the extreme conditions most of us are putting ourselves in these days, simply
reducing glare is not enough. All polarized lenses reduce glare, but durability,
optics and comfort are critical areas that must be addressed in order to
maximize lens performance, comfort and value. This is the recipe that Optic
Nerve has assembled in the Optic Nerve Axel Polarized Sunglasses. They have
combined light weight comfort, long lasting durability, precision optics and
polarized performance to produce a list of features and benefits that go a long
way to helping you fully enjoy the outdoors.
– Prolonged exposure to high range UV-A and UV-B radiation can cause significant
eye damage ranging from discomfort to long term vision problems such as
cataracts. While clouds can block much of the visible light, nearly 80% of the
invisible UV radiation can still reach your eyes. All Optic Nerve lenses
(including clear) meet or exceed the U.S. Government and FDA ANSI Z80.3
standards for impact resistance and UV protection. All lenses filter out 100% of
the dangerous UV light up to the maximum 400 nanometers.
– Focalpoint lens technology is a process where the thickness of a deeper base
curve lens is horizontally tapered from the bridge area and becomes thinner at
the outer edge of the lens near the hinge. This process eliminates prismatic
distortion by shifting the pure optical sweet spot of each lens from its natural
position, and places it directly in front of the eye for crisp, clear optical
clarity throughout each lenses entire peripheral range.
Fit – Optic Nerve prides themselves on engineering and constructing a
product that fits well and continues to fit well over the life of the glass.
They go through a meticulous specification process which measures tip to tip
distance, pin to pin distance, mid-temple distance and panoscopic angle during
the development process, to insure each frame is well balanced and has a secure
and comfortable fit right off the display.
Spring Temple Hinge
– Optic Nerve’s quality line-less spring hinges are durable and sleek, and
provide a spring loaded fit which enhances comfort and security on their metal
Silver Alloy –
All of Optic Nerve’s metal frames and components are constructed from nickel
silver alloy. This alloy offers excellent durability and resilience, and is
coated for hypoallergenic performance.
– Polarized lenses have an invisible horizontal filter integrated into the lens
which is designed to eliminate reflected (or polarized) light. This polarized
light is more commonly referred to as glare. When sunlight is reflected off a
surface, it becomes concentrated and even more intense. Polarized lenses filter
out 99.9% of this reflected glare. They are recommended for bright sun and
variable light conditions. Lens performance is fully maximized on or around
– This resin is used to produce the most impact resistant lenses on the planet.
Optic Nerve’s polycarbonate lenses exceed the FDA ANSI Z80.3 standards for
general purpose impact resistance. These lenses are designed for general purpose
usage and do not meet the ANSI Z87.1 industrial safety glass standards.
RX lenses to be fit by optometrist
styles come with a soft case
Smoke Flash Mirror