Wiley X is a leading name in occupational-grade eye protection and the latest sunglasses ballistics technology. The company was established in 1987 by a U.S. Armed Forces veteran whose goal was to create protective gear for military use, and Wiley X is now standard issue for many U.S. government and military agencies. Wiley X sunglasses are built to perform for those working in the most trying circumstances, from FBI personnel to the Navy Seals. But you don't have to be on active duty to enjoy the protective benefits: These sunglasses are perfect for hunting, fishing, or riding a motorcycle, and they also meet official safety eyewear requirements. Since Wiley X uses some of the lightest weight and most resilient materials on earth, you’ll be incredibly safe and comfortable when you wear these sunglasses.
Wiley X has tested the endurance of their lenses to ensure you’ll enjoy the ultimate in impact resistance. Every lens meets or exceeds the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards for high-velocity impact, as well as optical clarity requirements. These are the standards that must be met by tactical goggles and safety glasses worn on construction sites.
Wiley X does not use glass lenses. Instead, they use a patented polycarbonate material called Selenite™ to make lenses that are shatterproof, ballistics-grade, and 10 times more impact-resistant than glass. Die-cut from a larger lens, Wiley X Selenite lenses offer greater clarity and less distortion.
Another unique lens technology from Wiley X is Filter 8, boasting 100 percent polarization and 100 percent UV protection to eliminate glare and provide unrivaled clarity. Each lens is made in eight layers, including an anti-reflective coating to reduce distracting reflections on the road or on the water, hydrophobic coatings to repel water and keep your lenses from smudging, and scratch-resistant layers for durability.
Wiley X offers innovative photochromic lenses—lenses that adapt to the brightness of their surroundings (similar to Transitions® lenses). If you choose lenses featuring LA technology, short for Light Adjusting, your lens tint will darken or lighten to the precise tint necessary based on light conditions. And if you want Transitions lenses added to your Wiley X frames, you can add them with your prescription order, or FramesDirect.com can add them to your existing pair of frames.
By eliminating oblique light and enhancing contrast and color, Captivate lenses heighten your vision and sharpen details. When milliseconds matter, Captivate lenses allow you to see what you need to, whether on a single-track mountain bike trail or at the range.
Wiley X offers a comprehensive range of lens colors, ideal for specific uses and conditions. Whether you're at target practice, fly fishing, or driving at speed, you’ll find a lens tint and coating to suit your needs. Many Wiley X frame styles accommodate interchangeable lenses, so you can swap them out depending on the challenges or conditions you may face throughout the day. Refer to the chart below for guidance on usage for the different tints available.
You can get Wiley X ballistics-grade lenses in your prescription: Digiforce™ is a digital surfacing technology Wiley X uses to make perfect edge-to-edge peripheral vision possible, even with a high prescription in wraparound frames. Using the natural radial motion of the eye for inspiration, Wiley X lens technology eliminates the distortion in peripheral vision that commonly occurs in wrapped styles. Wiley X Rx lenses are available for prescriptions between +5.00 and -7.00.
Getting replacement Wiley X lenses is as simple as calling FramesDirect.com and selecting new lenses to fit your Wiley X frames. We know that when you find the right pair of frames, you never want to part with them. So, if you ever need to replace your Wiley X eyeglass, sunglass, or prescription sunglass lenses, we have you covered. Ordering replacement lenses for Wiley X glasses is easy. Visit our Ordering Lenses Only page and start the process of getting your Wiley X replacement lenses by following the simple steps and speaking with one of our trained opticians. From there, we can help you replace your eyeglass lenses, or sunglass/prescription sunglass lenses, in the most popular Wiley X styles, including the Vapor, Captivate, Romer, Peak, Sabre, Saint, Tide, and others.
Changing your lenses on visor-style Wiley X sunglasses, including the Vapor, Sabre, and Rogue, is easy. After you’ve ordered your replacement lenses, take the original frames and remove the nose pad by pulling down. Next, hold the frame above the lens with your dominant hand, and then with your other hand pull on the old lens. It should unsnap from the frame. Then, take your new lens, align it with the frame and snap the middle-top of the new lens into the frame, followed by the sides of the lens into the sides of the frame. Finally, replace the nose pad.
Replacing lenses on semi-rimless Wiley X Sunglasses, including the Valor and the Saint, is also easy. First, grip the frame with your thumb placed below the bridge. Next, put your other thumb on the nose side of one lens with your other fingers on its temple side. With your thumb on the nose side of the lens, twist your wrist to pull the lens away from the top of the frame. The lens should pop out of the frame. Repeat with the other lens. Then, align the first of the new lenses with the correct side of the frame (right or left lens on the right or left side of the frame). Grip the frame as you did to remove the lenses previously, and then hold the new lens between your thumb and forefinger. Place the temple side of the lens into the frame first and then work the lens into the frame towards the bridge. It should snap into place. Repeat with the other lens.
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