Bat Eye Polarized Fishing Sunglasses – Lens Tint Variations
Bat Eye Polarized Fishing Sunglasses
In 1997 Solar Bat introduced the revolutionary Bat Eye sunglass design at the Bass Master Classic outdoor show. Solar Bat had one fisherman in the Classic wearing the Bat Eye. That fisherman was Dion Hibdon and Dion won that Classic. That was quite an introduction for a new sunglass style.
The Bat Eye was revolutionary because of its lens shape, small by many standards, but designed to fit the eye socket and eliminate all light from around the lens. Because of the lens shape and the design of the bridge it fits great on well over 90% of the people who tried it on. The most revolutionary feature, however, was the way the lenses fit on the frame. The lenses attached to the front of the frame on three metal pegs and not inside the frame into an eyewire groove. This design allowed the lenses to be further away from the wearer’s eyes resulting in less lens fogging. People with long eyelashes, who had always had trouble finding a sunglass their eyelashes did not rub, were delighted that their problem was solve. In addition to the lens positioning, allowing more ventilation between the lens back surface and the wearer’s eyes, there were vent holes in the top of the frame to allow heat to escape. This further reduced lens fogging. The holes in the top of the frame were a result of the lenses mounting on front of the frame and not in a lens groove, which is where the vent holes were placed.