In 1979, Gargoyles, revolutionized an entire industry with the invention of Toric lens technology. It was noticed that flat sunglasses left the eyes more exposed to the elements, and that curved lenses of the time were causing visual distortion and stress on the eyes. This state-of-the-art innovation became the basis of a brand: Gargoyles Performance Eyewear. The lens technology was so good, in fact, it was used by the U.S. Army for ballistic protection.
Now, nearly four decades later, Gargoyles continues its trajectory of innovation with sunglasses that not only meet strict ballistic specifications, but exceed them. Additionally, all Gargoyles sunglasses offer the best in crystal-clear optics, as well as the option for high-quality polarization option in many styles. Using additional ANSI standards, Gargoyles sunglasses are able to achieve extremely high visual clarity and resolution, all while providing a true, undistorted view.
By combining the legacy of yesterday with the technology of today, Gargoyles Performance Eyewear is the equipment of choice for the battlefield, the playing field, and everywhere in between.