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The US government determined recently that certain government-issue protective prescription eyewear with acute face form angles (>12.1°) and pantoscopic tilts with measured angles (>18°) were a significant source of distortion, headaches and dizziness.

The government subsequently issued new specifications for the industry eyewear used by our forces to prevent these effects — identified as the leading cause of headaches suffered by the men and women protecting our freedom. Wiley X® Eyewear’s Talon™ — a high performance shield with near vertical pantoscopic tilt is the best — and so far only — solution to meet these stringent new government requirements.

Wiley X’s battlefield and ophthalmology lab-proven design is engineered for perfect peripheral optics in a high wrap, supremely protective frame. The design has two curved sections that meet at the nose bridge to allow for the curve over each eye to avoid peripheral changes, the primary issue with other prescription eyewear of this type, while still accommodating a flat lens carrier. While the design doesn’t incur the typical stress and fatiguing effects of other brands, it also provides industry-leading protection with ANSI Z87.1-2003 and MIL-PRF-31013 certified lenses.

ISO: 9001-2008 certified Wiley X has been developing innovative solutions for the US Military for two decades, so the fact that its Talon anticipated these issues before being required to conform to them is no surprise. In addition to its advanced optic design, the Wiley X Talon, like all of the company’s acclaimed eyewear, is built for incredible abuse in the field with shatterproof Selenite™ Polycarbonate lenses, that exceed both ANSI Z87.1 safety and ANSI Z80.3 optical standards, along with a special scratch resistant hardcoat layer to extend the life of the lens.

Plus, veteran owned and operated Wiley X has developed its innovative Rx inserts to allow crossover usage with numerous other Wiley X protective eyewear, from goggles to shields, for unmatched, effective versatility and comfort. Wileyx.com.

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