Now, I’m not one to give into the sales of ‘gimmicks’ (Something you are made to think you need, but really you don’t) and honestly, that’s what I thought the gaming glasses craze was, a gimmick. After getting a pair, my opinion changed. I’m going to write a short but informative review for anyone out there who may have thought as I did.
I was able to get a pair of HEX gaming glasses for a discount (Regular Retail Price is £25) so I thought, heck… let’s give these a go! When they arrived, they were neatly and safely packaged to prevent damages in the post (believe it or not, not all companies are so caring) and I had ordered two pairs, both came in perfect condition. Taking them out of the packaging, they are just a standard black ‘geek’ style frame which so far has held out against my toddler, for more light on this… a pair of prescription converse glasses didn’t withstand my toddler (they cost a bomb too) so that puts that one into perspective a little, obviously if I gave them to him and said “here, break these” they wouldn’t last but for a brief “mums not looking, I’ll bend these cool looking specs!” they survived!
What I was looking at mainly was comfort, I can’t wear glasses for too long as they irritate my ears and nose, I’m not going to say “Wow, these didn’t rub at all” because they did, but that’s just me. However they were a nice snug fit and because of the smooth simple frame, they didn’t have any annoying texture or roughness that irritated me. Around the nose, these were great, they sit nice and firmly but comfortably without leaving a horrid red sweaty mark.
As far as the lenses go, they give everything a sepia tone which at first is slightly strange and off putting until you actually realize how much difference it makes to the straining of your eyes, the colors of the game won’t be as they are without but the decrease in glare is great, when I have the battle “I need to shut the curtains, it’s causing too much glare, oh but I also don’t want to look like a vampire” they’re perfect, I can have my curtains open but play without sun glare at the same time. In the long term these will decrease fatigue and eye strain and possibly migraines if you suffer from them whilst gaming. It’s stopped my sleepy eye rubbing I often do during gaming. I don’t wear them all the time, but when I’m closing in on too many hours at my tv, I put them on to give myself some more screen time.
These aren’t just for gamers despite them being primarily advertised for gamers, these are handy for those who work at a computer for long periods of time, write reviews such as myself, struggle with eye strain when watching tv, binge watching Netflix. You get my drift, whatever you use them for they are beneficial, be kind to your eyes and give them a little treat!
My final thoughts on the glasses are if eye strain, fatigue and migraines are something you suffer with when gaming, working at a computer daily, writing reviews late at night… then I highly recommend heading over to Hex Gamers and grabbing yourself a pair!
*Disclaimer, we have not been asked, paid or obligated to write this review.