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Vuarnet is just one of a selection of luxury brands at SmartBuyGlasses, with a number of top designs putting them amongst our favourites for sporting sunglasses.
Vuarnet sunglasses can trace their origins to the invention of the Skilynx lens in 1957 by two French opticians: Roger Pouilloux and Joseph Hatchiguian. These sunglasses, designed specifically for high-strength protection against the intense glare and conditions of the French Alps, were originally marketed under the name Skilynx Acier and were provided to the French Olympic Ski Team.
After alpine ski racer Jean Vuarnet won the gold medal in the Downhill at the 1960 Winter Olympics, an agreement was reached in 1961 to market the sunglasses using his surname as the brand name.
Since then, Vuarnet has established themselves amongst the big hitters in the sunglasses world. They specialize in making sunglasses that effortlessly blend hard-wearing ruggedness with high-fashion appeal. It’s safe to say that there aren’t many brands that come close. If you’re interested in some après-ski style that will also hold up on the slopes, there isn’t a brand more suited than Vuarnet!
Shop Vuarnet sunglasses now at SmartBuyGlasses. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to our selection from Vuarnet. You can buy Vuarnet sunglasses online in total peace of mind knowing that we provide a 24-month warranty on every pair of glasses or sunglasses in our store, which covers both the frames and lenses. And, if you change your mind about your new purchase, you can easily get your money back with our 100-day returns policy.
The Vuarnet VL1613 sunglasses bring that idyllic retro Alpine style right back to the forefront of eyewear fashion with expertly-crafted thin metal rims and black frames, surrounding some ultra-protective lenses made for Alpine levels of sunlight.
The Vuarnet VL1709 sunglasses offer all the lens protection of the VL1613 model, with added facial and peripheral protection on the frames. These won’t protect your eyes as much as ski goggles, but they’re the best protection you can get from a pair of sunglasses!
The Vuarnet VL1315 sunglasses are the ultimate pair of classic ski sunglasses. By blending 1950s appeal with modern functionality, the French artisans de lunettes have created the gold standard in luxury sports eyewear.