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Ultraviolet-Blocking Lenses Protect, Enhance Vision

Issue: 2010 Category: Health and Medicine Category Icon - Health and Medicine
Page: 42 Center: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
State: CA Manufacturer: Eagle Eyes Optics
Origin: A welding curtain capable of absorbing, filtering, and scattering dangerous light
Tech Terms: Ultraviolet light, radiation, zinc oxide
To combat the harmful properties of light in space, as well as that of artificial radiation produced during laser and welding work, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) scientists developed a lens capable of absorbing, filtering, and scattering the dangerous light while not obstructing vision. SunTiger Inc. now Eagle Eyes Optics, of Calabasas, California was formed to market a full line of sunglasses based on the JPL discovery that promised 100-percent elimination of harmful wavelengths and enhanced visual clarity. The technology was recently inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame.
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PDF Chart: http://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2010/Slides/HM/Eagle Eyes.pdf
Company: http://www.eeo.com
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