We develop our frames with two key objectives:
- Protecting your eyes from all external risks: dust, wind, impact, infrared and ultraviolet light, while shielding them from sea spray and wind-borne material.
- Improving your performance by optimising visual perception: coloured filters to increase contrast and depth perception, perfectly suited to the sport’s environment,
while keeping the largest possible field of view with corrective lenses specially adapted to the frames.
For each sport, we then determine how to maximise the comfort and durability of our frames:
Today’s technologies have greatly advanced. New materials satisfy requirements that are sometimes conflicting: light weight, strength and resistance to temperature variations. We select materials that combine excellent atraumatic qualities and resistance to impact and torsion, with non-slip properties to keep the glasses and goggles in place reliably.
For each sport, we take into account the required field of view, comfort, stability, safety standards, and, of course, a fashionable look.
THE RIGHT LENS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL
Whether corrective or not, the lenses are made of organic, mineral glass or polycarbonate material depending on the sport concerned and its strength requirements. Polycarbonate, for example, is favoured for team sports (e.g. basketball, football, handball) or ball sports with ocular risk (e.g. squash, pelota, shooting).
Sunglasses: tint colour choices
The choice of tint colour, rather than being an aesthetic issue, concerns the qualities and capabilities of each lens.
A grey tint is the most common. It does not distort colours and is selected for its ability to transmit the entire light spectrum.
Brown or chestnut-brown tint provides remarkably higher contrast, thereby improving depth perception. Sunglass lenses in amber or brown base offer excellent protection from the sun in the majority of circumstances, including protection from harmful blue light.
Yellow and orange tints provide strikingly enhanced contrast in low light and overcast conditions. Yellow is particularly recommended for driving and for cycling sports, while orange is best suited for winter sports: it increases depth perception while providing some protection from bright light.
Vermilion and pink tints: versatile, they heighten visual perception and accentuate colour contrast. Like the amber tint, they effectively filter blue light. They provide the clearest field of view, making them particularly suitable for shooting, trap-shooting and golf, as well as low light conditions.