NEW Flying Eyes® Sunglasses: Your ears will thank you.
Revolutionary, patented, convertible, prescription sunglasses for all your adventures with a headset or helmet!
Here’s what makes Flying Eyes different:
- Flying Eyes are convertible between three temple options:
- Non-elastic strap and cinch are unnoticeable under headsets
- Micro-thin temples for use under a helmet or headset
- Standard temples for everyday use
- Wraparound style gives a wider viewing angle than most frames
- Lightweight, unbreakable Resilamide frames
- Soft nose-pad keeps glasses properly positioned and balanced for optimal fit and comfort
- Precision, shatterproof Trivex lenses with 100% UV400 protection
Summer Hawk Optics now offers Flying Eyes Hawk prescription sunglasses.
When you order prescription sunglasses, we will first send you a pair of frames with plain clear lenses, to allow you to try the frames on and be sure you love the fit and comfort. Also, due to the nature of Flying Eyes’ 8-base frame, we require exact physical measurements from your optometrist when you give us your prescription information. Once you’ve tried on the frames at home, you will take them with you to your optometrist for proper “pupillary distance” measurements.
Once you send us your optometrist-provided measurements, we will have your lenses made and send you your custom Flying Eyes prescription sunglasses. We provide you with a pre-paid return label to send back the clear-lens fitting pair.
Why the back and forth? While the frames come with a money-back guarantee, prescription lenses are not refundable. They can only be exchanged if there’s a manufacturing defect.
The lenses for our prescription sunglasses are made by Digital Eye Lab using Shamir lenses which is one of the highest quality lens manufacturers in the world. And, the lenses are constructed from Trivex which is similar in durability to polycarbonate but with even more optical clarity. They’re also often lighter weight than many other materials, depending on the prescription. And, all prescription lenses offer UV400 — 100% UV protection — and are coated for scratch protection.
We will need a copy of your prescription and we will also need two additional bits of information in order to complete your prescription sunglasses. First is the pupillary distance and second is the segment height if you’re ordering bifocals or progressive lenses. This information can be obtained very easily by your optometrist.
Prescription strength range available is -4.00 to +4.00. If your prescription falls outside this range, please do contact us anyway to discuss options.
You can email your prescription to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll review it and contact you to go over it as well as your options. If you have ordered prescription lenses from us before and wish to replace them, please email us also.
Your optician may also be able to have prescription lenses made for your Flying Eyes sunglasses. Bear in mind that wrap sunglasses like ours (called an “8 base” frame) are difficult to create and while many prescription labs can create lenses for 8 base frames, only a few have the ability to create lenses that are the quality and clarity that you require — if not done properly, there can be significant distortion in your peripheral vision.
Digital Eye Lab – Digital Eye Lab is the premier Freeform Digital Lab in the U.S. Since 2007, Digital Eye Lab has been 100% exclusive to Digital Lens Fabrication Technology. Every lens is engineered to adjust for even the slightest variation in prescription, face measurements and frame measurements. This results in eyewear truly personalized to your needs and lifestyle.
Shamir Lenses – Founded in 1972, Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality progressive lenses. Famous for its Innovation, Technological Sophistication and rigorous Quality Assurance practices, Shamir is known for its quick response to changing consumer demands, and its ability to fill custom-design, private label product range orders. Exclusively designed with proprietary, patented EyePoint Technology®, a ground breaking software program that utilizes ray-tracing to compute optical properties and simulate human vision, this extensive product line is fabricated through Digital Eye Lab.