By Andrew Liszewski
Oakley has joined the long list of companies that have announced a tie-in with the upcoming TRON: Legacy sequel with their “TRON” Limited Edition 3D Gascan eyewear. They sport some nifty TRON-inspired graphics on the frame, but here’s the real reason you might want to shun the 3D specs handed out at your local theater and opt for dropping $150 on these instead:
To engineer Oakley 3D eyewear, Oakley combined its industry-leading frame innovations with lens technologies that maximize the 3D experience by offering unprecedented levels of clarity and visual fidelity. “TRON” Limited Edition 3D Gascan features HDO-3D™, a collection of proprietary lens innovations that have achieved the first optically correct 3D eyewear on Earth. Oakley 3D lenses virtually eliminate the ghosting or “crosstalk” between images that reach each eye from one moment to the next, a potential problem with inferior 3D eyewear.
A second key difference between Oakley 3D eyewear and conventional designs is the lens curvature. Greater curvature around the eyes provides a wider field of view, but without highly precise optics, even a mild curve can cause visual distortion. Oakley technology maintains optical clarity so the wearer can enjoy a wide field of sharp vision. The curvature of Oakley 3D lenses has the added benefit of minimizing distracting glare.
The glasses will be available in November, well ahead of the film’s December 17 release date, giving you plenty of time to break them in beforehand.