Friday, July 31, 2009
ZEAL OPTICS: NEW LENS TECHNOLOGY FOR SUNGLASSES
LOOKIN’ COOL FRAMES BRING STYLE, CLARITY & KEEP THE GLARE OUT
OUTDOOR RETAILER MARKET, SLC UTAH
July 23rd, 2009
Words, Judith Ecochard
Images from the web and J. Eochard
We have always had a tough time finding sunglasses that don’t slide down the bridge of our noses.
That annoying problem was solved with a pair of women specific- designed Zeal Optics (the Tensai model).
What we didn’t know, and learned recently, was that the exclusive ZB-13 Polarized lenses that outfit our shades – perform in the broadest range of light conditions.
Meaning we don’t have to keep switching up our eye protection on days with varying there you see it, now you don’t –sunshine…that’s particularly not a fun activity in the middle of a climb or snowboarding. Happily one pair of sunglasses can provide comfort, clarity of terrain, ie depth perception, (there goes that excuse when we miss a putt), and optimal transmission of light to our peepers that we need.
And the frames sit just so on our face…that air can circulate…ridding us of foggy lenses.
For Spring 2010, Zeal Optics has trendy frames that’ll look as great on urban savvy types as well as they perform for die-hard athletes. We love the pricey Big Designer look of the lightweight, oversized Entice™ frames ($110)…and how the spring hinges allow us to strike a pose with the sunglasses resting on top of our head, without stretching out.
Another fav is the sport “shield” Orb™ ($110) that are as much of a fashion statement as any sunglasses we’ve ever seen. Except they actually are technically performing with adjustable non-slip, non-allergenic nose pads…and frames made from the highest quality, durable nylon via injection molding…out there.
Really, we’ve seen mega bucks sunglasses slapped on with a designers name that are not as high quality as the costs 50% less, Zeal Optics. And the shapes and blingy logo don’t merit the differential either.
Guys go for the best selling Maestro™ sunglasses ($130) …but we really liked the new Flyer™ ($110) that are oversized in a handsome rectangular shape.
ADDED PLUS: ZEAL lenses are also prescription ready, made from the same shatterproof Polycarbonate lense materials. And up to 30% of materials and cases come from recycled sources. ECO!
INFO: ZEAL OPTICS