THE NUMA DIFFERENCE: Numa was founded in 2006 by a special forces sniper and triathlete to create stronger and lighter eye protection for soldiers, athletes and outdoorsmen. Numa Lite-FlexTM frame material is so light and our lenses so clear, that you will forget you are wearing them. Numas have saved eyes and lives on the battlefield and at home: from IEDs, ricochets, shrapnel, blunt impacts, and even fishing mishaps. OUR NAME: Numa = New Materials. Since 2006 Numa has led the way in bringing advanced material science to eyewear.