The origin of Eagle Eyes began at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where scientists developed ground-breaking technology that would protect human eyesight from the harmful effects of solar radiation light.
NASA researchers first looked to nature for a solution – in particular, by studying how eagles and hawks can distinguish their prey from their surroundings with utmost precision.
Their findings revealed that eagles have unique oil droplets in their eyes that selectively filter out harmful radiation and permit only specific wavelengths of light to enter their eyes giving them extremely powerful visual clarity, even at great distances. NASA then replicated this discovery into a lens technology that, in turn, resulted in Eagle Eyes – a leader in high-performance eyewear. The versatile men’s and women’s sunglasses are available for purchase on eagleeyes.com
A primary mission of the Space Foundation, in cooperation with NASA, is to promote extraordinary products that recognize the benefits of a space-related technology that improves the quality of our lives.
The Space Foundation announced in February 2006 that Eagle Eyes has earned official recognition from the Space Certification Program and is the only sunglass lens to receive the Lifetime Certified Space Technology™ seal.
“The Space Foundation is pleased to certify Eagle Eyes® lens technology for its application of this innovative technology that enhances and protects human vision,” said Kevin Cook, Director of Space Technology Awareness for the Space Foundation.