Safety in eye protection has always been an issue. Shortly after World War II, Gentex was contacted to make flight helmets for the U.S. Military. The helmets were to have visors made out of the new optical material that was very rough and impact resistance made from a combination of polymers and carbonate groups. Polycarbonate was even used for astronaut helmet visors and space shuttle windshields. 

While the primary benefits o...

One of the most frequent questions I am asked when discussing sunglasses is why polarize my lenses? What is this for? What will it do for me? While there are many pros to wearing polarized sunglasses, there are certain cons as well. Considering what activities you participate in and your environment is a key factor when deciding if polarized lenses are for you. 


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