In 1979, Dennis Burns, founder of Gargoyles, revolutionized an entire industry with the invention of Toric lens technology. Dennis noticed that flat sunglasses left the eyes more exposed to the elements, and that curved lenses of the time were causing visual distortion and stress on the eyes. His state-of-the-art innovation became the basis of a brand: Gargoyles Performance Eyewear. The lens technology was so good in fact, it was used by the U.S. Army for ballistic protection.
Now, over 40 years later, Gargoyles continues its trajectory of innovation with sunglasses that not only meet strict ballistic specifications, but exceed them. All ANSI Z87.1+, Protection +, and Tactical + sunglass equipment also offer the best in pinpoint optics and polarization. Using additional ANSI standards, Gargoyles is able to achieve extremely high visual clarity and resolution, all while providing a true, undistorted view.