Dual Eyewear was established in 2011; out of necessity. The founder, long time cycling industry businessman Louis Viggio, an active cyclist himself, had just finished a project and was contemplating his next business venture. To make his cycling more enjoyable, he bought the latest and most sophisticated cycling computer unit available. He set up the computer at home the night before a ride. Excited by his new gadget, he mounted his bicycle early the next morning only to discover that the data being displayed on his new $450 device was all blurry. He had use his readers to program the computer the night before but this magnification feature was not available on his sunglasses.
His frustration led him on a search for a solution to his problem, farsightedness. Other than having expensive ($400.00 +) prescription lenses made for his cycling sunglasses, there was nothing readily available. There were bifocal glasses in the market, but they were designed to read the newspaper sitting on a couch, not descend mountains on skinny tires at high speeds. Viggio went to work.
After a year of testing products, Dual Eyewear was created and a new category of eyewear was born - technical bifocal sunglasses for active outdoors people. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder Colorado, Dual has now established itself as the leading eyewear company for specialized bifocal eyewear.
As the saying goes "necessity is the mother of invention".
Click here for an in-depth story of Dual's beginnings. From how the idea came about to the history of its founder.