Recycle Your Eclipse Glasses

After today’s total solar eclipse in the United States, many who took proper precaution find themselves with flimsy cardboard eclipse sunglasses. Thankfully, these glasses don’t need to occupy table space or end up in the trash. Astronomers Without Borders is soon to announce a program where they’ll be redistribute these glasses to schools in Asia and South America for the solar eclipse in 2019. “This …

These Glasses Automatically Focus For You

A very clever team at the University of Utah has developed a set of liquid-based lenses that alter their curvature, depending on the distance of the wearer’s focal point. According to PSFK, “The lenses are made of glycerin and enclosed by flexible membranes, giving them a low profile and making them lightweight.” The upshot is that, via its accompanying smartphone app, wearers can update their …

Julbo Reissues Their Timeless Vermont Classic

The French company brings back their classic mountaineering glasses

French eyewear company Julbo began making protective glasses for the crystal-hunters of Chamonix back in 1888 and in 1950 released classic mountaineering glasses, The Vermont. The latter were worn by mountaineers and rockstars at the beginning of climbing’s golden years—with iconic climbers from that era almost always wearing Julbo in summit photos. Since the Vermont, Julbo continued updating their designs and tech for modern-day mountain …