President & Chief Executive Officer
Eagle Eyes Optics
Alan J. Mittelman is the Founder, CEO and President of SunTiger, Inc., dba Eagle Eyes Optics. SunTiger® manufactures the Eagle Eyes® brand of sunglasses that are sold online, in leading catalogs and by distributors worldwide. A pioneering product in direct-response television commercials, Eagle Eyes High Performance Eyewear was developed from original NASA optic technology and is the only sunglass lens in the world certified for UVR and blue-light protection and has been honored with the prestigious Space Foundation Technology Hall of Fame Award.
It was in the late 1980’s that Mr. Mittelman acquired this unique lens intellectual property that became the foundation of SunTiger and led to extensive involvement in all aspects of direct response marketing.
After refining the sun lens technology, utilizing SunTiger’s U.S. and Japanese patents, Mr. Mittelman negotiated a manufacturing/distribution relationship with Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC), Japan. Within two years, his wholly-owned company in Japan became the world’s largest manufacturer/distributor of polarized polycarbonate lenses to the sunglass industry.
Mr. Mittelman created the Eagle Eyes Optics brand of sunglasses, based on the NASA space technology originally developed for SunTiger, and has continued to enrich and market the brand, revolutionize the capabilities of eyewear protection, and keep up with current consumer demands for style and function.
Today, the EAGLE EYES line is comprised of hundreds of styles for every taste and for almost every light condition, including bright sunlight, night driving, low light conditions, computer, gaming, office wear, travel and occupational safety glasses. Eagle Eyes’ unique origins, its space transfer technology, and its relationship to NASA, continues to strengthen consumer trust for optimum eye care and leading edge innovation.
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Originally aired: April 14, 2021