Because many pilots require prescription lenses, we have partnered with one of the finest custom lens companies in the USA to make Flying Eyes available as prescription sunglasses.
Sports Optical is an independent lenscrafter located in Denver, Colorado which specializes in custom, handcrafted prescription lenses. They are a retailer of Flying Eyes, so you can contact them directly to purchase frames and prescription lenses all at the same place.
For your convenience, this page contains details of the procedure to have Flying Eyes made as prescription sunglasses.
If you have any questions about the process, would like a price quote, or to place an order for prescription Flying Eyes, please contact Sports Optical. Their website is http://www.sportsoptical.com, and they can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 303-455-3369.
For Single Vision:You will need to provide your prescription, including your PD (pupilary distance). You will also be asked which type of lens you would like, if you have a preference other than the Flying Eyes medium density, neutral gray lenses. Options include tinted lenses, polarized lenses and transition/photochromic lenses. The pricing for these lenses vary, though custom tinting is offered at no additional charge.
If you require progressives or bi-focals, Sports Optical will need an extra, "pupilary height" measurement from you before they can begin making your lenses. This measurement tells them where they should set your focal change, and is integral to making a lens that will work best for you. In order to get this measurement, you will have someone mark your pupils while the Flying Eyes frames are on your face.
Typically, this means that once you order your lenses through Sports Optical they will send you a frame in the mail with the regular non-prescription lenses and a marker, with which you or your eye doctor should mark your pupils. (Sports Optical will include precise marking instructions when they send you the frames.)
After marking, you will send the frames back to Sports Optical so they can custom make your lenses. When complete, they will once again send you your frames with your new, prescription lenses.
For Single Vision, the prescription strength range is from +2.00 to -5.00.
For Progressive, the prescription strength range is from +2.00 to -3.50.