Articles from August 2010



Sun lenses for balloonists

Sun lenses for balloonists

Sun lenses for balloonists

During the flight, the balloonists will wear quality sunglasses that provide complete protection from ultraviolet radiation up to 400 nm. In addition, ideally, these glasses, especially if you use their pilots flying non-motorized means, who have in-flight monitor changing weather by the movement of air currents, should provide a sharpness and contrast,what can not guarantee normal “solar” glasses. A new generation of sun protection lenses on the market today that fully meets these high standards. For many athletes the ideal solution became sun lenses Skylet from the company Carl Zeiss Vision. They are, for example, uses the national team in Germany for gliding. Name of the lenses – a marketing gag Manufacturer: after «sky» in translation from English means “sky” and, consequently, these lenses will attract the attention of those involved in air sports. Thanks to their optical properties of the lens Skylet filter the visible portion of the spectrum and reduce the degree of abstraction of the image. (more…)

Requirements for the glasses to practice air sports

Requirements for the glasses to practice air sports

Requirements for the glasses to practice air sports

During the flight, gliders and gliders are observed for the landmarks, and the clouds, and the instruments, and other pilots, and hence, their glasses should provide a wide field of view, including peripherals. A good solution in this case could be glasses Elevation from Adidas, which not only meets the above requirement, but also equipped with a proprietary company LST-filters, allowing to balance the change in illumination, while preserving image contrast.For pilots it is also important because they often fly in the bright sun, and sit in a shaded valley.In addition, it is good when glasses gliders have the reinforced protection of the nose, as if a hard landing “at three glasses (on the nose and a trapeze apparatus) met face an athlete to land is often inevitable. As paratroopers, even in their case, providing a wide field of view glasses is required: during the free fall they have to look up as controlling the disclosure of a parachute, and down when landing. (more…)

I see everything from above, you may as well know

I see everything from above, you may as well know

I see everything from above, you may as well know

For those involved in air sports, good vision is important from the standpoint not only of comfort, although it is important, but sometimes even basic security. Judge for yourself.To plant a glider, the pilot must be from a height of more than 200 meters to set the wind direction on wind indicator at the airfield, often quite faded and rather shabby, and therefore a great risk to go unnoticed.There are, however, and other proven methods of determining wind direction: the smoke from the chimneys, the movement of waves and ripples on the water bodies, etc. However, they presuppose the existence of sharp vision at the balloonist.Those who can not boast of such, to avoid unpleasant situations is to think about the means of its correction, namely, the glasses or contact lenses. Wearing corrective glasses during the flight, in principle, is not forbidden.In order to ensure their retention in high winds, many athletes wear over corrective glasses, plastic glasses parachute. (more…)

Glasses for aviators

Glasses  for aviators

Glasses for aviators

At the beginning of XX century glasses were part of equipping airmen. Nothing was for the pioneers of aviation as important as good eyesight, and nothing is promised a bigger threat than in my eye pilot foreign body. And if the car is the beginning of XX century it was still possible in an emergency stop with my eyes closed, then the pilot’s loss was fraught with opportunities to see the plane crashing, but because good glasses are no less important for the flight than the fuel tank. On the aesthetic component of these glasses initially there was no question: the main thing that they have been reliable and functional, that is, protect the eyes from cold, glare, and even boiling water – if the sudden burst radiator.With the advent of closed cabins weather could no longer be afraid, and the main function of the Glasses was to ensure the pilot eyesight and eliminate the blinding effects of sunlight. In 1930 the company Bausch & Lomb, founded in 1853 by German immigrants John Jacob Bausch and Henry Lomb, launches in New York full-scale production of sun lenses based on lens Umbral firm Schott, and in 1934, saw the light of glasses brand Ray-Ban with green lenses dropsbecome an attribute of American pilots. (Literally, the brand name can be translated as “protection from the rays,” “obstruction to the passage of light.”) These Glasses were not created for the sake of fashion. Their form, is still relevant today, and was dictated solely anatomy of the human person.They provide maximum field of vision and thus missed a minimum of scattered light. (more…)

Ecology and advertising

Ecology and advertising

Ecology and advertising

Because, as you know, trade is the engine advertising, presence in it of environmental topics has become common.The recent campaign to promote a new collection of glasses and frames trademark Oxydo, manufactured by the Italian company Safilo, – a living example. Characters posters, boy and two girls, are depicted as “super heroes”, seen from space our planet (of course, through the glasses Oxydo) and finished at the right time to come to her aid. The environmental focus of advertising, which have been made in the company management, and emphasized the slogan “Defend the world» (Protect the world). It is often environmental advertising does not conform with the specifications of goods sold. (more…)

Coverage of environmental issues at SILMO

Coverage of environmental issues at SILMO

Coverage of environmental issues at SILMO

It is guided by the criteria of long-term development of the international jury of optical SILMO salon in Paris in the awarding of those enterprises that adhere to the above principles in management, development of the product concept and the choice of materials. Special Prize was awarded to German company OBE, which is widely known in the market for optical components products. Being under the banner of ecology, is a company for 12 years has achieved remarkable results, reducing the amount of energy consumed by 33%, and water – by 59%. Optimizing the use of raw materials could reduce its volume by 35%. Significantly reduced waste production – by 62%. The company has installed special equipment to clean water, and steel wool is sorted and sold metallurgical plants for further use. It was noted and the activities of the French family-owned business Julbo. The company, operating in the optical market 120 years, is known for its sensible pragmatic approach to business. (more…)

Frames from natural raw materials

Frames from natural raw materials

Frames from natural raw materials

What we wear? What we eat? How does the air we breathe? What will come after us on the planet? These issues have long been given mankind. Without a doubt, the interest in the problems of protecting and preserving the environment concerns and areas of optical products.The second half of XX century was a watershed period in regard to issues related to the environment. Rapid population growth, the development of new technologies in the industry, thoughtless use of chemicals in agriculture have led to the fact that the environment has deteriorated due to water pollution, air, soil and climatic conditions that have changed. Of course, it could not leave indifferent those citizens of the Earth, which is inherent anxiety about the fate of the planet and future generations. That is, and has promoted environmental – has existed since the XIX century the science of the relationship between an organism and the environment – from highly technical subjects to the forefront of modern research and drew attention to her public. (more…)

Matthew McConaughey wearing sunglasses Dolce & Gabbana

Matthew McConaughey wearing sunglasses Dolce & Gabbana

Matthew McConaughey wearing sunglasses Dolce & Gabbana

Exclusive Line Gold Edition brand Dolce & Gabbana, consisting of a limited release of sunglasses and frames, combines elegance and stylish luxury with the glamor of expensive materials. Charming design Aviator, designed in the aero-style in 1936, when they were first created exclusively for pilots and will be available for public only in 1938. Earpiece covered with 18 carat gold with engraved logo on a thin plate temples. Golden Goggles D&G, delivered in a case of black leather, as well as in a box for storage with a clean satin cloth. (more…)

Modern requirements for photochromic lenses

Modern requirements for photochromic lenses

Modern requirements for photochromic lenses

Creating photochromic lenses can rightly be considered one of the most significant innovations in glasses optics over the past half a century. Photochromic lenses – a lens with a variable light transmission, the intensity of staining is determined by the properties of the impact of light radiation.Since its introduction, these lenses have become an important segment of the lenses that permitted the formation of the basic requirements to their quality.
Thus, the main feature of photochromic lenses is their ability to change the light transmission under the influence of light radiation.but these lenses must meet several requirements that determine their comfortable and safe use: photochromic lenses have faded out to a certain to a certain level of light transmission; when changing the intensity of staining photochromic lenses should maintain the stability of color shades; photochromic lenses to be worn in the (more…)