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Video Game Sunglasses Keep the Pixels out of Your Eyes

by Paul Strauss

While I question the practicality of these perforated “sunglasses,” there’s no question at all about their awesomeness – as they’re embellished with cool images from pop culture and retro video games.

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According to their creator, Hong Kong-based artist Millie Chiu, the tiny holes actually can help short-sighted or long-sighted vision by filtering out indirect light sources – the result being sharper vision.

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Each pair is hand-drawn, with scenes ranging from Pac-Man and Space Invaders, to game health indicators, and a TV color bar test pattern. Remember those? I don’t remember the last time I saw one of those in today’s era of 24-hour-a-day broadcasting.

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Each pair of perforated shades sells for just $20(USD) over at IAMKAMTY’s Etsy shop. If you grab a pair, let us know how well you can see out of them. Even if you can’t, you’ll still look cool.

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Comments (2):

  1. Millie Chiu says:

    Thank you Techabob for sharing my shades!! :D

    I would like to send you guys a pair of shades so you can try them out~
    Do let me know your address :D

    Thank you again~

    Fan,
    Millie

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