Wiley X started out in 1986 supplying the US armed forces with protective eyewear, and soon after moved to supplying law enforcement agencies and special combat units. Well-known and established within the tactical market Wiley X turned its attention to the mass market in 2004, ensuring that everyone could protect one of our most important senses - our sight.
As a global leader in the forefront of optical technology, Wiley X exists because it recognises the reality that today’s lifestyles pose constant threats to eye health. Wiley X products are put through rigorous testing in order to be ANSI Z87.1 rated, and in the case of some styles, the military’s stringent Ballistic VO impact certification making them the leading provider of eyewear to the US military. However, eye protection for everyday life only works if people want to wear it. That’s why Wiley X remains committed to creating stylish eyewear desirable for virtually any occasion.
Wiley X have developed eyewear for the following key markets:
Motorcycle sunglasses can be crucial for a road trip. Whether you ride a touring bike or into MX riding, into racing or just cruising, protective motorcycle eyewear serve a basic purpose of not only keeping the sun out of your eyes, but if a visor is not worn, will also help protect the eyes from wind, dust, debris – anything that is thrown your way. Wiley X sunglasses have polycarbonate shatter-resistant lenses for safety and give you the perfect sunglasses to wear while riding a motorbike. They have a huge choice whether you choose sunglasses with or without the Wiley X patented removable soft foam.
Sunglasses for water sports are an essential accessory whether you are passionate carp fisher or cruel windsurfer. To get the perfect catch and perform your best, Wiley X have introduced a range of Polaroid sunglasses, some with a sporty looking mirror coating. They are designed to support your vision and avoid annoying glare from the water and other light colored surfaces. Whether they are for fishing, surfing, kite surfing or sailing, Wiley X provide you the best performance eyewear for your mission at sea, lake or river.
Wearing protective eyewear at work is an inevitable accessory and required at many jobs throughout industry. Wiley X industrial eyewear are ideal if you are searching for a snug fitting, cool design and prescription ready work glasses. All models are certified ANSI – Z87-2 (US) and EN166F (EU) tested eyewear. Vision Loss is one of the top 10 on-the –job injuries, yet safety experts and doctors agree 90% of these incidents are preventable. Wiley X occupational safety-rated eyewear is built for anything the workplace throws its way. Wiley X provides total eye protection with RX ready frames and lenses that exceed ANSI Z87. 1-2003 high velocity impact safety and optical standard. With patented technologies like Facial Cavity ™ seals that block airborne matter and in stylish designs that provide long-lasting protection, Wiley X industrial eyewear are a refreshing addition the industrial eyewear market.
Anyone who is practicing shooting sports, sports hunting, skeet and clay shooting should wear safety glasses. Wiley X shooting glasses are ANSI approved and MIL approved - lenses are shatter free. The WX hunting glasses will sharpen your vision, provide safety from miss fire, tree branches, stray bullets, or clay particles, and enhance your overall performance. Good snug fitting is essential and which lens type to choose is depending on when and what kind of shooting sports are being practiced . In low light conditions, such as early morning or overcast days, either a clear lens or yellow contrast enhancing lens is recommended. A yellow contrast enhancing lens will absorb blue light, appearing in overcast days. This will help make objects against this color background appear brighter, to help you better distinguish an animal in a bush. For sporting clays and skeet or trap shooting, the most popular tint is a light medium target orange. This tint is used under bright light conditions, and lessens the amount of light to your eye to enhance target recognition.
Wiley X Interchangeable shooting sunglasses are available in different lens variations – one, two and three lens system combines ballistic protection, and optical perfection, with versatile and adjustable frame. Wiley X shooting glasses has rubberized nose bridge adjusting to any face size and shape. Dock and lock the T-Peg™ Elastic strap to the temples and any operation imaginable without having to worry about losing your eye pro in the process.