Vuarnet is the only brand to produce its mineral lenses in its own factory in Meaux, on the aptly named rue des Frères Lumière in France. Quality is ensured by artisan small-scale production. One week is required to craft a Vuarnet lens. The process continues with the selection of high-quality mass-tinted raw materials, exclusive lens coatings, the strict control of each of the seventeen steps in the manufacturing process and a host of requirements that guarantee optical clarity that can be seen at first glance.
Each Vuarnet lens is engraved with a discreet signature representing the brand's initial on a ski, which guarantees its authenticity.
WHY CHOOSE THE VUARNET LENSES?
Vuarnet exclusively uses natural mineral glass, unlike most brands, which use plastic materials (known as organic). Due to its purity of origin, natural mineral glass does not distort the vision and guarantees high-resolution precision, far beyond the performance of plastic materials.
Against uv rays for a perfect eye health: vuarnet’s natural mineral glass guarantees 100% protection against uv rays. This protection remains entirely unchanging over time thanks to its mass-tinted shade. Against infrared rays and for unique comfort: Vuarnet glass is the only one in the world designed to absorb up to 98% of infrared rays, whereas the majority of sunglasses on the market do not absorb any. The brand’s signature mirror double gradient-tinted coating (lynx) varies the intensity of the shade according to the area of the lens: the mirrored upper part of the lens is darker to counter the glare of the sun’s rays, the mirrored lower part of the lens is darker to counter reverberation from the rays reflected by the ground, water or snow.
Vuarnet natural mineral glass is extremely scratch-resistant, thanks to the inherent hardness of the mineral glass and shock-resistant due to the glass’ safety treatment performed by chemical tempering. Shock resistance is checked and measured by means of state-of-the-art laboratory tests.