Scicon // Optimal photochromic control

Eelke is enjoying some warm sun rays, skating around the Dutch countryside while his optical store is closed down. Holland is notorious for its bright skies and cloud covers. A beautiful sight, but sometimes hard to chose the proper sun lens. Fortunately, this Scicon frame came with some amazing photochromic lenses, and interchangeable “fenders” for if he wants to break some speed records!

Scicon has recently announced the collaboration with Essilor Sun Solution for the launch of a premium sunwear range. The SCN-XT sun lenses provided by the sun Division of Essilor Group will feature NXT® VARIA™ technology, the combination of outstanding material and optimal photochromic control.

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NXT® material never compromises as it combines the best of mineral lenses’ optimal clarity and the best of organic lenses’ lightweight and impact resistance, while VARIA™ technology offers fast kinetics to ensure adjusted visibility in all weather conditions.

The SCN-XT sun lenses have been thought and customized for SCICON. The sunglasses are designed for cyclists, triathletes, and active people both in the Performance and Sport Lifestyle categories, each offering a range of options to provide the perfect fit on or off the bike.

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High Performance Eyewear, Bike Bags and accessories for riders and active people – SCICON was born out of a garage near Bassano del Grappa (Italy), the heart of the cycling industry, 1980 to solve the problem of how professional cyclists travel with their bikes. The evolution over time has created a brand which not only solves problems but inspires adventure around the world. After becoming an icon in the design and production of the world’s best bike travel bags, SCICON became synonymous with a long list of champions. Today, SCICON is the most in demand brand for athletes who travel with their bike.

The eyewear collection is born in 2019 in line with the values of quality, comfort, and obsessive attention to detail which are of the company. Their commitment is to guarantee perfect clarity visual comfort and protection looking for new technical solutions, performance materials and eye-catching designs to continue making athletes’ lives easier.


Shooting: TEFdoesAMSTERDAM
Eyewear: EY16160203 AEROTECH XL by Scicon
LENSES: SCNXT Photochromic Red Mirror by Essilor Sun Solution
Model: Eelke Veltman, Optician and eyewear blogger
Photographer: Ingmar Veltman

Author: maarten weidema

After being a freelance eyewear designer since 1999, TEF founder Maarten Weidema now solely writes about his fellow designers in the optical industry. His passionate mission is to promote independent eyewear to the international optical arena, backed up by a large group of bloggers and journalists from all over the world. He has recently been awarded "International Optical Personality of the Year", "Leading Innovator in Optical Social Media Marketing", "Social Media Marketing Company of the Year" and received several awards for "best eyewear blog" for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 517.000 eyecare professionals.

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