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Celebrating 25 Years of Space Transfer Technology

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CALABASAS, Calif. (November 15, 2013) – EAGLE EYES®, a lifetime member of the Space Foundation, is proud to announce their 25th year in business. EAGLE EYES and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory were the 2010 and 62nd inductees into the Space Technology Hall of Fame® for their radiation-filtering technology – used in EAGLE EYES polarized sunglasses to protect human eyes from solar radiation.

To help celebrate EAGLE EYES’  25th year anniversary, we would like to extend a special invitation to the readers, families and friends of Space News by offering a 25% DISCOUNT off our full line of high-performance eyewear during the entire month of December 2013. To take advantage of this special offer, please visit and key in Coupon Code: SPACE-4U-25.

Developed from Original NASA Optic Technology
In the 1980s, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory began researching a method to protect human eyesight from the harmful effects of solar radiation in space, especially ultraviolet and blue-light rays, known to contribute to cataract and age-related macular degeneration. NASA scientists learned that the eyes of eagles contain oil droplets that filter out harmful radiation and permit only specific wavelengths of light to enter. This natural filtering process provides them with extreme visual clarity–even at great distances. The researchers replicated this natural system, used in the first transparent welding curtain, to filter out harmful light and protect human eyesight in hazardous environments. The technology was soon applied to sunglasses introduced to the public under the name SunTiger and known today as EAGLE EYES. These lenses absorb 99% of all high-energy visible wavelengths considered hazardous to human eye tissue–including ultraviolet A and B plus blue-light up to 475 nanometers in the wavelength spectrum. Numerous studies indicate this specific range to be the most beneficial to the human eye for protection, increased visual perception and contrast.

“The EAGLE EYES brand provides the consumer with a truly unique visual experience” states Alan Mittelman, CEO and President of the company. “As we celebrate our 25th year in business, we look forward to the next decade of continued growth. We are most humbled to be part of the Space Foundation Family and honor those brave men and women that have, and continue to dedicate their lives to space travel and development of beneficial technologies for those here on Earth. Our relationship with the Space Foundation has made a large impact to increase consumer awareness as to the importance of protective eyewear for human health and quality of life.”