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28 Aug

Bolle Ski Goggles

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Winter is right around the corner and our ski enthusiasts will be hitting the slope. It is important to choose the right ski goggles and I will be discussing Bolle lens options and their intended purpose.  When you are choosing the right lens tint for your Bolle ski goggles take into account the weather, terrain, and activity. All of these factors influence how effective your ski goggles will be. I will only discuss a few of the most popular lens options.  I will begin with the clear lens, this is for very low light, fog or night time skiing.  The next lens is the vermilion gun, this is a pink lens with a silver mirror coating.  It brings out contrast and maximizes color definition.  This lens is recommended for cloudy and sunny conditions.  The next lens is the green emerald, this is an amber lens with a green mirror coating.  It will help with overcast and sunny conditions and help to reduce glares.  The modulator light control is built with NXT technology for superior optical clarity.  This is a grayish-pink photo chromatic lens with a blue mirror coating.  The lens helps to reduce glare while maintaining reflections that enable …
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22 Mar

Wiley X EXPANDED RX RIM SYSTEM

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Summer is right around the corner and I know some of my motorcycle enthusiasts would love a cool pair of wrap frames, but their prescription exceeds the frame Rx limitation.   The Wiley X Rx Rim System makes eye protection available for prescriptions up to +5.00 and -7.00. Now more people than ever can experience the ANSI safety rated protection and sleek style of Rx-ready sunglasses that are equipped for anything at any time. Available in select Climate Control Series styles. The frames will fit medium to large head size and all frames include, removable Facial Cavity Seal, black zippered clamshell case, leash cord with rubber temple grips, microfiber cleaning cloth, and instruction cards.

Wiley X has a patented, removable Facial Cavity Seals. It is a soft foam that blocks fine dust, debris, and pollen, as well as the wind and peripheral light.   The Rim System is available in the Echo, the Arrow, and the Knife.  The Rim system is available in single vision, lined bifocal and progressive Rx.  The Rim system is only available in a black frame, but it is customizable in regards to lens tints and mirror coating options. The Wiley X Rim system is …
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07 Nov

Bolle Goggle Prescription Adapter

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Hello, everyone!  Winter is fast approaching and I know all my Ski enthusiast that wear prescription glasses are wondering how they are going to see clearly this upcoming ski season?   Don’t worry, Opticsplanet Eyewear department is here to help. The Bolle Goggle Prescription Adapter w/ Clear Rx Lenses transform models of Bolle sunglasses or Bolle goggles into high-performance prescription eyewear. The Rx Prescription Insert installation is simple and straightforward, requiring just a few simple steps.  The Bolle Rx adapter is compatible with these following Bolle goggles:

Please see our Bolle goggle Rx adapter instructions for easy to follow steps for inserting Bolle RX goggles adapters into Bolle goggle frames. Bolle Goggle Rx Adapter snaps into the frame of the Bolle Military Safety Goggles or Bolle Snowboard Goggles and does not impede their performance.   Enjoy a safe skiing season!…
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26 Sep

Randolph Engineering Aviator

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Randolph Engineering, Incorporated was founded in 1972 by Polish immigrants, Jan Waszkiewicz and Stanley Zaleski. They met a decade before while working at a small tool & die company in South Boston. In pursuit of the American dream, they ventured out to start their own business in Randolph, MA.The two entrepreneurs  built tooling dies and machinery for the then thriving US optical manufacturing industry. Through determination and a tireless work, ethic Randolph Engineering became one of the leading optical tool & die companies in the country.

In the late 1970’s Randolph Engineering started manufacturing Mil-Spec Aviator sunglasses for the United States Air Force as a subcontractor producing in excess of 200,000 sunglasses annually. Led by Jan’s sons, Randolph won the government bid to become the prime contractor in 1982. By the late 1980’s Randolph had expanded into the commercial sunglass market after civilians learned about the quality of its sunglasses and prescription frames through military channels.  One of their most popular line is the Aviator.

Originally built for the U.S. Military (Mil-S-25948), Randolph flagship Aviator surpasses rigid military-spec standards. Standard issue since 1982, these are battle tested and suitable for the most rigorous and demanding use.

AVIATOR

The unique bayonet
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05 Aug

Importance of Children’s Sunglasses

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Children tend to spend more time outdoor than adults, so it is imperative they have sunglasses to protect their eyes from the harmful effect of the sun. Long exposure to UV and high-energy visible (blue light) have been shown to increase age related eye problems.  Children are more vulnerable to retinal damage from UV rays because the lens inside a child’s eye is clearer than an adult lens, enabling more UV to penetrate deep into the eye.  It is important for all children, even infants, to wear UV- and HEV-blocking sunglasses anytime they are outdoors in daylight hours. It is also recommended during cloudy or overcast days, since UV rays are invisible and go through cloud covers.  You may be asking what sunglasses I should purchase.  Children’s sunglasses should block 99 to 100 percent of both types of ultraviolet rays: UVA and UVB.

When purchasing children sunglasses make sure they have a polycarbonate lenses.  This is recommend for children since they are impact resistant and they are lighter than glass or standard plastic lens.  Also make sure the frame is a large close fitting frame. I would also recommend unbreakable frame material and frames that have spring hinges that can …
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29 Jun

ESS Supressor

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If you are currently in the market for new pair of safety shooting glasses, I would recommend the ESS Suppressor.   It is the first spectacle frame design for use with over-the-ear hearing protection and comms gear.  The temple arms is ultra-thin and help keep noise out and eliminate hot spots by minimizing interference with the padded seal of ear cups.   The complete kits comes paired with elite crossbow lenses.  The suppressor comes in two great color options, the black and the terrain tan.  All the ESS Eye Pro exceed ANSI Z87.1-and MIL Spec. and OSHA safety standard.  The lenses are ballistic tested and shatter resistant, this is a great investment for one of your most important organs.  There are six additional lens options available.  ESS also created two Rx insert that can be used with the ESS Suppressor. The first is the U-RX insert, this universal Rx Carrier is the first to interchange across brands in a wide variety of ESS and Oakley Ballistic eye shields and goggles.  The kit includes two sets of nosepieces and goggle adapters for both ESS and Oakley products.  The U-RX is compatible with the Oakley Ballistic M-Frame 2.0/3.0 and Oakley SI
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16 Mar

A Review of Polarized Yellow Lens for Driving

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I was interested in purchasing a pair of yellow polarized lenses to help with my driving at night based on a few blogs.  This article is not a review on a specific style of frame, but my experience on using a polarized yellow lens.  The thought is, the yellow or amber color reduces glare and improves contrast.  I wore the polarized yellow lens for two evening to help diminish glare and improve contrast.  When I first put them on I thought, I was experiencing a clear crisper image.  I drove for half an hour for two nights and I can honestly say the lenses did not benefit me at all. I drove in a highly populate area with lots of traffic and city lights, to make sure I was experiencing the most light.  Also, since I have a digital dashboard, the polarized filter made it difficult to read my digital readout.  What I discovered, when driving at night or dusk in already limited lighting conditions, any tint further reduces the amount of light transmitted to my eye, and consequently, further impaired my vision.

I know there is a lot of people that would make solemn statements to the benefits of …
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21 Oct

Choosing Safety Glasses

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Your eyesight is very important and when you are either working or playing you want to make sure you protect these valuable assets.  90% of all eye injuries could be prevented, if the proper eye-wear was being used.  When selecting protective eye-wear, you want to make sure the lens material is poly-carbonate, which is an advance plastic material and one of its great quality is, impact resistance.  Poly-carbonate lenses are 100% UV protection and anti-scratch coating by default.  All Wiley X, Revision, ESS, Bolle Sunglasses, and other safety lenses come with this lens.  Safety glasses must conform to a higher standard of impact resistance than regular eyeglasses and they will have an ANSI rating of Z87 stamped in the front of the frame or on one of the temple.  If you do not require prescription glass or contact lenses, you can purchase non-prescription safety eye-wear through an eye-wear retailer like Opticsplanet.com. These safety glasses are made of a lightweight material, usually poly-carbonate and available in wrap style frames.

If you need prescription Safety glasses the same specifications would applied, choose a frame that is ANSI rated like Wiley X and poly-carbonate material. Some manufacturers allow prescription …
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24 Jul

Protective Eyewear for Gamers

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Hello everyone!  Are you someone who enjoys long hours in front of the screen playing video games?  If the answer is yes!  I would like to introduce you a protective eyewear for all the gamers out there.  Gunnar Opticks have created the gamers dream, our eyes are a valuable asset and we want to make sure they are protected at all time.  Gunnar Opticks has introduced the Vayper Full Rim video glasses.  It helps reduce eye fatigue for those with 20/20 vision. Eyestrain can cause visual stress, and dry eyes this can be caused by extended periods of digital screen viewing. Gunnar’s digital eyewear filters out the harsh, high-energy part of the spectrum and creates a more relaxed viewing experience to help your eyes focus more naturally. The amber lens tint, anti-glare coatings, and ultra-pure lens material help provide sharper, clearer vision. Gunnar’s i-AMP lens technology is specifically engineered to reduce digital eyestrain, enhance viewing detail and protect the eyes of the serious gamer in order to stay focused and play longer. Made of high tensile steel with an onyx frame finish, the Vayper optics has a full rim frame and fastener free hinge design for incredible durability, unique …
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25 Feb

Wiley X Saints

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If you are wondering what sunglasses Bradley Cooper was wearing in one of the latest movies you need to wait no more.  He’s wearing the Wiley X Saint.  Wiley X is an industry standard in the U.S. military and they meet stringent ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety Standards, providing occupational grade protection for all wearers and a wide range of activities.  They are one of the only premium sunglasses brand with this level of vision protection in every pair of glasses it make.  Almost all Wiley X eyewear styles are Rx-ready, making these glasses an ideal, no-comprise solution for people who requires prescriptions for almost any activities.  The Wiley X Saints featured in the movie have the Wiley X logo in white, which was specially made for the movie, for us non-stars, it’s a silver Wiley X logo.

The Wiley X Saint is a stylish, yet highly functional changeable series model available in a black frame with clear, grey, and light rust lenses.  It is ideal for those with small to medium head sizes, providing a secure, yet comfortable fit and excellent peripheral vision.  It’s rugged durable eyewear and I use them to look cool
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