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A Wonderful Invention: CTRL Eyewear

When I first watched this video, I’m pretty sure my eyes dilated from the sheer surprise of this innovation. My mind instantly thought of the boys in the Tour de France peloton. I always wondered how these cyclists handle stages such as the one on the Champs-Elysees where the lighting goes from bright sunlight to dark tunnels and back again at speeds of over 40 mph.

Apparently three professors at Kent State University thought a great deal about these challenging conditions, too. Originally these sunglasses were designed for soldiers and pilots to adapt to sudden changes in lighting as quickly as possible. It took 17 years and $40 million in R & D spending to bring these innovative sunglasses to light. Now, the cyclists wearing CTRL Eyewear have this amazing optical advantage.