SportRx FAQ: What You Need to Know about Wiley X Prescription Lens Adaptors

Got a strong prescription? It can be hard to find a pair of sunglasses that suits your needs. But Wiley X has come up with a brilliant solution for you—a lens adaptor! Eyeglass Tyler from SportRx breaks down what that means and why it matters. Read on to learn more!

Tyler discusses three Wiley X frames, two of which have an adaptor and one of which doesn't—the Gravity, Boss, and Enzo respectively. Choosing between the Gravity and Boss is more of a matter of fit and sizing than anything. The two are similar in design, but the Gravity is a medium-to-large fit and the Boss is a large-to-XL fit.

All Wiley X glasses are safety-rated, so if you need prescription safety glasses for work, for shooting, or even if you ride motorcycles, Wiley X is a great brand to look at. If you're a motorcyclist, the Gravity and Boss also have a foam gasket to keep dirt, dust, and debris from getting into your eyes.


How are the adaptor frames different?

Instead of the lens being inserted directly into the frame as is the case with most glasses, the Wiley X adaptor is an extra piece that juts out from the frame. This allows the lens to be flatter while keeping the wrap design.

Wiley X Gravity with Rx adaptor Wiley X Gravity + Adaptor in Matte Black

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Why is the flatter lens important?

Stronger prescriptions need flatter lenses. It's both easier to manufacture and minimizes distortion on the wearer. Though it's technically possible to fit a high prescription lens in a wrapped frame, you can experience a lot of distortion and what's called the "fishbowl effect." This effect can make your glasses unusable.

But thanks to the Wiley X adaptor, you can wear a wrap frame that accommodates your prescription. You get the coverage and comfort of an 8-base frame, without the distortion that would otherwise plague you.

Wiley X Boss + Rx Adaptor Wiley X Boss + Adaptor in Matte Black

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Wiley X Prescription Lens Adaptors at SportRx

If you have a higher prescription and need a safety-rated wrap frame, go for the Wiley X adaptors! They're going to be amazing for you. And if you want to chat with an expert, Contact Us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your prescription Wiley X glasses.

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