a profession or as a hobby. Additional features include shatterproof lenses that meet the rigorous ASTM F803 standards for impact resistance and sports safety, all while providing a distortion-free field of view. Make sure your young gamer’s eyes are comfortable when you opt for the WX Gamer from Wiley X Youth Force.
One of our favorite things about Gunnar’s top-of-the-line glasses for gaming is their affordable price point. The Gunnar Berkeley rates as our choice for the Best Gaming Glasses Under $100 and costs right around $60. The frames boast a retro-chic square profile and shark fin temples that adjust easily for a secure, comfortable fit behind the ears. Gunnar’s proprietary blue light filtering lens technology comes in amber and yellow tints to help you remain comfortable during extended gameplay. For a pair of high-quality gaming glasses, look no further than these Gunnar frames.
Reviewed by Sonia Kelley, OD, MS on June 13, 2023
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