Waveborn Sunglasses All of our sunglasses are handcrafted in Milan, Italy and have 100% UV protection, providing both quality and protection for every occasion. Waveborns are essential for those who enjoy outdoor sporting events, boating, hiking, or just cruising down pacific coast highway on bright, sunny days.
All Waveborn sunglasses provide 100% UV protection and several styles can be polarized and/or mirrored. Waveborn lenses are crafted by Carl Zeiss, a premier manufacturer of high quality lenses. Lenses from Carl Zeiss can be found on a variety of high end cameras along with the Hubble Telescope. In the world of tinted lenses, Zeiss is known for its precise range of tints and technologies. The range of colors available from Zeiss covers special outdoor applications that will provide maximum sun protection and contrast enhanced vision. To learn more visit, http://www.zeiss.com/vision-care/en_us/better-vision/home.html.
You Have a Right to Choose
We have 15 models and over 100 styles to guarantee we meet your vision and style needs.
Each pair comes with a durable hard case and custom micro-fiber pouch to prevent scratches and frame damage.
With your lifestyle in mind, each purchase includes a one year full warranty that protects against damaged, lost, or stolen sunglasses.
Made with care and purpose
Waveborn frames are carefully hand-crafted by artisans in Milan, Italy – the fashion capital of the world! Our frames offer unsurpassed style and comfort that can be enjoyed during any season. Waveborns are constructed from cellulose propionate which provides enhanced lightweight durability. Feel the difference for yourself.
How Do Polarized Lenses Work?
Ophthalmologist Dr. Mike Korchak Says: Polarized lenses are designed to reduce glare (you know, that annoying blinding effect). Glare can happen for many reasons, but usually it’s caused by the reflection and/or scattering of sunlight off of surfaces like water or glass windshields (e.g., think about hanging out at the beach or driving around with the top down). Non-polarized sunglasses reduce the intensity of all light, but polarized sunglasses can selectively eliminate the light that causes glare. The physics behind it is complicated, but if you must know... here is a simplified way to think about it.
We view the world by interpreting how light bounces off of objects (our eye collects the light and our brain processes it). Light comes from the sun and it is a wave. The physics behind waves is complicated but let’s think of it like this. Essentially, it travels in a squiggly line from point A to point B like this: A ~~~~~~~~~~~~ B. The sum of that wave is essentially a line like this: A ---------> B, but we can’t really ignore the squiggles. The squiggles affect how our eye interprets images and the squiggles are what is meant by “polarization”. To make it more complicated, the squiggles can be rotated around 360 degrees, which changes the wave’s properties even though it is still going in the same direction. We experience more glare when receive light with different orientations of the squiggles (i.e., different amounts of polarization).
Luckily for us, the light from the sun will illuminate objects and send waves in a single polarization (i.e., squiggles all aligned in the same plane) and we will have no glare. BUT, when the light from the sun is also bouncing off other objects (i.e., water or car windshields), the light is no longer perfectly polarized and it causes glare. That is where Waveborn Polarized Sunglasses come in. The polarized sunglasses have a special property that only allow one orientation of squiggly lines through. They block out all the unnecessary light waves that would cause glare!
So what are polarized lenses good for? Everything really, but they're particularly useful on bright sunny days when you’re playing sports, hanging out near the water, or driving around in a sweet pair of shades.
Dr.Korchak and Mike Malloy, Waveborn CEO
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Matt "Forman" Drake
Prior to joining Waveborn, Forman worked at an architecture office in DC, producing and marketing concept-level building designs to clients around the world. He brings a passion for entrepreneur-based thinking that stems from his work as a freelance graphic designer.
Being engaged with an organically-grown company like Waveborn and watching its growth over several years has impacted the way I interact with people and look for new opportunities. I measure Waveborn’s success by the number of people we help, whether that means providing sight to people with cataracts or teaching an intern new design skills. My goal for the company is to receive 100,000 thank you tweets from satisfied customers or buyers who we have helped.
“Be the world you want to live in.”
Philosophy and Writing
Chief Financial Officer
Joining from a background working for an investment bank, he’s incredibly excited to continue Waveborn’s current growth trajectory!
As one of Waveborn’s first outside investors, Sam’s role has expanded to CFO to support the growing needs of the Waveborn movement. Over the past 2 years since becoming involved, he has been struck by the staying power of the movement, a testament to our Sight For All tenet resonating with our customers.
“A man who believes the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life”. What he believes Cassius Clay meant by those words were to continue pushing your own limits. Carpe diem… And bring a pair of Waveborn’s with you!
As he met CEO Malloy as a freshman at Boston College playing ultimate frisbee together, he always enjoys being outside and enjoying nature.
Director of Business Development
Koby joins Waveborn from the Enstitute Fellow apprenticeship program, and is a certified National Student Leader, bringing a unique knowledge base to Waveborn.
For Koby, Waveborn provided the opportunity to work with a team of energetic committed individuals with a passion for social change.
He lives by the Benjamin Franklin quote, “early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.” To him, it is important that people be cognizant of the balance between personal health, work, and social life.
In his spare time, he loves volunteering in classrooms, reading, and being Batman.
PR & Marketing Strategist
After attending Frostburg State University majoring in athletic trainer, Nicole’s social giving experience began in 2009. Getting her start in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer/apprentice to a celebrity trainer while also balancing her interest in fashion as a Nordstrom personal stylist and eventually getting into entertainment industry as a media correspondent and founder of The Womanly Curve. All of these experiences has taught her the importance of the interconnectedness that our personal interests bring and looks forward to helping Waveborn make a global impact.
I love the work space. It really inspires all Waveborn employees to embrace their individual talents and goals all while supporting a good cause!
“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a different way to stand.” -Oprah Winfrey
Cultural Experiences and Outdoor Adventure
Creative Department Intern - Marketing
Past experience includes filmmaking and production coordination. Laila also brings education in International Marketing from UPF-Barcelona.
Waveborn has taught me about the serious lack of the expansiveness in eye healthcare worldwide, as well as how important it really is. Further, it has made me annoyingly aware of strangers who are wearing crappy sunglasses.
“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
Watching movies, making movies, binge reading, hiking, making a house of cards while watching House of Cards.
HR &Communications Specialist
Past experiences include being a Psychology Major, and a member of the Georgetown University Class of 2015 where he serves as a New Student Orientation Advisor.
Waveborn has made me realize that having professional goals and wanting to change the world are not mutually exclusive objectives. In my own growth and sight for Waveborn, I would like to help create a team of knowledgeable and skilled salespeople to continue spreading the Waveborn movement to all areas of the country.
“Do your thing, do it well” - Lorde
Ultimate frisbee, music, soccer, and working with kids
West Coast Operations / Regional Sales San Diego, CA
Bringing over 12 years of sales experience and the developed gift to gab with ANYONE. Truly enjoying every chance given to build relationships with clients.
Waveborn has given me the opportunity to expand my relations in the optical field and I plan on having at least 25 retail locations in each state bordering the Pacific Coast, and yes, that includes Hawaii and Alaska.
“Closed mouths don’t get fed!”
I love music. I don’t personally play anything in particular, but I love percussion. I have been in Event/Artist Management for many years and always loved how everything comes together for a perfect event. At the end of the day when everyone is smiling and having a good time, I know I correctly did what I love to do.
Southeast Operations and Sales
She has a degree in Business Management and Leadership from UNC-Wilmington along with extensive experience in business operations with a focus on customer service, graphic design and office operations.
While taking an online MIS class, she created a website analysis for waveborn.com and came to admire the company and its goals. Shortly thereafter, she was honored to receive an offer to join the Waveborn team. Sarah looks forward to spreading the Waveborn movement to coastal North Carolina over the summer. She keeps her camera close by to sneak in some cool pictures along the way.
Frank Lloyd Wright:
“Love is the virtue of the Heart,
Sincerity is the virtue of the Mind,
Decision is the virtue of the Will,
Courage is the virtue of the Spirit.”
Digital Media Intern
I have worked for sports information at Juniata College where I created media guides and was a sports photographer.
Waveborn has taught me to never underestimate the impact you can have on others, a seemingly small good deed can go a long way. Personally, I would like to see Waveborn expand into the southern states and hope to spread the movement throughout the summer.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi
Volleyball, photography, film, and horseback riding.
Prior to working for Waveborn full-time, Mike spent four years working at Deloitte Consulting and earning a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Georgetown University. Mike brings in experience from the Georgetown Angels and Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance, both of which have connected him with mentors that helped guide his entrepreneurial journey.
I have put my life into Waveborn because every moment I spend working brings me fulfillment.Everything we do makes an impact, and we can see that impact. Being a part of something this powerful motivates you to always keep going and always try harder and never let anything go to waste.
“With hard work and dedication, anything is possible.”
Playing Ultimate Frisbee, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band, and Traveling
A current student of North Carolina State University majoring in Textile Technology- Supply Chain Operations, Jonique brings in computing, graphic design, and communication skills.
Ever since the end of my freshmen year, my drive, passion, and involvement has been revolved around community service. With this in mind Waveborn is the perfect place for me. It not only fulfills my carrer aspirations in Information Technology, but also serves an amazing cause, to help others and give the gift of sight!
“Live together, and have need the one of the other.”
Proverbs 22:2 Parallel Commentaries
Dancing, Drawing, 3D Graphics, & learning to walk with Him!