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Optic Nerve sets the example that an independent company can make a great and ethical product.
As a small business, Optic Nerve is making a bold statement that producing and ethically and quality-made pair of affordable sunglasses is possible. “Our buyers know,” states Optic Nerve’s website, “that supporting a company that empowers its employees, strengthens its community, tries to reduce waste, and cares about everyone in the supply chain, are things that add value to our eye wear.”
Demonstrating the company’s flawless attention to detail, color, shapes, and texture are beautifully combined creating a perfect harmony of function and fit. Features include 100% UV protection, polarized lenses, line-less spring hinges, and extremely durable nylon resin or nickel silver alloy frames.
The Mooncake ($65) has a sleek, rounded shape. Made specifically for those with smaller faces, these shades are made of ultra-durable TR90 materials and feature lenses with a hydrophobic clear coat to repel water, oil, and dust.
Optic Nerve describes their timeless Grifter ($49) sunglasses as reminiscent of Risky Business with a 21st century update. With polarized lenses to block glare and 100% UV protection, these shades are available in shiny black and the all new Matte Driftwood Demi.
Optic Nerve stands as an example that a small independent company can make great products while retaining a focus on ethics and quality.