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Mariko In Glasses | Phonetic Eyewear | Gamerwife.com

Phonetic Eyewear Website | Gamerwife.com Full Disclosure: Phonetic sent me a free pair of glasses for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.

If you are anything like me, you spend a lot of time staring at screens. Reading blogs on my laptop. Browsing Pinterest on my tablet. Checking Facebook and Twitter on my phone. And of course, binging on Netflix on our giant flat screen TV.

And again, if you’re like me, your eyes (and your brain) are probably paying the price of absorbing all that nasty blue light. Side effects like trouble sleeping and eyestrain are well documented, but aside from shunning technology all together, what can be done to prevent computer vision syndrome?

Computer glasses are the obvious answer, but until recently that meant wearing horrid yellow wrap around shades or shelling out hundreds of dollars for custom glasses from an optometrist. So, imagine my delight when Phonetic Eyewear contacted me about trying out their crazy stylish and affordable computer glasses.

Phonetic Eyewear Abby | Phonetic Eyewear | Gamerwife.com

Phonetic has dozens of styles to choose from, all very fashion forward and under $100, even with a prescription. Made of durable plastic, Phonetic lenses have a special coating that reflects and absorbs blue light to protect your peepers, as well as a hard coat to prevent scratches and smudges.

Ordering my glasses couldn’t have been easier. I just logged onto the Phonetic Eyewear website, picked my frames (I went with Abby) and away we went. They arrived less than a week later, complete with a soft case and cleaning cloth.

Mariko In Glasses | Phonetic Eyewear | Gamerwife.com

I am absolutely smitten with them (as is Rick, rawrrr). I can’t get over how stylish and comfortable they are. In fact, I often find myself wearing them even when I’m not in front of a screen. The yellow tint to the lenses is very subtle, usually only noticeable at very specific angles. I receive heaps of compliments every time I wear them, and I definitely notice a difference in how my eyes feel at the end of the day.

They’re definitely a step up from the usual sort of gaming glasses I see advertised at places like PAX and won’t make you look like some sort of alien bug monster. So much cuter for streaming, no?

Want to try out Phonetic computer glasses for yourself? Lucky for you Phonetic is offering a special discount just for Gamerwife readers! Just go to the Phonetic shop page and use the code GAMERWIFE10 at checkout for 10% off your order.

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Ari Carr
    August 12, 2015 at 7:19 am

    They really suit you! I found out recently that I need glasses and these look pretty perfect for me.

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      Mariko
      August 12, 2015 at 10:37 am

      All the designs are so great, it took me a while to choose, but I’m very happy with the Abby. They have just the right amount of cat eye without seeming costume-y.

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    Nagareboshi
    August 12, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Hmm…. I might like to try something like that. I stare at screens all day long. At work, at home, in my sleep, forever…. lol

    • Reply
      Mariko
      August 12, 2015 at 10:38 am

      I do find they make a difference, like really subtle sunglasses.

  • Reply
    Nagareboshi
    August 12, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Oh, and they really do suit you!!!

  • Reply
    Jane Y.
    August 12, 2015 at 8:29 am

    They look crazy good on you!!

    • Reply
      Mariko
      August 12, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Thanks! I’ve always wanted glasses but was ‘cursed’ with 20/20 vision. Now I finally have the spectacles I dreamed of.

  • Reply
    Natalie Patalie (@natalie_patalie)
    August 12, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Awe, these are so cute! You look great in them!

    • Reply
      Mariko
      August 12, 2015 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks! I think I made a good choice

  • Reply
    Fiona
    August 12, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    You look so good in them! I actually just had a dream last night I needed glasses (i’ve secretly always wanted them!) and I totes look at screen way tooooo much!

    • Reply
      Mariko
      August 14, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      Thank you! Seriously, all the styles are crazy flattering.

  • Reply
    kaycreate
    August 13, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Those glasses look amazing, Mariko! Love them! Glad they offer prescription options too…I am so blind without my glasses haha.

    • Reply
      Mariko
      August 14, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      Yeah, I was very happy to see that too. You can even just get reading glasses if you only need a little boost.

  • Reply
    Gladys
    August 14, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Oh those frames are so cute! Ive been wanting to get a pair of computer glasses but ugh, I hate the yellow tint and also I would need to throw on contacts and well, that defeats the whole point.

    • Reply
      Mariko
      August 18, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      They do offer prescription models and the yellow tint is very subtle, but I hear ya.

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