Gunnar Optiks just released a Year of the Dragon collab

In case you weren’t aware, 2024 is the Year of the Dragon according to the Chinese Zodiac (more details here). We’ve covered a number of dragon-themed collaborations for watches over at WWR, and those make a great palette for creating a dragon. For eyewear, though, how do you celebrate the Wood Dragon? For Gunnar Optiks, they’ve collaborated with Simone Legno to create the tokidoki Year of the Dragon.

Now, with Gunnar Optiks, you’re probably familiar with their blue-light blocking glasses aimed at computer users and video gamers, reducing eye strain by blocking the blue light from getting to your eyes. Many of those designs, I think it’s safe to say, skew a bit more towards the masculine sort of aesthetic. Now, with the Gunnar x tokidoki Year of the Dragon, we’ve got a frame profile that is decidedly more feminine.

As you can tell, the Gunnar x tokidoki Year of the Dragon goes with a cat-eye lens shape, with a single frame line across the top, and wire rims around the lenses. Oh, and those lenses? With Gunnar, we’re quite used to their yellow lenses, but they’re also now working up a lens that’s, well, clear, rather than yellow. Sure, there will be a mild tint to it, but these will pass a good deal more as “regular” glasses, if that’s what you’d prefer. Regardless of the lens, they’re still blocking 98% of blue or UV light.

Now, for the extra special touches on the Gunnar x tokidoki Year of the Dragon to celebrate the year. For us, that shows most prevalently on the earpieces on the glasses, which call to mind a colorful cherry blossom festival. Past that, you get a custom-designed soft pouch and microfiber cloth, as well as a hard case to keep them protected. If you’re looking to add these to your collection (in regular or Rx lenses), you can get them for $115 from


  • Lens Width: 56 mm
  • Nose: 16 mm
  • Frame Width: 132 mm
  • Temple: 140 mm
  • Weight: 20 grams (without packaging)

Patrick Kansa

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