The Future of Active Eyewear: An Interview With Oakley's R&D Division

The pinnacle achievement in active eyewear was once simply making a pair of sunglasses that were light and wouldn't shatter into your eyeballs. While that's still important, technology has obviously progressed. So what is the future, exactly? Heads-up displays? Augmented reality? Cybernetic retinal implants? » 3/19/14 4:40pm 3/19/14 4:40pm

Ray-Ban Solar Chargers: Why Don't All Sunglasses Do This?

Mumbai-based designer Sayalee Kaluskar and Ramiro Ramirez has come up with a wonderful concept that makes sunglasses more than just a way to prevent squinting or hide a hangover. With the addition of a thin solar cell to each arm, suddenly the glasses become a mostly subtle way to top off your gadgets when you're out… » 11/12/13 9:20am 11/12/13 9:20am

Attractive Sunglasses Snap Together With Magnets, Not Screws

Sick of all those times when a screw comes loose on your favorite frames and there’s not an itty-bitty repair kit in sight? Feast your eyes on the Alessi’s new Kompas collection, a series of stylish glasses that hinge with no-fuss magnetic inserts, eliminating the need for spare parts or tightening over time. » 11/04/13 5:00pm 11/04/13 5:00pm

Glowing Lightsaber Sunglasses Perfect For Tatooine's Two Bright Suns

A Jedi's hooded cloak is a great way to keep the sun out of their eyes, but on scorching hot days, especially on planets like Tatooine with two suns, it has to be unbearable under there. Until now the only real solution was to build a moon-sized space station to simply blow up a glaring sun, but now there's these » 6/20/13 3:20pm 6/20/13 3:20pm

These Stone Shades Are Fit for a Flintstone

Whether pedaling to Rock Vegas with the top down or boarding a pterodactyl flight to Hollyrock, no self-respecting cave man leaves his igneous abode without proper eye wear. Now, both the stone age man about town and modern cool hunters can rock a pair of retro wayfarers made of, well, rock. » 3/20/13 2:00am 3/20/13 2:00am

Popticals: Folding Shades of Grey That Slip Easily in Your Pocket

Wraparound sunglasses provide as much protection from glare as you can get without having to resort to a full-on helmet and visor. But those curved lenses also makes them bulky and hard to stash away when not worn. So a company called Visoptical has developed a solution: sunglasses with a clever sliding rail system » 2/07/13 2:21pm 2/07/13 2:21pm

Minimalist Sunglasses Reveal a Hidden Logo When You Fog up the Lenses

It's a simple trick that serves no other purpose than to impress your friends, but that doesn't make these sunglasses from Parabellum and Oliver Peoples any less awesome. The shades feature almost no branding, until you breathe on and fog up the lenses—then the company's logo is conspicuously revealed. » 1/11/13 1:20pm 1/11/13 1:20pm

These Iconic Sunglasses Are Your Steve-McQueen-JFK-Buzz-Aldrin Deal of …

Just because it's winter doesn't mean the sun has gone away. In a few months it will be summer and sunglass season again. That's a certainty. Also a certainty: right now is an excellent time to purchase sunglasses. While everyone's forgotten about protecting their eyes from UV rays because it's a little chilly,… » 12/06/12 3:06pm 12/06/12 3:06pm

Warby Parker Sunglasses Because the Sun Still Shines in the Fall

It was all iPhone today, but there are other things happening in the world too. Like fashionable news. If you're ready to stash the shades you wore all summer, the timing is right. Today Warby Parker announced its new fall collection and as usual, it's pretty fresh and not too expensive. $95 will get you all set up… » 9/12/12 6:20pm 9/12/12 6:20pm