Imagine watching this cool guy, he looks like Brad Pitt or maybe Daniel Craig, you’re not sure. He’s running through the narrow streets of a lovely European town. Suddenly his smartwatch vibrates. He got a message. He doesn’t even stop running, he just touches the arm of his black, super cool sunglasses, reads the message, smiles and keeps on running.

If your under 45 you may not even realize what’s so unbelievable amazing in that scene, but If you already celebrated your 45 birthday you’re probably know that seeing where you’re going and reading messages require different glasses. But this is not a scene from a Sci-Fi movie or even a James Bond movie – this guy is wearing the brand new 32°N sunglasses - the first adaptive sunglasses.

Sunglasses that seamlessly adjust their focus to accommodate your visual needs. A breakthrough innovation by the Israeli startup Deep Optics that was listed on TIME magazine’s best inventions of 2022.

With just one swipe, the Deep Optics 32°N sunglasses dynamically change to reading mode. In other words: These sunglasses adapt to you. The glasses mimic natural human vision, allowing you to seamlessly switch between “reading mode” for near vision and “scenic mode” for far distance, just by swiping or touching the arm of the glasses. This eliminates the need to carry separate pairs of glasses, wasting time on finding the right one when you need them and of course – losing them.

Fact: As we age, eyesight often requires additional support, especially when it comes to reading. You are not alone, there are actually 2 billion people, at ages 45 and above, who cannot focus to close range the way they use to. This is because the human eye dynamic focusing ability degrades with age. It’s called Presbyopia, but don’t worry, it’s not a disease, it’s a just life.

As you probably know, the current solutions to this issue rely on static lenses: switching between multiple pairs of glasses or using multifocal glasses. Both are unsatisfactory. It’s because they offer a static solution to a dynamic problem, an optical concept that has not changed for hundreds of years.

So, how do these new adaptive sunglasses do it?

32°N lenses are made of pixelated liquid crystal layers that are split into tiny pixels, capable of changing their optical effect at every point of the lens. When you swipe, they activate the tiny processor embedded in the glasses’ temple. The processor calculates your personal prescription – a companion phone app allows users to set a specific reading magnification level– and that’s it, you can see what you want, when you want.

The key advantage of these adaptive sunglasses is their ability to seamlessly transition between distances without you having to adjust: Whether you are catching up with your summer reading at the beach, scanning the cocktail menu, or hiking and enjoying the scenery, with a simple swipe the lenses effortlessly adjust to ensure optimal clarity. Gone are the days of switching glasses or squinting to decipher small text. With these adaptive sunglasses, you can enjoy a smooth and uninterrupted visual experience without the hassle of changing glasses or adapting to multifocal glasses. No wonder they call them superhero glasses for real people.