As a veteran-owned company, Wiley X, Inc. understands the true significance of Veteran’s Day. This American holiday is more that just a three-day weekend or an occasion for family gatherings. It has been set aside since 1958 (when it was officially changed from Armistice Day to Veteran’s Day) to honor American veterans of all wars for their service and sacrifice.
“Expressing gratitude to our nation’s veterans is a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts,” said Myles Freeman, Jr., Co-Owner of Wiley X. “Our way of life and the freedoms we enjoy every day are gifts from the men and women who have served in all branches of America’s armed forces. Their sacrifices deserve to be remembered and recognized not just this one day, but every day of the year,” added Freeman.
Wiley X has a long connection with America’s armed forces. For more than a quarter century, the company has been a leading provider of protective eyewear and tactical gloves for American soldiers in action around the world. Wiley X continues to develop eyewear products that protect the precious vision of soldiers and enhance their performance under a wide range of environments, conditions and tactical situations. All Wiley X glasses meet stringent ANSI-Z87 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards, providing wearers with OSHA-grade protection. Many Wiley X models also meet the updated MIL-PRF-32432 (GL) MCEP Standard (superseding the GL-PD-10-12 MCEP Standard) for ballistic eye protection, and EN-166FT for high velocity impact standards at temperature extremes.
Among Wiley X’s recent developments are Black Ops Collection models with polarized lenses like the WX Censor and WX Twisted, providing battle-proven protection and crystal clear vision with an understated look favored by Secret Service, law enforcement and other tactical wearers (retail $95 standard/$140 polarized). Wiley X also offers several Changeable Series models including the bold WX Saint available with a Matte Black frame paired with Grey or Grey/Clear lenses, as well as a Gloss Black frame with Polarized Smoke Green lenses for superior performance in high-glare environments. The WX Saint carries a retail price of $75-$130, depending on lens package and model variation. Wiley X has plans to introduce an array of exciting new models in the near future, bringing even more choices for professional-grade vision protection in 2014.
In addition to the 100% UVA/UVB protection, distortion-free vision and comfortable, all-day wear Wiley X glasses provide soldiers and law enforcement, almost all models are also RX-ready. This makes Wiley X protective eyewear an ideal, no compromise solution for military and tactical wearers who require prescriptions lenses.
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