Technology

UNCOMPROMISING PROTECTION

Founded on supplying military forces and law enforcement personnel with top-of-the-line ballistic eyewear, Wiley X continues to hold safety as our priority, adopting this approach for our entire line and building eyewear with the highest levels of protection available.

ANSI HIGH VELOCITY IMPACT AND VO BALLISTIC PROTECTION

All Wiley X ANSI-rated frames and lenses must withstand the impact of a .25” diameter steel ball. For spectacles the projectile must be traveling 150fps and for a goggle 250fps.

Several Wiley X eyewear models are tested to V0 ballistics which consists of a spectacle frame and lens being impacted with a .15 caliber projectile traveling 640-725fps depending on Mil-Standard and model, or a goggle frame and lens with a .22 caliber projectile traveling 550-590fps depending on Mil-Standard and model. This test is meant to simulate shrapnel that may be encountered on the battlefield.

Shatterproof lens protection standard in every style we offer.

ANSI HIGH MASS IMPACT PROTECTION

Wiley X ANSI-rated frames and lenses must withstand the impact of a 1.1lb. projectile dropped from a height of 50” to ensure your eyes are protected from unexpected blunt force impacts.

Shatterproof lenses and frames provide protection from falling objects.

ASTM F803 STANDARDS

Our Youth Force® Sport series meets the highest ASTM F803 standards for safety and clarity, with the fit and durability to withstand the rigors of youth sports.

PRECISION CLARITY

Wiley X was founded on a commitment to protect, and we apply the same uncompromising spirit to building each Wiley X lens for optimal clarity. All of our lenses are ANSI-rated, ensuring crisper, clearer optics, enhanced color contrast, minimized distortion and accuracy of vision. Wiley X continues to innovate, tirelessly improving and developing technologies to provide unmatched clarity in every lens we build.

ANSI CLARITY STANDARDS

All Wiley X lenses meet the strictest ANSI optical clarity requirements. We tirelessly test all of our lenses for the accuracy of vision, refractive, resolving and prismatic powers. Unlike ordinary lenses that can bend light and distort the true size of objects, our lenses are de-centered and tapered to ensure true spatial relationship of objects and distortion-free clarity.

IMPACT RESISTANT

Wiley X will always hold safety as our priority. We’re adapting this approach to our entire line and build eyewear with the highest levels of protection available, from our ANSI Z87.1-rated sunglasses to our ASTM F803-rated Youth ForceTM lines.

CAPTIVATE™ POLARIZED

Wiley X is redefining color by introducing our all-new, patented Captivate™ technology. Captivate™ lenses filter out ambiguous light, increasing clarity and definition with vibrant contrast and vivid detail. Offered in multiple lens colors to provide situation-specific benefits in variable light conditions. Captivate™ lenses block UV/HEV rays and meet ANSI Z87.1 and EN.166 safety standards for unparalleled protection.

WITH CAPTIVATE™

WITHOUT CAPTIVATE™

CAPTIVATE™ LENSES FILTER LIGHT TO REVEAL VIVID DETAIL, VIBRANT CONTRAST, AND OPTIMAL CLARITY.
CAPTIVATE™ REDEFINES COLOR.

FILTER 8™ POLARIZED

Our proprietary Filter 8™ polarized lens technology filters light to reduce glare and block reflective light. It includes two Slick™ hydrophobic coatings, two Selenite™ polycarbonate lenses, two T-Shell™ scratch-resistant layers, one Violet 4™ anti-reflective coating, and a Filter 8™ polarized film layer that creates 100% polarization and gives you 100% UV protection.

WITH FILTER 8™ POLARIZED LENSES

WITHOUT FILTER 8™ POLARIZED LENSES

LA™ LIGHT ADJUSTING LENSES

Changing light conditions without swapping or removing sunglasses can make hazardous situations in the field of vision easy to miss. Wiley X LA™ LIGHT ADJUSTING LENSES automatically adjust lens tint with changing UV light conditions.

REMOVABLE FACIAL CAVITY SEALS

Fine dust and pollen, as well as wind, can cause long-term eye irritation, such as Dry Eye Syndrome. Peripheral light can also diminish optical clarity. Wiley X’s removable soft foam Facial Cavity™ Seals block out even the finest irritants and peripheral light, protecting the eyes and allowing polarized lenses to perform at peak levels.

Part of the Climate Control Series. Block out wind, dust, debris and sunlight.

DYNAMIC VENTILATION SYSTEM

The Wiley X Dynamic Ventilation System allows you to control the airflow to reduce fogging. Side vents on the frame open to allow air to flow behind your lenses, clearing condensation for a clear view.

CHANGEABLE

Built to adapt to your ever-changing environment, our Changeable Series provides exceptional protection and visibility in any condition, with the ability to swap out lenses based on the conditions you encounter.

REMOVABLE SIDE SHIELDS

Designed and built for versatility, our WorkSight® frames with removable side shields provide job site protection with everyday wearability.

WX JUDGE WITHOUT SIDE SHIELD

WX JUDGE WITH SIDE SHIELD

  • ANSI Z87.1 RATED
  • JOB SITE COMPLIANT
  • EVERYDAY STYLE
  • COMES WITH REMOVABLE SIDE SHIELDS
  • PERMANENT SIDE SHIELDS SOLD SEPERATELY

YOUTH FORCE® OPTHALMIC SERIES

Youth Force® eyeglasses are designed for kids 5 – 16 years of age and meet ANSI Z87.1 frontal impact for safety and optical clarity.

YOUTH FORCE ASTM

Protection from blunt force impacts. Youth Force sport eyewear sets the standard that eye protection must meet to prevent eye injuries in your sport.

  • MEETS ASTM F803 STANDARD
  • CONVERTS FROM SUNGLASS TO GOGGLE
  • RUBBERIZED NOSE BRIDGE AND TEMPLE TIPS

Captivate Technology

LIGHT SPECTRUM SEEN WITH THE NAKED EYE

LIGHT SPECTRUM SEEN THROUGH CAPTIVATE POLARIZED LENSES

EXTREMELY RESILIENT

OLEOPHOBIC PROPERTIES

Wiley X utilizes a proprietary oleophobic coating on all Captivate lenses to create a smoother lens surface, which helps to keep dust, dirt, oil, snow and water from sticking to the lens. This in turn helps prevent smudging and water spots, making the lenses much easier to clean than an uncoated, standard lens.

SCRATCH/ABRASION RESISTANCE

Captivate lenses achieve a Bayer 7 rating* for scratch resistance. A rating of 4 or higher equates to a premium coating.

*BAYER ABRASION TEST, EXPLAINED[1]
The Bayer test is one of the most often cited test methods for abrasion resistance. This test subjects both a coated lens and an uncoated lens to abrasion from oscillating “sand.” After a set number of cycles, the haze gain is measured on both lenses. The ratio of haze gain of the uncoated lens to the coated lens is the Bayer Ratio. A Bayer Ratio of “1” means that the coating has equivalent abrasion resistance to uncoated lens. A Bayer Ratio of “7” means that the uncoated standard lens had seven times the haze gain as the coated lens. A common standard Bayer Ratio equal to “4” or greater is considered by the industry to be a premium coating.

[1] (November,2011), Testing Scratch Resistant and AR Lenses, https://www.2020mag.com/article/testing-scratch-resistant-and-ar-lenses.

UNCOMPROMISING PROTECTION

ANSI Z87.1 RATED PROTECTION

Captivate lenses are built with the same ANSI-rated safety standards you can expect from Wiley X. They offer maximum protection so you can pursue your adventures with confidence.

UNCOMPROMISING CLARITY

ANSI Z87.1 RATED OPTICAL CLARITY

All Wiley X lenses meet the strictest ANSI optical clarity requirements. We tirelessly test all of our lenses against ANSI’s strict standards for the accuracy of vision.

WX PRESCRIPTION PROGRAM

The ANSI-rated quality found in all Wiley X eyewear is also available in prescription. We offer a large variety of customization options for sunglasses and eyeglasses, including mirrors, tints, and lens types. To find your next pair of glasses, visit an authorized Wiley X Prescription Dealer.

AUTHENTIC WILEY X LENSES

Every pair of Wiley X lenses is capable of a prescription, meticulously crafted for precision, digitally mapped and tested to rigorously high standards. The only way to ensure your glasses are ANSI-rated for clarity and protection is to have your prescription filled by Wiley X or a certified partner lab. Each prescription lens created by Wiley X is etched and certified and guarantees that you’re getting the highest quality prescription lenses available.

To maintain ANSI standards, Wiley X utilizes a process called Digital Edge Thinning to develop prescription lenses for high-wrap, eight base frames. Digital Edge Thinning is a technology developed for enhancing vision for higher prescriptions in wraparound sports frames. This process allows us to create lighter and thinner lenses for prescriptions as high as -7.00 to +5.00 in most styles, providing improved appearance without compromising frame or lens integrity.

Coming in 2021, DIGICHROME.

DIGIFORCE™ LENSES

Wiley X DigiForceTM digital lens technology allows us to customize Rx lenses for our high-wrap frames. By combining the wearer's prescription and frame measurement, our advanced digital lens process creates crisper and clearer optics, enhances color contrast, and minimizes distortion.

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