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I left a poor review on Gunnar's site for their cyphers. I didn't say anything profane, but it was taken down presumably because it wasn't 4 or 5 stars.
Dang that's a really scummy move. What was your review about?
I said how I was disappointed in the design team for tilting the frames to look like cat eye frames and I was disappointed in the marketing team for not having better display images to show what they look like on someone.
Good to know. Pasting in a question I asked someone else...
Have you used any programs like flu.x or the built-in night light with Windows 10? If so, any noticeable difference between those and the glasses?
I have used both. F.lux is significantly better due to increased customisability for warmth and times. As for biggest impact, the warm screen was the biggest change while the glasses seem to help too but not quite as much. It's only my first day with the glasses but I usually have really red eyelids and crusty eyes from either not sleeping enough or screens and today they are doing significantly better. My suggestion: get f.lux and customise it to always be a little warm, even during daylight. This will reduce a lot of eye strain. Since the glasses are so cheap here get them too. I think they look stupid, but si far I do appreciate how they feel. Tbh the best part about the glasses to me was not the colour (I got the clear ones and use f.lux for the colour), but rather the 0.25 (whatever the word for magnification is) and tilted in focus. It makes your eyes more naturally rest and focus on a near object. The speed my eyes have readjusted to looking at mildly far objects when taking them off dies seem to have improved due to less strain. We will see as I use them more.
Wow, I might actually need a pair of these. I do a lot of photo and video editing for work, so the change in color from flu.x annoys me a bit. Do you notice any change in color with the glasses? I do love flu.x, but just doesn't work very well for me. I also spend a huge portion of my day looking at screens, so this might not be a bad investment. Just disappointed in MD for the lack of selection. Could use some drops on prescription and outdoor blue light reducing glasses.
The crystalline lenses only remove 10% of the blue light. It's not that much. I'd suggest still using f.lux, but setting it to a very light warmth perpetually and then disabling it for the last bit of colour correction on your projects. And don't worry about getting blue light glasses for outside. Your body needs blue light as a cue that it's daytime. It's just bad continuing to simulate it beyond sunset. Get UV protection and don't worry about the blue.
Oh, that kinda sucks that it only removes 10%. In that case, I don't even know if it's worth it. And yeah, I should just pick up some regular sunglasses anyway.
They are so cheap on here that you should get them. I nearly paid double on their site. The diopter to help focus alone is easily worth the price here. Add to that the 10% blue reduction and that glasses in general help to keep your eyes more moist and it's definitely worth it.
I mean, if it's only 10%, then I might as well just get the amber ones.
Yeah, I'm probably just going to get those then. What style did you get?
Oh, wait, the lenses don't change, it's just the style. Haha, will never be able to get over how much more the "gamer/esports" ones are compared to the other ones.
I got the crystalline cypher. But, don't get the amber ones when you just said that you don't like f.lux. Having low blue light filtering on the crystalline is not bad because you can use software if it's a problem. That way you still get the other benefits I mentioned of wearing glasses. If you get the amber ones, you have to take them off entirely if you're ever doing colour dependant work, losing those benefits.
By the way, the havok and cypher images are backwards on this massdrop display. Check out the Gunnar website to be sure you have the right style selected
True, but if amber lens reduce 65%, then I don't know. Ugh, decisions are hard. I just feel like if I'm going to spend $30 on this I might as well just go all out.
The amber lenses LOOK AMBER THROUGH THEM. they're basically permanent f.lux. It doesn't matter that they reduce more when it gets in the way or your work.
True... ugh why does this have to be so hard. Yeah, I think you're probably right though. I mean, I spend like 10% of my time on the computer doing photo or video editing, but it might be something I turn into a career. It just seems pointless... but, I guess if I'm using flu.x, I get the best of both worlds.
Well, I've started with step 1. Just reinstalling f.lux. And that's already a huge improvement. Probably going to get the crystalline glasses tomorrow, but I'm going to sleep on it first.
Customise f.lux. It is only annoying when you don't use its features