Dennis Burns founded Gargoyles in 1979 as a revolutionary way of designing glasses. Dennis noticed that flat sunglasses exposed your eyes too much and curved lenses caused visual distortion and eye stress, so he set out to create a better way of protecting eyes. His new lens technology is so good the eyewear was adopted by the US Army. Now, nearly 37 years later, Gargoyles sunglasses exceeds the strict ballistic specifications. All sunglasses are ANSI Z87.1+, Protection +, and Tactical +, and are 100% polarized. Gargoyle is able to achieve high visual clarity for an undistorted view. Gargoyles’ mission is: protect your eyes, at all costs. Since the start Gargoyle has crafted eyewear that has transformed the eyeglass industry. This advanced technology is perfect for the school yard, the streets and even the battle field.