About UsWho we are. The short story.
Tommy “the Bomber” Bonacci founded Bomber Eyewear back in 1997. The six-time World Champion Jet Ski Racer made his first pair of safety-rated floating sunglasses from torn off pieces of foam padding from jet skis. Now, our family-run company uses this patented foam lining technology to offer water sports enthusiasts, industrial workers, fishermen and everyone in between eyewear that is comfortable, durable, stylish and able to float.
Tommy “the Bomber” Bonacci is a World Champion Jet Ski Racer, winning the world championship in 1989, 1990, 1995 and more recently making his comeback with back to back wins in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Back in the 90's, Tommy would work construction jobs when he wasn’t racing jetskis and found the safety glasses that were given to him on job sites were extremely uncomfortable. He decided to take a pair of sunglasses that one of his jetski sponsors gave him and with torn-off pieces of foam padding from his jetski, he lined the inside of his glasses with this foam, found them to be extremely comfortable - and the very first prototype for Bomber Eyewear was made. He wore them to the jobsite, and immediately started getting compliments on his cool-looking glasses, having people asking Tommy to try them on and getting feedback on not only the look of his glasses, but also the comfort. He immediately started selling them out of his backpack. He then put them in a sink filled with water one day and they floated to the top. Turns out that the same foam that made the shades super comfy, is the same stuff that also made them float! So in 1997, he patented the idea and here we are more than 20 years later.
Our eyewear comes equipped with patented snug-fit floating technology - enabling a comfortable and secure fit, and scratch-resistant lenses available in an array of colors and several different options such as: polarized, photochromic, bifocals, blue-light blocking, hydrophobic de-centered, optically correct and anti-fog.
Our Safety Line of shades meet ANSI Z87+ and impact-resistant standards and feature polycarbonate lenses. Our flexible frames, coupled with Bomber’s patented foam lining technology is what makes our eyewear ideal for comfort while keeping them lightweight. We also have wrap-around styles that provide protection against debris, wind and glare.
We're pretty much just a mesh of fun, function, safety, and water.MORE THAN JUST A SUNGLASS
We know everyone has their favorite pricey sunglasses from some hot designer brand. We are not here to replace those. But, instead of risking your faves when working construction, fishing, boating, paddling, working on that home improvement project – pretty much anything that requires thrashing around in - put ours on. It's kind of like 'insurance' against both eye injury and breaking or losing your favorite pair of sunglasses in the water or on the job. And who knows, we just might become your new favorite shades.