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While many choose to look back, we continue pushing forward. A wire rim lens topped by the sharp details of the Knoxville frame, create a perfect union of form, function & style. The result is a balanced design that is clearly ahead of its time.

KNOXVILLE UNION

From $120

From $120

While many choose to look back, we continue pushing forward. A wire rim lens topped by the sharp details of the Knoxville frame, create a perfect union of form, function & style. The result is a balanced design that is clearly ahead of its time.
  • FRAME: 6 base mold injected Grilamid frame with a 3 barrel hinge. Stainless steel Monel eye-wire.
  • OPTICS: 6 base Melanin infused Polycarbonate lens.100% UV protection. Up to 98% Blue Light protection.
  • MEASUREMENT: 47h - 139w - 128l
  • WEIGHT: 32grams
  • California Design. Hand Crafted In Italy.

MELANIN INFUSED LENSES



Electric's melanin infused lenses block harmful UV and HEV blue light, relaxing your eyes and providing vivid, crisp, clear, haze free vision.

Melanin is a natural pigment found throughout the human body. Its role is to protect us against damage by filtering UV and Blue Light and is the best natural defense against the harmful effects of the sun and blue light.

MELANIN INFUSED LENSES

Electric's melanin infused lenses block harmful UV and HEV blue light, relaxing your eyes and providing vivid, crisp, clear, haze free vision.

Melanin is a natural pigment found throughout the human body. Its role is to protect us against damage by filtering UV and Blue Light and is the best natural defense against the harmful effects of the sun and blue light.





PROTECTION


You wouldn’t put your skin through a day in the sun without sunblock, so why would you go in the sun without wearing Electric’s Melanin lenses?



COMFORT


With comfort for your eyes like you’ve never experienced.



ENHANCED VISION


Not to be confused with a “color enhancing tint”, our Melanin lenses provide vibrant images with clarity, contrast & depth like you’ve never seen before.




Melanin

WITHOUT MELANIN LENS FILTRATION


Increased exposure to harmful blue light which has been linked to retinal damage and crows feet, decreased visual clarity, eye strain.



WITH MELANIN LENS FILTRATION


Up to 98% protection against harmful blue light helping preserve your visual health, enhanced visual clarity, and true color perception, relaxed feeling of the eye.

WITHOUT MELANIN LENS FILTRATION


Increased exposure to harmful blue light which has been linked to retinal damage and crows feet, decreased visual clarity, eye strain.



WITH MELANIN LENS FILTRATION


Up to 98% protection against harmful blue light helping preserve your visual health, enhanced visual clarity, and true color perception, relaxed feeling of the eye.



BLUE LIGHT


Is the most damaging portion of the visible light spectrum

Has been linked to retinal damage

Causes eye strain and visual haze



MELANIN


Acts like SPF 140 for your eyes, protecting against crows feet

Prolongs retinal health

Improves visual clarity and contrast, relaxing your eyes

UNDERSTANDING MORE ABOUT BLUE LIGHT


Blue light is the highest frequency light in the visible light spectrum, also known as “HEV” or High Energy Visible. While Melanin does not “block” blue light, it filters the harmful HEV rays, protecting your eyes and preserving color perception.



BLUE LIGHT: A DANGER FOR THE RETINA


Unlike UVA and UVB rays which almost never reach the retina, Blue light (HEV) due to its high frequency, radiates the retina all day long. Recent scientific studies have revealed that such rays can damage your retinas over time.



UNDERSTANDING MORE ABOUT BLUE LIGHT


Blue light is the highest frequency light in the visible light spectrum, also known as “HEV” or High Energy Visible. While Melanin does not “block” blue light, it filters the harmful HEV rays, protecting your eyes and preserving color perception.



BLUE LIGHT: A DANGER FOR THE RETINA


Unlike UVA and UVB rays which almost never reach the retina, Blue light (HEV) due to its high frequency, radiates the retina all day long. Recent scientific studies have revealed that such rays can damage your retinas over time.



THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF BLUE LIGHT


As we age our natural self defense system against blue light becomes less efficient, resulting in higher exposure to the harmful rays over time. These cumulative damages are likely to be responsible for retinal diseases such as AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration).



PRESERVE YOUR VISUAL HEALTH


The greatest benefit of Electric’s Melanin infused lenses is the protection they afford your eyesight and retina. However, their benefits go beyond the eye itself, protecting the sensitive skin around the eye from damaging HEV rays and helping battle crows feet.

THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF BLUE LIGHT


As we age our natural self defense system against blue light becomes less efficient, resulting in higher exposure to the harmful rays over time. These cumulative damages are likely to be responsible for retinal diseases such as AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration).



PRESERVE YOUR VISUAL HEALTH


The greatest benefit of Electric’s Melanin infused lenses is the protection they afford your eyesight and retina. However, their benefits go beyond the eye itself, protecting the sensitive skin around the eye from damaging HEV rays and helping battle crows feet.

MELANIN POLYCARBONATE LENS

Electric exclusively uses Bayer brand Makrolon raw polycarbonate material. All of our polycarbonate lenses are infused with health preserving melanin. This premium polycarbonate material is extremely light weight, has excellent visual clarity and definition, provides 100% UV and 98% Blue light protection and boasts superior impact resistance.

MELANIN POLYCARBONATE LENS

Electric exclusively uses Bayer brand Makrolon raw polycarbonate material. All of our polycarbonate lenses are infused with health preserving melanin. This premium polycarbonate material is extremely light weight, has excellent visual clarity and definition, provides 100% UV and 98% Blue light protection and boasts superior impact resistance.

MELANIN CR39 LENS

Electric is proud to offer melanin infused CR-39 lenses. An industry first that we have developed, exclusively with our lens supplier. CR-39 monomer lenses combine the optical clarity of glass with the durability of a thermoset material. CR-39 lenses stand up to scratches, are light weight and are featured in all of our acetate frames and select wire frames.

MELANIN CR39 LENS

Electric is proud to offer melanin infused CR-39 lenses. An industry first that we have developed, exclusively with our lens supplier. CR-39 monomer lenses combine the optical clarity of glass with the durability of a thermoset material. CR-39 lenses stand up to scratches, are light weight and are featured in all of our acetate frames and select wire frames.

HAND POLISHED MINERAL GLASS

Electric's glass lenses offer superior optical clarity, are the most scratch-resistant and have been manufactured as light weight as possible. These lenses are under 2mm thick and have been treated for increased impact resistant. These lenses are featured in all of our Level III Polarized frames.

HAND POLISHED MINERAL GLASS

Electric's glass lenses offer superior optical clarity, are the most scratch-resistant and have been manufactured as light weight as possible. These lenses are under 2mm thick and have been treated for increased impact resistant. These lenses are featured in all of our Level III Polarized frames.

GRYLAMID FRAME

High tensile strength and heat resistant grylamid retains shape for optimal fit. This material is extremely impact resistant while still being flexible, light weight and durable.

GRYLAMID FRAME

High tensile strength and heat resistant grylamid retains shape for optimal fit. This material is extremely impact resistant while still being flexible, light weight and durable.

ACETATE FRAME

Electric exclusively uses Mazzucchelli raw acetate for all of our handmade Italian acetate frames. This material is aesthetically pleasing, ideal for custom fitting and pliable when heated.

ACETATE FRAME

Electric exclusively uses Mazzucchelli raw acetate for all of our handmade Italian acetate frames. This material is aesthetically pleasing, ideal for custom fitting and pliable when heated.

WIRE FRAME

Each of Electric's wire frames utilize a high quality surgical grade stainless steel. This material is non corrosive, hypo allergenic, lightweight and durable.

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Each of Electric's wire frames utilize a high quality surgical grade stainless steel. This material is non corrosive, hypo allergenic, lightweight and durable.

6 BASE CURVE

Base curvature references the curvature of the lens. The curvature of the lens in turn effects the amount of wrap / curve a frame has. The lower the number, the more flat the frame will be.

Base curvature references the curvature of the lens. The curvature of the lens in turn effects the amount of wrap / curve a frame has. The lower the number, the more flat the frame will be.

8 BASE CURVE

8 base frames are more wrapped and ideal for active settings.

8 BASE CURVE

8 base frames are more wrapped and ideal for active settings.

ELECTRIC PREMIUM POLARIZED LENSES


When light is reflected off a surface, it becomes condensed, creating glare. Electric's Polarized lenses eliminate 99.9% of glare, offer 100% UV protection, and provide true color perception. High color contrast and superior glare reduction, fueled with the finest degree of craftsmanship, brings you the highest quality Polarized lenses. No gimmicks, no distortion, no glare.

 

LEVEL I: POLYCARBONATE POLARIZED


Electric’s Level 1 Polycarbonate Polarized Lens comes standard with synthetic Melanin, providing premium glare reduction, relaxed eye feeling, true color perception, and scratch resistance.



LEVEL II: VISUAL EVOLUTION POLARIZED


Electric’s Level II Polycarbonate Polarized Lens combines the world class Melanin infused Level I lens, with the addition of flash mirror, anti-reflection and hydrophobic and oleophobic performance lens coatings.

LEVEL II: VISUAL EVOLUTION POLARIZED


Electric’s Level II Polycarbonate Polarized Lens combines the world class Melanin infused Level I lens, with the addition of flash mirror, anti-reflection and hydrophobic and oleophobic performance lens coatings.



LEVEL III: MINERAL GLASS POLARIZED


Electric’s Level III hand polished mineral glass polarized lens represents the benchmark for quality, performance, visual clarity, and color brilliance. Anti-reflection coating is also featured.

FREE GROUND SHIPPING AND FREE RETURNS ON ALL US ORDERS(Excluding Alaska and Hawaii)

 

A prepaid return shipping label will be included in all orders shipped FedEx. If you aren’t happy with your purchase, we will happily accept a return for a full refund. Our 365-day return policy has no special catches or exceptions. All we ask is that you send the items back to us in the original packaging, and make sure that the products are in the same condition as when you received them. Send the product back to us and we will take care of everything.

 

48 STATES PRICING:

 

FEDEX GROUND - FREE, LIMITED TIME

$0



FEDEX EXPRESS 2DAY


$15



FEDEX OVERNIGHT


$30


USPS (APO/FPO/PO BOX)


$10




AK, HI, PR, GU PRICING:

 

FEDEX GROUND

$10



FEDEX EXPRESS 2DAY


$35


 

 

This map illustrates service schedules in business days for FedEx Ground shipments. Cutoff time for same day shipping is 3pm PST for ground, 2nd day and USPS shipping. Overnight shipping cutoff time is 1pm PST. Free return shipping valid on orders shipped FedEx only.

  • Review by Kacy (USA)

    January 7, 2016

    So classy. These sunglasses are phenomenal! I am a pretty small chick, I needed a style that didn't swamp my face....this style did the trick. Absolutely perfect for any occasion. The Tort color looks bomb on blondes! :) Electric's polarized lenses are life changing, they bring out so many colors our beautiful world offers. These are easily the BEST sunglasses I have ever owned. Also, Electric's customer service is top notch! Phong Nguyen helped me out a great deal. A round of applause for the genuine customer service. I will continue to be a happy Electric customer as long as I live! Thank you, Phong and Electric!!

  • Review by Edwin (USA)

    August 23, 2015

    I LOVE these sunglasses! The UV protection is great as well as the polarization in the lenses. They are dark enough so people can't see your eyes but not too dark so you can't use them indoors and that's pretty cool when you fall asleep or when your checking things out.
    With all the sun we get in Hawaii these are the pair to buy.

    I had a few mishaps with these glasses. Got a nick on the lens and one of the Electric logos fell out. I sent an inquiry to customer service and Phong Nguyen, with lightning fast speed, replied to my dilemma. He just had me send them back and a week later VIOLA! a new pair appeared on my doorstep!

    Thanks Phong for your help and understanding! Excellent doing business with you!

    This is a top notch company with excellent skills in customer service!
    Tell your friends!

    Aloha,
    Edwin

  • Review by Steve

    July 29, 2015

    These Sunglasses are very classy and stylish, I love the brown color not to dark and protects the sun rays very well, these are top notch very well made sunglasses. Electric customer service is phenomenal they sent me a new pair of the exact same style after my sunglasses were damaged. I defiantly will keep buying off electric and referring all my friends to purchase their top quality products, their customer service is great!

  • Review by Jacob (USA)

    May 4, 2014

    If you're looking for glasses that have formal class but also looking for something that has a fresh style, the knoxville union's are for you. i own a pair of these myself and they are phenomenal. Perfect for a surfer, and perfect for a businessmen.

    5 stars

  • Review by Carlos Luis Baldelomar Casares (Costa Rica)

    March 8, 2014

    son las mejores gafas knoxville union con tecnologia de melanina cuando traen los nuevos diseños de gafas y logo a costa rica

    knoxville unions are the best glasses with melanin technology when they bring new designs and logo glasses to costa Rica