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Vortex Eyewear Is Here

Thursday, April 4th, 2024

BARNEVELD, Wis. – Vortex® performance sunglasses are here to bridge the gap between hyper-tactical eyewear and uncomfortable safety glasses, delivering UV and ballistic-rated protection, comfort, versatility, and casual style.

“We’ve always been in the business of helping our customers see the world better, and now we’re taking that vision to a whole new level,” said Joe Hamilton Vortex® CEO. “This new eyewear category embodies the same commitment to quality, affordability, and customer satisfaction that has made us an industry leader in sport optics. And, backed by our legendary VIP® Warranty, we guarantee to protect your eyewear, for life.”


Comfortable enough for town visits yet tough enough for unexpected ricochets, Banshee lets you move with confidence between worlds knowing you’ll always be protected. ($179.99 MSRP, $129.99 MAP. Available with Smoke or Amber lenses.)


From the day’s first shots to sunset’s last laugh, Jackal delivers peace-of-mind protection and go-anywhere style. ($179.99 MSRP, $129.99 MAP. Available with Smoke or Amber lenses.)

Why choose Vortex® eyewear?

• BALLISTIC-RATED MATERIALSsafeguard against unexpected breaks during rigorous activity

• LIGHTWEIGHT & FLEXIBLE DESIGN for prolonged wear without causing strain or discomfort

• POLARIZED LENSES cut glare and reduce eye strain

• SHATTER-RESISTANT LENSES keep your eyes safe from high-speed projectiles and impacts

• ANTI-SCRATCH COATING reduces risk of unsightly and obstructive scratches during daily use

• NON-SLIP BRIDGE AND TEMPLESeliminate the worry of glasses sliding off during intense activities

• SMUDGE-RESISTANT COATING reduces blemishes and simplifies maintenance

• 100% UV PROTECTION shields your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays

• ANTI-REFLECTIVE PROPERTIESminimize distracting reflections

• BACKED by the lifetime Vortex® VIP® Warranty

Available in multiple lens colors, you can purchase Vortex® eyewear now at 

Wiley X Releases New Eyewear with the Founder and Recon

Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

Frames expand the brand’s Active 6 Series of eyewear

FRISCO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2024) – Wiley X, the global pioneer and leader in premium protective eyewear, is proud to release two exciting new models of eyewear that are now available online and through select retailers: the Founder and the Recon. Designed and assembled at the company’s headquarters in Frisco, Texas, these new arrivals exhibit Wiley X’s commitment to quality craftsmanship by seamlessly blending protection, performance and style.

They join the Wiley X Active 6 Series of eyewear, constructed with contemporary styling for active lifestyles, occupations and recreation, to offer everyday appeal in addition to the uncompromising protection Wiley X is known for.

The Founder is designed and named in honor of the brand’s pioneering founder, Myles Freeman Sr. It offers maximum eye protection and a bold, standout silhouette that’s perfect for making a statement while seeing clearly and safely. The Recon is built for outdoor adventurers, athletes and tactical enthusiasts who demand high-performance eyewear that can withstand hardcore use.

“After years of development we’re thrilled to introduce the Founder and Recon into our lineup of Active 6 Series eyewear,” said Dan Freeman, CEO and Co-Founder at Wiley X. “These new styles are an outstanding example of our team’s commitment to quality craftsmanship and offer a perfect combination of style and performance for any situation, from casual outings to demanding adventures.”

Both models boast shatterproof Selenite™ 6-Base lenses for superior protection and durability while WX CAPTIVATE™ lens technology, available in polarized and non-polarized options, enhances visual experience with superior clarity, enhanced contrast and vivid colors.

Additionally, they’re available with prescription lenses using the brand’s proprietary Digiforce2™ technology.

The removable side shields included with each model give users the flexibility to customize their protection level as needed. With side shields installed, the Founder and Recon meet both ANSI Z87.1+ and EN.166 safety standards. Designed and assembled in the USA, the Founder and Recon exhibit Wiley X’s commitment to quality craftsmanship.

For more information about Wiley X, its product offering or to shop the new styles, visit

Wiley X to Assemble All New Products at Frisco Headquarters

Thursday, February 15th, 2024

This move signifies a commitment to creating additional jobs at the company’s Frisco location.

Wiley X, the global pioneer and leader in premium protective eyewear, is proud to announce that the brand will now assemble all new products from its 2024 lineup and beyond in-house at its Frisco, Texas headquarters. This move signifies a commitment to creating additional jobs at the company’s Frisco location, ensuring quality control, and streamlining production processes.

“As a Veteran-founded and second-generation American business, this has been a dream of ours for quite some time,” said Dan Freeman, CEO and Co-Owner of Wiley X. “We are proud and excited to continue building our business by not only designing but also assembling products in Frisco. We look forward to the opportunities it will create for our hardworking teams in the U.S. that made this all possible.”

Wiley X has built a reputation for providing world-class eye protection for those who serve, work, and play in life’s harshest environments. With the decision to assemble its new products at the Frisco headquarters, the company aims to further expand its manufacturing capabilities with additional product options and services for customers. Streamlined U.S. production will lead to quicker response times, faster product availability for customers, and an accelerated warranty and replacement program.

“For over 30 years Wiley X has provided the best possible protection and performance for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts alike,” says Myles Freeman, President and Co-Owner of Wiley X. “By bringing assembly of new products under our own roof we’re taking even greater control of the manufacturing process, guaranteeing the highest quality standards while creating exciting opportunities for our team here in Frisco.”

The decision to assemble new products at the Frisco headquarters also brings economic benefits to the local community. By creating more job opportunities in the area, Wiley X continues to contribute to the growth and development of Frisco, making it an even more vibrant hub for innovation and opportunity.

For more information about Wiley X and its range of eyewear products, visit

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Thursday, January 18th, 2024

Revision Unveils SlingShot Ballistic Sunglasses

Tuesday, January 16th, 2024

Battlefield protection with everyday style

Essex Junction, Vermont (for immediate release) – Revision Military, developer of best-in-class ballistic eyewear and trusted by forces around the globe, introduces the new SlingShotTM ballistic sunglasses. Featuring a browless design, off-the-charts anti-fog performance, adjustable and customizable fit, and rapid lens swap capabilities, the SlingShot exceeds stringent military ballistic impact requirements.

At first glance, you’ll notice the unique style of SlingShot that delivers numerous advantages over traditional ballistic sunglasses. The browless design allows airflow to provide unparalleled venting and exceptional anti-fog capabilities. Additionally, the design allows for unobstructed views while in a head- down or prone position – perfect for shooting sports applications.

Providing the utmost flexibility and fit, Revision designed SlingShot to work across multiple environments, user demands, and scenarios. The temple arm design works seamlessly with head- borne equipment for optimal comms compatibility and performance in the field while offering all-day comfort. Using our adjustable nosepiece the SlingShot conforms to any nose bridge, providing an optimal fit.

The SlingShot features Revision’s innovative I-Vis® lens technology, an advanced dye formulation process resulting in a series of lens tints that markedly enhance visual performance. More than a single solution, I-Vis lenses are available in six tints, each optimized for use in different environments. Each tint is designed to increase contrast and elevate color recognition in specific geographic regions without the negative effects associated with traditional monochromatic lens tints. SlingShot I-Vis lenses come with Revision’s OcuMax® anti-fog and scratch coating and are easily swappable.

Available to purchase now at, a two-lens SlingShot kit featuring I-Vis Verso and Umbra lenses has an MSRP of $179.99.

Wiley X Donates More Than 300 Pairs of Eyewear for Boot Campaign’s Santa Boots Program

Thursday, December 21st, 2023

Eyewear to be distributed as gifts to Veteran and active-duty military families nationwide

FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2023) — Wiley X, a global leader and pioneer in premium protective eyewear, recently donated 328 pairs of its best-in-glass eyewear to Boot Campaign for the organization’s 2023 Santa Boots Program.

Boot Campaign, a non-profit with a mission to unite Americans in honoring and restoring the lives of Veterans and military families through individualized, life-improving programs, will distribute the eyewear as gifts to Veteran and active-duty military families nationwide as part of its Santa Boots Program.

“Wiley X is known throughout the military community for incredible eyewear for our service members and we are honored they partnered with Boot Campaign to support military families across the country this holiday season,” said Lindsey Lott, VP of Partnerships & Communications for Boot Campaign. “Thank you, Wiley X, for providing sunglasses to each of our family members and bringing joy to those who are serving and those who have served.”

Boot Campaign’s Santa Boots Program was created to unite Americans in showing gratitude to service members during the holiday season by delivering specially curated gifts to veteran and military families.

“Our Veterans, active service members and their families are always deserving of our support and gratitude, and that is especially true around the holidays,” said Dan Freeman, CEO and Co-Owner of Wiley X.

“We’re proud to partner with Boot Campaign and to support the Santa Boots program in bringing joy to so many families across the country.”

To learn more about Wiley X, its product and its efforts to support military families, visit To learn more about Boot Campaign and its non-profit mission, visit

Tardigrade.Industries Wins Contract to Develop Cutting-Edge Ballistic Resistant Eyewear from the US Department of Defense

Monday, September 25th, 2023

[Skowhegan, ME, 05/20/23] — Tardigrade Industries, a leading innovator in advanced protective solutions, is proud to announce its success in winning a contract to design and manufacture state-of-the-art projectile and bullet resistant eyewear. This significant achievement further solidifies Tardigrade’s position as the innovator in the industry, dedicated to enhancing the safety and protection of those serving in high-risk professions.

The contract, awarded by the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD), under the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD(SO/LIC), signifies a significant milestone for Tardigrade Industries in its pursuit of delivering unparalleled quality and innovation to protect today’s warfighters and peacekeepers against the ever-evolving threats around them. Tardigrade’s expertise in protective equipment and technologies, combined with its commitment to rigorous research and development, has resulted in a breakthrough product that sets new benchmarks in armored ballistic eyewear. The IWTSD contract will fund its development of ballistic eyewear capable of stopping substantially higher threats than current standards, and set the standard for all future military eyewear.

Designed to withstand the most demanding environments, Tardigrade’s offering offers exceptional protection against ballistic threats, including projectiles, fragments, and other potential hazards, as well as offering scratch and fog resistance for all operations. The cutting-edge materials and advanced manufacturing processes employed by Tardigrade ensure the highest levels of performance, durability, and wearer comfort, without compromising on style while enhancing visual clarity over previous materials.

As a company at the forefront of innovation, Tardigrade Industries remains committed to pushing boundaries, investing in research and development, and collaborating with industry partners to advance the field of protective eyewear. Through this contract win, Tardigrade is set to revolutionize the way soldiers approach safety in high-risk environments, offering them peace of mind and enhanced performance.

About Tardigrade Industries: Tardigrade Industries is a leading provider of advanced protective solutions, committed to delivering industry-leading products that ensure the safety and well-being of professionals operating in high-risk environments. With an unwavering focus on innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction, Tardigrade continues to set new standards in protective technologies in the Tactical and Military world.

Warrior East 23 – Oakley

Wednesday, June 21st, 2023

Laser protective lenses in the visible and IR wavelengths are now available for the HNBL (pronounced Hannibal), M Frame, and M Frame Alpha.

In addition go laser protection, you also get all of the impact protection you expect from Oakley.

Units and agencies can procure products seen at Warrior East by contacting ADS, Inc.