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by Kevin Barr 22 Aug 2018 12:54 PDT
Barz Optics sunglasses © Barz Optics

Over the last year Barz Optics have been developing a "World First" Sunglass and have just featured it on - Crowd Funding web site. This will enable anyone who is interested to receive a pair at around 40% discount when they are released on the market.

The sunglass has a unique combination of lens features which include:

  • Photochromic - the photochromic component of the lens adjusts to available UV - in low or no light the lens is a High Definition copper colour Cat1 (around 20% darkness) and as the sun and UV intensify the lens darkens to Cat 3 dark brown (around 75% darkness which is a normal sunglass).

    The High Definition really heightens clarity - especially in overcast or low light situations. While the photochromic adjusts so that they could be worn 24 hours of the day.

  • Polarised - polarisation cuts down reflected glare so is ideal for any activity around water or snow. Polarisation is particularly great driving in rain as it cuts down all of the silver shimmer so makes driving safer.

    The polarisation allows the wearer to see wind shift on the water's surface clearly or sand banks and under water debris.

  • Bi Focal readers - there is a small magnified area moulded into the base of the rear of the lens. This enables anyone who wears glasses to view their mobile phone, watch, car instrumentation, a GPS, map, read newspaper, magazine or menu or to tie fishing tackle without the need to change their glasses.

    The convenience of the bi focal lenses for those who require them while sailing has to be seen to be believed.

On the crowd funding site we are offering the frame fitted with 3 lens options:

  • Polarised High Definition with a blue mirror - for anyone who prefers the more sporty look for all activities.

  • Polarised High Definition Photochromic - heightens the wearers vision and is a must for competitive sailing.

  • Polarised High Definition Photochromic with bi focal readers in +1.50, +2.00 and +2.50 powers - obviously an older demographic who in the past have been neglected by the sunglass industry.

The Cabba model with the three lens options has wide appeal across various age groups and activities and for general use.

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