Now they have updated their Golden Eagle Sport and Hawk Convertible sunglasses with top-level UV400 protection and international safety standards.
Flying Eyes president Dean Siracusa says they are the “only eyewear company that offers motorcyclists this level of safety and optical clarity, and still be comfortable while wearing a helmet”.
UV400 protection for your eyes
UV400 blocks all light rays with wavelengths up to 400 nanometers, including damaging UVB rays. It is the highest protection standard for blocking UV light.
Marketing VP Don Osmond Jr says the sun’s rays are strongest between 10am and 2pm, but “that’s not the only time UV rays can affect your eyes”.
“Also, most people think that they’re at risk only when they’re outside on a sunny day, but UV light can go right through clouds, so it doesn’t matter if the sky is overcast,” he says.
“Contrary to popular belief, polarising filters do not protect your eyes from UV light in any way, but rather block very specific angles of visible light, and thereby reducing glare from surfaces below you, such as reflections off of water and snow.
“Glare and reflections can give you trouble too, so have your sunglasses ready if you’ll be around snow, water or sand, or if you’ll be driving (windshields are a big glare source).”
Improved safety standards
Flying Eyes sunglasses also now reach ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 safety approval standards.
American American National Standards Institute and International Safety Equipment Association instituted the ANSI/ISEA Z87.1–2015 safety standard to address personal eye and face protection devices such as eyewear.
ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015 focuses on product performance and attempts to harmonise with international standards.
“Flying Eyes uses an independent testing facility to confirm the required standards such as impact (from the sides as well as frontal impact) as well as lens clarity and quality,” Don says.
“Impact resistant refers to the lenses and means that they will not shatter on impact with a projectile.
“These tests are done from multiple angles, not just straight on. Both the lenses and the frames do not break or deform permanently, and the lenses will not pop out of the frame.