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CAPTIVATE™ Polarized Technology

CAPTIVATE™ Polarized eyewear is the only contrast enhancing eyewear that meet the EN.166 and ANSI Z87.1 safety standards. While other companies focus on either the functionality or style of eyewear, we manage to deliver a product that is stylish on the outside and mind blowing from the inside.
CAPTIVATE™ POLARIZED DOES NOT ONLY REDEFINE COLOR, IT SETS THE BAR FOR WHAT SUNGLASSES CAN BE.

EN 166 standard eyewear

EN 166 standard eyewear
EN 166 standard eyewear
EN 166 standard eyewear
EN 166 standard eyewear

CAPTIVATE™ POLARIZED GREEN MIRROR
Lens base color: Copper
These lenses ensure high-performance on slightly cloudy/overcast days, as they minimize the blue light (HEV) reflected from white (lines on the road) and blue objects. Green, orange, and blue colors will appear more vivid, and glare across reflective surfaces will be reduced. Additionally, they will improve your depth perception, so that underwater landscapes are highlighted.
  • 100% UVA/UVB protective
  • Blue Light (HEV) protective
  • Light Transmission: 12%*

DESIGNED FOR
  • Bright sun / Changing Light
  • Activities with green landscapes such as hiking or golf
  • General fishing
  • High-performance on roads with white lines
  • General day driving

CAPTIVATE™ POLARIZED BRONZE MIRROR
Lens base color: Copper
With these lenses, colors are evenly distributed based on wavelength strength for increased contrast and performance. Additionally, they reduce blue light (HEV) to allow more saturation of colors in red, yellow and green areas; they define and intensify yellow shades; and they reduce glare across reflective surfaces.
  • 100% UVA/UVB protective
  • Blue Light (HEV) protective
  • Light Transmission: 15%*

DESIGNED FOR
  • Bright sun / Changing Light
  • Cloudy and overcast days
  • Activities with lots of yellow landscapes such as hiking, or a trip to the beach
  • General day driving
  • Shallow water fishing

CAPTIVATE™ POLARIZED GREY
Lens base color: Grey
The lenses equalize the visible light spectrum to help light enter the eye more uniformly. They keep most colors neutral while enhancing greens; they reduce glare across reflective surfaces; and contrast and color in outdoor environments are highlighted.
  • 100% UVA/UVB protective
  • Blue Light (HEV) protective
  • Light Transmission: 15%*

DESIGNED FOR
  • Intense sun / Bright sun
  • Outdoor sporting activities
  • Deep water fishing, as they maximize the reduction of excess blue light (HEV) that is reflected by the water
  • General day driving
  • General daytime outdoor activities

CAPTIVATE™ POLARIZED BLUE MIRROR
Lens base color: Grey
With these lenses, the reflection of blue light (HEV) off water is reduced. Moreover, they equalize the visible light spectrum to help light enter the eye more uniformly; keep most colors neutral, while enhancing greens; and they reduce glare across reflective surfaces.
  • 100% UVA/UVB protective
  • Blue Light (HEV) protective
  • Light Transmission: 11%*

DESIGNED FOR
  • Intense sun / Bright sun
  • Deep water fishing
  • General day driving
  • General daytime outdoor activities

CAPTIVATE™ POLARIZED COPPER
Lens base color: Copper
These lenses distribute color evenly based on wavelength strength; reduce blue light (HEV) to allow more saturation of colors in red, yellow, and green areas; and they define and intensify yellow shades. Additionally, they reduce glare across reflective surfaces, and highlight contrast and color in outdoor environments.
  • 100% UVA/UVB protective
  • Blue Light (HEV) protective
  • Light Transmission: 17%*

DESIGNED FOR
  • Bright sun / Changing Light
  • Cloudy and overcast days
  • Outdoor sporting activities
  • General day driving
  • Shallow water fishing

CAPTIVATE™ POLARIZED ROSE GOLD MIRROR
Lens base color: GREEN
The lenses have a high-performance on slightly cloudy/overcast days, as well as they reduce orange and blue peaks, which allow greens and yellows to appear more vivid. Additionally, they reduce glare across reflective surfaces, and have an ideal Visible Light Transmission % (VLT) for changing light conditions.
  • 100% UVA/UVB protective
  • Blue Light (HEV) protective
  • Light Transmission: 13%*

DESIGNED FOR
  • Bright sun / Changing Light
  • Activities with contrasting landscapes, such as hiking or golf, as the lenses highlight yellows and greens
  • General water activities
  • General daytime outdoor activities

*The light transmisson varies +/- 3%, depending on the model.

EN 166 standard eyewear

VISUALIZING THE LIGHT SPECTRUM
The human eye cannot see the entire light spectrum. Some areas are too difficult for your eye to see clearly, while others are much too dangerous for your eyes’ health. CAPTIVATE™ Polarized lenses filter out the harmful rays, as well as light that confuses the eye, increasing clarity and definition with vibrant contrast and vivid detail.

EN 166 standard eyewear
COLOR SPECTRUM WITHOUT CAPTIVATE™ POLARIZED
Our eyes can easily distinguish the blue, green, and red wavelengths along the visible light spectrum. However, it is where the blue, green, and red wavelengths merge together that the human eye has a difficult time seeing clearly.

EN 166 standard eyewear


COLOR SPECTRUM WITH CAPTIVATE™ POLARIZED
CAPTIVATE™ Polarized lenses filter out that confusing light and make the color spectrum clearer for the eye. The results are increased contrast and greater clarity.

EN 166 standard eyewear
CAPTIVATE™ POLARIZED LIGHT SPECTRUM
This chart shows the peak chromatic response for the colors blue, green, and red.
  • Shaded zones represent the areas where light waves merge and confuse the eyes. This is where it is best to filter out light.
  • Think of the shaded areas as confusing light and the non-shaded areas as clear light.
  • CAPTIVATE™  Polarized blocks out the UV and bad blue light (HEV) (380nm-430nm) –  rays that are harmful to our eyes, reducing the risk of damage to retinal cells and age-related macular degeneration.


EN 166 standard eyewear


The visible light spectrum is the segment of the electromagnetic spectrum that the human eye can view. More simply, this range of wavelengths is called visible light. Typically, the human eye can detect wavelengths from 380 to 700 nanometers.


EN 166 standard eyewear
EN 166 standard eyewear

OLEOPHOBIC COATING
Wiley X utilizes a proprietary oleophobic coating on all CAPTIVATE™ Polarized lenses to create a smoother lens surface, which helps to keep dust, dirt, oil, snow, and water from sticking to the lens. This in turn helps prevent smudging and water spots, making the lenses much easier to clean than an uncoated, standard lens.
EN 166 standard eyewear

SCRATCH/ABRASION RESISTANCE


CAPTIVATE™ Polarized  lenses achieve a Bayer 7 rating for scratch resistance. A rating of 4 or higher equates to a premium coating.

What is the Bayer Abrasion test?
EN 166 standard eyewear

EN 166 standard eyewear
ENHANCED COLOR
CAPTIVATE™ Polarized filters out the confusing light where blue merges with green (500nm) and green merges with red (585nm). This allows more light where it is easier for your eyes to see, resulting in enhanced blues, greens and reds for a true color experience.

GREATER CLARITY
Blue light (HEV) with shorter wavelengths and higher frequencies scatter light and create haze. By filtering out this bad blue light (HEV), CAPTIVATE™ Polarized removes the haze and allows distant objects to be seen more clearly.

INCREASED ALERTNESS / ELEVATED MOOD
CAPTIVATE™ Polarized lenses allow the beneficial side of blue light – blue-turquoise rays – to be seen. This helps maintain the body’s Circadian biological clock and the sleep/wake cycle. This beneficial blue light also boosts alertness, helps memory and elevates mood.

INCREASED CONTRAST
CAPTIVATE™ Polarized technology is offered in a variety of lens tint options so you can fine-tune your experience based on the specific needs of your environment.

BETTER DEPTH PERCEPTION
By eliminating the bad blue light (HEV) haze while separating and enhancing colors in the visual spectrum, CAPTIVATE™ Polarized lenses will enhance depth perception.

BLOCKS UV AND BAD BLUE LIGHT (HEV-HIGH ENERGY VISIBLE LIGHT)
CAPTIVATE™ Polarized blocks the UV/blue light (HEV) rays that are harmful to our eyes. It is important to remember that spending one hour outside on a normal overcast day exposes our eyes up to at least 30 times more blue light (HEV) than spending one hour inside sitting in front of a screen. Wiley X CAPTIVATE™ Polarized is the only premium polarized eyewear brand that blocks out all bad blue light (HEV) up to 430nm.
About Wiley X

In 1987, U.S. army veteran Myles Freeman Sr. founded Wiley X, with a focused determination to create the world’s best protective gear for the armed forces. With time, the company has grown and become one of the leading brands. We recognize that today's lifestyle poses constant threats to our eyes’ health, and that is why we have created some of the most innovative, functional and color enhancing sunglasses in the world. It is safe to say that safety is in our DNA, and we set the standard for what you deserve and can expect of your eyewear.

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