The Clear Advantage
Published on January 9, 2016
During the hours of reduced light throughout our bleak mid-winter, a revolutionary lens treatment now exists which can enhance your visual experience as you revel in the sun's rays. Premium brands Cartier and Chrome Hearts now offer sunglass models featuring patented NIR Technology. The goal of diffusing and eliminating reflections within a lens was first pursued in the 1980's. A prototype was produced in the 1990's, but until now limitations in fabrication technology restricted production of non-image reflecting lenses. [caption id="attachment_2590" align="aligncenter" width="479"] Santos de Cartier Aviator in a brushed ruthenium finish with blue PVD screws and leather brow accessory.[/caption] A revolutionary process reduces internal reflections and sharpens clarity, despite the clouded, opaque appearance of the lens. The technology is enclosed within the lens to protect it from scratching or exposure to harmful environmental conditions. [caption id="attachment_2589" align="aligncenter" width="622"] Chrome Hearts' P. Donner featuring butterscotch tortoise coloured zyl and .925 sterling silver décor.[/caption] NIR lenses have oleophobic coatings on the front and back surfaces to resist oil and moisture and to make cleaning easier. The result is a durable lens with outstanding optics and a unique "matted mirror" or satin finish appearance. NIR lenses are made of CR-39 material and block 100% of harmful UV light. We invite you to experience the exceptional clarity provided by these lenses at Josephson Opticians' locations featuring Cartier and Chrome Hearts Eyewear.