#1628: Cybrows

Today’s invention is sunglasses with segmented, overlapping lenses.

Each segment is attached to a pivot at the nosepiece, allowing them to slide over each other, covering some fraction of one side of the face. This would allow a range of options for eye protection: either lots of stray light to be excluded or direct beams to be dimmed.

The triangular segments would have different-strength filters, so that many different combinations of colour, density etc could be selected.

It might even be possible to have the motion of the lenses powered via a small hydraulic reservoir and remote switch, so that these glasses could also take on a social signalling role.

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