Lens Tint vs. UV Blocking

Aviator Sunglasses Lens TintsWhat is the relationship between lens tint vs UV blocking in aviator sunglasses?

We often get questions about the relationship between lens tint and the amount of ultraviolet light (UV) that the lenses block or absorb. Most think that the darker the lens tint the more the UV rays are blocked and the better the protection for your eyes.

I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it simply is not true! The amount of UV radiation protection sunglasses provide is not related to the color and darkness of the lenses.

The amount of uv radiation that a pair of lenses block or absorb is determined by the lens material and any films applied to the lenses rather than the lens tint. In fact it might surprise you to learn that a pair of clear glass lenses can block a fair amount of uv radiation without any tinting at all! Read more

The Best Aviator Sunglasses For Pilots

OverPilot's Guide To Aviator Sunglasses

What Are The Best Aviator Sunglasses For Pilots?

I have been flying airplanes for most of my life and during that time I have purchased a lot of aviator sunglasses. Fortunately, there are a lot of good choices out there to choose from. Below is a list of the very best aviator sunglasses I wear:

  1. Randolph Engineering Aviator Sunglasses
  2. Randolph Engineering Concorde Sunglasses
  3. Serengeti Large Aviator Sunglasses
  4. AO Eyewear Original Pilot Sunglasses
  5. Scheyden C-130 Sunglasses For Pilots

It is unfortunate but sometimes pilots choose sunglasses based on how they look without considering what really matters.

There are more important things to consider than how they look on you.

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Shooting Sports For Everyone

Shooting Sports For Everyone

Shooting Sports

Shooting sports have been around for a very long time since the invention of firearms in c.1300. The earliest record of a shooting match using matchlocks occurred in Eichstäat, Bavaria in 1447! Archeologists have found artifacts related to shooting sports in the 1500s, and there is a Swiss painting dated 1504 showing a rifle shooting setup. Read more