ZEAL Optics is a boutique line of eyewear born out of this need to create. To define ourselves among the masses of sameness. Defending the desire to be different and embracing the need to constantly evolve.
E-llume is the world’s first lens using a plant-based bonding agent, thus replacing the petroleum-based bonder. With optimum clarity, this lens is proof that environmental initiatives are not a deterrent to an incredible optical experience.
In conjunction with their Z-Resin frames, ZEAL is the first company in the world to lead the way towards completely removing crude oil from sunglass production. E-llume lenses don’t skimp on protection or prevention either. You can rest assured that you will be protected from UVA, B, and C as well as HEV light.
All of ZEAL’s sunglass frames are made from Z-resin, their proprietary, plant-based resin from Switzerland. Instead of crude oil, it’s made from the castor bean. The castor plant has a positive effect on the environment and can be planted and replanted.
In fact, it’s a perfect resource because it’s an efficient, fast-growing perennial that is easy to grow, withstands drought, and thrives on marginal lands. Z-Resin doesn’t compete with food crops and it also significantly reduces the amount of CO2 released during manufacturing.