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Bollé Technology Glossary

Frame Technology

ABSORBER HINGES
Ergonomically designed hinges provide appropriate tension on the temples for a comfortable, snug fit.

ADJUSTABLE NOSE PADS
Allow you to tailor the position of each nose pad to fit the unique angles of your nose and keep the frame securely on your head.

DUAL COMPOSITION FRAMES
Monel, a light, corrosion-resistant metal alloy, is fused with nylon to create a durable metal frame with the comfort of a nylon frame.

FLEX-GRIP®
This patented frame temple technology incorporates a metallic insert embedded into the frame temples to carefully hug your face and secure the frames in place. This results in long-term, confident comfort.

HYDRALON®
Bollé's proprietary, fortified nylon frame material is comfortably lightweight and virtually indestructible.

MICROFUSION(TM)
In our patented metal frame manufacturing process, molten metal alloys are injected into specially designed molds for precision frame styling and design.

SHOCK ABSORBER TIPS
These Thermogrip® temple tips have a portioned metal core that allows more comfort and flexibility, while staying securely on your face.

SPRING HINGES
Engineered to provide just the right amount of tension on the temples so frames fit comfortably and securely on your face.

THERMOGRIP®
Super strong rubber temples and nose pads deliver firm, comfortable adhesion, especially when you sweat.

WIRE-CORE TEMPLE TIPS
Adjustable wire core temple tips increase comfort by creating a unique fit for each wearer.

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Lens Technology

ANTI-REFLECTIVE (AR) COATING
Scientifically engineered lens coating applied to the back of Bollé® lenses, eliminates annoying backside glare and ensures crystal clear optics.

ANSI STANDARDS
All Bollé lenses exceed ANSI {American National Standards Institute) requirements for UV protection, impact resistance and optical clarity.

CARBO GLAS® COATING
Industrial strength, protective lens coating applied to both sides of the lens provides superior scratch- resistance.

OPTICS CONTROL SYSTEM(TM)
Unique interchangeable lens system lets you select the right lens for any light condition.

POLARIZATION
Embedded in the lens, this optically precise filter enhances visual acuity by eliminating extreme glare and reflections.

POLYCARBONATE (PC) LENSES
Ultra-lightweight and virtually shatterproof. Bollé's premium grade plastic resin lens is 20 times more impact resistant than glass and one-third the weight.

SPORT OPTICAL SYSTEM (SOS)
Bollé's patented Rx adapter design allows easy attachment of prescription lenses to their Vigilante and Parole interchangeable lens frames.

UVA/UVB PROTECTION
Bollé exceeds the industry standard with 100% UVA/UVB protection, up to 400 nanometers.

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Lenses

LensDescriptionIdeal ConditionsApproximate % VLT*
Bollé 100Extremely dark amber lens.Perfect for climbing in high altitudes with extremely bright light conditions.9%
CitrusMedium contrast orange lens.Ideal for low to medium light conditions. Perfect for snow sport activities and as all-purpose evewear.32%
ClearCrystal clear lens.Ideal for night time activities like night skiing.91%
Clear MLRCustomized clear lens with a unique multi-layer red flash mirror to enhance visual acuity during low-light and no-light conditions.Ideal for night activities and "clubbing in the city."90%
Cobaltz®Medium contrast steel gray lens with platinum metallic blue mirror.Ideal for high glare environments and bright light conditions, such as marine sports.12%
Competivision®THE tennis lens - high-contrast teal tinted lens that mutes all colors except for optic yellow so the ball stands out.Ideal for tennis and softball (optic yellow ball).37%
Competivision® GunBollé's authentic Competivision lens, with a flash metallic silver mirror, cuts the harsh glare on the court in bright light conditions. This lens enhances visual acuity by slightly muting all colors except for optic yellow so the ball stands out.Ideal for bright days on the tennis court.22%
EagleVision 2®High-contrast cinnamon lens.Ideal golf lens as it highlights the breaks in the green. Best for low light conditions on the golf course.47%
EagleVision 2® DarkDarker version of original high-contrast cinnamon lens.Ideal for bright days on the golf course.39%
EagleVision 2® GoldHigh-contrast cinnamon lens with golf mirror coating.Ideal for most low and bright conditions on the golf course.18%
Marine Polarized Vision SystemProprietary lens technology combines a polarizing lens system with hydrophobic coatings to provide the ideal sunglass lens for the harsh marine environment.Ideal for all marine applications. Amber - ideal for freshwater lakes and rivers, Dark Gray and Gray Gradient Silver - ideal for inshore/bluewater.10-12%
LemonHigh-contrast yellow lens.Ideal for very low light conditions.84%
Midas(TM)Burnt gray medium-constrast lens with gold mirror.Ideal for high glare light conditions and outdoor sporting activities.11%
Mogul(TM)Bollé's authentic Vermillion lens enhances contrast of white light wave lengths with a flash silver metallic mirror. Reduces intense reflections of snow and surfaces.Ideal for snow/sport activities and "looking cool."23%
Polarized Axis(TM)Customized green/gray lens providing the ultimate in "comfort" vision, soothing eyes against harsh sun rays and providing a polarized filter to fight glare. 16%
Polarized Cactus®Medium contrast gray/green lens with gold mirror and polarizing filter.Ideal for driving and eliminating annoying road glare.12%
Polarized Cobaltz®Medium contrast steel gray lens with platinum metallic blue mirror and polarized filter.Ideal for high-glare environments and bright light conditions, such as marine sports.13%
Polarized Midas(TM)Burnt gray medium contrast lens with gold mirror and polarizing filter.Ideal for high-glare light conditions and outdoor sporting activities.13%
Polarized Sandstone®High-contrast amber lens with polarizing filter.Ideal for everyday high glare conditions.18%
Polarized Sandstone® GoldHigh-contrast amber lens with gold mirror and polarizing filter.Ideal for high-glare, bright light conditions. Also reduces eye fatigue by cutting down on infrared light transmission.10%
Polarized Sandstone® GunHigh-contrast amber lens with metallic silver mirror and polarizing filter.Ideal for everyday high-glare conditions.17%
Polarized TNSNeutral density gray lens with polarizing filter. Provides true color definition while fighting harsh glare.Ideal for everyday all-purpose use.12%
Polarized TNS GunNeutral density gray lens with metallic silver mirror and polarizing filter. Provides true color definition while fighting harsh glare.Ideal for everyday, all-purpose wear.14%
Shadow(TM) BrownUnique light brown lens with gradient metallic gun mirror. Provides true color definition.Developed for the active lifestyle participant who likes to be fashion conscious.24%
Shadow(TM) GrayUnique light gray lens with gradient metallic gun mirror. Provides true color definition.Developed for the active lifestyle participant who likes to be fashion conscious.26%
TLB (True Light Brown) LiteNeutral density light brown lens that provides contrast enhancement and definition.Ideal for low to medium light conditions.73%
TNS (True Neutral Smoke)Neutral density gray lens provides true color definition.Ideal for all-purpose use.12%
TNS GunNeutral density gray lens with metallic silver mirror. Provides true color definition.Ideal for everyday, all-purpose wear.13%
Vermillon®High-contrast rose lens.Ideal for low to medium light conditions. Perfect for snow sport activities and as all-purpose evewear.42%

*VLT = visible light transmission

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