Kaenon (pronounced: KAY-nun) emerged in 2001 from an intense passion and a clear desire to never compromise. Kaenon was founded by two brothers who were unsatisfied with the sunglasses available on the market. Determined to create something better, they developed the proprietary polarized SR-91® lens — the world’s first non-compromising polarized lens. Wrapped in unique, California-designed frame styles built for comfort and performance, along with distinct colorways and hand-painted treatments unique to Italian craftsmen, Kaenon sunglasses became more than a reality, they raised the standard in performance eyewear.
Starting with the very first innovation, SR-91, Kaenon has continued to raise the bar within the optical industry, pioneering a variety of new eyewear options like Freestyle Progressive SR-91 polarized prescription lenses and Kaenon Optical frames, so that everyone, regardless of their eyewear needs, can enjoy the Kaenon experience.
Our conviction to never compromise isn’t just a way of thinking; it defines our way of living. We live our lives in pursuit of how we believe things should be. We question everything. We stay true to our own set of values. As a result, it is easy for us to filter the noise and make our decisions for ourselves. We’ve resolved to never compromise clarity for style, or comfort for performance.