Petrol Eyewear Unveils the Monza Driving Sunglass

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The Latest Offering in Petrol's Polarized Driving Sunglass Line Brings Modern Technology to a Vintage Sunglass Shape

Petrol Eyewear today introduced the Monza, an Italian-designed polarized driving sunglass that combines a lightweight and comfortable frame with Petrol's best-in-class polarized VisoChromaticâ„¢ lenses. Now available in two frame finishes -- gloss black with a grey marble pattern interior, and gloss brown with a woodgrain pattern interior -- the Monza features an 8-base bronze polarized polycarbonate lens with a full array of coatings that help protect both the wearer's vision and the lens itself.

Petrol VisoChromatic technology automatically adjusts lens darkness to surrounding light conditions, from 29% to 9% visible light transmission in the Monza. Unlike ordinary light-transitioning lenses that react only to ultraviolet light (UV), Petrol VisoChromatics react to both UV and visible light, allowing them to partially darken behind UV-blocking car windshields. This results in glare-cutting comfort while driving, and an even darker lens for full-sun activity outside the car. In their fully darkened state, the lenses provide 100% protection from harmful UV rays (absorption to 400 nanometers) and dramatically reduce the level of damaging, high-intensity visible light or blue light passing through the lens. This not only protects the eye, but also sharpens the wearer's vision by removing the haze-like effect of scattered, high-intensity light waves. Petrol achieves these benefits while still maintaining color recognition and meeting all international standards for a transitioning Category 2-3 driving lens. Optically correct and distortion-free, Monza lenses are individually cast and vacuum-coated in France.

In addition to polarization and light-transitioning features, every Monza lens has the added benefit of Petrol's signature Repeliumâ„¢ coatings:
-- Dual-sided hydrophobic/oliophobic coating that resists fogging and fingerprints
-- Dual-sided scratch coating, for six-times greater scratch-resistance than uncoated polycarbonate lenses
-- An anti-reflective treatment on the inside surface that eliminates eye strain-inducing "bounce-back" glare

Monza frames are composed of Grilamid® TR-90, a shape-retaining plastic polymer that is highly resistant to stress cracking, UV exposure and extreme temperatures.

Available online at and at Petrol retailers, Monza driving sunglasses are $180 USD and carry a one-year warranty.

About Petrol Eyewear:
Established in 2007, Petrol Eyewear is a manufacturer of premium quality polarized driving sunglasses. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, Calif., Petrol is a subsidiary of TSW, a leading producer of alloy wheels with a 30-year history of incorporating race-inspired technology into everyday driving. Developed by automotive enthusiasts and endorsed by professional race car drivers, Petrol offers superior optics designed to increase depth perception, sharpen vision, reduce eye fatigue, and protect the wearer from harmful UV and high-intensity visible light.


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Steve Schulz
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