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About this project

How often do you wear sunglasses with a baseball hat during your favorite sporting activity? Are they comfortable together? Let’s face it, sunglasses and baseball hats weren’t meant to be worn together – until now. Introducing VEYES, the 21st century version of flip-up sunglasses. VEYES eliminates the annoying temple bars associated with conventional sunglasses and attaches the sunglass lenses directly to the visor of your hat. And the lenses easily flip up and down with one hand. VEYES is both comfortable and convenient.

Fishing

I love fishing. I could literally fish all day if I didn’t have anything else to do. The only problem is wearing sunglasses and a hat for such a long period of time together. They get extremely uncomfortable after a while. Not with VEYES. Now you can fish all day without any discomfort from your sunglasses. The VEYES polarized TAC lenses and integrated side shields on the frame provide awesome protection from the sun’s rays and any ambient light trying to sneak in behind your lenses.

VEYES midnight blue mirror TAC polarized lenses
VEYES midnight blue mirror TAC polarized lenses

Racing

Race cars are extremely loud. It’s amazing. So it’s a good idea to wear ear protection while watching a race. And, of course, you can’t forget your sunglasses and baseball hat. Now you can wear them all together without the pain of having your ear protection smash the temple bars into the side of your head.

VEYES grey tint TAC polarized lenses
VEYES grey tint TAC polarized lenses

Golfing

Most people wear sunglasses and a baseball hat while golfing. The problem is figuring out what to do with your sunglasses while putting. With VEYES you don’t have to worry about that anymore.

 

VEYES blue green mirror TAC polarized lenses
VEYES blue green mirror TAC polarized lenses

Target shooting

It’s important to wear ear and eye protection when target shooting or hunting. The problem is that wearing a baseball hat, eye protection and ear protection all together can be extremely uncomfortable and distracting. Not with VEYES. Now you can wear your ear and eye protection together without any discomfort or distractions.

VEYES yellow tint TAC polarized lenses
VEYES yellow tint TAC polarized lenses

Running

I’ll be honest. I’m not a runner. But a friend of mine who is an avid runner told me VEYES would be great for runners. Evidently, many runners only wear either a hat or sunglasses, but not both, since the combination of the two is so uncomfortable. Not with VEYES. Now runners can enjoy full protection from the sun’s rays while they run. Wear VEYES in the up position when you start those early morning marathons.

VEYES gold mirror TAC polarized lenses
VEYES gold mirror TAC polarized lenses

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

VEYES flip-up sunglasses consist of two major components – a frame and a pair of lenses. The frame is completely custom and unique to VEYES. The lenses are sourced from a global manufacturer of high quality TAC polarized lenses to ensure the very best in lens performance and design. Note: The VEYES sunglass design is patent pending in multiple countries.

Frame

The VEYES frame easily attaches to the curved visor of most baseball hats and pivots the lenses between a down position and an up position. While in the down position, the VEYES frame places the lenses in front of the user’s eyes in the same position that a traditional pair of sunglasses normally provides. Thus ensuring proper positioning of the lenses for optimal visual protection and comfort. While in the up position, the VEYES frame places the lenses outwardly above the user’s visor, thus removing them from the user’s line of sight and peripheral view. The VEYES frame uses a double torsion spring to automate the movement of the lenses from the down position to the up position and keeps them in the up position hands-free. A latch arm secures the lenses in the down position. Releasing the latch arm allows the double torsion spring to automatically pivot the lenses to the up position.

Lenses

VEYES lenses are designed for sporting activities. All VEYES sunglass lenses are 1.0mm TAC polarized lenses which have 100% polarization to kill reflected glare and 100% UVA, UVB and UVC blockage for maximum protection against the sun’s rays. In addition, all of our lenses include SportShield(TM) technology, which is a combination of the following:

  • Anti-scratch surface treatment: protects your lenses from scratches during the normal wear and tear of strenuous sporting activities
  • Oleophobic coating: keeps fingerprints from adhering to your lenses, much like the coatings on tablet and smartphone devices
  • Anti-reflective coating: special coating that keeps random sunlight from bouncing off the back of the lenses and into your eyes

We offer 12 lens color options:

VEYES lens color options
VEYES lens color options

VEYES flip-up sunglasses are available with the following lens options:

Base Lenses

Base lenses are tinted but don’t have a mirror or flash color coating. These are the most popular lens type. We offer three base lens options:

Grey

Grey-tinted lenses are the most common base sunglass lenses because they reduce overall brightness while preserving 100% of normal color values. They are dark enough for bright sunny days while not so dark that they impair vision. Complete with polarization, grey lenses are the most versatile lenses for bright light conditions.

Grey-tinted lenses are optimal for:

  • general sunglass use
  • ideal for scenes to be viewed in their most natural state
  • outdoor activities in bright sunlight (running, golfing, fishing, boating, or even yard work)
VEYES grey tint TAC polarized lenses
VEYES grey tint TAC polarized lenses

 Amber 

Amber-tinted lenses heighten color contrast and depth perception by blocking most blue light at the hazy end of the color spectrum. This enhances vision and allows you to make out shapes more clearly. Brown-tinted lenses are highly versatile and perform well in almost all environments. As such, they are the most popular lens tint option.

Amber-tinted lenses are optimal for:

  • variable everyday use including sunny and partly sunny conditions
  • enhancing depth perception
  • living in areas with changeable weather patterns
  • any activity in which focus is against green grass or blue skies
  • any sport where distance needs to be judged (golfing, fishing, hunting, baseball, boating)
VEYES amber tint TAC polarized lenses
VEYES amber tint TAC polarized lenses

 Yellow

Yellow-tinted lenses block blue light and provide even greater color contrast and depth perception than amber-tinted lenses. Yellow-tinted lenses are typically used for niche applications with overcast, hazy, low-light conditions outdoors or for indoor activities.

Yellow-tinted lenses are optimal for:

  • overcast, hazy, foggy daytime weather
  • indoor sports
  • enhancing depth perception
  • activities requiring excellent depth perception (hunting, shooting, tennis, driving)
VEYES yellow tint TAC polarized lenses
VEYES yellow tint TAC polarized lenses

 Mirrored lenses

Mirror coatings are highly reflective coatings applied to the front surface of the sunglass lenses to reduce the amount of light reaching your eyes. The color of the mirrored coating does not alter color perception. It is merely cosmetic and selected for personal preference. The base lens determines the impact on color perception. We have several mirrored lens options, each one available on either a grey or amber base.

VEYES gold mirror TAC polarized lenses
VEYES gold mirror TAC polarized lenses

  

VEYES olive green mirror TAC polarized lenses
VEYES olive green mirror TAC polarized lenses

 

VEYES orange mirror TAC polarized lenses
VEYES orange mirror TAC polarized lenses

 

VEYES red mirror TAC polarized lenses
VEYES red mirror TAC polarized lenses

 

VEYES midnight blue mirror TAC polarized lenses
VEYES midnight blue mirror TAC polarized lenses

 

VEYES blue green mirror TAC polarized lenses
VEYES blue green mirror TAC polarized lenses

 

VEYES arctic blue mirror TAC polarized lenses
VEYES arctic blue mirror TAC polarized lenses

 

VEYES blue smoke mirror TAC polarized lenses
VEYES blue smoke mirror TAC polarized lenses

 

VEYES Hawaiian blue mirror TAC polarized lenses
VEYES Hawaiian blue mirror TAC polarized lenses

PROJECT STATUS

It’s not easy inventing an entirely new product category. I first launched VEYES on Kickstarter in June 2015. The feedback was consistent – people loved the idea of VEYES but they didn’t like the 2015 design. Needless to say – the 2015 Kickstarter campaign wasn’t successful. But I didn’t give up!

Over the past 2 years I continued to work on a new VEYES design incorporating feedback I received from previous Kickstarter backers and others. I think the new 2017 VEYES design offers the perfect balance between form (i.e. aesthetic design), fit to the user’s face and visor, and function of the pivot and latch mechanism. I have partnered with a global manufacturer of TAC polarized lenses to ensure that we are using the highest quality lenses available with excellent clarity and performance characteristics, 100% protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, and fashionable color options. I have also finalized partnerships with US suppliers to manufacture the plastic frame components, anodized aluminum bolt and stainless steel double torsion spring. 

I now need your help to bring VEYES to life.

Risks and challenges

The design of VEYES is 90% complete. The tasks remaining include: finalizing plastic resin material for the frame, cutting the steel for the injection mold tooling, and designing the packaging. The lead time for the injection mold tooling is 90-120 days. Once the tooling is complete, then I have to work with the injection mold partner to start the production process. I am highly confident that the final product will be available to ship to Kickstarter backers by March 2018.

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