To me the G-15 lens is is a very classic and safe choice of color for sunglasses – Especially if you’re getting prescription sunglasses. The green-grayish color is soft on the eyes and looks very good in both metal and acetate frames.
In 1951 Bausch & Lomb invented the N-15 lens for the Navy Air Corps. The N-15 was later altered to be more suitable for prescription use.
The human eye responds more to green and yellow light than blues and reds. The G-15 lens emphasizes the wavelengths our eyes are most sensitive to and blocks the other colors. This gives you a natural vision without distorting the colors – it’s easier on the eyes.
The original G-15 lens is of mineral glass and blocks 85% of the light, which means it’s a dark lens since only 15% light gets through to your eyes. And of course the lens has 100% UV-protection.
Different lens manufacturers have different names for the G-15 color. Zeiss names it Pioneer, Essilor calls it . But Bausch & Lomb was first to call it G-15.
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Shane Baum has been in the eyewear business for 20 years. He is the president of Baum Vision, former designer for Louis Vuitton Eyewear and current designer of Paul Frank Eyewear, just to mention a few things. Needless to say he has exceptional taste in luxurios quality items. Mr. Baum’s new baby is Leisure Society.
Leisure Society is an high-end handmade luxury eyewear brand with both an optical and a sun collection.
The frames are tastefully detailed with etchings and they look rich, not in the bling way, rather in an “old money”-style. The sun collection holds exceptional quality where the lenses are 99.9% distortion-free and has a 12-layer anti-reflectiong coating. As an optometrist i think the lens quality is important but often times not thought of when buying expensive sunglasses. Of course the price is set even higher when the frames are wrapped in 12 k, 18 k and 24 k gold. Think of these frames as something that will last a lifetime, perhaps to be handed on to the next generations.
Sit back, relax and enjoy this beautiful video. Would you like to join their world too?
Photo: Leisure Society