Rudy Project Product and Lens Information and Technlogy
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Note: Rudy Project will not honor the warranty on product purchased at an unauthorized price
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Rudy Project Technology and Warranty Information
Technology and advanced science are at the heart of Rudy Project. Our sunglasses use unique materials and manufacturing technologies to create lightweight, functional and extremely comfortable eyewear.
Total Comfort System™: Advanced lightweight materials, ergonomic designed, coupled with adjustable temples and nosepads ensure a perfect fit and total comfort. Unsurpassed "fit factors" ensure total comfort and truly sets Rudy Project apart from those other guys.
Ergonose System: A proprietary stainless steel core, conjected with a specially formulated thermo-plastic elastomer, is at the heart of this adjustable nosepiece which offers an extraordinary fit factor for any face configuration. Ensures maximum comfort, a perfect fit during any use and elimination of fogging and pinching.
360° Fully Adjustable Temple Tips: Can be adjusted in any direction by applying gentle pressure. Soft thermoplastic skins are mechanicaly mounted and thanks to the innovative T-Lock system, they can be substituted or changed for a unique custom look.
RX Project: Almost every pair of Rudy Project sunglasses are Rx-friendly. Some styles employ a revolutionary lightweight optical insert or direct in interchangeable lenses, along with it's ImpactX Photochromic technology. Rudy Project is able to offer its customers prescription sun lenses, including 8 and 9 based wrapped styles with no compromise in visual performance.
Quick Change™ Interchangeable Lenses: Rudy Project employs Quick Change technology that enables you to easily and swiftly manage any light condition. Our new platforms include Lens Lock™ & Snapper™ Systems.
Air System: The lenses have lateral vent holes to minimize fogging and keep your eyes comfortable and at peak performance.
Integrated Air Conditioning: No more fog--crystal clear vision. Specific ventilation channels crafted on the inner side of each temple make use of the Venturi Effect, a principle of fluid dynamics which increases air velocity coming from the lenses and reduces thermal shock, thus preventing fogging. This ensures perfect vision and comfortable ventilation without disturbing vision.
Flex Hinges: Special flex hinges ensure a perfect fit and improve comfort for most any head size. (certain styles only)
Safety Project™ : A unique Rudy Project feature that creates a fold-in-hinge without any sharp edges.
T-Lock™ : The T-Lock is simply an ingenious system that safely secures the hypo-allergic Megol temples for total non-slip comfort.
Advanced Materials: Grilamid TR 55 LX Frame: High quality thermo plastic material, is shock resistant, lightweight and non-allergenic. It is used in our advanced sunglasses because its stability and durability. Carbonium Frame: Composite plastic material mixed with advanced carbon, offers a lightweight, durable technical platform.
Ultimate Protection: All Rudy Project Sunglasses now include a Microfibre lens case/cleaning cloth and a virtually indestructible Tech Protector™ hard case. In Performance models the Tech Protector™ case includes 2 compartments for spare lenses.
New! ImpactX lenses: Guaranteed unbreakable for life. Superior optics. Superior anti-scratch properties. Lightweight. Exclusive semi-rigid platform. Cutting edge photochromatic (light changing) and polarized technology. Read more here.
Scratched lenses suck! In fact it is the #2 complaint of sunglass wearers. Rudy Project uses RP Optics™ polycarbonate that is injected under pressure that can reach 800 bars to ensure lightweight, UV protection. The lenses also incorporate RP-D-Centered™ to minimize eye fatigue. Because the lens is so durable, we offer you the Replacement Lens Guarantee. If you ever scratch your Rudy Project lenses, for whatever reason, you can replace your lenses for a nominal shipping & handling fee for your life of your glasses. Guaranteed satisfaction and protection. Who else can say that? Go play! (prescriptions excluded) Note: Rudy Project will not honor the warranty on product purchased at an unauthorized price.
A Leader in Prescription Sports Eyewear
Rudy Project offers a wide array of prescription solutions so that you can select the most appropriate product according to performance requirements and budget.
Rudy Project Rx sunglasses come with a 1 year scratch guarantee and a 3 year frame warranty.
FreeForm Tek and ImpactX Rx Technology:
The world's most advanced digital back surface lenses, fully personalized for your lifestyle. The FreeForm Sport lenses represent the latest advances in digital Free Form design at an entry level price. (polycarbonate). ImpactX RX lenses utilize the ImpactX lens material (NXT) for superior optics.
FreeForm TEK™ system is a highly engineered vision solution customized to your exact prescription and developed with leading optical laboratories using extremely sophisticated edging equipment and featuring our cutting-edge lens material ImpactRx™. Utilizes "Eyepoint Technology" that simulates the eye in every angle, prescription and field of vision taking into account various factors including: index of refraction, center thickness, prescription, distance from the eye (vertex), pantoscopic tilt of frame, pupil distance, and more. This results in the following benefits:
• Your Customized Vision, "Edge to Edge"
• Guaranteed Unbreakable For Life
• Lighter & Stronger Than Traditional Rx Lenses
• Durable ImpactRx™ Lens Material to Withstand Extreme Conditions
RX Direct Clips and RX SUF Systems:
If you're a contact lens wearer but want another option and you are on a budget, this is a good option. Direct In clips allow you to fill your prescription with simple edging so you can get the lenses made with any optical lab (including A Sight for Sport Eyes lab). Since special equipment is not needed to cut lenses to these clips, you save the special edging charges needed to make the "Direct In" lenses. Thanks to a patented smart mounting system, the lenses can be removed in a snap. This solution offers you the versatility of interchangeable lenses without the high price tag. The SUF system (Maya style) works similarly but allows for higher prescriptions with a flatter 6 base clip.
Optical clips that snap in behind the non-prescription (plano) lenses. The "easy in, easy out" system enables insertion or removal of your clips with ease. This is the most economical way to have interchangeable lenses. Instead of purchasing a prescription lens in every color for swapping, you only need to purchase one prescription lenses, then change out the "plano" non prescription lenses in front of the prescription insert for varying light conditions. Inserts also can take a wider range of prescriptions, going up to -7.00 in most instances.
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
ImpactX PhotoPolarized Brown
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%
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|