Apparently, staring at monitors and other digital displays all day are not good for humans. It can result in headaches, advanced aging of our eyes, and throwing off our sleep pattern as our brain interprets the bright light as daytime. A few eye protection companies have cropped up to address these issues. I covered Gunnar a couple of years ago, who make eyewear targeted at gamers to reduce the bluelight reaching your eyes. A different company, EnChroma, is even able to allow the color blind to see color.
A new company, Gauss, has taken to Kickstarter to bring their products to market. They dub their products “the first true sunglasses for the digital age”.
The Gauss glasses tout blue light protection, UV A/B protection with self-tinting glasses, lightweight titanium frames, and coatings to reduce scratches and static. The glasses are making their debut with 6 different models (shapes of the lenses) and 4 different color options for the frames.
Instead of using a color tint to shift the blue light radiation, Gauss uses a coating to reflect the glare given off.
Each pair of glasses comes with a case and a microfiber cleaning cloth. Gauss Eyewear is run out of Germany and the project has a timeline of anticipated ship date of September 2015.
You can see the details of the project on Kickstarter.