Silhouette Rimless Glasses
Silhouette glasses offers a range of choices in rimless, full-rim, and half-rim styles. Their optical lab allows you to install custom prescription lenses into any of their eyeglasses frames and prescription sunglasses. Whether you prefer Essilor prescription, Varilux progressives, or a Crizal Alize Anti-Reflective coating, Silhouette glasses give you an unlimited choice with total personalization. Here fashion and function come together with ultra-light titanium eyeglasses frames, using exclusive hingeless temples and polycarbonate lenses. Silhouette eyeglasses in the Silhouette Titan Minimal Art Collection were chosen by NASA for their unparalleled comfort, outstanding performance and minimal weight. Minimal weight, hinge-less construction and the marriage of form, function and fashion are the earmarks of the Silhouette sunglasses line. By melding timeless frame style with a variety of lens shapes and breakthrough technology, this collection captures the sleek, dynamic and modern attitudes of today.
Silhouette Eyewear Is Approved For Space
In 2000, Silhouette got the seal of approval from Nasa that their eyewear has been officially recognized as Certified Space Technology. Nasa’s exhaustive search included numerous companies competing yet it was Silhouette’s eyewear that stood up to all their testing.
In the end, Silhouette was the clear winner for the following reasons:
- Titanium temples with a highly ergonomic fit
- Lightweight and resilient (weighing in at just 1.8 grams)
- Unaffected by changes in momentum and extreme G-forces
- Temples and nose made pieces from hypoallergenic beta-titanium alloy
- Absence of screws and hinges which offers optimal safety in space conditions
According to Kevin C. Cook, Space Foundation Director at Nasa’s Space Awareness Program, “the same outstanding features that make TMA the eyewear of choice at NASA are popular here on Earth.”
History of Silhouette Eyewear
Founded in 1964 by Arnold and Anneliese Schmied in Linz, Austria, Silhouette Optical, a subsidiary of Silhouette International, has long been in the forefront of fashion eyewear. But it was the introduction of Minimal Art in 1992, a rimless titanium frame without hinges, followed by the debut of Titan Minimal art, a screwless, hingeless frame weighing only 1.8 grams debuting in 1999, that changed the course of the company... and the course of rimless eyewear. Like many major events, the impact of Titan Minimal Art was unplanned and unanticipated. “It was all very simple,” says Arnold Schmied, Silhouette executive director and a son of the founders. “We had done rimless eyewear before, a collection in 1983, and decided we wanted to do another rimless design. The response we received came as a total surprise to us. Never before in our company history had we had so much positive feedback from our reps, our customers and the end consumers as the result of one eyewear design.