Eyewear innovator Wiley X®, Inc. has added a new model to its growing Black Ops Collection — the new polarized WX Twisted. A member of the company’s Street Series™ family, this stylish and functional sunglass combines a stealthy look with the state-of-the-art protection that has made Wiley X a leading provider of protective eyewear to U.S. military, law enforcement, Secret Service and other tactical wearers. The addition of Wiley X’s polarized lenses ensures sharp, distraction-free vision in a variety of high-glare situations, whether patrolling near water, out on the highway or in the “urban jungle.”
Like all Black Ops Collection glasses, the WX Twisted features an understated, wraparound Matte Black frame that provides excellent coverage and fit for medium to large size faces. This virtually indestructible frame is outfitted with versatile, shatterproof Polarized Smoke Grey lenses utilizing Wiley X’s advanced Filter 8™ polarizing technology — for clear vision under a wide range of light conditions.
Another trademark of Wiley X and the Black Ops Collection is superior vision protection for every mission. The new Polarized Black Ops WX Twisted meets stringent ANSI-Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards, protecting the wearer against a wide range of hazards. In fact, Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand with this level of protection on every pair of glasses it makes.
Another important advantage of the Polarized Black Ops WX Twisted is Wiley X’s prescription ready design. Wearers who require corrective lenses can combine the occupational-grade protection of Wiley X with the customized prescription lenses they need to see clearly. This makes this new model an ideal, no-compromise solution for operatives who require corrective lenses on the job and off.
As a veteran-owned company, Wiley X, Inc. knows the importance of supporting America’s paralyzed veterans. So Wiley X continues its support of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and has renewed sponsorship of three key programs for 2013 — the PVA National Trapshoot Circuit, the PVA National Bass Tour and the PVA Hand Cycling Racing Team. As part of its continuing sponsorship, Wiley X will be providing its high performance protective eyewear as featured prizes throughout the 2013 season of PVA shooting, fishing and
hand cycling events.
On the PVA National Trapshoot Circuit, disabled shooters and able-bodied shooters compete as equals in challenging trapshoot events. In its 17th year, this exciting circuit will include competitive shooting events around the country, where the new WX Valor Model #CHVAL06 — a member of Wiley X’s battle-proven Changeable Series — will be worn by staff, directors and volunteers. In addition, Wiley X protective eyewear will be included in prize packages for the winners. These advanced glasses combine crystal clear vision with protection that meets the new GL-PD 10-12 MCEP standard (which supersedes the MIL-PRF-31013 Ballistic Standard) for combat protective eyewear, as well as ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards for occupational-grade protection. This Changeable Series model is ideal for shooting sports, because it comes as a three-lens package (Smoke Grey, Clear, Light Rust) that allows shooters to switch lenses based on light conditions.
Wiley X will again support the PVA National Bass Tour with its new Climate Control™ Series WX Echo Model #CCECH04, combining Gloss Black frames with Polarized Emerald Mirror lenses. These state-of-the-art fishing glasses will be provided to staff, directors and volunteers, as well as winning anglers. The PVA Tour consists of seven tournaments, each consisting of an Open/Team competition for angers wishing to compete from a boat and a Bank Competition for anglers who prefer to fish from shore. This WX Echo model combines advanced lenses based on Wiley X’s Filter 8™ polarizing technology with Wiley X’s patented soft, removable foam Facial Cavity™ seal that blocks out wind, dust and reflected light. This combination eliminates glare, reduces eye fatigue on the water and enhances the angler’s ability to spot fish, underwater structure and bottom contour. Wiley X’s ANSI-Z87.1 safety rating (standard in every pair of glasses it manufactures), protects fishermen from a wide range of dangers found on the water, from airborne debris and low-hanging braches to flying, hook-laden lures.
Wiley X will also play an important role in PVA’s hand cycling events, where these “road warriors” race wheel-to-wheel just inches from the pavement. Wiley X sunglasses help racers read the road surface, while providing serious protection against a wide range of hazards like airborne debris and kicked-up rocks.
“Wiley X is proud to be associated with PVA and honored to support its shooting, fishing and hand cycling competitions,” said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr. “These events celebrate America’s outdoor heritage and encourage men and women to excel — regardless of what physical challenges they may face. We applaud the efforts of these athletes and the many staff and volunteers around the country who make these events possible,” added Freeman.
To learn more about the 2013 PVA Bass Tour, 2013 PVA National Trapshoot Circuit or 2013 National Hand Cycling Competitions, visit www.pva.org/sports. To learn more about Wiley X’s extensive line of protective eyewear for fishing, shooting and all outdoor activities— visit Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • Telephone: (800) 776-7842 • Or visit online at www.wileyx.com.
Since its introduction, Wiley X®, Inc.’s Black Ops Collection has been known for its stealthy good looks and militarygrade vision protection. Now, with the addition of the new Polarized WX Censor to the collection, law enforcement, Secret Service and other tactical wearers can add the visual acuity and proven glare-cutting performance of Wiley X polarized lenses to the list.
The Wiley X Black Ops Collection now includes a new WX Censor Street Series™ model combining an understated Matte Black frame with Wiley X’s Polarized Smoke Grey lenses. Based on Wiley X’s advanced Filter 8™ polarizing technology, these versatile lenses provide clear vision in a wide range of light conditions and eliminate reflected glare in any environment — on the water, in urban settings or on the highway. As a result, wearers can count on clear, distraction-free vision any time of day, in any tactical situation.
Another thing wearers can count on is the advanced vision protection that has made Wiley X a leading provider of protective eyewear for military and law enforcement use around the world. The new Polarized Black Ops WX Censor meets the latest GL-PD 10-12 MCEP Standard (superseding the MIL-PRF-31013 Ballistic Standard) for combat protective eyewear.
This level of protection gives wearers the confidence to perform the toughest missions in the toughest environments; yet the Polarized Black Ops WX Censor is comfortable and stylish enough to wear every day. This isn?t surprising to those familiar with Wiley X, as it is the only premium sunglass brand whose entire line meets stringent ANSI-Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards.
Like many models of Wiley X eyewear, the new Polarized Black Ops WX Censor is prescription ready. This makes this new model an ideal, no-compromise solution for wearers who require corrective lenses.
To learn more about the new Polarized Black Ops WX Censor — or the company’s complete line of premium protective eyewear for tactical, occupational and recreational use — visit Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • Telephone: (800) 776-7842 • Or visit online at www.wileyx.com
F8 Street Series, the top selling collectible F803 Sports Protective frames series will be introducing two new designs to the collection. The collection was launched in 2010 with six authentic designs inspired by a fusion of sports performance and street art. Since that time, four new additional designs have been integrated into the assortment, rounding out the total to ten available skus. This year Liberty Sport will launch two new designs that are a little more on trend, edgy, and targeted more to teens.
Each street series kit includes a custom case and micro-fiber pouch, both with matching graphic artwork. All designs are available in three eye sizes 48, 51 and 53.
“Children are wearing gear that makes a statement,” states Linda Laube, VP of Marketing for Liberty Sport. “Eye Protection is needed during any type of sport, whether on the street, on the field, or on dirt trails. We have successfully designed a collection that is fun to wear during organized or extreme sports as seen with the growth in sales. Parents will pay a little more for gear that their children truly enjoy wearing.”
About Liberty Sport, Inc.
For over 30 years, Liberty Sport, Inc. has been the recognized leader in Rx’able protective and performance sport eyewear. Liberty Sport has been at the forefront: Advancing the growing national eye protection movement by promoting eye safety during scholastic and recreational sports. Today, Liberty Sport sells and distributes its eyewear through eye care professionals and leading optical chains worldwide.
It’s estimated by experts at Prevent Blindness America (www.preventblindness.org) that more than 700,000 Americans injure their eyes at work each year. And that nearly 1 million Americans have lost some degree of their sight due to an eye injury. If there is any good news in these “eye-opening” statistics, it’s that experts also believe that 90% of all workplace eye injuries could be prevented simply by wearing proper safety eyewear.
As a leading provider of protective eyewear products for the workplace, as well as military, government and recreational applications, Wiley X® Inc. is deeply invested in protecting the vision of America’s workers. The company’s concern for preventing critical eye injuries is a primary reason why Wiley X continues to support Workplace Eye Wellness Month, a nationwide information and education campaign conducted each March by nonprofit Prevent Blindness America.
“We need to get the message out that nine of out 10 workplace eye injuries could be prevented simply by wearing proper safety glasses,” said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr. “There are many reasons why workers don’t wear protective eyewear — and when you consider what’s at risk — none of them are good. At Wiley X, we’ve always believed that the key to protecting the vision of America’s workers is to provide comfortable, stylish eyewear that people want to wear — and educating workers about the importance of wearing protection not just some of the time, but all of the time,” added Freeman.
Wiley X offers a full line of Safety Series eyewear designed to protect against dangers in the factory, on the job site, in the workshop and even at home. Every pair of Wiley X sunglasses meets stringent ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards, providing workers with OSHA-grade protection indoors and out. Wiley X is the only premium performance sunglass manufacturer with this level of protection on every product it makes.
The company’s Safety Series includes several popular Climate Control™ models, each featuring a removable, soft foam Facial Cavity™ Seal for added comfort and maximum protection against dust and debris. Other models in the Safety Series are designed for easy switching of lenses to provide optimal vision in every work environment. Most models in Wiley X’s Safety Series are Rx ready, making them an ideal choice for workers who require corrective lenses. This solution eliminates the need for workers to wear cumbersome protective glasses over their prescription eyewear, and increases the likelihood that proper protective eyewear is used consistently.
To learn more about preventing workplace eye injuries with Wiley X Safety Series glasses — or the company’s complete line of premium protective eyewear for recreational and occupational use — visit Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • Telephone: (800) 776-7842
Leading premium performance eyewear manufacturer Wiley X®, Inc. has announced a new partnership with Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the result of which will be an extensive line of new Harley-Davidson® Performance Eyewear by Wiley X sunglasses. The initial collection introduced included 32 styles and phase II launch will include 8-10 Harley-Davidson exclusive frame/lens combinations available to motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere through the worldwide Harley-Davidson dealer network.
“We are very pleased to be working with Harley-Davidson to develop this new performance eyewear collection, and proud that the company selected Wiley X to be its performance eyewear partner after a long and detailed search,” said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr.
Wiley X and now Harley-Davidson® Performance Eyewear by Wiley X are the only “premium” performance sunglasses brands whose entire collections meet the stringent ANSI Z87.1-2003 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards. It is this advanced level of vision protection that has made Wiley X a leading provider of protective eyewear to law enforcement, Secret Service and U.S. military units around the world for more than 25 years. This also explains why Wiley X is a leading choice of top NASCAR drivers, tournament fishing champions, competitive shooters and other performance athletes who depend on clear, sharp vision to make a living.
This special Harley-Davidson® Performance Eyewear by Wiley X collection will provide riders with the same protection and performance that have made Wiley X a long-time favorite among serious motorcycle enthusiasts. Features like shatterproof frames and lenses, premium quality optics that eliminate reflected glare and harmful UVA/UVB rays, and Wiley X’s patented, removable soft Facial Cavity™ seal that keeps out wind, dust, debris and cold are key reasons Wiley X is so popular among riders. Superior fit, comfort and style are equally important, of course, and will also play a role in the new Harley-Davidson® Performance Eyewear by Wiley X.
To learn more about new Harley-Davidson® Performance Eyewear by Wiley X — or the company’s complete line of premium performance eyewear for every outdoor sport and activity — visit Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • Telephone: (800) 776-7842 • Or visit online at www.harleydavidsoneyewear.com
Revision Military, a world leader in protective soldier solutions, introduces the StingerHawk™ Spectacle System. Contemporary styling meets Revision-trusted ballistic protection and superior quality optics in this all new military eyewear system. The StingerHawk’s high-impact polycarbonate lenses provide full side impact protection while maintaining distortion-free vision and an unrestricted field-of-view. Designed to complement a variety of Armed Forces’ helmets, this ultra lightweight spectacle features a compact, low profile design that delivers on comfort without compromising performance.
“Revision has proven its leadership position as the standard-issue eyepro provider for multiple military forces worldwide” says Eric Hounchell, Vice President, Optics at Revision. “We bring the same best-in-class protection and performance to the sleek and more edgy StingerHawk spectacle design. This is a product that we are confident will become the modern eyepro of choice for discerning military personnel.”
Through the use of Finite Element Analysis during the design phase, Revision was able to predict the highest level of performance and protection to its users. Subsequent real-time testing proves the StingerHawk Spectacles exceed U.S. Military eyewear ballistic impact resistance requirements (MIL-PRF-31013, clause 18.104.22.168 and MIL-DTL43511D, clause 3.5.10). The StingerHawk Spectacle System is virtually indestructible. The system’s interchangeable lenses are fog-, scratch- and chemical-resistant as well as providing 100% UV protection. Equipped with comms-compatible, ergonomically designed arms and a shock absorbing underframe, the StingerHawk features comfort and rugged durability packed into just 1.1 ounce (32 grams). The new StingerHawk also provides vision-correction capability through the addition of Revision’s Rx Carrier insert which is also compatible with Revision’s current eye protection line of spectacles and goggles.
Revision develops and delivers purpose-built protective soldier equipment for military use worldwide. The company, which began with eyewear, has expanded to face, head and torso protection and continues to develop their capabilities for integrated, performance-enhancing soldier systems. To that end, Revision brings together the most advanced expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and finest technical minds. Clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organization, the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, the Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization, the German Bundeswehr and the UK Ministry of Defence. Privately owned and ISO 9001:2008 certified, Revision’s operational headquarters is located in Essex Junction, Vermont, USA, with additional offices in the Netherlands and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.revisionmilitary.com, or call +1 252-288-5805.
Vision protection leader Wiley X®, Inc. has introduced a new Black Ops WX Valor with polarized lenses to its line, providing law enforcement, tactical wearers and shooters with a unique combination of stealthy styling, superior glarecutting performance and ballistic vision protection. Whether you wear it on the streets, in the field, or on the range, the Polarized Black Ops WX Valor delivers the distortion-free vision, eye comfort and protection you need to enter any situation or tactical environment with confidence.
The Polarized Black Ops WX Valor combines a stealthy Matte Black frame with Wiley X’s shatterproof Smoke Grey polarized lenses. These lenses feature Wiley X’s proprietary Filter 8™ lens technology, delivering 100% polarization and 100% UV protection for superior clarity and contrast. With their neutral Smoke Grey tint, these versatile lenses perform well under a range of conditions — especially in high-glare environments often encountered in cities, on the road or around water.
With its shatterproof lenses and virtually indestructible frame, the Polarized Black Ops WX Valor meets stringent ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety Standards. Taking advanced protection even further, this sunglass also meets the updated GL-PD 10-12 MCEP Standard (which supersedes the MIL-PRF-31013 Ballistic Standard) for protective combat eyewear. This level of protection — combined with superior comfort and sharp, clear vision in the toughest environments— has made Wiley X a leading provider of vision protection to U.S. military units around the world. It’s notable that Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand with ANSI-rated protection on every pair of glasses it makes.
The Polarized Black Ops WX Valor is built using a lightweight, half-frame design that can be worn all day long in comfort. An adjustable, soft nosepiece and temple tips ensure a secure, comfortable fit for all wearers, even during heavy activity and hot, sweaty conditions.
Like most Wiley X Black Ops frame styles, the WX Valor is also RX ready. This makes it an ideal, no-compromise solution for tactical users who need both military-grade protection and corrective lenses to perform at their best.
To learn more about the new Polarized Black Ops WX Valor — or the company’s extensive line of premium protective eyewear for tactical, occupational and recreational use — visit Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • Telephone: (800) 776-7842 • Or visit online at www.wileyx.com
Law enforcement, Secret Service and other tactical operatives need vision protection they can trust under fire. It’s for this reason that Wiley X, Inc. has introduced its new Black Ops WX Saint. This new Rx-ready addition to the company’s proven Changeable Series of protective glasses combines stealthy styling and crystal clear vision with battlefield-proven protection, making it the complete package for use on the streets, in the field or on the range.
The Black Ops WX Saint (Model CHSAI08) matches a stealthy Matte Black frame with neutral Smoke Grey lenses. This combination of looks, performance and protection has made Wiley X’s Black Ops glasses a popular option for law enforcement, Secret Service and other tactical wearers.
The Black Ops WX Saint is built to meet the toughest U.S. military ballistic standards for Combat Protective Eyewear (certified to the updated GL-PD 10-12 MCEP Standard, which supersedes the MIL-PRF-31013 Ballistic Standard). With Wiley X’s shatterproof lenses and virtually indestructible frames, the WX Saint also meets tough ANSI Z87.1-2003 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety Standards for certified Occupational Eye Protection. This level of protection — combined with superior comfort and clear vision in the toughest environments — has made Wiley X a leading provider of vision protection to U.S. military units around the world. It’s notable that Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand with ANSI-rated protection on every pair of glasses it makes.
The Black Ops WX Saint features a unique half-frame that’s designed to be lightweight and comfortable — providing sharp vision and protection that never quits, even during extended operations. Like all Wiley X Changeable Series models, the WX Saint allows for easy switching of lenses in the field. A range of optional lenses is available to maximize performance in changing light conditions and environments.
The Black Ops WX Saint is also prescription ready, making it an ideal, no-compromise vision protection solution for tactical users who wear corrective lenses.
To learn more about the new Black Ops WX Saint — or the company’s complete line of premium performance eyewear for tactical, occupational and recreational use — visit Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • Telephone: (800) 776-7842 • Or visit online at www.wileyx.com.
Honeywell Safety Products introduces Uvex AcoustiMaxx Stereo Bluetooth eyewear, an all-in-one solution combining maximum impact protection with hands-free voice communication. Uvex AcoustiMaxx enables workers in remote or noisy environments to focus on the task at hand while remaining protected and in contact with their teams, improving safety and productivity on the job. This marks the first time Bluetooth-enabled eyewear is available for industrial applications.
Uvex AcoustiMaxx Stereo Bluetooth eyewear features a wrap-around lens design for maximum versatility and meets the ANSI-Z87.1-2010 standard for impact protection. It comes with Genesis® S lenses in both clear and gray to serve a variety of applications, as well as Uvextreme® high-performance anti-fog lens coating for long-lasting wear. An easy, economical lens replacement system extends the product’s lifetime value. At only 52 grams, the dual-purpose eyewear offers lightweight comfort.
In addition, Uvex AcoustiMaxx end-users enjoy crystal-clear, acoustically isolated, in-ear voice communication. Uvex AcoustiMaxx allows communication with cell phones, smartphones and any other Bluetooth-enabled voice communication product. Dual-microphone technology reduces ambient noise pick-up, while a high-performance balanced armature driver delivers superior stereo sound. Howard Leight® SmartFit® and Accusonix™ replaceable eartips ensure sound isolation for extremely clear communication.
Uvex AcoustiMaxx provides six hours of continuous talk and approximately seven days of standby service. Its lithium-polymer rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 months. Water resistant, the product is FCC and Bluetooth SIG certified.
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