Rudy Project Lens Information
Always at the peak of technology, our lenses provide optical clarity and physical protection for the eye. Perfect for all those who participate in sports.
Solar Radiation and Eye Care: Light is an electromagnetic ray characterized by its wave length and measured in nanometers (1 nm=1/1,000,000 of a mm). The ultraviolet rays (UVA, B and C) are the most dangerous rays for our eyes. Our lenses absorb all the ultraviolet rays: the residual transmission is less that 0.001% up to the 385nm (the wave length at which the visible spectrum begins). The lens receives an application of metal ions of chrome or silicon oxide, calculated in such a way as to provide a precise absorption factor.
RP Optics (Advanced Performance Lens Technology): Injected at a pressure that can reach 800 bar, the RP Optics™ lens is a afocal lens for unsurpassed visual acuity, scratch and UV protection. The optical power, astigmatism, prism, definition, and cosmetic quality of material and surface of the lens have characteristics equivalent to or better than the international regulations relative to prescription lenses.
Anti-Scratch Treatment: Treated by coating with polyxilosane, the lenses that is hardened by exposure to heat at 120°C. This specific treatment give it excellent resistance to abrasion and scratching.
Polarized: Polycarbonate lenses: Lightweight and more impact resistant than glass lenses. The polarizing film cuts through glare and harsh sun reflections, enabling wearers to see clearly in bright light conditions and minimize eye fatigue. Available in gray and brown, they transmit 22% of visible light. Perfect for surfers, anglers, boaters and sun-worshipers.
RP-D-Centered™: The optical axis is maintained parallel to the main axis of vision, permitting maximum utilization of lenses with extensive curvature (basis 6-8), respecting the need of optical quality and visual clarity.
ImpactX Lens Technology
Since the development of CR-39 and polycarbonate over 40 years ago, there have been few advances and innovations in high impact-resistant optical polymer development. NXT® is a family of patented polyurethane optical polymers, transparent and virtually unbreakable, originally developed for the military to provide superior protection and performance. NXT was born in the USA in the early 1990's when the US Government contracted Simula Technologies to develop bullet proof, transparent, and light weight material capable of providing superior protection, reliability and longer lasting performance than polycarbonate. This material is also used in the windows in post Sept. 11 cockpit doors being installed on airplanes and Apache helicopter windshields panels; it is today available for Rudy Project Technically cool eyewear under a unique and unparalleled lens program: ImpactX. ImpactX represents today the most advanced technological solution in the field of vision protection. Thanks to their transparency and superior optical quality, lenses made in NXT ensure sharp vision and unbeatable comfort: they are made by casting, a process which ensures lower internal stress, higher optical homogeneity and mechanical stability compared to traditional polycarbonate.
1. Guaranteed unbreakable for life: ImpactX NXT is stronger than any other lens material, guaranteed not to break or crack, even in complex rimless frames. ImpactX NXT impact resistance is higher than polycarbonate and passes all impact resistance standards.
2. Superior Optics: ImpactX NXT has lower refractive index, internal stress and chromatic dispersion than polycarbonate, resulting in sharper images, higher definition, reduces "rainbowing", and more visual comfort.
3. Superior Anti-Scratch Properties: ImpactX NXT lenses feature a superior Quartz scratch resistant antistatic coatings, which doesn't attract dust.
4. Lightweight: ImpactX NXT is 20% lighter than CR-39 and 10% lighter than polycarbonate.
5. Exclusive Semi-Rigid Platform: Tailor made ImpactX NXT formula for superior safety and unparalleled protection.
6. Cutting Edge Photochromic and Polarized Technology: Enhanced visual acuity for any climatic conditions.
|Lens Color: (not all colors available in all styles)
The metal oxide "Mirror" coating in a variety of shades, transmits only 12% of the light, making these lenses ideal for very sunny days with strong reflected light (beach, snow or on the water). Polycarbonate lenses. Color of mirror is cosmetic. Laser Blue and Silver are over Smoke based lens (see below) or Flash Gold and Copper are over Brown based lens (see below)
Good for: cycling, running, skiing, baseball, soccer and more.
Laser Deg/Bi Chromic series have a partial "laser" mirror coating. The gradient density (darker at top than bottom) is perfect for variable weather (cloudy to sunny) Light transmission: 40 to 92%
Multi Laser: multi color mirror that changes color depending on how the light is reflected off the lens (twist and see different colors). Base color smoke except on ML Orange (brown base). (mirror color cosmetic).
(small picture from left to right--ML Red, ML Orange, ML Green, ML Blue, Laser Copper, Laser Bronze, Laser Blue, Laser Silver)
This type of lens, offered in a variety of shades, transmits only 22% of the light and is ideal for moderately sunny days or winter days. Polycarbonate lenses.
Good for: Biking, running, skiing, baseball, soccer and more.
High contrast lenses built around chromatic partitioning, they enhance color contrast and cut glare from all angles maximizing visual clarity. Transmits 22% of light. Polycarbonate lenses.
Good for: Biking, running, golf, baseball, soccer and more.
Polar3FX Gray Laser
Rudy Project's Polar3FX Revolutionary new polarized lens technology is one of the most advanced applications of science and optics that eliminates annoying glare and eye fatigue. 22% light transmission. Monomar lenses. Inclues flash mirror and backside anti-reflective coating. Flash silver mirror on Polar3FX Gray lenses, Bronze mirror on Polar3FX Brown lenses.
Good for: cycling, running, skiing, fishing and any other high glare situation.
High optical quality lenses in high definition polycarbonate treated with multi-layered coating to enhance visual depth and eliminate eye fatigue. The racing red lens family was engineered for serious athletes. 28% light transmission. Polycarbonate lenses.
Good for: Cycling, running, skiing, baseball and shooting sports.
These lenses transmit 87% of light and enhance contrast and depth. Ideal for early morning light, sunset or rainy days. Polycarbonate lenses.
Good for: Pilots, shooting sports, snow enthusiasts, early morning/dusk cycling and runners.
Lenses that transmit 92% of light. Designed for protection of the eyes from dust or other foreign bodies during sport activities indoors or at night. Excellent protection for the eyes in very cold climates. Polycarbonate lenses.
Good for: Cycling or running at nigiht, indoor sports use, night skiing, hunting in low light conditions.
Golf 100 lenses provide a unique balance of target and background brightness. The transmission of 25% was tailored to accommodate for grass reflecting only a low amount of incident light. While controlling low level blue light, the middle range is selectively manipulated to provide optimum visual stimulation and distinctive "object illumination".
Good for: Golf, baseball, tennis.
ImpactX Photochromic Red
ImpactX Photochromic Green
ImpactX PhotoPolarized Gray
ImpactX Photochromic Laser Clear
ImpactX Photochromic Clear
ImpactX2 PhotoPolarized Brown
ImpactX2 Laser Purple
ImpactX Series (Photochromic)
Enable you to perform in virtually any light condition. High Impact resistant lenses with zero distortion gives you the best visual actuity over any other lens material.
Light transmission ranges vary depending on UV, temperature, and other factors. Clear and Red lenses change to gray color in darkest state. All other colors change to darker versions of base color.
ImpactX PhotoRed: Changes from Red to Gray. Light transmission: 21 to 50%
ImpactX PhotoGreen: Changes from medium green to darker green. Light Transmission 13 to 38%
ImpactX PhotoClear: Changes from near clear to dark Gray. Light Transmission: 18 to 78%
ImpactX Photo Laser Clear: Clear with flash silver mirror on top. Changes from near clear to dark gray. Light Transmission: 16 to 62%
Photochromic lenses that change color (go from mid dark to very dark) and are polarized to absorb reflected glare off surfaces such as water and ice. Zero distortion lens material with high impact resistance.
Also, one of the few polarized lenses that will also allow you to read LCD screens such as your smartphone, cylcecomputer, GPS, and fish finder.
ImpactX PhotoPolarized Gray: Changes from medium gray to dark gray with polarized filter. Light Transmission: 12 to 30%.
ImpactX PhotoPolarized Brown: Changes from medium brown to darker brown with polarized filter. Light Transmission: 10 to 25%.
ImpactX-2 Clear toLaser Black
ImpactX-2 Clear to Black
ImpactX-2 Clear to Laser Red HDR
ImpactX-2 Clear to Red HDR
ImpactX-2 Laser Brown HDR
ImpactX-2 Lenses (Photochromic)
Building on the ImpactX technology and after years of research, ImpactX 2 is the new array of technical lenses perfected with cutting edge photochromic particles that provide unique climate management technology. Thse new lenses rapidly adjust from clear to dark within just seconds, and are tailored to reach several custom colors from an initial clear state. ImpactX 2 also greatly enhances contrast, even in darker conditions. Improved visual acuity and depth perception while providing unparalleled eye protection. Also available with HDR "high dynamic range" technology (select colors). An advanced filter function which scientifically modulates the wavelength of light passing through the lens by eliminating a portion not perceived by our eyes and optimizing its spectrum. The HDR technology provides extraordinary visual performance while maximizing the chromatic range. Perceived benefits include superior perception, sharper image and unparalleled enhanced contrast definition.
Works behind car windshields as well.
ImpactX-2 Black: Changes clear to black. Light Transmission 9 to 74%.
ImpactX-2 Laser Black: Changes from clear to Laser Black (mirror). Light Transmission 13 to 62%
ImpactX-2 Red HDR: Changes from clear to Red. Light Transmission: 17 to 76%
ImpactX-2 Laser Red HDR: Changes from clear to Laser Red (mirror). Light Transmission 16 to 75%
ImpactX-2 Laser Brown HDR: Changes from clear to Laser Brown (mirror). Light transmission: 17 to 73%
ImpactX-2 Laser Purple:
The HI-Altitude is engineered to protect from high illumination and transmits only 5,5% of light. Perfect for mountain activities, glacier and high altitude conditions, this special lens is tailored with triple layers of anti-reflective back coating and proprietary front mirror coating. For its minimal light transmission level, this lens is not suitable for driving.
ImpactRX Fixed Tint Polarized (available in prescription only)
Fixed Tint ImpactX (not photochromic)
Zero distortion lens material with high impact resistance in polarized non-photochromic option (doesn't change color with light) 15% light Transmission. Available in gray or brown.
High contrast lens improves depth perception and blocks blue light which makes objects appear hazy. Polycarbonate lens material
Good for: Biking, running, skiing and shooting sports.
Atmospheric Controller Grid
|Lenses||Color Perception||Contrast||Acuity||Glare||Depth Perception||Lighting Condition|
|Laser Series||Reduces||Preserves||Preserves||Reduces||Preserves||High Glare, Bright Light|
|Polar 100 Series||Enhances||Enhances||Enhances||Eliminates||Enhances||High Glare, Bright Light|
|Tek Brown||Preserves||Preserves||Preserves||Reduces||Preserves||Medium Light, Intermittent Light|
|Tek Red||Preserves||Preserves||Preserves||Reduces||Preserves||Medium Light, Intermittent Light, Cloudy/Snow|
|BiTek||Preserves||Enhances||Enhances||Reduces||Preserves||Medium Light, Intermittent Light, Cloudy/Snow|
|Smoke||Preserves||Preserves||Preserves||No Effects||Preserves||Medium Light, Intermittent Light|
|Action Brown||Preserves||Enhances||Preserves||Reduces||Preserves||Medium Light, Intermittent Light, Cloudy/Snow|
|Racing Red||Preserves||Enhances||Enhances||Reduces||Enhances||Medium Light, Intermittent Light, Cloudy/Snow|
|Red||Eliminates Blue||Enhances||Enhances||Reduces||Enhances||Medium Light, Intermittent Light, Cloudy/Snow, Rain/Wind|
|Acid Green||Preserves||Preserves||no effects||Preserves||Preserves||Intermittent Light, Cloudy/Snow, Rain/Wind|
|Laser Sky||Preserves||Preserves||Preserves||no effects||Preserves||Intermittent Light, Cloudy/Snow, Rain/Wind|
|Orange||Eliminates Blue||Preserves||Preserves||no effects||Preserves||Intermittent Light, Cloudy/Snow, Rain/Wind, Fog|
|Yellow||Eliminates Blue||Enhances||Enhances||Reduces||Enhances||Cloudy/Snow, Rain/Wind, Fog|
|Laser Deg||Preserves||no effects||Preserves||Reduces||Preserves||Cloudy/Snow, Rain/Wind|
|Transparent||Preserves||no effects||Preserves||no effects||Preserves||Rain/Wind|