DISCOVER. PERFECT. REPEAT. At Serengeti® we’re not just concerned with what’s in front  of the eye, we are intensely focused on the eye itself. Helping people see more clearly is what drives all our innovation. By doing this, we’ve revolutionized the way the world looks at, and through, sunglasses. We are driven by vision, and have been since the beginning.

Our evolution over the past century follows an unparalleled path of achievements in technology, design, and performance from Corning®,  which led to the advanced sunglass lens technology of today’s Serengeti Eyewear.


1908 Corning’s optical laboratory was founded, one of the U.S. industry’s first, with applied optics research as a major priority.
1939 Research began on photosensitive glass, which acted like a photographic plate by permanently recording images within the glass. This technology led to the development of Photochromic technology.
1964 The first true Photochromic borosilicate glass that continuously adjusted to changes in the sun’s UV rays was invented by Corning and hailed as one of the most stimulating innovations in the optical industry.
1980 The Serengeti®-patented Spectral Control® filter lens process was developed to do two things simultaneously. It enhances contrast and reduces atmospheric glare by filtering out distracting blue wavelengths that reduce image sharpness.
1982 Serengeti was born, and we introduced the sunglass market to the exclusive combination of Photochromic and Spectral Control® technologies in one lens.
1985 Serengeti pioneered the idea of eyewear as serious eye care with the introduction of the Serengeti Drivers® lens, a high-performance lens developed specifically for driving. They were heralded as the most important new sunglasses in decades.
1988 Serengeti sunglasses were recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the top 100 products in America.