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Wiley X Technology

Wiley X ultra protective eyewear and gloves use the most durable and lightweight materials in the world: Shatterproof Selenite™ Polycarbonate lenses with scratch resistant T-Shell™ hardcoat and virtually indestructible Triloid nylon frames. Not to mention, flame resistant materials.

Wiley X: The only premium performance eyewear manufacturer whose entire line is ANSI safety rated.

The Mark of High Performance Certification

All Wiley X styles are ANSI rated because they test and mark all of their frames, temples and lenses with the appropriate ANSI certification.

WX Precedes all ANSI rating marks. Wiley X is the manufacturer.

Z87 The sunglasses frames and temples or goggle frames pass the ANSI basic impact test

-2 The frames can be fitted with prescription lenses, which is the case with almost all Wiley X sunglasses

+ The lens meets or exceeds the ANSI High Velocity Impact standard

S The lens is a filter or shaded lens (not clear)

V The lens is variable-tint photochromic (light adjusting)

ANSI High Mass Impact Test

Wiley X frames and lenses must withstand the weight of a 1.1 lb/499g pointed projectile dropped from a height of 50"/1.27m.

That pretty much ensures they’ll stand up to anything your customers will encounter.

ANSI High Velocity Impact Test

Frames and lenses must withstand the impact of a 1/4 inch/6.35mm diameter steel ball fired at a speed of 150 fps.

Wiley X repeat this test 20 times from different angles to make sure their lenses and frames are practically indestructible.

Comfort & Style

Average safety glasses feel uncomfortable and look unattractive, leading to the very common problem of employees not wanting to wear them. Wiley X safety and performance eyewear is not only snug and comfortable, but stylish.

Suitable for any activity, on the job or off, they’re the perfect safety glasses employees will actually enjoy wearing.

Patented Facial Cavity™ Seals

Fine dust and pollen, as well as wind, can cause long-term eye irritation, such as Dry Eye Syndrome.
Peripheral light can also diminish optical clarity.

Wiley X patented removable soft foam Facial Cavity™ Seals block out even the finest irritants and peripheral light,
protecting the eyes and allowing polarised lenses to perform at peak levels.

Filter 8™ Polarized Lenses

Glare off the water and other light coloured surfaces can diminish vision at critical moments and cause eye fatigue.

Two Slick™ hydrophobic coatings

Two Selenite™ polycarbonate lenses

Two T-Shell™ scratch-resistant layers

One Violet 4™ anti-reflective coating

Filter 8™ polarized film layer that creates 100% polarisation with 100% UV protection

LA™ Light Adjusting Lenses

Changing light conditions without swapping or removing sunglasses can make hazardous situations in the field of vision easy to miss.

Wiley X LA™ Light Adjusting Lenses automatically adjust lens tint with changing UV light conditions

RX Ready

Most Wiley X frames can be fitted with conventional or digital prescription lenses.

The Wiley X Rx program enables simple ordering and delivery of corrective lenses designed especially for their 8-base frames.


Wiley X lenses must also pass ANSI optical clarity standards. All Wiley X lenses block 100% of harmful UVA and UVB solar rays (up to 400nm).

Resolving Power (Clarity)

Ordinary lenses can distort objects viewed from a distance.
As measured in tests utilising the NBS Pattern 20, Wiley X lenses provide a clear view.

Refractive Power

Inferior lenses can alter the true size of objects, as if looking through another person’s prescription lens.
Wiley X ANSI rated lenses maintain true relative object size.

Prismatic Power

It is common for ordinary lenses to bend light, causing focal objects to appear off centre.
Wiley X ANSI rated lenses provide a true spatial relationship of objects in the field of view.

Wiley X Technology

Meets or exceeds the US military’s stringent MIL-DTL-43511D (goggles) and MIL-PRF-31013 (spectacles) ballistic standards.

Wiley X ANSI approved frames can accommodate prescription safety lenses up to +6.00/-6.00 Total Power. Restrictions may apply - ask us for more details.

Wiley X proprietary polarised lens technology adds 100% polarisation to 100% ultra violet protection for unequalled clarity and contrast.

The patented Wiley X removable Facial Cavity™ Seal blocks out wind, debris and peripheral light.

Meets and exceeds ANSI Z87.1-2003 high velocity impact safety and optical standards.

Meets and exceeds EN166 F eye protection standards.


Lens Anatomy

Smoke Grey Lenses*

Smoke Grey Lenses* Maximum glare reduction. Won’t distort colours. Excellent in bright/glare conditions. Light transmission: 15%, 11% Polarised.

LA Light Adjusting Smoke Grey Lenses

Darken as the brightness of the sun dictates. Maximise optical clarity. Light transmission: 85% to 17% (in sunlight).

Clear Lenses

Maximum light transmission. See precise colour values. Best suited to hazy or overcast, dusk/dawn conditions. Light transmission: 89%

Smoke Green Lenses*

Maximum glare reduction without distorting colours. Great for general daytime use. Light transmission: 21%, 17% Polarised.

Bronze Lenses*

For superior visual definition. Increase contrast, enhance ground level contours in most light conditions. Light transmission: 20%, 19% Bronze Flash (Crimson Brown), 19% Silver Flash (Bronze), 13% Polarised Bronze.

Pale Yellow Lenses

Best light enhancing lens tint. Enhance contrast in low to extremely low light conditions, haze, etc. Light transmission: 86%.

Light Rust Lenses

Filters out blue light waves, the chief component of glare and haze. Enhance contrast in medium to low-light conditions. Light transmission: 53%.

Coral Pink Lenses

Improve details and enhance depth perception when encountering low or artificial light conditions. Light transmission: 19%.

Silver Flash (Smoke Grey) Lenses*

Darkest lens Wiley X offers. Multi-coat, Z-Oxide mirror over smoke lenses. Reduces glare. Excellent on bright days. Light transmission: 12%, 10% Polarised.

Blue Mirror (Green) Lenses*

Multi-coat, green lenses. Absorb reflections across mirror surface, diminish glare. Ideal in bright conditions. Light transmission: 10% Polarised.

Emerald Mirror (Amber) Lenses*

An amber tinted lens under an emerald green multi-coat mirror surface that’s specially designed to amplify colour contrast and deliver high visual definition. Distinct colours and crisp acuity in all light conditions for superior vision performance. Light transmission: 12% Polarised.

Vermillion Lenses

Are best for medium to low light conditions. Sharpens contrast and brightens targets. 50% light transmission.

*Polarised available in select styles