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Flying Eyes are optimized and work great with a variety of activity types because we understand that sunglasses aren't catch-all. 

Choose your activity below to see our recommended variations for you! 

 

Aviation

Polarized lenses aren't recommended for pilots due to the angle of light blocking they provide by design. Unfortunately that blocked angle often makes your instrument panel hard (or even impossible) to read. Luckily, we don't need polarization to block 100% of UV light, even with our clear and lightly tinted lenses. Gradient lenses are recommended for pilots so it's even easier to read your instruments. Check out Our Lenses to see the visible light transmittance (the lower the number, the darker the lens) of each of our lens options. 

The standard size Golden Eagle Sport is a safety-rated frame that blocks peripheral light in a bright flying environment with its high-wrap shape. Beyond that, all of our frames are optimized for pilots. 

Two helicopters pilots wearing sunglasses and headsets looking out the windows
 
 

 

Motorcycling

Polarized lenses also aren't recommended for motorcycles since they can make it more difficult to see other vehicles or road obstructions. We recommend solid tint lenses, to provide full shade coverage, for motorcycling and other motorsports. Our Mirrored Rose lens is an excellent choice for a high-contrast, rose-tinted lens that helps you see road obstructions and other motorists. With the extremely well-fitted nature of modern motorcycling helmets, sizing is very important for making sure you have a comfortable fit from your frames. Check out our Sizing page here, and Let Us Know if you have any questions about which size is best for you.

Two motorcyclists wearing sunglasses inside their helmets looking at each other from their bikes.
 
 

Outdoor/Adventure

While polarized lenses don't work well for pilots, they're great for cutting the glare coming off the water while boating/fishing and making sure your eyes are protected when there isn't much shade. We currently only offer gray Polarized lenses, available in the Golden Eagle Sport (standard), Kingfisher, and Hawk Convertible.

Person wearing a Flying Eyes ball cap and Kingfisher sunglasses stands in front of a race track with people on the track.