All of our APEL-Approved eyewear meets the optical, environmental, and V0 Ballistic impact requirements of the MIL-PRF-32432A Performance Specification: Military Combat Eye Protection System (MCEPS). Products tested to these requirements ensure they will protect against the harshest of environments and shrapnel encountered on the battlefield.
Please be advised that only eyewear on the APEL® has been validated against Army requirements for ballistic fragmentation protection. Other commercial eyewear products, even if marked ANSI Z87.1 compliant, do not necessarily meet military impact requirements. Eyewear not on the APEL® is not authorized for wear during combat, training, or when there is a risk of impact injury to the eyes.
Please be advised only clear and neutral grey sunglass lenses are approved, with the exception of products with approved laser protective lenses. Non-laser commercial lens tints, such as yellow, are not approved for use due to their impact on color perception.
APEL® vendors should take all precautions to mitigate APEL® products being sold to non-DoD or non-military personnel or entities.