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Mirrorshades are sunglasses with a special coating on the outside of the lenses to make them appear like small mirrors, although the wearer just sees things in a brown or grey tinted point of view, usually. Dark sunglasses Modern sunglasses Sunglasses (also called sun spectacles – see usage of words for eyepieces) are a kind of visual correction aid, variously termed spectacles or glasses, which feature lenses that are coloured or darkened to screen out strong light from the eyes. ... A coating is a covering, usually liquid, that is put on to protect, or change the appearance of something. ... A lens is: a part of the eye an optical device that may be used in a camera or in a telescope; see lens (optics). ... A mirror is a reflective surface that is smooth enough to form an image. ... Brown is a color produced by mixing small intensities of red and green, orange and blue, or yellow and purple pigment. ... Grey or gray (the latter more usually in American English) is a color seen commonly in nature. ... A point of view, viewpoint or POV, is the following: On a given topic, a point of view is a cognitive perspective. ...

Characters in cyberpunk frequently wear mirrorshades. They are also popular among US police officers, especially Highway Patrolmen. Cyberpunk (a portmanteau of cybernetics and punk) is a sub-genre of science fiction which focuses on computers or information technology, usually coupled with some degree of breakdown in social order. ...

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Glasses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2501 words)
Sunglasses are often worn just for aesthetic purposes, or simply to hide the eyes.
Examples of sunglasses that were popular for these reasons include teashades and mirrorshades.
The illusion of three dimensions on a two dimensional surface can be created by providing each eye with different visual information.
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