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“IF YOU THINK ABOUT A CYCLIST RIDING IN TRAFFIC; THEY WANT AS MUCH UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW AS POSSIBLE SO THAT THEY’RE ABLE TO SEE ALL AROUND THEM WITHOUT HAVING TO TURN THEIR HEAD AS MUCH.” The eight models are available in eight lens shapes and colours, which are in more vibrant tones for the women’s range, and more subdued in the men’s. At Smith, the biggest attraction for most people with rimless eyewear is field of view – especially in sport. Larger field of view or viewing angle is important for peripheral vision and motion detection, says Smith's Mark McCann, global category manager for eyewear. “If you think about a cyclist riding in traffic; they want as much unobstructed view as possible so that they’re able to see all around them without having to turn their head as much,” McCann says. “A head turn usually causes the bike to veer off course, so increases in uninterrupted sight lines are big wins in that regard.” With a taller rimless lens like in the Attack MAX – riders won’t find themselves staring into the top of the frame when they’re in the head down riding position. They get the protection they’re looking for from sunlight, wind and debris - but also an unobstructed field of view that a typical rimmed piece of eyewear does not provide, McCann says. The other factor is weight. Rimless glasses tend to be lighter because there’s less frame material required to hold the lens. Athletes love rimless eyewear because it almost feels like you’re not wearing sunglasses, which allows the wearer to focus on sport – not their glasses bouncing around or sliding off their faces. 20 Optical Prism November 2017 “IF YOU THINK ABOUT A CYCLIST RIDING IN TRAFFIC; THEY WANT AS MUCH UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW AS POSSIBLE SO THAT THEY’RE ABLE TO SEE ALL AROUND THEM WITHOUT HAVING TO TURN THEIR HEAD AS MUCH.” The eight models are available in eight lens shapes and colours, which are in more vibrant tones for the women’s range, and more subdued in the men’s. At Smith, the biggest attraction for most people with rimless eyewear is field of view – especially in sport. Larger field of view or viewing angle is important for peripheral vision and motion detection, says Smith's Mark McCann, global category manager for eyewear. “If you think about a cyclist riding in traffic; they want as much unobstructed view as possible so that they’re able to see all around them without having to turn their head as much,” McCann says. 20 Optical Prism November 2017 “A head turn usually causes the bike to veer off course, so increases in uninterrupted sight lines are big wins in that regard.” With a taller rimless lens like in the Attack MAX – riders won’t find themselves staring into the top of the frame when they’re in the head down riding position. They get the protection they’re looking for from sunlight, wind and debris - but also an unobstructed field of view that a typical rimmed piece of eyewear does not provide, McCann says. The oth \X܈\ZY [[\™\\[HY\X]\B\x&\\[YHX]\X[\]Z\YH[ˈ]]\ݙH[[\™^Y]X\X]\H][[Y[ZB[x&\HX\[[\\X[HX\\\ۈܝ8$›Z\\\[[\[܂Y[ٙZ\X\