NASA Spinoff Database: Ultraviolet-Blocking Lenses Protect, Enhance Vision

NASA Center: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Public Release Year: 2010
Reference Number: JPL-SO-180
Category: Health And Medicine
Origin: A welding curtain capable of absorbing, filtering, and scattering dangerous light

Abstract:
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.

Full Article:
http://hdl.handle.net/hdl:2060/20110000736

Page Number in Published book: 42
Manufacturer: Eagle Eyes Optics
Website: www.eeo.com

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