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Vuarnet Sunglasses Frame and Lens Technology

We all know the dangers of the sun, and it will always remain a pastime for people to enjoy.  What the sun can do to the eyes is extremely dangerous and is often overlooked.  UV rays are damaging to the retina (retinopathy), can cause inflammation or premature aging of the cornea, cataracts (opacification of the cyrstalline lens) and irreversible ocular lesions.  Infrared rays disperse the sun's heat and accentuate the effects of UV on the crystalline lens.  They have a drying effect on the cornea and lead to visual fatigue.  The blue light component of the visual spectrum is not easily brought into focus by the naked eye resulting in a blurred image and visual fatigue.  Moreover, blue light is responsible for the dazzling effects of strong sunlight and can lead to errors in visual perception and judgment.  A good pair of sunglasses is essential for enjoying the sun.  The filtering qualities of the lenses must be considered so that you have the correct type of lenses for your intended use;  there is no point in buying lenses designed for high altitude if you use them in everyday urban life.  Consider your visual comfort as well; different colored lenses will suit different people.  The brown PX-2000 subtly enhances contrast sensitivity, while the gray base of the PX-3000 gives more consistent color transmission.  All Vuarnet lenses benefit from anti-reflective coating, which eliminates annoying reflections off the concave side of the lens, and improves the transmission of light through it.

Every Vuarnet mineral lens is

  • - solid-tinted
  • - made secure in order to be even more shock and scratch resistant
  • - their interior side features an antiglare treatment in order to provide enhanced visual comfort
  • - they are design to absorb 100% of the UV rays and 98% of infra-red rays
  • - a V is engraved on each lens, symbol of authenticity and quality

 

The tint of the lens

The nature of your activity will determine the tint you will need. Vuarnet offers 3 ranges of tinted lenses.

Vuarnet Brown Base Lens

Brown base

It enhances contrasts, provides a deep field of vision and enhances luminosity, which enables you to make out obstacles and enables you to see more accurately where you are going when doing sports, for instance.

Vuarnet Gray Based Lens

 

Grey base

Grey renders colors to perfection. This is the neutral color by excellence. This is the color used by photographers. The grey base is ideal for the city environment: it does not alter the color of lit-up road signs such as traffic lights for example.

Grey lenses can receive a bi-shaded two-tone-colored treatment (as it is the case for citylinx).

 

Vuarnet Yellow green base lenses

Yellow-green base

Similar to the brown base but with more intensity the yellow-green base enhances contrasts, increases the perception of reliefs, offers a deep field of vision and increases luminosity.

Yellow-green lenses may be bi-shaded (skilynx) and graduated/hydrophobic (nautilynx).

 

 

Lenses for The City

Vuarnet Citilynx lenses

Citilynx

Mineral lens
it provides perfect optical quality (no optical alteration) and a lot of transparence. It is also very resistant to shocks, abrasion and heat. This lens benefits from chemical tempering in order to make it secure. Besides the excellent adherence of surface treatments, it benefits from an outstanding longevity. Each lens is engraved with the letter V, symbol of authenticity Vuarnet.

Category 3
- 100% protection against UV rays
- 91% absorption of visible light
-94% Infrared absorption 

 Grey
Grey renders colors to perfection. This is the neutral color by excellence. This is the color used by photographers. The grey base is ideal for the city environment: it does not alter the color of lit-up road signs such as trafic lights for example.

Antiglare
Antiglare treatment on the interior side of the lens, which increases visual comfort.

Blue-silver two-toned mirror bi-shaded treatment
The bluish upper part of the lens reflects the diffusion of light from the sun at its peak, while the silver lower part of the lens reflects the diffusion of light from the ground. This treatment does not affect the optical center of the lens.

Lenses for the Mountain

Vuarnet Skilynx Lenses

Skilynx

Mineral lens
it provides perfect optical quality (no optical alteration) and a lot of transparence. It is also very resistant to shocks, abrasion and heat. This lens benefits from chemical tempering in order to make it secure. Besides the excellent adherence of surface treatments, it benefits from an outstanding longevity. Each lens is engraved with the letter V, symbol of authenticity Vuarnet.

Category 4 (note too dark for driving)
- 100% protection against UV rays
- 95 % absorption of visible light
-98% Infrared filtration 

Yellow-green
Similar to the brown base but with more intensity the yellow-green base enhances contrasts, increases the perception of reliefs, offers a deep field of vision and increases luminosity. The yellow-green base is a world exclusive signed Vuarnet.

Antiglare
On the interior side which enhances visual comfort.

Bi-shaded in silver on both upper and lower parts of the lens
which suppresses dazzling and reverberation effects. It suppresses by reflection the diffusion of light from the ground and from above. For a better visual comfort, this treatment does not affect the optical center of the lens.

Vuarnet PX-2000 Lenses

PX-2000

 Mineral lens

it provides perfect optical quality (no optical alteration) and a lot of transparence. It is also very resistant to shocks, abrasion and heat. This lens benefits from chemical tempering in order to make it secure. Besides the excellent adherence of surface treatments, it benefits from an outstanding longevity. Each lens is engraved with the letter V, symbol of authenticity Vuarnet.
Category 3
- 100 % protection against UV rays
- 90% absorption of visible light
-94% Infrared filtration

Brown
This tint enhances contrasts, provides a deep field of vision and enhances luminosity, which enables you to make out obstacles and enables you to see more accurately where you are going when doing sports, for instance.
Antiglare
On the interior side which enhances visual comfort.

 

Vuarnet SX-2000 Lenses

SX-2000

Mineral lens

it provides perfect optical quality (no optical alteration) and a lot of transparence. It is also very resistant to shocks, abrasion and heat. This lens benefits from chemical tempering in order to make it secure. Besides the excellent adherence of surface treatments, it benefits from an outstanding longevity. Each lens is engraved with the letter V, symbol of authenticity Vuarnet.

Category 3
- 100 % protection against UV rays
- 90% absorption of visible light 
-94% Infrared filtration

Brown
This tint enhances contrasts, provides a deep field of vision and enhances luminosity, which enables you to make out obstacles and enables you to see more accurately where you are going when doing sports, for instance. 
Antiglare
On the interior side which enhances visual comfort.

Silver bi-shaded mirror
 Enhances comfort,  Suppresses dazzling effect, Eliminates reflection

Vuarnet PX-5000 Lenses

PX-5000

Mineral lens
it provides perfect optical quality (no optical alteration) and a lot of transparence. It is also very resistant to shocks, abrasion and heat. This lens benefits from chemical tempering in order to make it secure. Besides the excellent adherence of surface treatments, it benefits from an outstanding longevity. Each lens is engraved with the letter V, symbol of authenticity Vuarnet.

Category 4 (note too dark for driving)
- 100 % protection against UV rays
- 95% absorption of visible light 
-98% Infrared filtration

Brown
This tint enhances contrasts, provides a deep field of vision and enhances luminosity, which enables you to make out obstacles and enables you to see more accurately where you are going when doing sports, for instance. Extreme conditions, Deserts and glaciers
 

Antiglare
On the interior side which enhances visual comfort.

 

Lenses for the Sea

Vuarnet Nautilux Lenses

Nautilux

Mineral lens
it provides perfect optical quality (no optical alteration) and a lot of transparence. It is also very resistant to shocks, abrasion and heat. This lens benefits from chemical tempering in order to make it secure. Besides the excellent adherence of surface treatments, it benefits from an outstanding longevity. Each lens is engraved with the letter V, symbol of authenticity Vuarnet.
 

Category 3
- 100 % protection against UV rays
- 91% absorption of visible light
-82% Infrared Filtration
 

Yellow-green
Same as the brown base but with more intensity,  yellow-green color enhances contrast, increases the depth of field,   offering the depth of field as the brown and increases the brightness. The yellow-green base is a world exclusive
engraved with the letter V, symbol of authenticity Vuarnet.

Blue bi-shaded mirror
Enhances comfort,  Suppresses dazzling effect, Eliminates reflection

Vuarnet PX-1000 Polarized lenses

PX-1000

Mineral lens
it provides perfect optical quality (no optical alteration) and a lot of transparence. It is also very resistant to shocks, abrasion and heat. This lens benefits from chemical tempering in order to make it secure. Besides the excellent adherence of surface treatments, it benefits from an outstanding longevity. Each lens is engraved with the letter V, symbol of authenticity Vuarnet. 
 

Category 3
- 100 % protection against UV rays
- 90% absorption of visible light 
-86% Infrared filtration

Grey
Gray base, blue tint (Vuarnet world exclusive) Enhances luminosity, improves contrast, suppresses blinding glares, offers clearer vision, ideal for water activities. 
 

Antiglare
On the interior side which enhances visual comfort.

Vuarnet SX-1000 Polarized lenses

SX-1000

Mineral lens
it provides perfect optical quality (no optical alteration) and a lot of transparence. It is also very resistant to shocks, abrasion and heat. This lens benefits from chemical tempering in order to make it secure. Besides the excellent adherence of surface treatments, it benefits from an outstanding longevity. Each lens is engraved with the letter V, symbol of authenticity Vuarnet. 
 

Category 3
- 100 % protection against UV rays
- 89% absorption of visible light 
-90% Infrared filtration

Grey
Gray base, blue tint (Vuarnet world exclusive) Enhances luminosity, improves contrast, suppresses blinding glares, offers clearer vision, ideal for water activities. 
 

Antiglare
On the interior side which enhances visual comfort.

Silver bi-shaded mirror
Enhances comfort,  Suppresses dazzling effect, Eliminates reflection

Lenses for Multi-Usage

Vuarnet PX-3000 Lenses

PX-3000

Mineral lens
it provides perfect optical quality (no optical alteration) and a lot of transparence. It is also very resistant to shocks, abrasion and heat. This lens benefits from chemical tempering in order to make it secure. Besides the excellent adherence of surface treatments, it benefits from an outstanding longevity. Each lens is engraved with the letter V, symbol of authenticity Vuarnet. 
 

Category 3
- 100 % protection against UV rays
- 90% absorption of visible light 
-94% Infrared filtration

Grey
Gray base, Renders colors to perfection, Ideal for all universes
 

Antiglare
On the interior side which enhances visual comfort.

Vuarnet SX-3000 Lenses

SX-3000

Mineral lens
it provides perfect optical quality (no optical alteration) and a lot of transparence. It is also very resistant to shocks, abrasion and heat. This lens benefits from chemical tempering in order to make it secure. Besides the excellent adherence of surface treatments, it benefits from an outstanding longevity. Each lens is engraved with the letter V, symbol of authenticity Vuarnet. 
 

Category 3
- 100 % protection against UV rays
- 90% absorption of visible light 
-94% Infrared filtration

Grey
Gray base, Renders colors to perfection, Ideal for all universes
 

Antiglare
On the interior side which enhances visual comfort.

Silver bi-shaded mirror
 Enhances comfort, Suppresses dazzling effect, Eliminates reflection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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