Are prescription needs holding you back from getting the wrap around styles you want or the safety ratings you require? Not with Wiley X. A leader in the protective eyewear industry, Wiley X prescription sunglasses deliver clear vision to confidently take on the day with ANSI-certified protection. And safety glasses have never looked better. Wiley X prescription sunglasses push the envelope in stylish, innovative designs with the best frame and lens technology to boot. Join SportRx as we share what makes prescription Wiley X sunglasses different from your regular Rx safety eyewear and discover our opticians’ TOP five picks!
Table of Contents
A. What to Look for in Wiley X Sunglasses
B. Best Wiley X Prescription Sunglasses
1. WX P-17
2. WX Trek
3. WX Gravity + Adaptor
4. WX Slay
5. WX Valor
C. Prescription Wiley X Sunglasses FAQs
D. Buy Wiley X Prescription Sunglasses Online at SportRx
Whether it’s enjoying a weekend motorcycle ride down the coast, getting the job done on the construction site, or kicking back with friends as you share a cold one, Wiley X prescription sunglasses promise 20/20 vision for all of life’s moments. Let’s look at what makes Wiley X eyewear stand out from the crowd and why it’s ideal for prescription-wearers.
Wiley X is committed to providing the highest level of protection in any situation. All Wiley prescription sunglasses have passed strict safety testing to meet impact-resistance and optical clarity requirements. Every frame in today’s lineup meets ANSI Z87l.1 safety standards, and since they’re Rx-able, ANSI Z87-2 safety standards. (The latter safety rating is simply a prescription equivalent to Z87.1.) This ANSI-certification also holds true for their prescription lenses, which will feature the appropriate ANSI markings engraved on the lenses.
Prescription Wiley X sunglasses are made of Triloid™ nylon, one of the toughest frame materials on the market. These frames are virtually indestructible and can withstand the harshest environments for years to come. Despite the frame’s integral strength, Wiley prescription sunglasses are lightweight and comfortable to wear for hours on end. Many styles also feature rubber grip, which enhances comfort while keeping your frames securely in place. A non-slip fit is particularly important for prescriptions since proper optical alignment is crucial in getting the most out of your Rx lenses.
Rx-able Lens Technology
Not only are all Wiley X lenses Rx-able, but all Wiley X sunglasses are available with authentic Wiley X prescription lenses at SportRx. To maintain ANSI standards and optical clarity requirements, Wiley X prescription lenses are cut in their Rx Lab using a Digital Edge Thinning process. This process uses advanced techniques to create lighter and thinner lenses, particularly for high prescriptions and wrap around frames. By combining the wearer’s prescription with the specific frame measurements, prescription Wiley X sunglasses boast pristine optics with greater color contrast and distortion-free clarity.
In addition to ANSI-certification and clear optics, all Wiley X prescription sunglasses are available with CAPTIVATE™ lens technology. With seven colors to choose from, Wiley X CAPTIVATE™ lenses reveal more vivid colors and a vibrant visual experience tailored to your environment. You’ll also experience more accurate depth perception, which is crucial for safety glasses (or sight fishing anglers who want to catch more fish!).
Now that you understand the ins and outs of Wiley X prescription sunglasses, let’s check out the frames!
Kicking off our lineup, we have the ever-popular Wiley X P-17. This frame has been around for over ten years and continues to be a WX favorite for any activity under the sun. It can do it all thanks to performance details, and looks so good — you may never want to take them off. These lightweight 8-base sunglasses deliver all-around coverage in a sleek design. Rectangular lenses and a contoured fit block harsh UV rays and blinding glare, while also being extremely Rx-friendly. You’ll experience comfortable vision and a secure fit thanks to the rubber grip along the nose pads and temple tips. If you want even more frame security, slip on the included T-Peg elastic strap or leash cord to keep the WX P-17 on you at all times.
WX P-17 Key Features:
- Rectangular lenses hold a range of prescriptions with ease
- Low-profile design flatters a variety of face shapes
- Rubber nose pads & temple tips ensure comfortable grip
- Includes a removable T-Peg elastic strap & leash cord for extra frame security
- SportRx Frame Width: 132 (What is SFW?)
Our next frame is a member of the Wiley X Active 6 Series, which features performance frames with 6-base designs. The Wiley X Trek, and all frames in this collection, can accommodate prescriptions up to +6.00 and -10.00. They also all come with removable (or permanent) swivel side shields for extra peripheral protection. For the WX Trek, removable side shields deliver the protection you need when on the job, and easily come out when you’re off the clock. Rubber grip enhances comfort and keeps your frames perfectly in place. You can also slip on the optional leash cord to be sure your Wiley prescription sunglasses stay put during any activity.
WX Trek Key Features:
- Member of Active 6 Series, which are 6-base performance frames
- Can hold prescriptions up to +6.00 and -10.00
- Square lenses & tapered temples create a laidback look for everyday wear
- Optional leash cord attaches to temple tips for enhanced frame retention
- SFW: 134
The Wiley X Gravity + Adaptor is the high prescription solution to the already Rx-friendly Wiley X Gravity sunglasses. You’ll get the same great look and wrap around design as the original style, but with an Rx adaptor that can better serve your stronger vision needs. Both styles are part of the Wiley X Climate Control Series, which offers a removable Facial Cavity™ Seal in every design. Ideal for blocking out excess wind, dust, and debris, this open-cell foam eyecup creates a comfortable barrier between your eyes and airborne elements. This feature makes the WX Gravity + Adaptor a perfect choice for those who experience chronic dry eye, work in carpentry, or enjoy motorcycle riding. The Facial Cavity™ Seal is also replaceable, so you don’t have to invest in a new Rx frame when it’s time for another foam gasket.
WX Gravity + Adaptor Key Features:
- Safety ratings: ANSI Z87.1 & ANSI Z87-2
- Rx Adaptor is intended for high prescriptions, but the classic WX Gravity is also Rx-able
- Facial Cavity™ Seal blocks wind, dust, & debris — it is also replaceable & removable
- Optional T-Peg strap provides extra frame retention when you need it
- SFW: 135
Aptly named the Wiley X Slay, you can take on anything the day throws your way when wearing these sports wrap sunglasses. From the original Active Series, you’ll get non-stop performance in an 8-base design, which differentiates itself from the 6-base designs of the Active 6 Series. The contoured fit wraps comfortably around your face to create a wide field of vision and unobstructed peripheral views. Perfect for sports and activities that require helmets, the straight-back rubber temples fit seamlessly under headgear and create just the right amount of grip. You can also take frame retention up a notch by attaching the included leash cord.
WX Slay Key Features:
- Part of the original Active Series, which are 8-base performance frames
- Contoured fit provides a wide field of vision
- Rubber temples ensure a non-slip fit
- Optional leash cord for added security
- SFW: 136
Closing out our lineup of the best Wiley X prescription sunglasses is the tried-and-true WX Valor. This semi-rimless frame is part of the Wiley X Changeable Series, which boasts an interchangeable lens system in every design. Swap lenses in mere seconds to get the perfect tint for your activity or surroundings. And while the non-Rx version has the option of selecting multiple lenses, prescription-wearers, do not fret! At SportRx we offer Wiley X prescription lenses only, so you can get multiple Rx lenses for your Valor frame. They come directly from Wiley X and feature all the same great lens colors and options you get in all Wiley X prescription sunglasses — minus the frame!
As for the frame itself, the WX Valor meets both ANSI safety standards and ballistic military safety standards. Designed to excel in the most intense situations, these Wiley X tactical sunglasses will keep you cool, collected, and seeing clearly.
WX Valor Key Features:
- Safety ratings: ANSI Z87.1, ANSI Z87-2, MIL-PRF-31013, & OSHA 1910.133
- Interchangeable lens system allows you to swap lenses on-the-go
- Additional Wiley X prescription lenses can be purchased separately from the frame
- Rubber lined temples & nose pads keep the sunglasses securely in place
- SFW: 137
Have a specific sport or activity in mind? We’ve got you covered. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions about Wiley sunglasses and Sports Opticians’ answers!
Which Wiley X sunglasses are available in prescription?
Many Wiley X sunglasses are available with prescription lenses made through their Rx lab. They offer single vision and progressive, and a wide variety of lens customizations like colors, polarization, mirrors, and coatings. Regardless of which lens combination you choose, all Wiley X prescription lenses will maintain the same safety ratings as the original non-Rx lenses. They’ll also feature the ANSI safety markings on the lenses, as well as a “WX” engraving. A stamp of approval for protection and clarity from the brand you trust.
Can I get Wiley X prescription sunglasses with polarized lenses?
Yes. All Wiley X prescription sunglasses are available with polarized lenses. You can choose from their classic polarized or polarized + mirror lens options, or select their newest lens technology, CAPTIVATE™. All eight CAPTIVATE™ lens colors are polarized to block glare, while revealing brighter colors and greater contrast.
What is Wiley X Digiforce™?
When you buy Wiley X prescription sunglasses with authentic Wiley X Rx lenses, your custom order is created with Digiforce™ lens technology. This proprietary digital process combines your prescription with the frame measurements to reveal fine-tuned optics and superior performance. Wiley X Digiforce™ Lenses are also the premium choice for prescription lenses in high-wrap frames, since they’re lighter and thinner than other standard lenses.
Where can I buy Wiley X prescription sunglasses online?
If you’re shopping for Wiley X prescription sunglasses online, verify that you’re buying from an authorized Wiley X dealer. This is the only way to guarantee that you’re getting authentic Wiley X Digiforce™ Lenses. As an authorized Wiley X dealer, at SportRx we’re proud to work directly with the Wiley X Rx Lab to obtain your prescription orders. We also have a team of friendly opticians available to answer any questions you may have regarding the ordering process or your prescription. Reach out to us and we’ll be happy to help!
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