Oakley Legacy Visor – Clear – Green Gridiron, Inc.
The Clear Oakley Legacy Visor
Using HDO technology, Oakley football shields eliminate the distortion found in the industry’s first-generation polycarbonate visors. Oakley uses PLUTONITE®, a proprietary synthetic that sets a new standard for durability. Whether it’s a helmet-to-helmet collision, eye-gouging or wind-blown debris, PLUTONITE offers the highest level of protection. But it’s not just the material that makes Oakley shields better. It’s the geometry.
Oakley uses injection molding to shape the shield with unique curvature. The contours are designed with CAD/CAM engineering to maintain clarity at all angles of vision, even at the sides, so your peripheral view is optimized. PLUTONITE shield material inherently blocks 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm. That means even clear Oakley shields filter out all the bad rays. All Oakley football shields are manufactured with AFR lens treatment, which translates to anti-fog performance and improved scratch resistance. Optional lens tints allow the player to precisely tune light transmission for game conditions, offering yet another competitive advantage with Oakley technology.
IMPROVED: Oakley has updated their classic design used at every level of play for decades to better fit modern helmets. With the center tab removed, the Legacy series visors works great in helmets with a more classic design. Not intended for the Riddell SpeedFlex but a great fit for just about all other helmets! Don’t worry SpeedFlex owners! The Oakley Pro series is coming soon and made for the unique curves of the Riddell SpeedFlex helmet.
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CHOOSE WISELY: A $10 restocking fee will be charged for any returned visors that can be resold. If the item is damaged and unsellable, we will not be able to issue a refund. Check with your coach and league before purchasing a tinted visor!
NFL unveils Oakley Mouth Shield to combat coronavirus
In the name of health and safety, NFL players could be sporting a whole new look in 2020.
The Oakley Mouth Shield — a product designed by Oakley in collaboration with doctors and engineers from the NFL and NFL Players Association to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus on the field of play — is expected to be distributed to all 32 teams over the next week, when it will receive a test drive on a much larger scale than it has gotten to date.
Safety protocol negotiations are ongoing between the league and players. Currently, there is no mandate to wear a face shield, but the NFL’s medical experts are advocating for the use of the protective equipment.
“That’s certainly what we’re going to encourage,” said Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer. “And we hope that we’re going to land on a product design that’s something that everyone would want to wear, because they’ll see the value and want that additional protection without any detriment to performance.”
The Oakley Mouth Shield is expected to be distributed to all 32 teams over the next week, when it will receive a test drive on a much larger scale than it has gotten to date. NFL
The Oakley Prizm Lens Technology used by skiers, military personnel and, most recently, NFL players for enhanced color and contrast in their visors is featured in the new design. Plastic sheets extend down and attach to the face guard. There are airways and openings on the mouth shield but none that allow the direct transmission of droplets, according to the chair of the NFL’s engineering committee, Dr. Jeff Crandall.
The mouth shield has already been distributed to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers — two teams close to Oakley’s home base — per NFLPA medical director Dr. Thom Mayer, and has also been sent to various player representatives and equipment managers for feedback.
The two biggest concerns to date have been visibility and breathability, according to Mayer.
Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon debate how players will react to the NFL’s new face shields used to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
“We’ve only had it on a few players — we have 2,500 players in the league — but I was surprised that . .. claustrophobia has not been an issue yet,” he said. “I think it will be when we [have more players testing them].”
Houston Texans star defensive lineman J.J. Watt, for one, is firmly against the idea of wearing a face shield.
“My second year in the league I thought it’d be cool, I put a visor on my helmet,” Watt told ProFootballTalk. “I was like, ‘It looks so cool, I wanna put a visor on.’ I had it on for about three periods of practice and I said, ‘Take this sucker off — I’m gonna die out here.’ … So now you’re gonna put something around my mouth? You can keep that. If that comes into play, I don’t think you’re gonna see me on the field.”
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And Watt’s not alone, as other players also are pushing back against the face shields as they negotiate safety protocols with the NFL, expressing concerns about their effect on their field of vision, sources told ESPN’s Dan Graziano.
The current face shield design is the result of an iterative process based in large part on player feedback, with comfort and functionality top of mind along with protection. Quarterbacks who tested them recently were able to effectively call out plays, Mayer said, following initial responses that the sound was too muffled. There was also broad consideration given to field of view.
Crandall said that Oakley has conducted internal testing in which it has sprayed particles of fluid to represent droplets expelled by players and has seen a high success rate of blocked transmission.
“I don’t know that there’s a direct percentage that anyone’s come up with because a laboratory is not the on-field environment, obviously,” Crandall said. “There’s lots of things that players do on the fields that they’re not easily replicating [in] the laboratory, but it is a significant blockage to transmission of droplets. There is no straight pathway through the face shield or visor for a droplet to be transmitted.”
While Oakley is the official supplier of the NFL, there are other manufacturers of face shields, and players may end up using other brands as well in 2020, according to chief revenue officer and executive vice president of NFL partnership Renie Anderson.
Mayer called football “probably the perfect milieu or petri dish in which to transmit the virus,” given that it is a contact sport involving a large number of players. The NFL and NFLPA are hoping the different safety measures they are taking, including the introduction of the mouth shield, will lead to a safer environment.
“Just like everything we do, whether we’re talking about better cleats or better performing helmets, it’s all about something that’s safer and yet also protects and in many cases enhances performance,” Sills said. “That’s the same mantra and the same sort of approach that we’re taking here. I’m really pleased with how the work is going along. We’re not at a finished product yet. Like most things in health safety, there’s really no finish line here. So we’re hoping to continue to innovate and improve as we go along. But we’re excited about where we are and excited about the potential role this may play in risk mitigation on the field.”
NFL allowing players to wear lightly tinted Oakley helmet visors
More than 20 years after the NFL banned tinted visors from the game, they’re making a comeback.
On Tuesday, the NFL will announce a four-year partnership with Oakley to make helmet visors; players will now have the option to wear Oakley Prizm Clear shields, a lightly tinted visor meant to enhance visual acuity and spatial awareness in players. The visor, which the league has been quietly rolling out since the Pro Bowl, has a pinkish hue that sharp eyes would have already noticed this preseason, and the partnership adds a new logo to every NFL field.
“We really just got excited about a brand that’s so endemic to sports, but also one that’s a leader in their category from an optical standpoint,” Nana-Yaw Asamoah, the NFL’s VP of business development, tells the MMQB. “We’ve had rules around visors and what players are allowed to wear on the field, but we haven’t had any relationships there. Through conversations what became uncovered was that from both a performance and safety standpoint, there was a lot more that could be done in this space and working with a brand like Oakley could really take us to the next level on that. ”
The Prizm lens was created with the intention of making the colors on the field pop. The football against the green field and the white hashmarks and sidelines should all stand out more to the player. The lens doesn’t take the place of corrective lenses (these are not medicated shields) but it does increase visual acuity.
Wayne Chumbley, head of Oakley’s Vision Performance Lab, provides a more scientific explanation.
“Prizm is a light-management technology. We can filter light in a way to leverage your natural visual acuity,” Chumbley says. “So we see colors—red, green and blue—naturally. If you can heighten your sensitivity in areas, it can create a lot of color contrast which creates a better depth perception scenario for you. So with Prizm clear, what we’re doing is we’re eliminating areas of color confusion.
“Between green and red there’s an area of cone overlap and cone sensitivity, and if we knock down that area of overlap, you actually see all the colors better. ”
The league has allowed players to wear clear shields in the past, but the dark-tinted visors had to be approved by the league for players with medical exceptions. Asamoah says 14 players were approved for that exception in the 2018 season, and it’s unclear how many will get it this season.
The league banned tinted visors in 1998, with the exception of those few medical situations, for safety reasons. If, for example, a player was knocked out on the field, athletic trainers or doctors would have a hard time seeing the player’s eyes through the tinted shield, and there would be too great a risk to remove the helmet on a player with a possible head or neck injury. (Shields today can be easily and safely removed without removing the helmet.)
“Just going from a regular visor that we had before to this visor, I know definitely preseason playing night games it’s much better,” second-year Panthers receiver Curtis Samuel says, who’s been wearing the Prizm all preseason. “It dims the lights a little bit. It allows you to have a better opportunity to track the ball down. It just feels better overall. It’s clearer to look out of.”
But there was a secondary reason for the ban: marketing and branding.
“We’re kind of at a disadvantage from some of the other stick-and-ball sports in terms of being able to identify our players when they’re playing and really building their profile,” Asamoah says. “When they came to us with Prizm and what we could do together from a performance standpoint with our players, while at the same time still having an element of being able to see players eyes and finding a comfortable medium for everybody, it was a compelling proposition.”
Chumbley says this is the least amount of dye they could use to get the performance effects, and at first the league wanted the tint even lighter. The NFL relented when they got feedback from the players on how much their vision was enhanced.
While the players tested the visors on the field during the Pro Bowl, the league was testing fans off it. Asamoah says the league hired a third-party company to survey more than 400 people in three different models. The NFL got feedback from fans on what visors were too tinted and if the visors looked “cool.”
“We went through quite a bit to really tell the story of why this made sense,” Asamoah says. “It was from a player standpoint, a broadcaster standpoint, a fan standpoint and really telling a holistic story of one, why Oakley was the right partner for this, and why the product made sense and wasn’t going to do anything to take away from the game.”
The partnership also comes with a logo. An NFL field is a sacred marketing space, but the uniform is even more hallowed. Consider that there’s still no movement for an advertising patch on the jersey while several leagues are reaping tens of millions each year from it.
The most valuable advertising space in the NFL is from the chest and up, and now there will be three logos: Nike’s swoosh on the sleeve, the NFL shield (or this year the NFL 100 mark) on the chest and now the Oakley O on the helmet.
“With all the partners, the one consistent thing is they are endemic and true to what they’re being branded on,” Asamoah says. “That’s the real threshold that we’ve historically looked at with partners on the field is that they are bringing true value to the game and they are branded on what their product is. When we entered into this agreement with Oakley, with the value they were bringing to the table, what they were doing for our game from an optics and safety standpoint, the proof is in the pudding and at that point branding made sense for us.”
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Best Football Visors and Eye Shields Reviewed & Tested in 2021
Each piece of your football uniform serves a valuable purpose. Eye and face protection is a big concern for most players. When you’re tired of getting poked in the eye, or having dirt, field debris and even bugs get stuck in your eye during an intense game, you know you’re ready to do something about it.
Finding the best football visor and eye shield isn’t too hard. Most styles will fit any helmet model easily. We selected visors that offer terrific anti-glare, scratch resistance and extreme impact protection. Additionally, good peripheral vision while wearing the eye shields is factored in to our choices.
Your main concern aside from safety should be about visibility. Be careful to weigh the “coolness” factor of how you’ll look wearing one against how your view of the game may change. For example, tinted and colored visors can either enhance your vision or distort it. It comes down to personal preference, but rest assured you will be completing your facial protection when you add a good visor and eye shield to your face mask.
EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor (Smoke Tinted)
Unique Sports Clear View Football Helmet Eye Shield.
Under Armour Football Visor Gray with Mirror.
EliteTek Visor/Eye-Shield – (Gold and White)
Schutt Sports Optics Elite Eye Shield
Under Armour Youth Football Visor
Under Armour Football Visor Clear
Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor (Light Tint)
Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield
Oakley Football Eyeshield.
EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor (Smoke Tinted)
- The EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor has universally fitting attachments for all helmets
- The EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor has anti-fog properties
- This eye visor is scratch resistant
- Its anti-scratch coating helps reduce glare and blue light from both the sun and stadium lights
- The material that the EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor is made out of is also impact-resistant and shutter-proof
- Since the EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor is tinted, you may need to check with your league to see if tinted visors are accepted
Number one on our list of the best football eye shields and visors is the EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor. The EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor has universally fitting attachments for all helmets meaning that you will be able to use it on whatever brand of helmets you have. The attachments are also made in such away that it is able to fit on both adult and youth helmets so that even your young champions are able to use it.
The EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor comes with anti-fog properties so that you are able to play in whatever weather conditions may be. This eye visor is scratch resistant made possible through the use of an anti-scratch coating. Despite the fact that there is an extra coating on the EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor, this does not in any way reduce clarity. In fact, it does the opposite. This anti-scratch coating helps reduce glare and blue light from both the sun and stadium lights. The end result of this is visors that are clear and protective at the same time.
One of the most acclaimed features of the EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor is its tint. EliteTex places the tint at about 30%. This makes the visor both clear and protective from UV and sun rays. The material that the EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor is made out of is also impact-resistant and shutter-proof. This is of particular importance to those who play positions where they have to keep hitting other players.
The EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor will not shatter in your face thereby increasing its safety points.
Due to the fact that the EliteTek Football Eye-shield Visor is tinted, you may need to check with your league to see if tinted visors are accepted. Please note that rules may differ from league to league and from location to location so check with all relevant bodies.
Difficulty of Shattering9.5
Unique Sports Clear View Football Helmet Eye Shield.
- It has been reported to increase your field of view of a player
- The lens of the Unique Sports Football Eye Shield is scratch-resistant and has anti-fog properties.
- The wrapped lens reportedly reduces blind spots
- It reduces glare from the sun as well as from stadium lights
- The attachments provided should ensure that you are able to attach it rather easily on any helmet
- Its lack of tint may be a deterrent to a number of people
The Unique Sports Football Eye Shield is a 3mm football visor that is both clear, sturdy and looks great. It is made out of a polycarbonate lens meaning that it is not only amazingly clear, it has also been reported to increase your field of view of a player. The lens of the Unique Sports Football Eye Shield is scratch-resistant and has anti-fog properties.
If you play in positions where you have to haggle, dive and tussle, the Unique Sports Football Eye Shield should hold on really well for you. The polycarbonate that this eye visor is made out of also ensures that it does not shatter upon impact and therefore can last whole seasons. The wrapped lens that this eye visor is made out of also reportedly reduces blind spots and therefore should help improve your game.
Another advantage of having a wrapped polycarbonate lens is that it can help reduce glare from the sun as well as from stadium lights. The wrapped lens also helps eliminate UV and blue light from reaching your face. The wrapped lens fits precisely on a lot of helmets and the attachments provided should ensure that you are able to attach it rather easily on any helmet. The polycarbonate is distortion-free so it will not bend or take any weird shapes during play.
The Unique Sports Football Eye Shield has been approved for both high school and college games. All you have to do is ensure that you have the visor fitted the right way so that it does not cause injury as it would should it come off its attachments during play. The Unique Sports Football Eye Shield is also made to fit both adult and youth helmets so your young champions should not have a problem playing wearing this eye visor.
Difficulty of Shattering9
Under Armour Football Visor Gray with Mirror.
- It is made out of lightweight polycarbonate
- This Under Armour Football Visor has an easy clip-on universal system that allows for its easy installation and removal from almost all helmets
- Its grey tint offers protection from harsh sunlight or stadium lights
- It is also fog- and scratch-resistant helping maintain visibility even in the worst weather conditions
- Not sure if has been certified for high school players
This Under Armour Football Visor is at number 3 of our best football visors and for good reasons. One of these reasons is the fact that it is made out of lightweight polycarbonate. This material is both strong and light meaning that it is going to give you the protection that you need without adding on too much to the weight of your helmet.
Apart from that, this Under Armour Football Visor has an easy clip-on universal system that allows for its easy installation and removal from almost all helmets. Therefore, regardless of the size of your helmet, you ought to find this visor pretty easy to use. Moving on, you will find that this Under Armour Football Visor has a grey tint that is at about 30-50% tint. This is for your protection from harsh sunlight or stadium lights. The one thing that truly stands out about this Under Armour Football Visor is that despite the fact that this tint is a bit on the darker side, you will still be able to see and play perfectly.
The polycarbonate material that we have mentioned above is also shatter proof. You can expect it to hold its own even under intense matches. It is also fog- and scratch-resistant helping maintain visibility even in the worst weather conditions.
This Under Armour Football Visor is made in such a way that it is able to increase your fieled of view while allowing you to remain focused on what is in front of you. This Under Armour Football Visor comes with tab logo stickers that are of different colors. On these stickers, you can put on some stickers that match your team colors and jersey numbers for a truly customized visor.
Difficulty of Shattering8.5
EliteTek Visor/Eye-Shield – (Gold and White)
- This visor does not have any tint and therefore offers amazing visibility
- The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield is approved by all CIF/High School and college as well as youth leagues
- The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield is a one size fits all kind of visor
- Its two-clip system allows it to be attached and removed fairly easily
- The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield has both anti-fog and anti-scratch coatings
- The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield is also shatter-proof
- The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield blocks harmful UV and Blue lights
- Depending on the store you get it, some people thought this visor is a bit on the expensive side
Elitek makes it onto this list a second time with their white and gold EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield. This visor does not have any tint meaning that it is going to give you some of the best visibility you will find among all the visors that are included on this list. The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield is approved by all CIF/High School and college as well as youth leagues meaning that you can use it with confidence on the field.
The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield is a one size fits all kind of visor. It is universal meaning that it will fit on helmets of all sizes, both adult and youth sizes. Its two-clip system allows it to be attached and removed fairly easily. There is going to be no fumbling with this visor which is a great thing.
The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield has both anti-fog and anti-scratch coatings applied to it. There ensure that first of all your view is not obstructed by either scratches, which affect the way the visor deal with glares, or fog which can be annoying to keep wiping off. The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield is also shatter-proof meaning that it is not only absolutely durable but that it will also help improve your safety on the field.
The EliteTek Visor and Eye-Shield is made to block harmful UV and Blue lights. This helps to not only reduce annoying glare but to also control the intensity of the light reaching your eyes.
One other thing to mention is that EliTek lets you customize your visor on their website. This allows you to add logos and any other branding for a truly customized visor.
Difficulty of Shattering8.5
Schutt Sports Optics Elite Eye Shield
- This eye shield is one of the most durable one on this list
- This visor is absolutely shutter-proof because it is made out of high-impact polycarbonate
- This eye shields is very light and therefore easy to keep on
- This eye shield is totally scratch resistant
- Does a pretty decent job of keeping the glare of the sun out of your eyes and helps reduce the intensity of stadium lights
- This visor is made to fit Schutt helmets so we are not sure if it fits onto helmets from other companies
Although this list is absolutely not based on the way a visor looks, you have to give props to the Schutt Sports Optics Elite Eye Shield for the way it looks. It makes you to just want to pick it up and use it on your helmet.
This eye shield is one of the most durable one on this list. This is because it is made out of high-impact polycarbonate that is injection molded. In short, this visor is absolutely shutter-proof. This is something that you ought to be looking at seriously when getting a visor as your safety on the field is paramount. This visor is also very light meaning that you should not feel any strain on your helmet when using it.
Although the Schutt Sports Optics Elite Eye Shield has a pretty small tint of about 5%, its clarity is unparalleled. This clarity should stay the same as this eye visor is totally scratch resistant. The Schutt Sports Optics Elite Eye Shield also does a really good job of keeping the glare of the sun out of your eyes and helps reduce the intensity of stadium lights.
This visor is made to fit all Schutt helmets so we are not sure if it fits onto helmets from other companies. Regardless, if you have a Schutt helmet, you will find that it fits both adult and youth helmets.
Apart from that , the Schutt Sports Optics Elite Eye Shield is customizable with tab stickers that come in up to 8 colors. This will allow you to make this helmet truly yours.
Difficulty of Shattering8
Under Armour Youth Football Visor
- This visor is made out of clear lens and therefore offers amazing visibility
- The polycarbonate that this visor is made out of ensures that it is strong, durable and shutter-proof
- The scratch-resistant and and anti-fog coatings protect the visor from the elements
- The polycarbonate that the Under Armour Youth Football Visor is made out makes it lighter than most other eye visors
- It also leaves a lot of breathing room inside your helmet even if your helmet is a tight fit.
- Anyone who wears an adult helmet will not be able to get this visor for their helmets as this is a youth visor
The Under Armour Youth Football Visor is made specifically for the youth as you may have gotten from the name. This means that anyone who wears an adult helmet will not be able to get this visor for their helmets. This visor is made out of clear lens material that ensures that you do not only have a clear look but that the visor looks absolutely gorgeous.
Apart from that, the polycarbonate that this visor is made out of ensures that it is strong, durable and shutter-proof, all the qualities that you ought to be looking for in a really good football visor. The casting process that these visors undergo ensure that they are 100% resistant to cracking which as we have just seen above enhances the safety of the Under Armour Youth Football Visor,
The scratch-resistant and and anti-fog coatings on the surface of the Under Armour Youth Football Visor ensure that it is not only durable but that it enhances your performance bu ensuring stallar visibility all round.
The polycarbonate that the Under Armour Youth Football Visor is made out of is 10% lighter than most other material that is used to manufacture other eye visors. This means that it will not increase the weight of your helmet in any way. The Under Armour Youth Football Visor is also pretty balanced so there will not be any weight imbalances on the helmet when worn. The clips that are included on the Under Armour Youth Football Visor also ensure that the Under Armour Youth Football Visor is easy to attach and remove. It also leaves a lot of breathing room inside your helmet even if your helmet is a tight fit.
Difficulty of Shattering8
Under Armour Football Visor Clear
- The Under Armour Football Visor Clear is a clear, light-weight visor
- Helps in reducing the glare of the sun as well as that of stadium lights
- The anti-scratch and anti-for coatings that are added to the surface of this visor ensure that you have a clear view of the field
- Does not offer protection from UV rays and Blue Lights
A second Under Armour Visor to make it to the list, the Under Armour Football Visor Clear is a clear, light-weight visor that should go a long way to help with your game. The first way that it does this is though reducing the glare of the sun as well as that of stadium lights. This ensures that you are able to play no matter how bright it is. The Under Armour Football Visor Clear is also made out of lens material meaning that it is able to increase and improve your field of view.
The Under Armour Football Visor Clear is also as tough as you need it to be thanks to the ArmourSight technology from Under Armour. Although this technology ensures that this visor is durable and tough, it does not produce visors that are heavy. In fact, the Under Armour Football Visor Clear is so light, you will hardly notice any difference when wearing it.
The anti-scratch and anti-for coatings that are added to the surface of this visor ensure that you have a clear view of the field regardless of the weather. Despite the fact that this visor is clear, it does a wonderful job of protecting you from harmful UV rays of the sun as well as blue lights of the stadium. It also does well to reduce the intensity of the light reaching your eyes for better, concentrated play.
If you are looking for a visor that will match with your outfit or uniform, this is it. It comes with tab logo stickers which are in various colors and have different numbers on them. This allows you to customize your visor to match the outfit of your team as well as your jersey number.
Difficulty of Shattering7
Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor (Light Tint)
- It comes with 50% tint that is able to protect you from the glare of the sun as well as the glare from the lights of the stadium
- It going to fit almost all helmets that you decide to use it with
- It is also made from polycarbonate which gives it all the strength that it needs to protect you on the field without adding any excess weight to your helmet
- This eve visor is also shatter-proof d
- The Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor has the anti-fog and scratch-resistant coating
- The Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor is also able to protect you from UV and Blue lights
- Some buyers are of the opinion that it does not leave enough breathing room inside the helmet when worn
This Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor is considered to be the smaller brother of the smoke tinted Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor that we have featured above. The major difference between the two is that the light tint option comes at about 30% tint while the smoke tint one comes at about 50% tint. The Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor is meant to give you the benefit of the tint without looking overly done. Just like its big brother, this tint is able to protect you from the glare of the sun as well as the glare from the lights of the stadium. Apart from that, is is also a universal helmet fit. This means that it is going to fit almost all helmets that you decide to use it with.
It is also made from polycarbonate which gives it all the strength that it needs to protect you on the field without adding any excess weight to your helmet. The polycarbonate from which this helmet is made out of is also shatter-proof so there is no chance of it shattering, breaking or cracking when on the field. That said, the polycarbonate material can bend pretty easily but not so much that it becomes dangerous to you. The Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor has the anti-fog and scratch-resistant coating that has now become synonymous with Elitek visors.
Apart from blocking the glare of the sun s well as that of stadium lights, the Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor is also able to protect you from UV and Blue lights which can be quite harmful if your eyes are exposed to them for too long. The tint on the Elitetek Football Eye-shield Visor also works very well to reduce the intensity of the light that reaches your eyes and face offering an additional layer of protection from bright light.
Difficulty of Shattering6.5
Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield
- The Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield is certified by all relevant bodies for highschool and college play
- The Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield comes with a clip on system that allows it to be easily attached and removed
- The Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield also comes in a variety of colors
- Tt does a pretty decent job of protecting your eyes from the glare of the sun as well as from harmful UV and Blue rays
- It is scratch resistant
- The Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield is made out of high-strength high-impact LEXAN polycarbonate material that is also extra resistant
- It is mainly meant for high school players so you might have a bit of a problem fitting it into bigger helmets
Our number 9 choice is a pretty interesting choice. This is because it is mainly meant for highschool players. That said, it is significant enough to make it onto this list of the best football eyeshields. The Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield is certified by all relevant bodies so you should be very comfortable playing with it even at the highschool level. Since this eyeshield is meant for high school players, it means that it may not fit some of the larger helmet sizes that are out there.
Regardless, the Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield comes with a clip on system that allows it to be easily attached and removed from both metal and plastic facemasks. The Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield also comes in a variety of colors including clear, amber and white that will allow you to get the helmet with just the right tint.
Despite the Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield coming from a relatively unknown company, it does a pretty decent job of protecting your eyes from the glare of the sun as well as from harmful UV and Blue rays. Exposure to these two types of lights especially from long periods of time can be detrimental to your eyesight.
The Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield has an anti-fog inner and outer coating to ensure that you have optimum visibility no matter what conditions you play in. Apart from that, it is scratch resistant. Scratches reduce visibility by reducing the eyeshield’s ability to reflect sunlight and keep glare away.
The Bangerz ProVu Football Eyeshield is made out of high-strength high-impact LEXAN polycarbonate material that is also extra resistant. This means that there is absolutely no chance of this eyeshield shattering, cracking or breaking during play. If you play high impact positions, this may be the eyeshield that you have been looking for.
Difficulty of Shattering6
Oakley Football Eyeshield.
- This eye visor is made out of material that eliminates the distortion of vision that is found in the polycarbonate visors
- It also offers durability that is a few times better than that offered by eyeshields that are made out of other materials namely polycarbonate
- This eye shields manages to block 100% of all UV rays and harmful Blue light that you may be exposed to playing outside or under stadium lights
- The Oakley Football Eyeshield comes in a one size fits all format.
- These eye visors also come with optional tint lenses
- The tints that come with this eye visor have been said to obstruct the views of a few players
Coming in at number 10 in our list of the best football visors and eyeshields is the Oakley Football Eyeshield. This eyeshield is a second-generation eyeshield utilizing a number of modern technologies. The first of this is the High Definition Optics technology. This is the technology that allows all Oakley eyeshields and eyevisors to eliminate the distortion of vision that is found in the polycarbonate visors that belong to the first generation.
The Oakley Football Eyeshield also uses a synthetic material that is known as Plutonite. This material allows this eyeshield to offer durability that is a few times better than that offered by eyeshields that are made out of other materials namely polycarbonate. The Plutonite eyeshield is injection molded which ensures that is has a unique curvature. It is this curvature that gives the Oakley Football Eyeshield its ability to reflect glare as well as offer amazing visibility in all weather conditions.
The Oakley Football Eyeshield comes with optimized peripheral view. This is achieved thorough having contours that are created using CAD and CAM technology. Using this technology, the Oakley Football Eyeshields are able to maintain vision clarity on all angles. Plutonite manages to block 100% of all UV rays and harmful Blue light that you may be exposed to playing outside or under stadium lights.
The Oakley Football Eyeshield comes in a one size fits all format. This means that adults as well as the youth can get it for their helmets. The blue tint on the Oakley Football Eyeshield is amazingly clear and it does not obstruct view in any way. AFR lens treatment comes standard with all Oakley football shields, which translates to anti-fog performance and improved scratch resistance. These eye visors also come with optional tint lenses such as the blue one mentioned above that lets a player optimize their visors and helmets for different light conditions.
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Football Visors & Football Eye Shields
Eyeshields and visors have become increasingly popular in football over the years with everyone from youth players to NFL pros. They’ve been proven again and again to prevent eye injuries without reducing or blurring vision, like some configurations of football facemasks may. With all of their benefits, and at such low costs, its easy to see why football visors are so widely used.
Football visors and eyeshields fit easily onto almost any football helmet, under the facemask, for instant eye protection. Many football visors are designed clear, for great vision and safety. But over the years, producers began developing tinted and filtering football visors that act like high-quality sunglasses, reducing glare and actually improving vision. Players these days own multiple visors and football eyeshields, and quickly swap them out depending on the weather conditions.
At Sports Unlimited, we want to bring you the highest quality, and most affordable football equipment available. So we stock football visors and eyeshields from some of the best brands like Oakley, Under Armour, and Nike. With the latest, hottest styles and designs, you’re sure to find a visor here that will set you apart and raise your game to new levels!
By Mikey from Chandler, Arizona on July 1, 2015
What visor should i get for a speed flex?
By Customer Service on July 2, 2015
Most visors will fit on the major facemask styles for the SpeedFlex. Any facemasks with additional bars may require the visor to be attached with zip ties instead of the included clips.
By Pat McIntee from New york on July 7, 2015
Do visors fit any style helmet or do you have to match them together?
By Customer Service on July 8, 2015
Visors fit most styles of helmets/facemasks. If the facemask is a big grill style, you may need to attach the visor with ties instead of the included clips.
By Brian from Philadelphia, PA on June 27, 2014
can a prescription for eye glasses be used for a visor?
By Customer Service on June 30, 2014
Football visors cannot be made to match an eyeglass prescription due to the curve of the plastic. Most players will wear contacts or sport goggles in addition to a clear visor.
By takuo from kobe-shi,tyuo-ku, HYOGO-KEN on May 31, 2015
Which face mask can be fit with Riddell Revolution Speed Adult Football Helmet?
I use S2EG-SW-SP&S2EG-Ⅱ-SP.
By Customer Service on June 1, 2015
You need a Revo Speed facemask for a Revo Speed helmet.
By PAUL from CHEROKEE, NC on July 11, 2015
I HAVE A SCHUTTS VEGOP II FACE MASK ON MY SONS VENGEANCE DCT HELMET AND NEED A VISOR TO PUT ON IT, COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME THE BEST ONE FOR THIS ?
By Customer Service on July 15, 2015
You would be able to use almost any visor that we carry on that helmet and facemask. Our best sellers are the Oakley eyeshield, the Leader Next Vision, and the Under Armour visors. The Oakley and Leader eyeshields will provide 100% UV protection in all tints.
Oakley Football Visor Reviews – One Size Clear, Blue and Grey
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Introducing Oakley, Inc., one of the leading sports equipment companies in the world that have been designing and manufacturing sports gears since 1975. This California-based company is known to be a holder of more than 600 patents. Its main goal is to provide equipment to world-class athletes around the globe so that they can be at their best during their game.
This renowned corporation has created various sports gears such as football visors and these are incorporated with state-of-the-art features. These include the High Definition Optics which always comes in sun and prescription eyewear and goggles.
Numerous inventions and unique models were already made by this company and below are three of their visor masterpieces:
Oakley Men’s Football Visor – Clear
You can choose a lot of eye-shield models but this model is one of the best they’ve come up so far. It comes in an Oakley Plutonite feature which is known as a proprietary synthetic that vitalizes durability and excellent protection to the eyes.
One of the many concerns of athletes is the shield distortion which kind of loses their focus. This equipment eliminates it thanks to its Oakley high definition optics. Another thing to take note about this visor is its ability to block 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC, and any other blue light up to 400nm that is considered damaging to the eyes.
This eyewear also boasts lens that removes fog and resists scratching. You can’t be distracted with those things so this trait is really a huge advantage. You can even appreciate it more because it keeps its visual clarity on-point, and we’re talking about all the angles even at the sides. Less assured that your peripheral view is clearer. This product comes with one size or 60% gray for you to choose. This item includes the clips and everything you need to attach it to the helmet.
Oakley Football Eyeshield – Blue
This model has the same features as the unit above. But its look is much different because of its youthful color, blue. Its High Definition Optics is also one of the traits that make it a good candidate if you are looking for a visor that completes the qualities that you are looking for.
Better vision at all angles, protection from scratches and fogs, and a high level of protection to your eyes, it is already considered a visor package. Not to mention that it’s also durable like the rest of the models. According to the seller, this blue eye shield is not a mirrored eye shield, it is see-through.
Oakley GSh52-005 Visor – Grey
Like the previous models above, this visor consists of an Oakley plutonite that boasts long-lasting qualities and better eye protection. Its difference lies in the fact that it has a gray color that looks minimalistic and cool to the eyes. In fact, it is made up of 45% gray tint which is at its middle part. You won’t have to think about shield distortion when wearing this gear because it also has high definition optics.
It also reassures you that it can dodge UVA and other harmful blue lights. And even if you’re in the middle of a game, your focus remains because of better visual quality in the field thanks to its unique curvature characteristic. Therefore, if you have sensitive eyes, it is an ideal visor for you.
I found these traits more than satisfying for a $60.00 product. Apart from its promising qualities, these products are easy to install and use. Plus, the fact that many football players make these their number 1 choice of eye-shields, then it pretty much seals the deal.
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VICIS inks deal with Oakley to create advanced eye shield for high-tech football helmet
The Vicis Oakley Prizm Shield.
Vicis‘ football helmet just got more high-tech.
The Seattle startup today announced a deal with sunglasses giant Oakley for a new “VICIS EDGE Shield” on its ZERO1 helmet that will be used in games by NFL and NCAA players this upcoming season.
The shield uses Oakley’s Prizm technology that enhances detail and provides better clarity and contrast for football players. It was custom-designed for the ZERO1, which offers a wider field of view than traditional helmets.
The companies call it the “first-ever co-developed football optics system.”
“We saw an opportunity to partner with Oakley to help players elevate their performance via improved optics,” Vicis CEO Dave Marver said in a statement. “Our goal is that athletes wearing a ZERO1 will benefit from industry-leading field of view, enhanced optical clarity and better protection.”
Vicis VP of Operations Bill Sutter and CEO Dave Marver inside the company’s production facility in Seattle. (GeekWire photo/Kevin Lisota)
GeekWire last month toured Vicis’ 3,000 square-foot production facility in Seattle that is pumping out hundreds of ZERO1 helmets which are designed to mitigate the forces thought to cause concussions.
Vicis recently garnered national attention after its helmet finished first in the NFL’s 2017 Helmet Laboratory Testing Performance Results, which assessed 33 helmets that could be worn in the upcoming 2017 season and determined which was best at reducing head impact severity experienced by players during games.
Vicis, which spun out of the University of Washington in 2014 and has raised $40 million to date, could play a key role in curbing the concussion problem for not just pro football, but many other sports. Earlier this week, a new study examined the brains of 111 deceased football players — 110 of them were found to have CTE, the disease caused by repeated impact to the head.
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Hello everyone, dear friends!
Glasses or night optics fog up? How to deal with this? I regularly hear complaints from many players on this topic.
What affects the fogging of glasses?
1. Heat from the face during intense work.
2. Temperature difference.
3. High humidity.
4. Perspiration from breath during the cold season.
5. Individual physical characteristics (profuse sweating).
The easiest way to combat fogging is with mesh goggles, but personally I don’t like them especially when used in conjunction with a night vision device. Agree that a transparent picture is much better than a grid! One way or another, all those fogging factors that I wrote about above are transferred to night optics, since there is no natural barrier in the form of a transparent lens that separates the person’s face and the eyepiece of the device. Plus, mesh goggles steal the lion’s share of brightness, which greatly affects the effective work in conditions of limited visibility, even in third-generation night vision devices.
In this article, we will consider the fight against fogging of transparent glasses and night optics.
There are a million tips on the Internet, many of which I tried myself. For several years I have been using the well-known antifog “Op Drops”. It should be noted that he coped well with his task, but in 2017 Vladimir Pyrenkov from the VK store “USASHMOT” opened the anti-fog “Oakley” for me.
I must say right away that the result exceeded all my expectations. For two years of active use, this antifog has passed various tests in a variety of conditions and worked everywhere with a bang.The set includes a cover-cloth and a bottle of liquid with a volume of 10 ml.
The method of application is described on the back of the bottle. But first, I would like to draw your attention to the preparation of the surface of the lens of the glasses:
1. Before using the anti-fog lens, the lens must always be clean. It is enough to rinse it thoroughly under warm water and soap to get rid of dirt and greasy stains. Personally, I wash with my fingers without using sponges and various rags so as not to scratch the surface of the lens.Then we remove moisture using a clean, dry, soft towel or a special cloth for wiping the optics. This process is best done at home.
2. Apply three drops of anti-fog on each side of the inner surface of the lens and, without waiting for drying, rub over the entire area using a cloth from the anti-fog kit. This procedure must be repeated with the outer surface of the lens. At the end of the procedure, no smudges and streaks should remain. This process is best done at home or at the landfill immediately or several hours before use.
I also recommend having a pair of glasses in the kit: day and night. The fact is that day glasses can get very dirty during the day and for comfortable use at night they will have to be washed again and applied antifog. As a rule, the “purity” of this process suffers greatly.
I recommend using the same preparation process on night vision devices. It is necessary to apply antifog on the prepared surface of the protective lenses of the device (sacrificial window, demist shield).
I do not recommend applying antifog to the lenses of the device, since optics do not like frequent contact, which is fraught with unnecessary scratches.
An important point! Lenses must be cleaned of dirt and grease before using anti-fog. I described this process in sufficient detail in my article on the care of PNV optics. I recommend that you familiarize yourself with it.
One way or another, no product in the world will 100% relieve you of fogging, but this product creates maximum protection that works for a very long time.
1. In case of slight fogging, never, under any circumstances, have your hands in contact with the treated lens surface.It is best to try to stay in motion and promote natural ventilation. In this situation, you need to calm down, restore your rhythm of life after intense work. If you do get sweaty, know that you are not alone and others have similar problems.
2. Strictly follow the lens preparation process described above.
3. Keep your glasses and night optics clean.
4. When using goggles and night vision devices in the cold season, try to exhale the air downward so that the vapor does not settle on the lenses.
5. Try not to lift the night vision device upward, as this may cause fogging of the eyepieces.
6. Use a folded eyepiece cup that fits snugly around the glasses to create a protective barrier. Avoid putting excessive pressure on the glasses so that they do not fit snugly against your face, thereby preventing natural ventilation.
7. Carry a small towel with you to wipe sweat off your face from time to time.
8. Before the night phase, wash your face thoroughly, as salt from sweat in contact with the eyes makes work very difficult.Tears literally flow in a stream.
9. Carry a cloth soaked in anti-fog to wick moisture from the lens of the night vision device during high humidity.
A few words about the internal fogging of night vision devices.
1. Lack of nitrogen filling, which must be renewed at least once a year.
2. The assembly of the night vision device was carried out in a humid room.
3. The body of the night vision device is leaking.
Thank you for your attention!
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Best Climbing Sunglasses
If you are interested in a variety of releases and follow the news in the world of eyewear, then you probably heard that the French company Julbo, in honor of its 125th anniversary, has released a number of new color variations of one of their best Vermonter models.
This is far from the newest model, but, nevertheless, it is still very popular.It got me thinking, what is the story behind these goggles, and behind mountaineering goggles in general? And what is responsible for the increased interest in this old-school model? The Vermonter glasses are by no means the most popular Julbo range – in fact, they look very vintage compared to the other glasses in this roundup. But despite this, they received excellent coverage and therefore almost completely correspond to the newest and most technologically advanced equipment.
In an attempt to get answers to all of the above questions, I plunged headlong into the world of mountaineering glasses. I looked at the history of these goggles, the scientific information behind it, and picked out the very best mountaineering sunglasses available on the market right now.
Electric Road Glacier
For those who love style but want something more versatile, Electric sunglasses are a very interesting choice. The glasses are equipped with two types of detachable eyecups – one made of leather, the other made of perforated steel, and are supplied with a cord, carrying bag and adjustable temples.Ideal for walking.
Julbo Vermont Classic
This 1950s classic was originally marketed to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the French company Julbo. But I think these glasses will stay on the shelves for a long time. Despite being a vintage model, these glasses boast modern, high quality lenses.
Vuarnet Glacier 1957
To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Vuarnet has released a special limited edition of their legendary 1957 Glaciers.There are only 600 of these mountaineering sunglasses. Each piece is equipped with removable perforated leather eyecups and Category 3 lenses that come in blue, green or orange.
Northern Lights NL7
Julbo sits firmly in the tops of retro hiking eyewear manufacturers. Northern Light is the exact opposite. They are positioned more as a fashion accessory, these glasses are able to provide you with the proper protection from the sun in the mountains.With a classic round frame and high quality Category 3 Aurora CR39 lenses, these are incredibly cool classic sunglasses.
Dragon Allegiance Mountaineerx
These sunglasses from a Californian eyewear brand offer superior sun protection combined with a shock-resistant frame and customizable fit. Leather eyecups attach easily to the top and bottom of the frame, while removable temples provide a secure and comfortable fit.These glasses will withstand any test, because the material used in their creation is 5-6 times more impact-resistant than polycarbonate, which is usually used in most sunglasses. Category 4 lenses are available in three shades: Red Ionized, Super Silver, and Dark Copper.
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Wearable computers that can be used in place of regular glasses
This article is about wearable computers. For window glass with variable opacity, see Smart glass. For the Xbox Management app, see Xbox SmartGlass.
The man wears a 1998 eyecup, digital glass for the eyes.
Smartglasses or Smartglasses are wearable computer glasses that add information together or to what the wearer sees.Alternatively, smart glasses are sometimes referred to as wearable computer glasses that can change their optical properties during use. Smart sunglasses, which are programmed to change shade electronically, are an example of the latter type of smart glasses.
Overlaying information on the field of view is achieved using an optical head-up display (OHMD) or built-in wireless glasses with a transparent head-up display (HUD) or augmented reality overlay (AR).These systems have the ability to reflect projected digital images and also allow the user to see through or see better through them. While early models can perform basic tasks such as serving as an external display for a remote system, as with smart glasses using cellular technology or Wi-Fi, modern smart glasses are actually wearable computers that can run stand-alone mobile apps. … Some of them are speakerphone and can communicate with the Internet using natural language voice commands, while others use touch buttons.
Like other computers, smart glasses can collect information from internal or external sensors. It can monitor or receive data from other instruments or computers. It can support wireless technologies such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. A small number of models run a mobile operating system and function as portable media players to send audio and video files to the user via a Bluetooth or WiFi headset.Some models of smart glasses also have the ability to keep a life log and track activity.
Smartglasses can also have smartphone functionality. Some of them have activity tracking features (also known as “ fitness trackers ”) like some GPS watches.
Features & Applications
As with other life logging and activity tracking devices, the GPS tracker and digital camera of some smart glasses can be used to record historical data.For example, after completing a workout, the data can be downloaded to a computer or online to create an exercise log for analysis. Some smartwatches can serve as full-fledged GPS navigation devices, displaying maps and current coordinates. Users can “tag” their current location and then edit the name and coordinates of the entry to navigate to those new coordinates.
Although some models of smart glasses produced in the 21st century are fully functional as standalone products, most manufacturers recommend or even require consumers to purchase mobile phones with the same operating system so that the two devices can be synced for additional and advanced functions.Smart glasses can work as an extension to display on the windshield (HUD) or remotely control the phone and alert the user of communication data such as calls, SMS messages, emails and calendar invitations.
Smart glasses could be used as a body camera. In 2018, Chinese police in Zhengzhou and Beijing used smart glasses to take photographs that are compared to a government database using facial recognition to identify suspects, obtain addresses, and track people outside their home areas.
Several proofs of concept for Google Glasses have been proposed in healthcare. In July 2013, Lucien Engelin began researching the use and impact of Google Glass in healthcare. Engelen, who works at Singularity University and in Europe at Radbaud University Medical Center, participates in the Glass Explorer program.
The main findings of Engeleny in the study included:
- Image and video quality can be used for medical education, inquiries, and remote consultations.For most surgical procedures, the camera must be tilted at different angles.
- Teleconsultation possible – depending on available bandwidth – during operational procedures.
- A stabilizer should be added to the video function to prevent intermittent transmission when the surgeon looks at screens or colleagues.
- Battery life can be easily extended with an external battery.
- Controlling the device and / or programs from another device is necessary for some functions due to the sterile environment.
- Text-to-Speech (Take Note in Evernote) showed a 60 percent correction factor without adding a medical thesaurus.
- The protocol or checklist displayed on the Google Glass screen may be helpful during procedures.
Dr. Phil Haslam and Dr. Sebastian Mafeld demonstrate the first concept of Google Glass in the field of interventional radiology. They demonstrated how the Google Glass concept can help with liver biopsy and fistulaplasty, and the couple said Google Glass could improve patient safety, operator comfort and the effectiveness of interventional radiology procedures.In June 2013, surgeon Dr. Raphael Grossmann was the first person to integrate Google Glass into the operating room when he wore the device during a PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) procedure. In August 2013, Google Glass was also used at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. Surgeon Dr. Christopher Cading used Google Glass to consult with a colleague in remote Columbus, Ohio. A group of Ohio State University College of Medicine students also watched their laptop computers work.After the procedure, Kaeding said: “To be honest, when we got into the operation, I often forgot that the device was there. It just felt intuitive and flawlessly appropriate. ”
On November 16, 2013 in Santiago de Chile, a team of maxillofacial specialists led by Dr. Antonio Marino performed the first orthognathic surgery using Google Glass in Latin America, interacting with them and working with simultaneous 3D navigation. The surgical team was interviewed by ADN radio station and LUN newspaper.In January 2014, Indian orthopedic surgeon Selena G. Pareh performed Google Glass foot and ankle surgery in Jaipur, which was broadcast live on the Google website over the Internet. The operation was carried out during a three-day annual Indo-American conference attended by a team of US experts and hosted by Ashish Sharma. Sharma said Google Glass allows you to look at X-rays or MRIs without taking your eyes off the patient and allows the doctor to communicate with the patient’s family or friends during the procedure.
Baby Eve with Georgia for Breastfeeding Support Project
In Australia, in January 2014, Melbourne-based technology startup Small World Social, in collaboration with the Australian Breastfeeding Association, created the first Google Glass hands-free breastfeeding app for new mothers. The app, called the Google Glass Breastfeeding Trial App, allows mothers to breastfeed their baby by reviewing instructions on common breastfeeding issues (latching, posture, etc.)Or call a breastfeeding consultant through a secure Google Hangout who can view the issue through the Google Glass Camera. The trial was successfully completed in Melbourne in April 2014 and 100% of the participants were breastfeeding confidently.
Various methods exist for hexamethyldisilazano end-to-end. Most of these methods can be divided into two main families: based on a “curved mirror” (or curved combiner) and based on a “waveguide” or “light guide”.The mirror technique has been used in EyeTaps, Meta in their Meta 1, Vuzix in their Star 1200 product, Olympus and Laster Technologies.
Various waveguide techniques have existed for some time. These techniques include diffractive optics, holographic optics, polarized optics, reflective optics, and projection:
- Diffractive waveguide – tilted grating elements (nanometer 10E-9). Nokia technology is now licensed to Vuzix.
- Holographic Waveguide – 3 holographic optical elements (HOE) clamped together (RGB). Used by Sony and Konica Minolta.
- Reflective waveguide – thick fiber with one semi-reflective mirror. This method is used by Epson in its Moverio product.
- Virtual Retina Display (VRD) – also known as Retinal Scan Display (RSD) or Retinal Projector (RP), is a display technology that displays a bitmap (such as a TV) directly onto the retina of the eye, developed by MicroVision, Inc….
Technical illusions castAR uses a different technique with transparent glass. The glasses have a projector, and the image is returned to the eye using a reflective surface.
Smart sunglasses, which can change their light filtering properties during operation, usually use liquid crystal technology. When the lighting conditions change, such as when the user goes outside, the luminance ratio also changes and can cause unwanted visual impairment.An attractive solution to overcome this problem is to include dimming filters in smart sunglasses that control the amount of ambient light entering the eyes. An innovative liquid crystal component for use in smart sunglasses lenses is PolarView from LC-Tec. PolarView offers analog dimming control, with the dim level being controlled by the applied drive voltage.
Another type of smart sunglasses uses Adaptive Polarization Filtering (ADF).ADF type smart sunglasses can change their polarization filtering characteristics during use. For example, ADF type smart sunglasses can switch from horizontal polarization filtering to vertical polarization filtering at the touch of a button.
The lenses of smart sunglasses can be made of multiple adaptive cells, so different parts of the lenses can have different optical properties. For example, the top of a lens can be electronically configured to have different polarizing filter characteristics and a different opacity than the bottom of the lens.
Human Machine Interface (HCI) Control Input
Head-up displays are not intended to be used as workstations, and traditional input devices such as keyboard and mouse do not support the concept of smart glasses. Instead, HCI control input should be methods that enable mobility and / or hands-free use are good candidates, for example:
- Airscouter, Virtual Retinal Display from Brother Industries
- AMA Xperteye – Advanced Mobile Applications (AMA Studios) software for out-of-the-box customizable smart glasses interface
- Epiphany Eyewear are smart glasses developed by Vergence Labs, a subsidiary of Snap Inc.
- Epson Moverio BT-300/350 and Moverio Pro BT-2000/2200 are smart glasses with augmented reality from Epson.
- The Everysight Raptor is a smart goggle for cyclists.
- EyeTap is an eye-to-eye camera and head-up display (HUD).
- Golden-i Infinity is a wearable smart screen for Android or Win10 host devices.
- Google Glass is an optical display on the head.
- Iristick.Z1 are the first industrial smart goggles compatible with iOS and Android manufactured by Iristick.
- Magic Jump
- Microsoft HoloLens is a pair of head-mounted high definition optical 3D head-mounted mixed reality smart glasses designed and manufactured by Microsoft using the Windows holographic platform.
- Pivothead SMART – Simple Modular Technology for Applications Released October 2014
- SixthSense is a wearable AR device.
- Eyewear – sunglasses with a built-in wearable camera from Snap Inc.
- Vue – Prescription smart glasses with audio features including music playback, making calls, activity tracking, notifications and voice assistants.
- Vuzix – augmented reality glasses for 3D gaming, industrial training and military applications.
- Photons – Wearable augmented reality smart glasses for fitness games created by PhotonLens in partnership with Shadow Creator.
- MAD Gaze are the creators of several MR smart glasses such as Ares, X5, X5S, Vader and GLOW designed to replace tablets and laptops.
- NReal – Smart glasses mixed reality wired directly to smartphones
- Looxcie – streaming camcorder with headphones
- On April 17, 2012, Oakley CEO Colin Baden announced that the company has been working on a method for projecting information directly onto lenses since 1997 and has 600 patents related to this technology, many of which relate to optical performance.
- On June 18, 2012 Canon announced the MR (Mixed Reality) system, which simultaneously combines virtual objects with the real world in full scale and in 3D. Unlike Google Glass, the MR System is designed for professional use, with a headset and accompanying system priced at $ 125,000 and an expected annual service of $ 25,000.
- At MWC 2013, the Japanese company Brilliant Service introduced Viking OS, an operating system for HMD written in Objective-C and using gesture control as its primary input form.It includes a facial recognition system and was showcased on an updated version of the Vuzix STAR 1200XL glasses ($ 4,999), which combines a regular RGB camera and a PMD CamBoard nano camera.
- At Maker Faire 2013, startup Technical Illusions unveiled CastAR augmented reality goggles, which are well equipped to work with augmented reality: infrared LEDs on the surface detect the movement of an interactive infrared stick, and a set of coils at its base is used to detect the RFID chip loads objects. placed on top of it; It uses dual projectors with a frame rate of 120 Hz and a reflective screen that provides a three-dimensional image that the user can see from all angles; a camera located on top of the prototype glasses is built in to determine the position, so the virtual image changes accordingly when the user walks on the CastAR surface.
- At D11 2013, startup Atheer Labs unveiled a prototype of 3D augmented reality glasses. The prototype includes a binocular lens, 3D imaging support, battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, accelerometer, gyroscope, and IR sensor. The user can interact with the device using voice commands, and the installed camera allows users to naturally interact with the device using gestures.
- Teams Orlando Magic, Indiana Pacers and other NBA teams have used Google Glass on the CrowdOptic platform to enhance the gaming experience for fans.
- Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Department was the first emergency department to experiment with Google Glass applications.
- Intel is announcing Vaunt, a set of smart glasses that look like regular glasses and are only intended to be displayed using a retinal projection. The project was later closed.
The analyst firm IHS estimates that shipments of smart glasses could grow from 50,000 units in 2012 to 6.6 million units in 2016.According to a Forrester Research survey of more than 4,600 American adults, about 12 percent of respondents would like to wear Google Glass or other similar devices if they offer a service that piques their interest. BI Intelligence from Business Insider expects Google Glass to have annual sales of 21 million units by 2018. Samsung and Microsoft are expected to develop their own version of Google Glass within six months at prices ranging from $ 200 to $ 500.Samsung reportedly bought the lenses from Israel-based Lumus. Another source says Microsoft is in talks with Vuzix. In 2006, Apple filed a patent for its own HMD device. In July 2013, APX Labs founder and CEO Brian Ballard stated that he knows 25 to 30 hardware manufacturers who are working on their own versions of smart glasses, some of which APX works with.
In fact, in 2016, only about 150,000 AR glasses were shipped worldwide in 2016, despite the strong opinion of leading technology company executives that AR is entering our lives.This points to some serious technical limitations that prevent OEMs from offering a product that balances functionality and customers’ desire not to wear a massive face / head unit on a daily basis. The solution could be to transfer battery, processing power, and connectivity from the frame of AR glasses to an external wired device such as a smart necklace. This could allow for display-only AR glasses – lightweight, cheap and stylish.
Public reception for commercial use
In November 2012, Google Glass was voted one of the “Best Inventions of 2012” by Time Magazine, along with inventions such as the Curiosity rover. After a visit by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to Cambridge University in February 2013, Wolfson College professor John Naughton praised Google Glass and compared it to the achievements of hardware and networking pioneer Douglas Engelbart.Naughton wrote that Engelbart believed that machines “should do what machines do best, thereby empowering people to do what they do best.” Lisa A. Goldstein, a freelance journalist who was born deaf, tested the product on behalf of people with disabilities and published a review on August 6, 2013. In his review, Goldstein states that Google Glass does not support hearing aids and is not suitable for people who cannot understand speech.Goldstein also explained the limited customer support options, as telephone contact was her only means of communication.
In December 2013, David Datuna became the first artist to include Google Glass in a contemporary work of art. The work debuted at a private event at The New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, and was relocated to the Miami Design District for a public debut. More than 1,500 people used Google Glass to see Datong’s American flag from his Billions Viewpoint series.
Following public backlash, retail sales of Google Glass ceased in January 2015 and the company focused on business customers in 2017.
EyeTap’s functionality and minimalist appearance have been compared to Steve Mann’s EyeTap, also known as “glass” or “Digital Eye Glass”, although Google Glass is “Generation-1 Glass” compared to EyeTap, which is “Glass Generation-4”.Both devices affect both privacy and secrecy by introducing two-way surveillance and surveillance, Mann said. Various sources have raised concerns about violating privacy, etiquette and ethics of using the device in public places and recording people without their permission. There is a controversy that Google Glass will violate privacy rights due to security issues and other reasons.
Privacy advocates are concerned that people wearing such glasses may identify strangers in public with facial recognition or secretly record and broadcast private conversations.Several companies in the United States have posted signs against Google Glass in their factories. In July 2013, prior to the official release of the product, Stephen Balaban, co-founder of software company Lambda Labs, bypassed Google’s facial recognition app blocking by creating his own operating system, not approved by Google. Balaban then installed face scan glassware, which creates a summary of the common traits of the scanned person and the owner of the glass, such as mutual friends and interests.In addition, Michael DiGiovanni created Winky, a program that allows a Google Glass user to take pictures by winking, and Mark Rogers, chief security researcher at Lookout, discovered that Glass can be captured by tricking the user. take a picture of a malicious QR code.
Other concerns were expressed regarding the legality of Google Glass in a number of countries, especially in Russia, Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries. In February 2013, a Google+ user noticed legal problems with Google Glass and posted information about the problems in the Google Glass community, stating that using the device may be illegal under current legislation in Russia and Ukraine, which prohibits the use of spy gadgets that can record video , audio or take photos discreetly.Concerns have also been raised about the privacy and safety of Google Glass users in the event of theft or loss of the device. This issue was raised by a committee of the US Congress. As part of its response to the government committee, Google said in early July that it was working on a locking system and raising user awareness about the possibility of remotely resetting Google Glass settings via a web interface in case of loss. Several institutions banned the use of Google Glass prior to publishing it to the general public, citing concerns about potential privacy breaches.Other establishments, such as Las Vegas casinos, have banned Google Glass, citing their desire to comply with Nevada law and general game rules that prohibit the use of recording devices near playgrounds.
Concerns have also been raised about driving while wearing the device. On July 31, 2013, it was reported that driving using Google Glass would likely be banned in the UK, which would be considered reckless driving, which is an offense with a fixed fine following a decision by the Department of Transportation.In the United States, West Virginia State Representative Gary G. Howell amended state law in March 2013 to prohibit sending text messages while driving, which would include a ban on “the use of a wearable computer with a display on the head.” Howell said in an interview, “First of all, this is a security issue, it [the glass headset] can project text or video into your field of vision. I think there is a lot of potential for distraction. ”
In October 2013, a California driver was fined for “driving with a monitor visible to the driver (Google Glass)” after being stopped for speeding by a San Diego police officer.The driver was reportedly the first to receive a driving ticket using Google Glass. Although the judge noted that “Google Glass fell under the ‘action and intent’ of the driving ban with a monitor,” the case was dropped due to lack of evidence that the device was present at the time.
Today, most augmented reality devices look bulky, and applications such as navigation, real-time travel guides and recording can drain smart glasses’ batteries in about 1-4 hours.Battery life can be extended by using low power display systems (as is the case with the Vaunt) by wearing the battery elsewhere on the body (such as on a waist belt or smart companion necklace).
ESS – Crossbow Suppressor One Smoke Gray
ESS Crossbow Suppressor is the first spectacle frame designed for use with headphones and communication devices.Thanks to the Z-Bend geometry, the ultra-thin frame temples prevent noise while minimizing the impact on the soft seal of the ear cushions. Slim temples eliminate pressure points that commonly occur when wearing glasses under the ear cushions.
Glasses frame compatible with all Crossbow lenses. These 2.4mm polycarbonate lenses feature distortion-free ESSOPTICS and ClearZone FlowCoat technology to resist fogging on the inside and scratches on the outside. The DedBolt Lens Lock on the frame allows for quick lens changes and a secure fit in the event of impacts.
Crossbow Suppressor ONE Kits have one fully assembled ultra-thin eyecup for use with Crossbow Suppressor with ear pads. Universal fit.
In the box you receive:
- Ultra-thin Crossbow Suppressor with Smoke Gray Lens
- Microfiber cover
- Elastic retaining strap with push-buttons
Crossbow ™ Suppressor ™ Ballistic Goggles, part of the Cross-Series ™ product line.They are equipped with scratch-resistant, easily replaceable anti-fog ballistic visors that do not distort the image across the entire field of view and provide 100% protection against UVA and UVB radiation.
Crossbow ™ glasses benefit from zero or very low susceptibility to fogging and high scratch resistance thanks to ClearZone ™ FlowCoat technology, which consists of special layers where the outer layer protects the lenses from scratches and the inner layer prevents lens fogging.
– Cross-Series ™ Compatible – can be swapped with another lens or frame from the same series.
– Damage and deformation resistant ballistic lenses of the first optical class made of 2.4 mm thick polycarbonate
– Lenses made according to the ESSOPTICS ™ standard, without any deformation and guaranteeing 100% protection against UVA and UVB radiation
– ClearZone ™ FlowCoat technology protects lenses from scratches and evaporation
– DedBolt ™ snap system allows for easy and very quick lens replacement – they are installed using profiled cutouts at the ends and holes in the middle
– Suppressor ™ frames with Z-Bend ™ technology allow due to lack of compatibility with products hearing protection and communication systems
– Convenient replaceable nose piece made of composite silicone
– Flexible strap to protect glasses from loss
– Lens material: polycarbonate
– Lens thickness: 2.4 mm
– Lens color : tinted, visible light transmission: 15%
– Frame color: black
– Lens dimensions:
• Length: 1 42.7 mm
• Width at widest point: 48.6 mm
• Width at nose position: 15.4 mm
• Distance between holes for side mounting: 124.4 mm
– Crossbow ™ Suppressor ™ frame dimensions:
• Width at widest point: 150 mm
• Width at temple tip: 120.5 mm
• Width at hinge: 139.5 mm
• Temple thickness: 1.6 – 4.5 mm
– Suppressor ™ goggles weight complete: 30g
– Lens weight: 16g
– Nose weight: 4g
– Suppressor ™ frame weight: 10g
FILTERS: 100% UVA / UVB
– Meets ANSI Z87 …1 – 2015
– Complies with US Army MIL SPEC MIL-PRF-32432
– CE Quality Mark, Complies with European Standards EN 166: 2001, EN 170 and EN 172
– Frames Compliant with European CE Standard EN 166 FT
– Amber Lenses CE compliant 2-2.1 FT KN
– US Federal OSHA
– Crossbow Suppressor ™ frame
– High quality smoke gray lenses
– Microfiber case for storing and cleaning glasses
– Flexible neck strap
ESS (Eye Safety Systems) is an American company specializing in the production of safety glasses and goggles.Its products are used wherever the highest ballistic eye protection is required. ESS products are extremely popular with soldiers, firefighters, medical and rescue services around the world.
All of its products provide uncompromising eye protection and safety, its lenses meet military ballistic standards, and many have been developed in collaboration with the US military. A quality management system (ISO 9001) controls the entire production process.
The manufacturer or seller is not responsible for any damage to people or property arising from the use of the product during tactical, military, airsoft games.
NVRS-F 2.5×50 has optimal magnification and high aperture.The focusable lens allows you to get a high-quality and clear image at a distance of 1 meter. The sight is equipped with a powerful and economical IR illuminator for aiming in complete darkness. The beveled rubber eyecup protects the shooter’s eye from injury during the shot and masks the EOC glow. The design of the sight provides high moisture protection of internal components, including the high-voltage part of the image intensifier tube, which guarantees uninterrupted and safe operation of the device. The cover, padded from the inside, reliably protects the scope from negative impact and climatic (dust, moisture, dirt) influences.NVRS-F 2.5×50 can be mounted on weapons without removing their case at all, which gives an additional guarantee of its protection during operation and transportation. The basic package includes a remote control. remote control. The scope and IR illuminator are switched on with one large, conveniently located handle, which makes it easy to use the scope for a shooter with gloves. The design of the sight guarantees shock resistance when firing with ammunition with a capacity of up to 3700 J. 7.62×51, 7x62x54 and similar.
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Night Vision Goggles Pulsar Edge GS 1×20
Consistent image quality across the field of view
The resolution of the CF-Super image intensifier is consistent (the drop in resolution from the center to the edge does not exceed 20%, while the difference between the resolution in the center and the resolution at the edge for night vision devices on an image intensifier tube of the 1st generation usually differs by a factor of five or more)
Protection of the image intensifier from illumination
Edge GS devices are equipped with a system of protection of an image intensifier from illumination (when the threshold level of illumination is exceeded, the current supply to the image intensifier is automatically reduced or stopped)
“Effective” field of view
High resolution and geometric image accuracy provided by NVDs built using CF-Super technology allows effective observation of an object located at any point in the field of view of the device
Built-in wide-angle IR illuminator
The NV Edge is equipped with an economical wide-angle IR illuminator with stepless power control optimized for use with a mask in low light
The mask is recommended for use with one-time devices – Edge GS 1×20 or Edge G2 + 1×21.The mask provides a stable position of the NVG in the required place in front of the eyes, even during intensive movement (walking, running, sharp turns of the head). The mask does not interfere with the simultaneous use of the protective (camouflage) mesh by the observer
Five-lens eyepiece with beveled rubber eyecup provides high-quality images across the entire field of view, high definition and contrast. When you rotate the eyepiece, the position of the eyecup remains unchanged.
Robust sealed metal and plastic housing is able to effectively withstand shock, moisture and dust, which allows the device to be used in extreme conditions
The device and the infrared illuminator are switched on by pressing the corresponding buttons (ON and IR) located at the top.Additionally, the NV Edge devices have a function of stepless power adjustment of the IR illuminator
BNV Edge GS 1×20
Cleaning cloth for optics