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

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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Page Number in Published book: 42
Manufacturer: Eagle Eyes Optics

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