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About Smith Optics Lowdown Sunglasses

Closeouts. Hide your eyes from the sun and onlookers with Smith Optics Lowdown sunglasses. These fashion-forward shades feature a bold design and Carbonic TLT lenses.


Specs about Smith Optics Lowdown Sunglasses

  • Lens material: Carbonic TLT
  • Frame material: Evolve (Rilsan® made from castor plants)
  • Extra lenses: None
  • Base curvature: 6 Base
  • Frame fit: Medium
  • Lens coverage: Medium
  • Temple to temple: 5-1/2"
  • Light transmission: 15%
  • UV blocking: 100% UVB,100% UVA
  • Weight: 1 oz.
  • Made in China
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  • US shipments only


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4.571428 5 Overall Rating: 4.6 Based on 14 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Daniel Bruce Lee from Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The reflective lens look super cool in pictures. The price is low and I was able to wear it on a 7-day backcountry hike barely noticing it was there (the Hydrophilic Megol nose pads probably had a lot to do with it).
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Question & Answer

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  • “Are these lenses polarized?”
    Asked by Curious in Cleveland from Ohio on 7/16/2014 2:04:31 PM
    • I believe they are NOT polarized, but I did look up the Carbonic TLT part, because I did not know what that meant. Found this on Smith website:

      "Objects in lens are exactly the same as they appear." When light passes through a medium it refracts, i.e. changes course. If left uncorrected, this refraction can cause visual distortion and eye fatigue. Smith's Tapered Lens Technology (TLT) straightens out the incoming light rays by progressively tapering the lens from the optical center toward the peripheral view. What this means for you is that you see with 100% accuracy and maximum comfort.

      Visual distortion occurs when light waves hit an aggressively-curved lens causing it to bend or distort an objects true size or position. Imagine looking through a fish eye lens. What your eye normally sees, is stretched beyond reality. Get the picture? Tapered Lens Technology corrects the distortion by progressively tapering the lens from the optical center towards the outer edges. Light waves are thereby delivered straight to your eye resulting in zero distortion and true optical clarity. What you see is what you get. Carbonic lenses are engineered to be the most impact resistant lens material in the world. Injection molded with Tapered Lens Technology for optical precision and a high level of protection.
      Answered on 7/16/2014 2:34:35 PM by rennie from wrightsville beach
    • No, these are not polarized.
      Answered on 7/17/2014 12:25:34 AM by GlyCERin from Delaware

About Smith Optics

When Bob Smith, founder of Smith Optics, started building homemade ski goggles in his kitchen back in the 1960s, he had no idea his hobby would evolve into one of the most respected eyewear brands in the world. Officially founded in 1965, Bob’s fledgling company eventually grew from a small line of Smith goggles into a full array of eyewear products. Today, Smith sunglasses and goggles are loaded with cutting-edge technology, from advanced Carbonic TLT optics to PivLock interchangeable lenses, and Smith helmets are helping protect skiers and riders on the slopes. From the hiking trail to the terrain park, Smith sunglasses, goggles and helmets are the choice of athletes who demand the absolute best.