Sports eyewear at its Best Arnette sunglasses were first introduced by Tommy Arnette in 1993 when he left his promising career at Oakley to pursue his own line of action sport eyewear. Currently the company crafts their glasses in Italy and is brand of Luxottica.
Arnette is known for creating dynamic and sporty looking sunglasses that are designed primarily for outdoor activities and use on the beach. They are sports utility glasses that are known for being scratch resistant, stylish and are crafted with complete UV protection in mind. They are the action sport eyewear of choice for many beach sport related athletes such as surfer Jamie O’Brien.
The lenses of their eyewear lines vary in accordance with what the individual needs. If they want filter out glare from surf, sand, or snow then the polarized lenses are perfect. Should the action sport seeker desire to see a normal range of colour while protecting their eyes from UV radiation, then their gray lenses will do the trick. Their green lenses reduce visible light which allows for greater clarity in extremely bright conditions. Arnette produces a brown lens as well. This lens is designed for locations with rapidly changing and variable luminosity, levelling the light field and allowing clear vision in even the strangest light environments.
Every frame goes through an intense testing process that simulates side stress, aging of the material, surface coating and a set that tests for scratches and abrasion. Due to the quality control and high-end lens types, Arnette sunglasses are the action sports eyewear of choice on the beaches and slopes of the world.
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