George Palikaras metaAIR Laser Eye Protection
metaAIR Laser Eye Protection is Silver Design Award winner in 2018 - 2019 Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design Award Category.
metaAIR Laser Eye Protection

metaAIR is a new, premium laser-glare protection eyewear, designed as a defensive tool against harmful and dangerous laser strikes. Co-developed with Airbus, this premium eyewear has been engineered and tested by the top industry laboratories and optical experts on key frame and lens design features. In Fall 2018, MTI signed an exclusive global distribution agreement with SATAIR, to bring the product to market Spring 2019.

metaAIR Laser Eye Protection
George Palikaras metaAIR
George Palikaras Laser Eye Protection
George Palikaras design
George Palikaras design
George Palikaras

George Palikaras is the founder and CEO of Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI), a smart materials and photonics company, solving some of the world’s most difficult problems to change the way we use, interact and benefit from light. Over the past years he has forged partnerships with global brands, enabling MTI to develop and lead new technologies. In 2012, he received the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program for CEO’s with the highest growth potential and Frost & Sullivan’s 2014 Global Aerospace Product Leadership Award for Lamda Guard metaAIR, the new revolutionary thin-film that provides protection from laser strikes in the commercial aviation industry.


In aviation pilots can be distracted or temporarily flashblinded by the light from a laser beam. Since 2009, there has been over 75,000 laser strikes, leading to eye-injuries. MTI and Airbus partnered to co-develop metaAIR, the world’s most advanced laser protection eyewear.