COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 1, 2010) - EAGLE EYES® Optics and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame® for their radiation-filtering technology - used in EAGLE EYES polarized sunglasses to protect human eyes from solar radiation. The Space Technology Hall of Fame® honors outstanding technologies developed for use in space and adapted to improve life on Earth. EAGLE EYES will be recognized at a private ceremony at the 26th National Space Technology Hall of Fame® Symposium in Colorado on April 15th. The Space Technology Hall of Fame® was created in 1988 by the Space Foundation, in cooperation with NASA, to increase public awareness of the benefits resulting from space exploration programs. To date, the Space Foundation has inducted 61 technologies, honoring the organizations and individuals who transformed space technology into commercial products that improve the quality of life for all humanity.
EAGLE EYES carries a full line of sunwear in over 80 styles and various categories including fashion, sports,FitOns®, ClipOns, children's and, more recently, has introduced their new RX-Activ™ Readers. "The EAGLE EYES brand provides the consumer with a truly unique visual experience. The benefits of our sunglasses are noticed immediately once you try them on" states Alan Mittelman, CEO and President of the company. "As we approach our 20th year in business, we look forward to the next decade of continued growth."
Developed from Original NASA Optic Technology
In the 1980s, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory began researching a method to protect human eyesight from the harmful effects of solar radiation in space, especially ultraviolet and blue-light rays, known to contribute to cataract and age-related macular degeneration. NASA scientists learned that the eyes of eagles contain oil droplets that filter out harmful radiation and permit only specific wavelengths of light to enter. This natural filtering process provides them with extreme visual clarity - even at great distances. The researchers replicated this natural system, used in the first transparent welding curtain, to filter out harmful light and protect human eyesight in hazardous environments. The technology was soon applied to sunglasses introduced to the public under the name SunTiger and known today as EAGLE EYES. These lenses absorb 99+ percent of all photo wavelengths considered hazardous to human eye tissue - including ultraviolet and blue-light up to 475 nanometers in the wavelength spectrum. Numerous studies indicate this specific range may be the most beneficial to the human eye for protection, increased visual perception and contrast.
"We are most honored to receive this induction which will further strengthen our brand and increase consumer awareness on the importance of protective eyewear for human health and quality of life" further states Mittelman "In today's marketplace, there are literally thousands of sunglass brands. We remain proud to be recognized worldwide as a technology-driven brand 'built on science' and a leader in UV eye protection."
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For more information on the Space Foundation, visit www.spacefoundation.org