Shatterproof Polycarbonate lenses are optically correct for
zero distortion to provide outstanding optical performance and enhanced
vision in any lighting condition. Polycarbonate is the newest development
in lens materials. It is a type of LEXAN® from G.E., the same
material used for bullet resistant glass in autos. It is such hard
material that a special diamond grinding wheel must be used to cut
the lens. To form the glasses the material is melted and then force
injected into a special mold. The Polycarbonate material is naturally
UV absorbing, so even the clear lenses are 100% Ultraviolet protected.
Polycarbonate in certain glasses is actually approved for use as
safety glasses. Polycarbonate lenses are lightweight, durable, impact-resistant
and the most scratch-resistant of the plastics. They are virtually
break proof. Polycarbonate eyewear is the only approved eye protection
for most major Police & Fire Departments.
Lens Tints and Coatings
Smoked & Gray
The most common type of lens color. Ideal for bright light conditions
without changing color perception, making them a good choice for
Amber & Brown
Especially good at blocking the blue light commonly found in diffused
light such as one might experience on a cloudy day. Amber can improve
both contrast and depth perception, and is a good all-around choice
if you live in an area with changeable weather patterns.
Improves contrast and gives a sensation of heightened visual acuity.
Ideal for overcast days.
Untinted for low-light or nighttime eye protection.
A clear lens with a flash mirror coating that provides a one-way
mirror. Good for bright and low light conditions.
These high tech lenses have from 7 to 13 layers of titanium dioxide
and silica applied onto shatterproof Polycarbonate Cleaning them
is easy and they are scratch resistant. They also provide total
UV protection and enhanced contrast with minimal glare.
Anti Fog Coating
Anti-fog coatings provide extra resistance against fog buildup and
Light reflected from surfaces like a flat road or smooth water
is generally horizontally polarized. The horizontally polarized
light is blocked by the vertically oriented polarizers in the lenses,
resulting in a reduction in annoying and sometimes dangerous glare.
While ordinary tinted lenses reduce brightness, only polarized lenses
eliminate glare. Polarization is achieved by sandwiching a thin
sheet of polarized film between two layers of material. Polarized
lenses work well for boaters, fisherman, skiers, golfers, bikers
and joggers who require a clearer view and the elimination of glare.
These lenses are designed to automatically
adjust to the amount of ultraviolet light (UV) that reaches the
lens. The transmission rate is the amount of visible light penetrating
the lens and reaching the eyes. The higher the transmission rate
the lighter the lens color. Clear lenses have a transmission rate
between 80-100% and typical smoke lenses have a transmission rate
between 8-18%. The advantage of Photochromic lenses is that you
can wear your eyewear from morning into evening and not have to
have multiple sets of eyewear with you or have to change your lenses
throughout the day.
Photochromic lenses do NOT get as dark
as traditional smoke grey lenses.
Photochromic lenses require UV rays to change, so will not work
when used in the car or behind face shields
Interchangeable lenses provide options for all lighting conditions.
In most cases you use the same frame and interchange the various
lenses to meet your varied light conditions. Darker lenses for bright
light conditions, Yellow or Amber lenses for dawn/dusk or overcast
conditions and Clear lenses for nighttime.
All of our eyewear provides the industry standard UV 400 eye protection
and is warranted by the manufacturer to meet or exceed applicable
US Government standards for ultraviolet protection.
Foam padding is used to reduce wind flow,
prevent debris from getting into your eyes and reduce vibration.
There are three types of foam padding: open cell, closed cell and
Open Cell Foam tends to be lighter, softer and more sweat
absorbent than closed cell foam. Open cell foam also can provide
a better seal or fit because its softer and conforms to the contours
of the face better.
Closed Cell Foam has low water absorption making it more
weather and chemical resistant. It also provides some ventilation
to reduce fogging and can be more durable than open cell foam.
Neoprene Foam is a flexible and durable
sponge rubber that provides good thermal and moisture insulation
and form fitting which is able to resist ozone, sunlight, oxidation,
many petroleum derivative and chemicals.
Venting Systems incorporate exhaust vents into lens and frame designs
to enhance airflow and virtually eliminate fog and condensation.
This design feature allows maximum ventilation while blocking extraneous
Nose grips create a non-slip grip that keeps sunglasses securely
in place during athletic activity. This self-adjusting material
ensures a soft feel and custom fit regardless of head shape or size.
Temples / Earstems
The temples on some models are curved to shadow the contours of
your head without putting pressure on your temples. Some are then
wrapped in a non-slip material to ensure they stay securely and
comfortably on your head. This advanced anatomical design ensures
a secure fit with exceptional comfort.
If you're in and out of the sun constantly, like a delivery driver,
a cord is a must, or youll have to be putting your sunglasses
away all the time.
Don't leave sunglasses with plastic frames
on the dashboard of your car on a hot day. You don't want your sunglasses
to "melt" and lose their form.
It's always best to place your sunglasses in a case when you aren't
wearing them. Not only will it help in preventing them from becoming
scratched, but it will also protect them from accidentally breaking,
like someone sitting on them.
Avoid placing your glasses without a case
in your purse or pocket. Keys or combs can easily scratch them.
Clean dust and lint from your lenses with a soft cloth. The best
cloth to use is a Micro Fiber cloth. Using a Micro Fiber Cloth will
ensure that the lenses do not become scratched.
With the latest in technology and the best sunglass and goggle
brands, PhatSportShades is your source for the best in performance