The best polarized
lenses in the world

Polarized lenses by TALEX

Made in Japan

The craftspeople and scientists at TALEX combine technology and modern materials with the quality, care, and perfection of thousands of years of Japanese artisanship. The result is a superior polarized lens, that allows you to see more clearly, but also protects your eyes better by eliminating strain and stress.

Purpose built

TALEX designs lenses with three distinct properties in mind. Natural Color allows you to see the world as it really is, without discoloration or darkening. Contrast adds sharpness and contrast, to help you see more three dimensionally. Brightness is making the world appear brighter and more vivid.

Balancing these properties, we can offer sunglasses that are specialized for any activity or environment imaginable.

Proprietary technology

Polarized lenses are built with a filter that blocks horizontal light so you don’t see the harsh reflections of your environment like on snow or water. TALEX uses a proprietary filter made from iodine compounds that blocks out more harmful and intrusive light than traditional polarized lenses. They are the highest-performing polarized lenses on earth.

Over eight decades of experience

The town of Tajima near Osaka, Japan is considered the birthplace of high-quality spectacle lenses. Shinzo Tamura’s grandfather started making eyeglass lenses in 1938 but the real breakthrough came in 1966 when they succeeded in creating the first fully balanced polarized sunglasses lens.

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Ultralight frames

Shinzo Tamura collaborates with local factories in the Tajima area to create sophisticated double-shot injection molded frames.

Specifically designed for TALEX polarized lenses, these frames are perfectly balanced and ultralight. Made from flexible nylon they ensure that the lenses don’t distort over time.

Made from premium nylon

Nylon is extremely light and durable, shows no signs of aging, and does not deform over time, like many plastic or acetate frames. The typical surface degradation (whitening) of acetate material due to aging, sweat, and plasticizers is completely eliminated.


The Story Behind the Shades

Learn more about the 80+ year history of Shinzo Tamura's family
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