Innovation Plus bring all the benefits of our standard Modelglasses, including the interchangeable lenses, to spectacle wearers. And, with two sets of polarised lenses included as standard, Innovation Plus have the same specification levels as our top of the range Nimbus. High-quality, polycarbonate frame
Each pair of Innovation Plus comes with the following as standard:
Light-enhancing Category 0 lens, for dark conditions
Category 2 polarised lens, for fairly bright conditions
Category 3 polarised lens, for normal sunny conditions
Category 4 lens, for very bright conditions
Bespoke carry case
Neck / head strap
THE FRAMES Our Innovation Plus prescription sunglasses are built around a matt-black finished frame that has a prescription Rx clip housed in the back, whilst the tinted, interchangeable one-piece lens assembly sits on the front. This two-part arrangement allows for great versatility and performance, without compromising on the stylish look. The wrap-around frame blocks unwanted wind and light encroaching from the sides and bottom of your vision. The frames are lightweight and tough, whilst the Rx clip, made from an almost indestructible TR90 material, ensures maximum protection for your eyes from impact. An important feature of our Innovation Plus sunglasses is that, unlike other types of Rx eyewear, your eyelashes will not touch the lenses. The tinted lenses clip onto the top of the frames, allowing them to be flipped up for momentary normal vision when required.
ANTI-SCRATCH AND DE-CENTRED LENSES Wrap-around sunglasses offer great benefits when it comes to blocking unwanted light and wind from the sides of your vision, but placing a curved lens in front of your eyes would normally cause distortion. However, all Innovation Plus lens sets are de-centred, which means they are calibrated to remove the distorting effect. An anti-scratch coating reduces the chances of spoiling your lenses in every day usage.
CONFORMITY Innovation Plus Prescription flying sunglasses conform to EN 1836 regulations for safety eyewear, and US Z80.3 standards. They offer 100% UVA / UVB protection. A sample of every batch is impact tested at the factory to ensure their strength is up to standard.
WILL THEY WORK FOR ME? If you have a prescription strength (indicated on your card as 'SPH', with a reading for both eyes) requirement that's within plus or minus 4.50, our glasses will work just fine for you. Stronger prescriptions can cause distortion, due to the curvature of the lenses. The de-centring calibration of the lenses loses its effect where stronger prescriptions are required. If you have a requirement greater than plus or minus 4.50, please do not buy these glasses.
This is the distance, in millimetres, between the pupils of your eyes, when measured across the front of your glasses. The average PD for people in the western world is 62 - 63mm, however a PD can range from 55 up to 69mm - if your PD is not in the national average, we need to know about it. Unfortunately, most opticians do not put the PD on a standard prescription card - if you do not know your PD, ask your optician to let you know what it is. If they do not know, or are unwilling to release the information, you can measure it simply yourself, by asking a friend to hold a ruler up against your glasses whilst you are wearing them. Try to be accurate, but note that, if you are 1 - 2mm out on your calculation, your glasses should still be fine. NOTE: We have become aware that many opticians are reluctant to provide information on their customer's PD, usually because they do not like you going elsewhere to have eyewear made. Measuring your own PD is a simple process, and we would like to stress there is no need to pay an expensive fee to your optician for this information, should they request one.
CLEANING SOLUTIONS: IMPORTANT WARNING It has come to our attention that some opticians and their optical suppliers clean lenses and frames with alcohol-based solutions such as Solution 30, after adding a prescription to our Rx inserts. ALCOHOL BASED SOLUTIONS WILL DESTROY AN RX CLIP. We will not cover warranty on any Rx clips that have been cleaned with alcohol or other spirt-based solutions. A little soap-free handwash or similar will provide a perfect, clean finish to your lenses.
INSECT REPELLANTS Most insect repellents use a chemical solution called Deet. We would like to warn you that Deet has a highly destructive effect on plastics, and we have already become aware of customers who have experienced their sunglasses falling apart after they come into contact with these insect repellants. We will not be held responsible for, or cover warranty on, any of our products which have broken or disintegrated after coming into contact with deet-based insect repellants.
ADDING LENSES Prescription lenses can be added to these sunglasses by any reputable optician.
High-quality, polycarbonate frame