If your weekends are a mix of thrill and chill, the Smith Emerge has the range to keep up. With no-slip nose pads, these sunglasses stay put through runs and SUP sessions without the wraparound style of straight-up performance eyewear. The rectangular, bio-based frames are relaxed at the edges, giving them a refined shape that flatters most faces. They come with your choice of standard Carbonic lenses or Smith’s color-boosting ChromaPop™ polarized lenses.
Fit / Integration:
Polarization cuts glare. Glare off of horizontal surfaces like snow, water, and asphalt, decreases depth perception, and reduces visual acuity which causes eye fatigue. We precisely align the polarized visual layer inside our lenses to filter out 99.9% of this “visual static” for a finely tuned view of the action.
With Smith Polarchromic, we combine the glare-free benefits of advanced polarization with UV sensitive, self-tint-adjusting photochromic technology to bring you lenses that adapt to changing light conditions, so you always have the perfect tint for the amount of light.
When light passes through a medium it refracts, i.e. changes course. If left uncorrected, this refraction can cause visual distortion and eye fatigue. Smith’s Tapered Lens Technology straightens out the incoming light rays by progressively tapering the lens from the optical center toward the peripheral view. What this means for you is that you see with 100% accuracy and maximum comfort.
Repels moisture, grease, and grime. A barrier between your lenses and the world. Water will bead up and disperse without streaking. Smudges from fingerprints are wiped clean easily.
Vacuum applied, Anti-Reflective (A/R) coatings on the back side of the lens will eliminate bothersome sidelight reflections.
The amount of light allowed into the lens is called Visible Light Transmission or VLT. The higher the VLT, the lighter the lens tint. Bright conditions require a low VLT and darker conditions need a higher VLT. SMITH offers a VLT range from 9% with their Sun lenses and up to a 50% VLT in the Storm lenses.
|Polarized Bronze Mirror||10%|
|Polarized Blue Mirror||12%|
|Polarized Green Mirror||15%|
|Polarized Gray Green||15%|
|Polarized Opal Mirror||30%|
|Polarized Low Light Yellow||33%|