Prescription Tactical and Shooting Glasses Buyer’s Guide Published by ADS Sports Eyewear

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Unique safety aspects of prescription tactical eyewear or glasses for shooting has inspired ADS Sports Eyewear to publish a helpful Prescription Tactical Eyewear Buyer’s Guide that is posted on their web site. This guide features videos of impact testing as well as a 360-degree view of some popular models.

Prescription Tactical Sunglasses

Prescription tactical lenses are impact-tested on video, and a few popular frame styles are highlighted.

Video loops compare how different lens materials will hold up when a 500-gram missile is fired into each lens.

Prescription Tactical Glasses, or any eyewear worn in a ballistics setting, is subject to a different set of safety standards than prescription eyewear for other activities. ADS Sports Eyewear published a helpful summary of what to look for in both the prescription lenses as well as the frame design of these glasses. The Buyer’s Guide published on their web site defines the difference between civilian ANSI Safety Standards and the MIL SPEC safety standards. (Military Specifications) Video loops compare how different lens materials will hold up when a 500-gram missile is fired into each lens.

ADS Sports Eyewear also illustrates the frame attributes that are most important in ballistics or tactical shooting glasses. Examples displayed most prominently have taller temples to protect the shooter’s eyes from flying debris as well as to block unneeded light from constricting the shooter’s pupil.

New Free-Form Digital prescription lenses are discussed as the only good option for prescription tactical glasses. Every point on a free-form prescription lens is mapped to direct light to where it will be in focus. This provides a much larger "sweet spot" in the lens, so shooters can focus on a target even when they do not have the luxury of looking directly through the optical center of the lens.

ADS Sports Eyewear has specialized in prescription tactical glasses and sports-specific prescription sunglasses for the past 10 years. Most sales are generated through their web site,

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