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The Benefits of Wearing Gaming Glasses

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Posted on Mar 19, 2024, 3 p.m.

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Video games are one of the most popular digital activities in the country, with the Entertainment Software Association reporting that 212 million Americans play them regularly. A whopping 96% believe that video games are beneficial for mental health and a sense of relaxation and fun. Meanwhile, eye issues are rising; a 2023 Journal of Clinical Medicine study found that 4% — or 13 million Americans — struggle with high myopia (nearsightedness) or other eye problems. Gaming involves plenty of hand-eye coordination, so there's likely a crossover between heavy play and vision-related issues – making gaming glasses essential for preserving eye health.

However, there are other benefits at play when you use a pair of these glasses, which are detailed below:

Increased eye gaming comfort

Excessive screen time has been associated with discomfort among gamers, not only from poor posture but also from the eyes feeling tired and overworked. A Frontiers in Public Health review of 38 studies found that 19% of students who were gamers experienced eye strain. Eye strain can occur from prolonged exposure to digital screens, leading to even more discomfort, like headaches, dry eyes, and blurred vision. To address this, gaming glasses can help alleviate the issues that cause eye strain in the first place, allowing gamers to react faster for an enhanced experience. Extra-large frames with an optimized field of view like the Oakley Helux glasses come with lightweight O Matter™ material, plus headset-compatible temples and an adjustable Unobtainium™ nose pad for all-day comfort. Gaming glasses help individuals play comfortably and longer, though the American Optometric Association still recommends a 15-minute break for every two hours spent on electronic devices.

Enhanced contrast and clarity

Clarity and color accuracy can spell the difference between victory and defeat when playing games. Gamers need the most precise perception of colors like red, blue, black, and green; this helps them identify opponents more quickly, pick up special items, and navigate complex gaming environments with various moving parts. To prevent color distortion, the Razer x Retrosuperfuture gamer-friendly glasses feature photochromic lenses that adjust to changing light conditions for enhanced contrast and clarity. The Razersuperfuture Matte Black glasses, which come in chunky acetate frames, are also furnished with anti-blue light technology for reduced glare, which can alter color perception. Additionally, colors often play a huge role in setting the atmosphere and tone of a game. When gaming glasses display accurate colors, people visually experience the game exactly as its creators intended, enhancing the overall experience.

Improved sleep quality

A survey of over 1,200 gaming households discovered that the average gamer age is 35, up three months from the previous study. Notably, the thirties age range is when disrupted sleep patterns begin to occur, which can lead to cognitive problems later in life; a Neurology study found that sleep-deprived people are more than twice as likely to have memory and thinking problems. Thus, not letting gaming get in the way of a good night's sleep is essential. In light of this, Gamer Advantage's gaming eyewear comes with the flagship Rezme™ lens technology, which is clinically proven to impact sleep quality positively. Lightweight models like the Horizon can be fitted with the Rezme Sleep lens, specifically designed for gamers who spend over eight hours in front of screens. Sleep could even impact focus and mental sharpness for professional gamers, making gaming glasses essential for maintaining one's rank.

Video games are a source of great enjoyment for many, and their benefits for social connection, problem-solving, and spatial visualization are well-documented. Previously, we've even discussed the association between children who game and better cognitive performance. Maintaining eye health is essential to continue gaming for a long time. And with the right pair of glasses, amateurs and pros can play on.

This article was written for WHN by RUTH ANN JOHN who is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about health, wellness, and sustainability. When she’s not typing away at her keyboard, you can find her completing an oil painting or doing DIY projects.

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