Inspired by the Eyesight of Eagles…
In many Native American cultures the Eagle is revered as a symbol of power, strength and freedom. Eagles are also celebrated for their incredible vision, giving them the ability to see their prey from great distances. But it wasn’t until scientists studied this phenomenon that they discovered the secret of their amazing eyesight.
At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, scientists were seeking to create lens technology that protected astronauts’ eyesight from the harmful effects of solar radiation light. Looking to nature for inspiration, they discovered how eagles can distinguish their prey from their surroundings with utmost precision: unique oil droplets in their eyes that selectively filter out harmful radiation and permit only specific wavelengths of light to enter their eyes giving them extremely powerful visual clarity, even at great distances. The NASA researchers then adapted this natural process into lens technology that, in turn, led to the founding of Eagle Eyes Eyewear, the leader in stylish, high-performance eyewear that protects and enhances vision under any light condition.
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