Sunclipa is the baby of a small family company with big ideas and big dreams. The founder, Tony Messiou, has a background in optical design and has worked on general optics design, contact lens technology and virtual reality glasses design. He is also a keen amateur tennis player and first got the idea for Sunclipa when playing tennis. After suffering with poor results for many years when serving and playing high shots in the sun the idea for Sunclipa germinated.
Not one for wearing caps or dark tint sunglasses, Tony realised there could be an alternative solution in the form of a wrap-around shade, worn close to the eye. After an initial design phase and successful prototype trials a fellow tennis player kept Sunclipa on when driving home and found they worked well in blocking both overhead and sideways glare. Then Tony stumbled on research data that showed temporary blinding of car drivers in bright sunlight caused many accidents (2000 + in the UK and 9000+ in the USA annually). From that point on the company switched its priorities to developing a production quality device that would improve car driver visual comfort and provide enhanced safety in bright sunlight conditions. When wearing Sunclipaand suddenly turning towards the sun, there is never a need to reach or adjust car sun visors. If Sunclipa could help save a life and help driver comfort and safety in sunny conditions all the hard work would be worth it. After some great reviews, the refinement process continues. Recently dual use versions for driving/commuter cycling and driving/angling have been launched and have been well received. Sunclipaprovides unbeatable UV400 protectionoutdoors and protects against flying insects too! After contacting freshwater anglers via Get hooked magazine, positive reviews have rolled in from amateur fishermen. To this day Tony continues to wear his beloved prototype Sunclipa (which he is attached to , literally!)