Born in 1956, Carrera sports goggles were named after the fastest race in the world at the time, the Carrera Panamericana. They would go on to make their name in the sports eyewear world with the creation of ‘Optyl’ in 1962.
The unique, patented Optyl allowed for the creation of frames that were 20% lighter than those made of acetate, making Carrera goggles more elasticated and comfortable to wear. With the company bringing their expertise to sunglasses in 1977, Carrera soon got a strong foothold on the market for delivering quality, stylish sunglasses made from reliable materials.
Each pair of Carrera sunglasses retains the company’s sense of innovation and adventure.