Smith Optics Elite and Kryptek Create Limited Edition Sunglasses

Kryptek Sunglasses in Action

Kryptek Sunglasses and Highlander Camouflage in action.

Recently the Smith Optics Elite Division teamed up with Kryptek Outdoor Group to create the first pair of sunglasses to feature Kryptek’s Highlander camouflage pattern. 

Based upon the popular Smith Elite Lockwood sunglasses, which feature a classic, yet modern profile. These limited edition sunglasses exceed MilSpec level protection while being seamlessly wrapped in the proven Kryptek Highlander pattern. The Highlander pattern is designed for the soldier or hunter in transitional terrain with the purpose of improving stealth and enhancing survivability, ultimately increasing the lethality of the wearer. Smith’s Brown Polarized lenses will keep your targets in focus while reducing eyestrain with glare-cutting filtration.

Limited Edition Smith Elite Lockwood Ballistic Sunglasses with Kryptek Camo Frame and Brown Polarized Lenses

Only 500 Kryptek sunglasses were made, and no two pairs are the same!

 

Smith Optics Elite Skull PatchSafety Glasses USA is honored to be one of  the few online vendors authorized to sell these limited edition sunglasses. As an added bonus, we’re including a free Smith Optics Elite “Skull” Moral Patch with every pair of Kryptek Sunglasses. This patch measures 2×2 inches and features a hook and loop backing. Perfect for attaching to tactical gear or clothing. You can learn more and purchase the Kryptek Sunglasses here.

Key Eyewear Features:

  • Limited Edition. Only 500 pair made.
  • No two frames look exactly the same.
  • Free Smith “Skull” Patch with every pair.
  • Lightweight frames made from impact resistant materials.
  • Tapered Lens Technology (TLT) corrects lens distortion.
  • Lenses provide 100% protection from harmful UVA/UVB/UVC rays.
  • Made in USA.
  • Compliant with ANSI Z87.1-2010 and MIL-PRF-31013.

Optx 20/20 Hydrotac Stick-On Bifocal Lenses are Back In Stock!

Optx 20/20 Hydrotac Stick-On Bifocal Lenses

The Optx 20/20 HydroTac Stick-On Bifocal Lenses feature new and improved packaging.

Good News:

Nearsighted people can rejoice, because after a wait of nearly two years, Neoptx, based in Miramar FL, announced that their new in-house molding facility has started production on their popular Optx 20/20 HydroTac Stick-On Bifocal Lenses.

“The Optx 20/20 HydroTac Stick-On Lenses allow you to turn any glasses into Reading Glasses. HydroTac™ Soft Reading Lenses adhere with water, yet are removable and reusable to provide optically correct magnification to sunglasses and prescription eyewear. Optx 20/20 Lenses are lightweight, ultra-thin pliable lenses available in +1.25, +1.50, +1.75, +2.00, +2.50 and +3.00 diopters. Soft Reading Lenses are a smart alternative to expensive prescription readers.” – Neoptx

Changes:

The HydroTac Bifocals use the same formula as previous models, however they are now sporting new, more modern packaging and an improved Use & Care Guide.

Real World Testing:

Since the HydroTac Stick-On Bifocals have been out of production for almost two years, we decided to test them on several different models of safety glasses. We wanted to make sure the product still worked as advertised and our customers wouldn’t receive any unwanted surprises.

We closely followed the included directions and prepared each pair of safety glasses by thoroughly cleaning their lenses. This is an important step, because it ensures there is no dirt or oily residue on the lenses, which could affect how well the HydroTac Bifocals adhere to our glasses.

We then placed a drop of water on the inside of both lenses of our safety glasses, placed the HydroTac Bifocals on the inside of the glasses’ lenses, and gently positioned the bifocal on the lens using our finger. We then tried the glasses on to make sure the Stick-on Bifocals where positioned to our liking, making adjustments as needed. Once the HydroTac Bifocals were in the desired position, we gently dried each one with a soft cloth to remove any excess water. We then allowed the glasses to dry, untouched, for 24 hours.

We’re happy to announce that we had a 100% lens-adhering  success rate. None of the HydroTac Bifocals fell off or became dislodged. Using our finger we attempted to nudge them and they held securely and, when we wanted to, we could easily remove them using our fingernail to lift/peel them off the lens. We had no problem reattaching the lenses following the same installation steps.

Price Update:

With the construction of the new Neoptx production facility and increased material costs, there has been a slight price increase to vendors. Safety Glasses USA has leveraged its volume purchasing power to keep our prices as low as possible. The new price of $9.25 is only a $0.75 increase from the previous model!

Helpful Tips:

If the HydroTac Bifocals are too large for the lenses on which you wish to install them, you can trim them down with sharp scissors. It’s recommended you trim the bottom, curved portion of the HydroTac Bifocal Lens, not the straight, top portion.

If you have a job where you’re constantly working above your head, which causes you to tilt your head back when using traditional bifocals, you can install the HydroTac Bifocals to the top of your lenses. This will allow you to use the magnification of the HydroTac Lenses without having to tilt your head back. Just make sure you install the HydroTac Bifocals upside down, so the round portion of the Bifocal is facing the top of the eyewear lens.

Some safety glasses or sunglasses have too much lens curvature (greater than 6 base curve) for the HydroTac lenses to bond sufficiently. You may want to consider purchasing Bifocal Safety Glasses or Sunglasses instead.

 

New Elvex Reflect-Specs Hi-Viz Safety Glasses

Elvex Reflect-Specs

Elvex Reflect-Specs will help you be seen in low-light conditions.

Elvex has launched a new safety glasses innovation that helps increase worker visibility at night and low-light conditions. The new Elvex Reflect-Specs feature a patented frame design that integrates a reflective panel into the temple arms. This highly reflective panel adds an extra level of visibility and safety for workers who need to be seen.

Why Reflect-Specs?
Just like you see jogger’s running shoes reflecting light at night, when retro-flective panels are moving, they are more likely to be seen. Since workers are always moving their head during work activities, this motion greatly increases the ‘flashing’ of the retro-flective panels on Reflect-Specs and increases visibility and safety of workers.

Specifications:

  • Super lightweight 0.9 oz. polycarbonate frame.
  • 10 degree base curved polycarbonate lens for a tighter wrap and improved protection.
  • Integrated nose-piece for increased comfort.
  • Rubber tipped temples for increased comfort and reduced slipping.
  • Meets ANSI Z87.1-2010 standards.
  • Available in Clear, Clear Anti-Fog, Amber and Indoor/Outdoor lenses.
Elvex Reflect-Specs in Action

Even a poor iPhone picture demonstrates the increased visibility provided by the reflective panels.

Suggested Uses:

  • Road Construction
  • Utility Workers
  • Mining
  • Airport Workers
  • Emergency Responder
  • Jogging & Bike Riding