Founded in Australia in 2000, OTIS was created along the rugged and surf-rich Australian coast and the vibrant laneways of Sydney, Tokyo, Los Angeles and New York.
OTIS was established to provide a unique point of difference in the eyewear market; a premium product that transcends the boundaries between style, durability and technical excellence.
This includes the use of the world’s best lens material, mineral glass, in every model we made. We set out to build an eyewear brand that stands alone, in both style and substance.
We only make premium eyewear from naturally sourced, distortion-free, scratch resistant mineral glass lenses.
Mineral glass is created from natural elements like sand and soda ash. It’s endlessly recyclable and harmless to humans and animals alike. It’s optical clarity, high resistance to scratch and lack of distortion make it the world’s best lens material.
A hybrid glass half the weight and twice the strength of standard crown glass, delivering unparalleled clarity – making it the perfect lens material.
Precision-ground mineral glass creates the ultimate distortion-free vision and is the most stable lens material in the world.
Mineral glass is recognized as industry-leading and the most scratch-resistant lens material available on the planet.
Mineral glass is created in permanent lens tints and provides the most stable colour contrast of any lens material. OTIS lenses can never warp, peel or fade over time.
A process by which the natural toughness of mineral glass is even further enhanced to increase durability.
OTIS’s proprietary Light Improvement Technology Lens provides the ultimate polarized color enhancement, anti-reflective and hydrophobic properties in scratch-resistant and distortion-free mineral glass.
Mineral glass; we love everything about it. From it’s scratch resistance to it’s distortion-free qualities, there is just no lens material that compares. Not to mention it’s sourced from sand and soda ash, so it’s endlessly recyclable and environmentally-friendly.
Since OTIS was founded in 2000 we’ve used nothing but naturally sourced mineral glass in 100% of our eyewear. No plastic, just glass. It’s no secret that plastic is hurting the environmen. There is just too much of it out there doing harm to our planet.
Curious as to what actually goes into making mineral glass lenses? Let big wave surfing legend and global environmentalist Greg Long break it down, from sourcing the materials to refining the glass pucks before frame installation.
We stand behind mineral glass; do it for your eyes and for the environment.
Mineral Glass is sourced from natural elements like sand and soda ash, which means its endlessly recyclable and harmless to humans and animals alike. Not to mention it’s distortion-free and scratch resistant, so you can count on technical excellence and reliability in every pair of OTIS Eyewear. Don’t believe us, just watch as we rip into our latest scratch test. Mineral glass vs. plastic – see which lens material you can count on!
Light Improvement Technology is the next evolution in OTIS Mineral Glass lenses. The all new OTIS L.I.T lens offers clarity through colour-enhancement. The ‘Light Improvement Technology’ lifts primary colours in your surrounds while blocking out inter-primary shades to make your vision more vivid and precise. Add to this a Japanese polarised layer to cut glare, a hydrophobic layer to eliminate fogging, and an anti-reflective layer to keep things sharp, you have a new way of looking at the world.
The L.I.T Lens is made from OTIS’s signature mineral glass that is naturally sourced, scratch-resistant and distortion free.
Live through Glass, and get L.I.T.