GUNNAR Optiks Teams With OSD to Support Military Veterans

GUNNAR Optiks Teams With OSD to Support Military Veterans

May is, appropriately, National Military Appreciation Month. What’s that have to do with gaming? Aside from the obvious military tie-ins of game franchises such as Call of DutyBattlefield, and even Mass Effect and Doom, there’s the simple fact that a lot of military folks are gamers. Gaming has also become a valuable tool for people coming back from deployment to use as a way of dealing with stress, PTSD, and other issues, as we’ve seen before in our article about Stack-Up! Now our friends over at GUNNAR Optiks have partnered with Outperform, Serve, & Develop (OSD) to launch Pendleton, a set of limited-edition blue light blocking glasses.

During the month of May, every Pendleton purchase is available with a special patriotic glasses case, which customers receive for making a $5 donation during their purchase. GUNNAR will match every donation and give OSD 100% of the proceeds to support their award-winning veterans’ programs.

The Pendleton frames are available in Moss and Slate colors, and can be had with tinted lenses, prescription tinted lenses, or sunglasses.

“We’re humbled to have the opportunity to support OSD in their efforts to help service members and veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life,” said GUNNAR Optiks, Director of Marketing – Gaming, Georgina Petrie. “The design of Pendleton was inspired by our military, so it’s only fitting that we partner with a charity like OSD, who’s focus on gaming is a core vehicle in their outreach that aligns with our position as No. 1 in gaming glasses.”

In addition to the charitable donation option when purchasing a pair of Pendleton glasses, individuals can nominate a military veteran for a chance to win a pair of Pendleton glasses plus the patriotic case each week in May.

“We’re thrilled to once again partner with GUNNAR in support of our military and veterans,” said Glenn D. Banton, Sr., CEO of OSD. “They have been supportive of OSD’s mission since we began in 2010 and the launch of the Pendleton glasses are an amazing way to honor our troops and continue supporting the military community through positive and impactful programs.”

For more information about Pendleton, GUNNAR Optiks, and any of GUNNAR’s other products, be sure to visit their website at, or follow them on their Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook channels. For more information about OSD, visit

Aaron is proof that while you can take a developer out of the game industry, it's much harder to take the game industry out of a developer. When not at his day job, Aaron enjoys teaching Axis & Allies to his kids, writing sci-fi stories, playing classic space sims on Twitch, and riding around the American Midwest on his Harley.

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