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The Ontario is a wooden interpretation of the popular wayfarer style sunglasses with its very own Proof Eyewear flair. Part of Proof's wooden sunglasses collection, the Ontario is handcrafted and assembled from the finest woods available. The wood used in these frames are sustainably sourced making them environmentally friendly. Each frame is polished and coated with a water/sweat protective layer. The lenses are CR39 polarised lenses, which are 100% UVA/UVB protective. Polarised lenses block the sun's glare and provide higher visibility and a clearer view. Extreme attention to detail is placed in each pair of sunglasses Proof makes. The sunglasses all have laser engraved logos and a quote on the inside arm, they also come with their very own custom wood case and microfiber pouch to protect the sunglasses and keep the polarised lenses clean. Proof Eyewear works with non-profits in India that provide sight giving surgeries to people with cataracts. Click here to read our interview with one of the founders of Proof Eyewear in the Our Makers section of our site.
Proof started in a garage in Eagle, Idaho making handmade sunglasses from sustainable woods. The company was founded by three brothers, Brooks, Taylor and Tanner Dame, and although it was started in 2010, the roots of Proof stretch back 60 years to the founders’ grandfather, Grandpa Bud. Bud originally drove trucks carrying coal around the US. On one journey a customer approached Bud unable to pay his bill. Bud agreed to accept some wood moulding equipment as payment for amounts owed. Bud then used the tools to start a company and over the years turned a small sawmill into a nationally recognised business, Woodgrain Millwork. Two generations on and with “sawdust in their veins” the Dame brothers are still working with wood, although in a slightly different capacity...