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What are Gaming Glasses?

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Question: What are Gaming Glasses?
I've seen ads for these gaming glasses. What are gaming glasses and do I really need some when I'm playing video games all through the night?
Answer: Gaming glasses are eye glasses that have a special lenses designed to reduce the strain on your eyes when staring at a computer screen or television for prolonged periods of time. A lot of gaming glasses have a yellow tint to them, though that is not the only color around, that reduces glare. Gaming glasses are usually not as advanced as computer glasses and therefor probably are not as effective. But they can reduce your eye strain and help prevent Computer Vision Syndrome. If you are having trouble with your eyes from long gaming sessions you should try some out.

Gaming glasses typically do not support corrective lenses. If you where corrective lenses you should consult your eye doctor about computer glasses.

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