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The U.S. Military Special Forces and Law Enforcement agencies needed the ultimate, shatterproof eye gear. And so, 25 years ago, Wiley X was born.

Wiley X began by creating shatterproof, selenite, polycarbonate lenses. In fact, some models have been tested to withstand a 12-gauge shotgun blast from 10 yards away. Factor in sleek design and proprietary technology, and their list of admirers has reached international acclaim. Nationally, Wiley X currently is a standard issue item with the FBI, DEA, Army Rangers, Navy SEAL Teams and Military Special Forces.

In 1987, Wiley X took our protective eyewear to civilians. Their quality, shatterproof styles lend themselves beautifully to activities where eye protection is essential. Wiley X frames and accessories are now integral to not only the nation's elite, but also those who hunt, fish and ride motorcycles. And with their smart, modular design, their glasses shift seamlessly into your daily lifestyle.

Ballistic Test Videos

Extreme Conditions require Extreme Eyewear! Wiley X Military Eyewear is currently a standard issue item with the FBI, DEA, Army Rangers, Navy SEAL Teams and Military Special Forces.

Nerve Rx Ballistic Test of .22cal @ 550 ft/sec (.mov file)

PT-1 Ballistic Test of .15cal @650 ft/sec (.mov file)

SG-1 Ballistic Test of .15cal @650 ft/sec (.mov file)

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Frame Technology

Wiley X Top Down Ventilation System

Wiley X Top Down Ventilation

Stay cool in the heat of battle. Wiley X Top Down Ventilation helps keep your eyes cool and lenses fog-free. Air vents in the top of the frame direct air flow downward and out through vents in the bottom. In the stifling heat and intensity of a firefight, the last thing you need are foggy lenses!


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Wiley X Lens Technology

Fending off the blazing sun, flying shrapnel, wind-driven sand and other air-borne debris is the duty of Wiley X Lenses. Our industry leading standards are achieved through precision manufacturing and state-of-the-art quality control. We start with our shatterproof Selenite™ lenses which are formulated and die-cut from the exact center point of each lens blank to eliminate distortion. Result: precise optical clarity. We then add the exact amount of dyes needed to eliminate eye fatigue and strain. All Wiley X lenses block 100% of the suns harmful UVA and UVB rays (up to 400 nanometers). Because in the end, protecting eyesight is job one!

Wiley X Polarized Lenses
Wiley X Filter 8 Polarized Film eliminates glare, allowing the user to see clearly with more detail and definition. This proprietary film adds 99.9% polarization to 100% ultra violet protection for unequaled clarity and contrast. In conjunction with their other high tech coatings, allows fantastic amount of light to reach the eyes' pupils. Helps achieve perfect visual acuity.

Wiley X Light Adjusting Lenses

Wiley X LA Light Adjusting Lenses
In the face of danger, who has time for lens changing? LA Lenses change for you. They literally adjust to the light conditions so you don't have to. In bright conditions, they're dark. As the sky darkens, the lenses lighten. Optical clarity remains perfect no matter what kind of light the day brings. And, since Wiley X uses shatterproof polycarbonate, the lenses are far safer than old Photochromics (glass that could shatter on impact). All in all, these lenses are state-of-the-visual arts.


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Wiley XEyewear Limited Lifetime Warranty

All Wiley X, Inc. eyewear and Harley-Davidson® Performance Eyewear by Wiley X are warranted to the original purchaser for life against manufacturing defect in materials and workmanship (except Light Adjusting (L.A.) lenses which have a tint adjustment life of 18 months. Proof of Purchase for L.A. lens products required).

This warranty does not apply to normal wear, including but not limited to scratched lenses, accidental damage, misuse and other issues determined by Wiley X, Inc. not to be a manufacturer's defect. Original purchaser must include a shipping, handling and processing fee of $9.00 (plus applicable sales tax) ($27.00 for Canadian residents) (sorry, no checks) with any warranty claim. Tax where applicable will also accompany this processing fee.

Upon receiving returned eyewear that Wiley X, Inc. determines to be defective, we will repair or replace it at our option. Non-warranty repair services are available to our customers as it pertains to lenses or frames that are not covered under the terms of the warranty. We will email customers back with these options and costs should they wish to execute. Items not covered under terms of warranty which are also not repairable will be returned to customer or destroyed at customer's option and the $9.00 (plus applicable sales tax) ($27.00 for Canadian residents) processing fee will not be charged.

To begin the warranty/repair evaluation process, please fill out the online warranty repair form at After proper completion of the online warranty/repair form, a Return Authorization (RA) number will be assigned as your reference. Once finished, please print the completed online form with RA# and mail in with returned item. Please allow 7- 10 business days from receipt of product to process your claim.

Please send all warranty items using a traceable shipping method as Wiley X is not responsible for lost or damaged packages.

Returns should be mailed to:

Wiley X, Inc.
Attn: Returns Department
7800 Patterson Pass Road
Livermore, CA 94550


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