So I hesitated to put this up as my first blog entry, but my one other idea isn't fully formed yet, and I thought this would be an uncomplicated, facts-only, easy-sailing, they'll-love-me-for-this kind of post, so here goes.
I had read bits and pieces about the benefits of computer glasses in the past, and while copyediting (on screen, of course, 'cause I am the Modren Man*) a tome of tremendous length, I decided to try the highly touted, miraculous geeks' goggles. (I'm licensed to say that because I am, most assuredly, a geek--if not highly touted and miraculous, which I SHOULD BE.)
So, like any red-blooded American editorial professional, I commenced to researching.
During my research, I quickly and utterly rejected the rapacious price of my final choice's competition because, contrary to popular opinion, I'm actually not Tony Stark, I'm just an overtaxed self-employed freelancer who (a) can't have decent health insurance without spending a fortune because of the corrupt and backwards state I live in and (b) frankly can't spend my entire office-supplies budget on your plastic yellow-lensed glasses, you cash-crazed egotistical maniacs.
Buuuuut perhaps that's a post for another day.
In the end, I ordered two pairs of highly starred computer specs from Amazon.bling, as follows (the links will take you to amazon.com):
(1) Gamma Ray Flexlite GR001 (0.00 power), and
(2) Gamma Ray Flexlite GR004 (+1.50 power because I'm old and decrepit and have trouble getting the dedoochka glazzies* up.)
Pair 1 was intended for sitting back high and easy in my desk chair and reading the monitor from a safe distance.
Pair 2 was intended for leaning in closely to monitors and for proofreading text under those always-harsh-after-several-hours bulbs, no matter what kind you invest in (thought I might have a recommendation in a later post).
For all intended applications, I can offer a very hearty two thumbs up. Great glasses, no distortion, super comfortable, zero eye strain, decent price. These are products that perform as claimed.
*Golden kudos with emerald horns to whoever gets these references without hunting for them.
What my clients say
Kerry has done a great job copyediting for us. In addition to editing the manuscripts, he has also tagged one manuscript for our typesetter and done some minor fact-checking for another. His estimates have been accurate, and his work has been on time and thorough. He knows Chicago style well, and I would definitely recommend him for editing. I am always hesitant to try new people, as I have been disappointed in the past, but Kerry has proved himself, and he has now been added to our list of freelancers, which is a very short list.
- Amber Henderson, Managing Editor, AdventureKEEN