What are clip-on sunglasses?

Clip-on sunglasses let you instantly transform your optical glasses into sunglasses. A firm favourite for many years, clip-on sunglasses are making a dramatic fashion come-back! Super convenient, they can be slipped into your bag or pocket and are ultra-practical, comfortable and eco-friendly.

Minamoto clip-on sunglasses for style aficionados

The Minamoto eyeglasses collection presents two titanium frames that are accessorised by clip-on sunglasses: Yukiko and Shichiroji. In line with the brand, these clip-on sunglasses have been imagined and created as true works of art and add character and style to your eyeglasses. For aficionados and discerning connoisseurs, these Minamoto clip-on sunglasses are a must-have accessory. With their design, vintage clip-on system (not magnets) and sophisticated colours, they complement the Yukiko and Shichiroji models perfectly.

Stylish, practical and with added value

As well as looking good, the Minamoto clip-on sunglasses are also super practical: thanks to their small size, they easily fit into your frame case to go everywhere with you. Then, with a quick and simple gesture, you can switch to sunglasses mode while keeping your eyeglasses on. Another benefit—a cost-saving one this time—is that you no longer need to equip your sunglasses with corrective lenses. Just one pair of lenses adapted to your eyesight is all you need and there’s no compromising of your visual quality!

Light, super protective clip-on sun lenses

Our clip-on sunglasses are made of beta-titanium and come with polarised category 2 Cellulose Triacetate (CTA) lenses. A natural material that is similar to cotton, Cellulose Triacetate (CTA) is a lightweight compound that is very effective in terms of optical quality. It promotes visual clarity and offers superior polarisation by effectively eliminating reflections on flat surfaces. As a result, these lenses improve the transparency of vision and provide 100% protection from the sun’s harmful rays.

Japanese workmanship and superior quality

The quality of these clip-on sunglasses is based on more than 50 years of know-how. Manufactured in the city of Sabae, a Japanese flagship of the global optical industry, the Kato-hachi company shapes the Minamoto clip-on lenses using a special curving process. Made from a flat sheet supplied by a local factory, the quality of the lenses is unique. The Sabae eyewear industry operates like a large workshop, and it is not uncommon for several companies to join forces to produce products of world-class quality.

Sustainable and ecological two-in-one glasses

Finally, the ecological benefit is also impressive because, as you can guess, the clip-on is intended to replace your sunglasses. Thus: less resources are used. Smaller than a pair of glasses, clip-on sunglasses take up less shipping space and require less packaging. And as we said before, you don’t need a special case, you can just slip the clip-on into your MINAMOTO case.

To conclude, the Minamoto clip-on sunglasses: a truly practical asset for style and ecology !

Discover our two made-in-Japan Minamoto eyeglasses with their clever clip-on sunglasses now! Say hello to Yukiko and Shichiroji.