Wiley X Inc. was founded by Myles Freeman Sr., a proud U.S. Veteran in 1987 with a single premise - provide superior protective eyewear to the brave men and women who defend our country. A mission that started on the world's battlefields has since expanded to law enforcement, harsh work environments and outdoor activities in which eye protection is paramount.
Founded on supplying military forces and law enforcement personnel with top-of-the-line ballistic eyewear, Wiley X continues to hold safety as our priority, adopting this approach for our entire line and building eyewear with the highest levels of protection available.
ANSI HIGH VELOCITY IMPACT AND VO BALLISTIC PROTECTION
All Wiley X ANSI-rated frames and lenses must withstand the impact of a .25” diameter steel ball. For spectacles the projectile must be traveling 150fps and for a goggle 250fps.
Several Wiley X eyewear models are tested to V0 ballistics which consists of a spectacle frame and lens being impacted with a .15 caliber projectile traveling 640-725fps depending on Mil-Standard and model, or a goggle frame and lens with a .22 caliber projectile traveling 550-590fps depending on Mil-Standard and model. This test is meant to simulate shrapnel that may be encountered on the battlefield.
Wiley X was founded on a commitment to protect, and we apply the same uncompromising spirit to building each Wiley X lens for optimal clarity. All of our lenses are ANSI-rated, ensuring crisper, clearer optics, enhanced color contrast, minimized distortion and accuracy of vision. Wiley X continues to innovate, tirelessly improving and developing technologies to provide unmatched clarity in every lens we build.
ANSI CLARITY STANDARDS
All Wiley X lenses meet the strictest ANSI optical clarity requirements. We tirelessly test all of our lenses for the accuracy of vision, refractive, resolving and prismatic powers. Unlike ordinary lenses that can bend light and distort the true size of objects, our lenses are de-centered and tapered to ensure true spatial relationship of objects and distortion-free clarity.
REMOVABLE 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’s removable soft foam Facial Cavity™ Seals block out even the finest irritants and peripheral light, protecting the eyes and allowing polarized lenses to perform at peak levels.
DYNAMIC VENTILATION SYSTEM
The Wiley X Dynamic Ventilation System allows you to control the airflow to reduce fogging. Side vents on the frame open to allow air to flow behind your lenses, clearing condensation for a clear view.