We are optical “Lab Rats”. It’s that simple. You can consider this our “about us” page because we are all about the “SCIENCE” of optics.
Fuse Lenses was developed by optical lab technicians/engineers to finally provide a quality (actual quality) replacement lens option for your very expensive sunglasses. We pride ourselves on the knowledge and technology that our company inherits. We are the only aftermarket lens company to offer 16 different lens colors in every one of our lens models. Check them all out here. They are all pretty awesome!
What is Quality?
Quality in sunglasses lenses can be determined by a few major factors. The first of those is durability of the lens. The thickness of a lens has a lot to do with its durability. If a lens is too thin, it flexes under pressure. When a lens flexes, the hard coating cracks and breaks down. We use lenses that are a minimum of 1.6 mm thick, not the very commonly used 0.8 mm thick lenses.
The hard coating, itself, is equally important. All of our lenses use a specialized hard coating that has been fused to the lens and cured through an intense thermal process.
Lens Material can be the difference maker. Not all lens materials are created equally. The “gas station” grade sunglasses that you can buy for $10 just about anywhere usually come with an acrylic material that has a very poor quality of vision and durability. Fuse Lenses only uses the top manufacturers of Optical Grade Polycarbonate lenses (not all polycarbonate lenses are “Optical Grade”). Polycarbonate is the major contributor to bullet proof glass. When the material is thick enough (not 0.8 mm), it can absorb the shock of a .22 caliber bullet from 100 feet away. This may be the least of your worries if you have shots being fired at your face, but, you get the point. Even when we hammered a nail through our lens, it did not shatter. On top of the strength, Optical Grade Polycarbonate lenses have a reduced abbe value, or less aberrations than their lesser grade counterparts. This allows the wearer to experience a more comfortable viewing experience with less eye strain.
Try them! Be amazed! Shock your friends!
“Those are aftermarket lenses?”……..Yep
Bevelled Edges For Easy Replacement
Sunglass frames typically have hard, 90 degree edges with slots for lenses to be inserted. They are not designed to have wiggle room, otherwise your lenses might fall out every time you bent over. In a world of expensive frames with lenses susceptible to everyday wear, the perfect replacement lenses needed to have balance: stability & replaceability. We had to cut lenses with the exact dimensions to snuggly fit into any frames–keeping them from popping out from everyday use, but also make it easy enough so that anyone can replace a pair of lenses. Insert the BEVEL.
Fuse’s lenses are all cut with an angled bevel designed to make it easy for replacing while maintaining a solid fit. These beveled edges have been impact tested so they remain in the frames during everyday activities, but pop out before they would cause damage to you or your frames.