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About Us

Serious pilot sitting in a cockpit looks at the camera while wearing Kestrel Aviators under a headset. White text over the image reads


Let's face it: There are a LOT of sunglasses options out there.

The truth is that Flying Eyes are different. 


 The Beginning


Flying Eyes was founded and engineered BY pilots FOR pilots. As headset technology improved (we're looking at you, Bose), the ear cups on those headsets got tighter and tighter to passively reduce noise. As those cups got tighter, pilots and other headset-wearers began noticing that the rigid frames of their sunglasses were doing two pretty unfortunate things:

  1. Pressure from the clamping springs on the headset was creating leverage on those rigid temples, causing pain and discomfort for people who simply can't risk flying without UV protection for their eyes. (All of our lenses have 100% UV protection without using polarization - though you can choose polarized if you'd like.)
  2. The gap formed between the cup and the wearer's head by the frames were allowing noise leaks that ruined the purpose of the tightly-fighting cups. You can clearly see that gap here.



Smiling wearing sunglasses under a headset looks at the camera. A large gap is noticeable between his head and the earcup of the headset.



The founder of Flying Eyes tried many brands of sunglasses to find ones that were comfortable, effective at reducing noise leaks, and actually protected his eyes. Why was that so difficult?? He figured if it didn't exist, he could make it exist, and - voila! - Flying Eyes Optics was born. 



Two motorcyclists wearing sunglasses inside their helmets look at the camera while sitting on their bikes

But We Couldn't Stop There.


It didn't take long to realize that the same things that make Flying Eyes great for pilots were needed for other activities. We discovered that motorcyclists (and other people who need to wear full helmets) weren't wearing sunglasses at all because they couldn't find any that would fit comfortably inside of their helmet. That's so dangerous for your eyes! The next iteration of Flying Eyes made sure to cater to headset- and helmet-wearers alike. 

Our glasses fit perfectly inside of most motorcycle helmets and allow riders to block 100% of UV rays without sacrificing the custom fit of their helmet. Check out our Recommendations page for our most popular frame and lens combinations for motorcyclists!



So What Makes Us Different?

Our temples are made of a super-flexible, extremely lightweight patented material that allows the temples to conform to your head instead of curving around your ears. They're easy to put on and take off while wearing a headset or helmet. The flexibility of the temple material and shatterproof polycarbonate lenses means these glasses are very hard to break (seriously, you practically have to try). I mean, look at this flexibility. 


And if they somehow DO break, we'll replace them!

Are you amazed yet? We are, and we work here.


Person in the background demonstrates the extreme temple flexibility of a pair of Flying Eyes sunglasses






Yes, they feel great. Yes, they hold up in the most extreme circumstances.
(Read THIS ARTICLE about a pilot who claims our glasses saved his family's life.)

We haven't even mentioned yet that there are a bunch of frame styles and lens options to make you look cool WHILE staying safe. 



Still not sure? Try us out! If you get a pair of Flying Eyes and aren't completely satisfied, you can return them within 30 days of purchase, very few questions asked. 

We believe in our product. All of us at Flying Eyes wear them (even when we're not flying). And we want you to believe in them, too. Contact Us if you have any questions!

Call or text (512) 213-2390 (or toll free at 888-568-8978) or email us at, and we'll get back to you within one business day!


The Flying Eyes Team


Slightly smiling pilot wearing Kingfisher sunglasses under a headset looks out the window of a flying plane

Dean Siracusa
Founder/President and CEO



Jordanna Musser
Operations Manager

Smiling pilot wearing Kestrel Aviators looks out the window of an airborne plane

Tyler Fox
Sales Manager


Carley Garrett
Finance Manager
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Taylor Polanco
Fulfillment Partner


Jamie McCrary
Marketing Manager


Sienna Velasco
Operations Assistant