In 1917, in Turin, Italy, Giuseppe Ratti, owner of Berry optical, created Persol's first sunglasses and lenses for athletes and pilots. The word Persol is derived from the Italian phrase "per il sole", which means "for the sun". As one of the oldest eyewear companies in the world after 100 years of trading, Persol’s foundations are still grounded in unmatched craftsmanship and unmistakable design. Every pair of Persol sunglasses is proudly handmade in Italy and they appeal to a wide array of people around the world. With great attention to detail, Persol sunglasses are perfect, complex and precise.
During the 1980s, Persol focused on research and technological development. The company started to produce increasingly innovative eyewear for mountaineering expeditions, desert rallies and other extreme sport events. The company has constantly evolved with its cutting-edge technology.
In 1985, Persol’s research and development centre presented polarized lenses. These lenses were used by Russian astronauts and Italian mountaineers. Polarized lenses block light reflected off sand, roads and water, ensuring clear vision even in extreme environments.
The 1.8mm super light Persol sunglasses with polarized lenses are developed from extra-fine glass. New production techniques have been adopted to shape and temper the glass to reduce lens thickness from 2.2mm to 1.8mm. This also helps to reduce their weight to make them lightweight and comfortable to wear. Furthermore, a very fine film of polarizing organic material is inserted between 2 crystal lenses which blocks harmful rays bouncing off water, sand and roads.
Photo Polar Lens
Photo Polar Lens is a combination of a polarized and a photochromic lens in a pair of Persol sunglasses. The photochromic lens is designed to automatically adapt to the surrounding light. When they are exposed to bright light on a sunny day, the lens reacts and darkens in order to offer protection from the sun’s radiation and to prevent eye strain. As light levels decrease, the molecules return to their original state and become transparent once again. Combining a photochromic lens with a polarized lens, Persol Photo Polar lens can adapt to any light situation. For any extreme environmental condition, Photo Polar Lens eliminates reflection, reduces eye strain and ensures complete eye comfort.
Using first-class materials, almost every pair of Persol sunglasses contains crystal lenses. Crystal is one of the most precious natural materials used in creating optical devices. Crystal lenses make Persol sunglasses scratch-resistant and increase their durability. They offer a high level of protection against harmful rays from the sun and they also guarantee incredible visual clarity.
Introduced in the 30s, Meflecto is the world’s first flexible stem system. A harmonic steel core intersects two metal cylinders that are inserted into an acetate system. Meflecto allows the stem to bend easily without putting pressure on the head. This allows the glasses to adapt to any face shape to provide maximum comfort. This technology is one of a kind as there is nothing similar on the market!
Persol introduced Persol Victor Flex, an application of the Meflecto concept. These Persol sunglasses are fitted with a 3-incision bridge. This creates a comfortable curve, enhances grip and increases comfort.
Furthermore, Persol sunglasses come in more than 4 sizes, have bridges with different heights and arms of different lengths to ensure that each pair fits comfortably on any face. The “Telatura” process is used to distribute weight evenly across the surface of the glass to make them as comfortable as possible.
Even though Persol’s production involves cutting-edge technology, many steps still involve handcrafting with high attention to detail. A combination of technological solutions and craftmanship gives Persol sunglasses an unbeatable quality, making them leaders in the industry.
At SmartBuyGlasses, we have Persol’s entire selection of sunglasses in our Persol sunglasses sale. We stock both the men’s and women’s Persol sunglasses collections. They come with a 24-month warranty, a hassle-free 100-day returns policy and a price match guarantee.
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