Salt Life takes eye protection seriously. Each pair of frames is hand assembled in Italy by master craftsmen and exceeds all global standards for sunglasses. When investing in a superior pair of sport sunglasses, you may have questions about the technology and termonology used to describe our lenses. We are here to help!
Sunglass Lens Features
Polarized lenses have a special filter that reduces reflective light providing excellent glare reduction and minimizes color distortions - especially when on the water! Sunglasses with polarized lenses are great for all types of outdoor activites like fishing, boating, golfing, skiing, driving, and even relaxing on the beach!
AR-5 coating stands for Anti-Reflective 5 Layer Coating. This special lense coating reduces reflected glare from bouncing back into your line of vision. It eliminates all "ghost images" and reduces eye strain. AR-5 reduces the ammount of light that bounces off of your glasses, allowing you to see more clearly. Polarization eliminates the glare that bounces off other objects like the water or that giant fish you just caught! Both lense treatments work together to provide the best viewing conditions.
RI-PEL is a protective hydrophobic coating that generates a permanent repellent seal allowing clear vision in all conditions. RI-PEL provides an easy to clean, scratch resistant finish that repels dirt, salt, oil, and dust alowing the lens to stay cleaner longer than ordinary sun lenses.
Types of Sunglass Lenses
Glass lenses are made with rare earth minerals for excellent color contrast and offer 100% UV protection. They are ultra-light weight and are chemically hardened to increase impact resistance. Glass provides premium visual clarity, high scratch resistance and have our AR-5 coating on the backside of the lenses.
Polycarbonate lenses are light-weight, impact resistant and provide 100% UV protection. They are polarized to cut water glare and have our AR-5 coating on the backside of the lens that reduces light reflection and allows you to see colors accurately.
Sunglass lens colors
Smoke Silver Mirror is perfect for a bright, clear sunny day. Great for everyday use.
Bronze Mirror enhances contrast in overcast and low-light conditions while also reducing eye strain.
Green Mirror is excellent for shallow water stream and flat activities.
Petrol Green Mirror provides a neutral lense color that eliminates glare without color distortion.
Smoke Blue Mirror lenses are ideal for blue, open water conditions. Time for some off-shore fishing!
Methane Grey polarized lens for bright environments and everyday environments and everyday use without the mirror effect.
Copper Enhances contrast without any color distortion. Best for fresh water fishing.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Handmade in Italy with state-of-the-art lenses by master craftsmen, all Salt Life optics are 100% warranted against factory defects in workmanship and materials from the original retail purchase date. If a defect covered under this warranty is found, we will, at our option and without charge, repair your product or replace it.
In addition to the above lifetime limited warranty, we know that no matter how careful you are with your sunglasses, accidents do happen. If they become damaged we will repair or replace them, for a reasonable fee determined by us, for the life of the product.
See details of the lifetime warranty.