Von Zipper Decco Polarized Sunglasses

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This particular model is ‘Meloptics polarized’ If you’re wondering what Meloptics is, it is, check this excerpt from an interview with VZ Marketing Director Greg Tomlinson:

Melanin is what our body uses to protect itself from the sun, and gives our skin, hair, and eyes color. It protects the skin around your eyes, so any area of skin that is covered by the lens its like SPF 150. The rad thing is that it protects your skin from crows feet, that’s something quite frankly that—as a vain human being—I must admit I’d like to protect myself against.

Besides that, it also protects against the other evil things that the sun does like causing cataracts, and also against AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration), which can eventually result in blindness and is caused by losing melanin in your retina. All sunglasses cut down the amount of UV light that enters the eye, but melanin filters out the rays within the visible spectrum of light that are the most damaging—the violets and the blues–also known as high energy rays.

High energy rays connect to the scattered light and the water vapors in the air, which is what causes haze. The melanin lenses knock out that haze, and it’s super noticeable. That is truly the big “holy shit” moment—you can really see more detail and get better definition. It’s similar to blue blockers, but the problem with blue blockers is they take out all the blues, so when you look through them you lose color perception. With melanin you get the full color range; that’s the benefit beyond the AMD and crows feet. They are also polarized, so not only do you kill haze, you also kill glare.

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Melanin is what our body uses to protect itself from the sun, and gives our skin, hair, and eyes color. It protects the skin around your eyes, so any area of skin that is covered by the lens its like SPF 150. The rad thing is that it protects your skin from crows feet, that’s something quite frankly that—as a vain human being—I must admit I’d like to protect myself against.

Besides that, it also protects against the other evil things that the sun does like causing cataracts, and also against AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration), which can eventually result in blindness and is caused by losing melanin in your retina. All sunglasses cut down the amount of UV light that enters the eye, but melanin filters out the rays within the visible spectrum of light that are the most damaging—the violets and the blues–also known as high energy rays.

High energy rays connect to the scattered light and the water vapors in the air, which is what causes haze. The melanin lenses knock out that haze, and it’s super noticeable. That is truly the big “holy shit” moment—you can really see more detail and get better definition. It’s similar to blue blockers, but the problem with blue blockers is they take out all the blues, so when you look through them you lose color perception. With melanin you get the full color range; that’s the benefit beyond the AMD and crows feet. They are also polarized, so not only do you kill haze, you also kill glare.

Click here for the full article.

And click here to learn more about Meloptics polarized on the Von Zipper website.

Von Zipper sunglasses are available at most surf stores in Cape Town.

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