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Polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable, and it is used exclusively by many of the world's finest sports glasses manufacturers. It is thinner, lighter, and stronger than glass. What's more, polycarbonate lenses can survive a 12-gauge shotgun blast from 10 yards away. (Warning)! DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!!
Polycarbonate naturally blocks almost all of the sun's harmful UV rays. No coatings are required to block UV rays on a polycarbonate lens, so don't let anyone sell you this option.
The strength of polycarbonate is partially derived from its flexibility. It is not brittle and will not shatter. This strength also contributes to its main weakness. Because polycarbonate is so flexible, it is also easily scratched. New lens coatings and hardeners have significantly improved polycarbonate's durability, but choosing a polycarbonate lens still requires an informed consumer. Quality lens treatments match the refractive index of the lens material and allow light to pass through the coating at the same speed as the lens. If light passes through the lens coating and the lens at two different speeds, vision will be blurred. Every lens we offer is manufactured to improve vision. Our customers are never at risk of getting stuck with substandard lenses or coatings.
Trivex is a new lens material that is quickly becoming the best thing that has ever happened to motorycyle eyewear. Originally developed for military applications, Trivex is stronger, clearer, and lighter than polycarbonate. Most importantly for sports applications, Trivex minimizes distortion called "chromatic aberration", which is distortion that occurs when objects are viewed away from the optical center. (or known as peripheral vision.)
Chromatic aberration is best measured by its "Abbe value." In prescription eyewear, a higher Abbe value indicates less distortion as you look away from the center of the lens. Trivex has an Abbe value of about 45, while polycarbonate has a value of about 30. Naturally the higher the “Abbe value” the better the optics.Trivex naturally blocks 100% of the sun's harmful UV rays, similar to polycarbonate. Trivex has better scratch resistance than polycarbonate.
Polarization is not a coating placed on the outside of the lens. It is a thin layer of iodine crystals arranged in vertical rows and sandwiched into the middle of a lens. Light can pass straight through these crystals, but glare is completely blocked.
Polarized lenses are absolutely the best way to eliminate glare. Coatings can be added to the surface of a lens to reduce glare, but these coatings affect all light, not just glare. A polarized lens will dramatically improve vision on sunny days near water, snow, or roadways. Eliminating glare on water can even help you see below the surface. The additional protection of polarized lenses is also important for refractive surgery patients and pre or post-op cataract surgery patients. Anyone on UV sensitizing medications such as insulin or hormone replacements will also benefit greatly from polarized lenses.
Typically, about 8% of the light that hits a lens is reflected off. AR coatings allow much more of the light to pass through to your eye. Although it may seem a little oxymoronic to put an AR coating on sunglasses, there are at least a couple good reasons to do it.
AR coatings on sunglasses have the most benefit on the back of the lens. If sunlight can reflect off the back of the lens and into your eye you need an AR Coating. Sunglasses that claim to filter out 100% of UV rays will actually provide no protection at all if sunlight is reflecting off the backside of the lens directly into your eye.
Some of the newest AR coatings have also been better engineered to increase the scratch resistance of the lens.
The term "AR coating" is actually a bit misleading. It takes several metal oxide coatings to create the optical interference that counteracts reflected light waves and allows more light to be transmitted through the lens. Each layer is scientifically engineered to work with a specific segment of the color spectrum. So far, no one has figured out how to do this across the entire color spectrum without adding a slight tint to the lens. On clear dress eyewear, this might be a slight yellowish-green or purple cast. If the coating is on the front of the lens, your eyes will be more visible because the lens is less perceptible. AR coatings on sunglasses are just as effective, but less noticeable.
If you buy a Clear lens or a Transitions lens you should consider an AR Coating. This will reduce the ”starburst” effect caused by light bulbs or headlights, and it will allow a Transitions lens to darken a little more, and a little faster.
Photochromic lenses change from a light to a dark tint based on the amount of sunlight or UV exposure. Silver halide is mixed with the lens material to cause this transformation. Photochromic lenses are very versatile and very popular with motorcyclists who want to carry only one pair of glasses. Bikers with a helmet shield should confirm that it does not block the UV rays required to darken their photochromic glasses. They come in virtually every color. Most popular are grey and brown.
Sunglasses without gaskets are normal sunglasses that allow air to travel through freely. In short rides it’s great to have airflow. This will allow your eyes to breathe. But it can also dry your eyes out with long rides. For long distance riders we recommend sunglasses with gaskets. These gaskets will block 90% of the airflow so it won’t dry your eyes out. Especially in the heat of the summer it will also prevent dry eyes as well. Some manufactures have removable gaskets so you have the best of both worlds! If you have questions on what the best fit for your needs, please email or contact us with any questions.
Yes. All of our goggles are prescription ready.
No. Not all frames will accommodate high prescriptions. If you order a frame and submit a prescription that is too high for a specific frame we will contact you regarding a different frame or lens. We want to ensure the highest quality and selection when you purchase from us. We will personally work with you to find the best choice.
Yes, however please make sure you let us know you plan on either faxing it or having your eye care professional contact us in the special notes on the order page.
Generally, it takes up to 2 business weeks to receive them. However, some take longer and some can be shipped out within a few days. Depends on the options and add-ons you choose. Keep in mind we specialize in biker sunglasses, with that in mind every pair of sunglasses is customized with different options. We strive to ensure the quality of eyewear you choose to protect you from the elements is up to the highest standards.
A mirror coating, is the opposite of an AR coating. Flash coatings reduce glare by reflecting it off the front of the lens before it can be amplified between the lens surfaces. The mirrored appearance will also prevent other people from seeing your eyes.
The color of a flash coating is only visible from the outside. If a gold flash is put on a blue lens, it will appear blue to the person wearing it, and gold mirror to everyone else. The color of the flash coat does not affect how color is perceived. It only acts as a shield against glare.
Conventional wisdom would lead you to believe the scratch resistance is a fundamental measure of lens quality. You may be surprised to find out that many of the cheapest lenses can have better scratch resistance than more expensive lenses. This is because the hardeners applied to the lens surface have a different index of refraction than the lens material. This causes light to pass through the lens at a different speed than it passes through the coating. The result is blurred vision. A quality lens has a perfectly uniform scratch coating that is engineered not alter the path of light passing through the lens. These quality coatings may not be slathered on as thick as the cheaper coatings, but your vision will have less distortion and more contrast with a properly applied scratch coating. That’s why a quality eyewear case is a great investment.
Protection from the sun’s Ultra Violet rays is one of the most fundamental reasons we wear sunglasses. Promoting sunglasses with a headline that reads “Blocks UV Rays” is the equivalent of advertising tires that “Hold Compressed Air!” Every pair of sports eyewear we sell provides maximum UV protection, but you may not find this fact posted all over our web site. We consider this a basic responsibility, not a promotional gimmick. Even our clear sports lenses block UV rays. In summary, cheap glasses typically do not deliver the visual clarity required for sports activities. When you see better you have faster reflexes and make better decisions.
OS= Left eye
Some prescriptions that your eye care professional will give you will have right, left or OD and OS. Make sure you have an updated prescription. That�s key to a successful fit on your new pair of glasses. If you need assistance on getting your prescription we can help! Please email or call us with any questions to email@example.com / 877-897-5630
Pupillary Distance or (PD) is the distance between the center of one pupil (the central black dot of your eye) to the center of the other pupil. Measured in millimeters, PD is important as it helps the laboratory technician to accurately create your eyeglasses frames by lining up your pupil with the center of the lens. As for obtaining your PD measurement, eye doctors are generally not legally obligated to give you this as it’s technically not part of the eye test itself, but something measured for the purpose of creating eyeglasses frames. However, the reason why a doctor or a local optical shop would not give you your PD is because they want you to pay their inflated prices for frames and prescription lenses.
Different Methods of Getting Your PD:
There are a five different ways of getting your PD and we have listed them in order of the best ways to get it. If you have any questions along the way please do not hesitate to contact us or call us. 1.The simplest method is to go to your Eye Doctor or Optometrist for an eye exam. Ask your Eye Doctor, Optometrist, or Optician for your PD measurement.
2.Call to a local optical store and pay a small fee for an optician to take your PD measurement.
3.Have a helper use a NON-PERMANENT marker and a MM ruler to take this measurement.
◦ Have your helper stand in front of you and mark a dot in the center of each pupil on your glasses.
◦ Measure the distance between the dots in millimeters.
4.Have a helper use a mm ruler to assist you with this measurement.
◦ Ask your helper to stand arms length away.
◦ Hold the ruler's '0' value to the left middle pupil and measure straight across to the middle of the other pupil. Keep the ruler straight and if you're using the above printable ruler, make sure you keep paper straight as possible.
◦ The distance between the middle of each pupil is the PD.
◦ While taking the PD measurement make sure the patient keeps looking straight ahead.
◦ Take the PD multiple times and even have multiple helpers then get the average for added accuracy.
5.Measure yourself in front of a mirror: you need a mirror and a MM ruler.
◦ Stand with you face about 20 cm (8 inches) from the mirror.
◦ Close your right eye and look only with your left eye.
◦ Place a ruler flat against the mirror and align it horizontally with the millimeter scale pointing up.
◦ Look over the top of the ruler and align the zero mark in the center of your left pupil.
◦ Open your right eye and close the left, but do not move your face or the ruler.
◦ Read the millimeter measurement corresponding to the center of your right pupil.
◦ Repeat the procedure several times to make sure you have a consistent measurement.
Taking your PD is very easy, however if there are any issues with us manufacturing your prescription lenses please don't worry because we have an 100% Guarantee for our prescription lenses orders. If there's any issues or you're not happy with the lenses/frame or we'll remake the lenses and/or allow you to choose another frame. Please consult our return policy for further details.
Our guarantee to our customers is no matter what you order, sunglasses, prescription sunglasses you will get an authentic name brand frame directly from the manufacturer and name brand prescription lenses directly from our facility with 100% accuracy. Our goal is to make every customer a repeat customer. Your satisfaction is our guarantee! What is your warranty on your lenses and frames? Please go to our warranty and policies page.
100% YES! Biker Opix does NOT store any of your credit card information and all payments are made through Paypal or Authorize.net. This will make your purchase completely safe.
Ever been told you can't put your prescription in a sunglass frame? Well now you can!
Freeform is a new technology that is more customized and personal. This allows us to put higher prescriptions in higher base curve frames. Every frame is different, people are not all the same and measurements are different based on where the frame sits on your face. This allows us to move the design of the lens to where it will produce the best vision possible for the wearer. When we produce your lenses, we take into consideration of the wrap, angle and tilt of the frame. This will give you a seemless fit everytime.
To put it in terms that you may understand, It's like watching a tube television or a flat screen. Which would you want to watch? Yes, there's that much difference. Yes, it's more expensive then a regular desgin..but it's well worth the investment!
Vantage lens is the newest technology that is a variable transitions polarized. Simply put, it's a "day and night" or 24/7 lens with polarized technology. So when ordering this lens you will get not only the the convenience of having a pair that you can use all day but it will also block all the glare and reduce eyestrain, eye fatigue and headaches. This is the best technology on the market and 9/10 of our customers choose this when ordering.
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