Design with a purpose
AN ECO–REVOLUTIONARY COLLECTION
THE CIRCLE OF LIGHT
Nature takes from Earth in the same way it gives back to it, a universal and divine cycle that creates a connection among all elements. This infinite energy brings all life to life, generating newness. A process similar to the one accomplished by 23 Eyewear’s productive cycle, also expressed through THE CIRCLE OF LIGHT, the circuit of lenses.
Born to offer a visual experience like no other at all times, these superior quality mineral lenses produced by Barberini are divided into 4 worlds, each of which is defined by different nuances and needs.
OUR MINERAL LENSES
FOR EVERYDAY CITY LIFE
The city’s soul, its vibe and colors are shaped by architectural landscapes as well as urban parks.
The 23° Eyewear Terrennial mineral lens was born to make our surroundings warm and the panorama picture-perfect.
With heightened color definition, all hues come to life as separate, defined and augmented entities. This is especially helpful at stoplights, in the street, when looking at signs while riding a bike, walking or driving. Even the same colors in different shades stand out, enhanced, allowing you a sharper and clearer vision all around you. Polarizing reflective glare from tall structures, the ground or surrounding cars is non-existent. The filtration of blue light further relaxes your eyes, preventing eye fatigue. Good for bright to changing light conditions.
At higher altitudes, the mountain’s view and atmosphere, the sleek snow and glaciers can make us touch and experience true beauty.
The 23° Eyewear Stratosphair mineral lens was made to reach the top of the world.
Exposure to solar radiation (UV, IR and Blue Light) increases with altitude as there is less atmosphere between the mountain setting and the sun, making eye protection is especially important. Additionally, snow reflects 80-90% of this solar radiation even on cloudy days.
The 23° Eyewear Stratosphair mineral lenses were especially developed for this type of bright and high-glare environment. They offer high-contrasted vision, deliver enhanced depth perception and heightened color definition even on snowy days. Polarizing glare is left out.
Furthermore, IR filtration and blue light absorption can protect, calm and relax your eyes, allowing for better visual acuity. The gradient mirror reflects the harshest reflective glare from above, while the interior AR coat absorbs back glare.
ABOVE AND BEYOND EARTH LEVEL
OUT ON THE OCEAN OR RIGHT BY IT
Water makes up about 71% of our earth’s surface and all life depends on it. The 23° Eyewear Ablyss mineral lens was developed inspired by a blissful dream about living the marine lifestyle, be it at the beach or out on a sailboat.
This blue lens has a calming effect on your eyes while providing superior protection from bright light, polarizing glare and harmful UV. Mineral pure optics are further enhanced with heightened color definition, which detects, brightens and separates different colors as well as the shades of blue – an imperative when out in the open sea. Contours of objects, both in and out of the water, are more visible.
The double gradient blue mirror, not only reflects harsh light from above and below, it also absorbs light adding additional eye protection as well as clearer vision therefore aiding eye comfort. Eyes are further protected and calmed with IR filtration and blue light absorption. Good for extremely bright and glare rich light conditions.
Fueled by the creative essence of fire, its brightness and lively spirit, the 23° Eyewear Redessence mineral lens was created to match the lives of intense and active souls always on the go.
The reddish hue in the base of lens improves depth perception, making them a great choice for judging distant images and delivering contrast enhancement against green landscapes and blue skies in both sunny and variable conditions. Minerals added for heightened color definition distinguishes, separates and brightens all colors, while nuances that are part of the red spectrum stand out. The 23° Eyewear Redessence is designed for a multitude of outdoor activities, navigational instrument use and in situations in which reaction time is limited. Polarizing and bounce back glare are eliminated. Your eyes are kept focused and relaxed.
AUTHENTIC ENERGY FOR THE OUTDOORS
AN ALL-AROUND NATURAL CHOICE
A polished low-profile personality generated from the purity of our earth’s cosmos, the 23° Blackosmo mineral lens is suitable to be worn anytime, anywhere.
A set of pure optics with the best all-around protection, the 23° Eyewear Blackosmo mineral lenses provide true color perception. The neutral grey hue works to neutralize harmful blue light, enhancing the contrast of colors and helping to define objects while reducing eye fatigue.
Polarizing glare and harmful UV rays are blocked, further improving visual acuity and allowing your eyes to stay rested and focused. This lens is great for variable and changing weather conditions from sunny to overcast.
PROTECT YOUR EYES — PROTECT THE PLANET
PURE OPTICS — MASTER OF VISUAL CLARITY — HEIGHTENED DEFINITION — SUSTAINABILITY
See the world through 23° Eyewear mineral glass lenses: pure optics, zero distortion, improved contrast and heightened color definition. The 23° Eyewear 100% pure mineral lenses produced by the worldwide leader for innovation and expertise, Barberini S.p.A. Mineral lenses are the most optically pure, visually correct lenses our eyes can experience. We master pure optics and visual clarity not only by using a silica composition, but also through a production process in which the molten silica oxide mixture is purified and refined through a platinum column. All lenses are therefore born with zero impurities. Characteristics inherent to mineral lenses make them the most scratch-resistant lens types available today. This is due to a lens chemical and thermal hardening process which creates an ion exchange. Larger ions from a molten chemical are exchanged with the smaller ions on the surface of the lens, thus increasing the amount of pressure each lens can endure. This process also allows for maximum shatter resistance. All 23° Eyewear mineral lens hues are in mass colors and will not fade or peel over time. They are also impenetrable to saltwater and oils.
Mineral lenses are made from our earth’s natural minerals, the primary one being silica.
Silicate minerals constitute 90% of the earth’s continental crust, thus mineral lenses are 100% sustainable, recyclable and the most life-friendly lenses available today.
Lenses pass all EN ISO / ANSI / AN/NZS standards
ELIMINATES GLARE WITH 99.99% POLARIZATION EFFICIENCY
When normal, parallel rays of light bounce off any reflective surface like water, wet surfaces, asphalt, snow and rocky terrain, they produce glare.
The 23° Eyewear polarized lenses are made to organize light, allowing only optimum parallel light waves through. As they let parallel light rays to enter, they distract the perpendicular rays from glare blocking them.
This way, you will be able to experience a more technically-efficient, optically-correct vision as well as reduced eyestrain.
HEIGHTNED COLOR DEFINITION
Minerals, called rare-earth elements (REE), are added to the pre-molten silica composition so to create the special ability of color enhancement and color definition; especially when looking at something of the same color but with different shades. Colors become separated and are easier to distinguish.
Protection from UV, Blue Light and Infrared Light — 23° Eyewear mineral lenses control both the quantity and the quality of light that reaches your eyes.
Within the electromagnetic spectrum, our eyes are the most impacted by the middle section. This includes: ultraviolet light (UV), visible light and infrared rays. Even though we cannot see them, these rays can damage our eyes and impair our vision even if it’s a cloudy day.
Long durations of direct bright light on water or at high altitudes can expose your eyes to infrared heat rays (also known as heat radiation). These waves can increase retinal temperature, making unprotected eyes at risk of cornea damage, extreme dryness and extreme eye fatigue. UV — 23° Eyewear lenses emphatically filter all UV light up to 400 nm If unprotected, our eyes are exposed to harmful UV rays. Over- exposition to UVA and UVB radiation damages the health of our eyes.
Double gradient mirrors are darker on top, darker on the bottom and lighter in the middle. This helps to cut out glares from both the sun in the sky and the sun’s reflection off the ground, be it asphalt or snow.
Single-gradient mirrors are darker on the top and lighter on the bottom. This cuts out glares from the overhead sunlight while allowing in more light from below.
AR, HYDRO-OLEOPHOBIC AND MIRROR COATINGS
Multi-layer Anti-reflective Coat Lens Interior – Glare and bright light come at your eyes from all directions. When bright light hits from the back of a sun lens, it often bounces back directly into your eyes. Our Anti-Reflective coating absorbs this glare. All 23° Eyewear lenses are equipped with an AR lens interior coat. Hydro-Oleophobic Coat Lens Exterior – It functions as a high performance water- repellent, preventing water, rain or fog from adhering to the lens surface. It also prevents the adherence of dirt, dust, oil deposits and fingerprints to your lens, and makes them easier to clean.
THE ZERO-WASTE IN-HOUSE PRODUCTION PROCESS
- Our earth is a spherical body made up of several internal layers: crust, mantel, internal nucleus and external nucleus.
- A nucleus itself is understood as a central or essential element around which other parts are gathered or from which all is born making future development possibile, while neo suggests the essence of something new, renovated or a modern form.
- Eco Warriors embody the nucleus of living cells containing the genetic material that determines their entire structure and function. Inside the nucleus, therefore, is the blueprint that dictates everything. The 23° Eyewear avant-garde Neocleus Material BIO BTR 600 is an ecological, castor plant-based resin produced with bio-mass energy which is renewable and classified as CO2 neutral.
Our ergonomic frame designs are ultra-light for a ‘no wear feel’, have a high-level of strength and are very durable, also showing great resistance to external factors such as sunscreen and salty water.
The frame hinges, designed and engineered with a removable optical stainless steel screw, are lightweight but solid. In harmony with 23° Eyewear’s circular “eco concept”, all frame components are conceived and intended to be recycled or upcycled.
The 23 Eyewear collection is born based on a circular “eco-concept”: generate glasses that generate other glasses, eliminating waste. Every element is produced in NEOCLEUS, 100% derived material from natural resources and endlessly recyclable through an innovative and highly technological manufacturing process.