See more with ChromaPop™
When you see more you can do more. Smith Optics proprietary ChromaPop™ lens technology enhances clarity and natural color to let you effortlessly see more detail. More detail gives you the advantage needed to perform confidently and have more fun.
Make every moment more vivid and clear.
Get one up on mother nature without your eyes have to work so hard.
Trusting what you see lets you push the limits of faster and farther.
How ChromaPop™ works
Through Smith Optics' proprietary ChromaPop™ polarized lens technology, it will help you see detail and color beyond normal capabilities. ChromaPop™ filters two specific wavelengths of light that cause color confusion. By doing this the lens delivers greater definition, more natural color, and unmatched clarity to allow you to see more detail.
The eye’s retina has trouble distinguishing between blue and green, and red and green light perception.
ChromaPop™ filters these specific crossovers, allowing greater definition, natural color, and clarity.
Innovative Lens Platform
CHROMAPOP ⁺ POLARIZED
Make the details pop and cut the glare through the clearest and lightest, impact-resistant polymer lens on the market.
Our durable ChromaPop⁺ Polarized lenses deliver more clarity than our standard ChromaPop lenses and are up to 10% lighter for all day comfort - while also offering anti-reflective, water and oil resistant coatings. 100% UV protection.
TECHLITE ™ GLASS POLARIZED
Cut the glare with the clearest glass lenses on the market – our ultimate scratch resistant lenses.
Our proprietary Techlite™ polarized lenses are up to 12x more scratch resistant than polymer lenses, and 20% lighter than traditional glass, and offer 100% UV protection with an antireflective coating to ease eye strain.
CHROMAPOP ™ POLARIZED
Make the details pop and cut the glare through our impact-resistant carbonic lenses.
Our ChromaPop™ Polarized lenses are optically tuned to give you visual comfort and impact protection with enhanced glare reduction – while also offering antireflective, water and oil resistant coatings. 100% UV protection.
Make the details pop through our impact-resistant carbonic lenses.
Our ChromaPop™ polarized lenses are optically tuned to give you visual comfort and impact protection – while also offering antireflective, water and oil resistant coatings. 100% UV protection.
CARBONIC ELITE BALLISTIC
Shield your eyes with MilSpec certified ballistic lenses.
Our Elite lenses are optically tuned to give you the clearest lens with superior impact protection. These lenses meet MilSpec standard MIL-PRF-31013 and ANSI Z87.1 for industrial protection.
Cut the glare through our impact resistant lenses.
Our carbonic lenses are optically tuned to give you visual comfort while including polarization for glare cutting, ANSI Z80.3 standard for impact resistance, water and oil resistant coating, and 100% UV protection.
See clearly with these impact resistant lenses.
Our carbonic lenses are optically tuned to give you visual comfort while including ANSI Z80.3 standard for impact resistance, water and oil resistant coating, and 100% UV protection.
LENS CONSTRUCTION TO OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE
ChromaPop&trade, Techlite glass and Carbonic lens constructions are optimized to provide a variety of optical and impact-resistant benefits. We precisely align the finest polarized filters and finish our lenses with multi-layer mirror, Anti-Reflective (A/R), anti-scratch, and Hydroleophobic lens coatings. The end result is an artfully crafted lens that preserves color perception and delivers optimized optical clarity and precision in all environments.
Polarization cuts glare. Glare off of horizontal surfaces like snow, water, and asphalt, decreases depth perception, and reduces visual acuity which causes eye fatigue. We precisely align the polarized visual layer inside our lenses to filter out 99.9% of this "visual static" for a finely tuned view of the action.
POLARCHROMIC: POLARIZED LENSES WITH PHOTOCHROMIC TECHNOLOGY TO ADAPT TO EVER-CHANGING LIGHT CONDITIONS
With Smith Polarchromic, we combine the glare-free benefits of advanced polarization with UV sensitive, self-tint-adjusting photochromic technology to bring you lenses that adapt to changing light conditions, so you always have the perfect tint for the amount of light.
TLT (TAPERED LENS TECHNOLOGY)
When light passes through a medium it refracts, i.e. changes course. If left uncorrected, this refraction can cause visual distortion and eye fatigue. Smith’s Tapered Lens Technology straightens out the incoming light rays by progressively tapering the lens from the optical center toward the peripheral view. What this means for you is that you see with 100% accuracy and maximum comfort.
HYDROLEOPHOBIC - WATER AND OIL PROOF COATING
Repels moisture, grease, and grime. A barrier between your lenses and the world. Water will bead up and disperse without streaking. Smudges from fingerprints are wiped clean easily.
ANTI-REFLECTIVE (A/R) COATING
Vacuum applied, Anti-Reflective (A/R) coatings on the back side of the lens will eliminate bothersome sidelight reflections.
Ultra lightweight with an immaculate fit. Classic silhouettes constructed with premium stainless steel or sculpted alloy metal frames. Adjustable silicone or optical nose pads provide all day comfort.
The PivLock™ interchangeable lens system features a proprietary, patent-pending temple and lens interface that truly provides an unobstructed field of view. Engineered to minimize frame weight while maintaining a secure fit, both the temples and nosepiece remove easily, making the task of changing lenses easier than ever.
Since our founding in 1965, Smith Optics brand heritage has been forged with a passion for the outdoors expressed in participation, stewardship and leadership. This environmental leadership is reflected in our use of the revolutionary Evolve material utilizing Rilsan® Clear derived from the renewable, non-genetically modified castor plant. This material allows Smith to create lightweight, durable frames, that are over 53% bio-based.
Since first introducing Evolve in 2009, Smith has succeeded in reducing CO2 emissions, minimizing petroleum-based materials and reducing our overall environmental impact. We continue to expand the use of Evolve material year over year, with approximately 75-percent of the 2020 sunglass line now manufactured with Evolve. Smith Optics is proud to offer the largest eco-friendly sunglass collection in the world.
The base curve is the radius of the sphere measured from the back of the lens. Smith features styles with 6,8, and 9 base lens curvature. Models that include 6 base tend to be more flat relative to your face. While 9 base styles provide the maximum amount of wrap around your face.
Stainless steel optical hinges incorporate small springs within the hinge structure that keep the temples snug against your head. This type of hinge is designed to smoothly self adjust in order to accommodate a broader range of head shapes and sizes more comfortably.
Placed at the nose and on the temple tips, Megol gently grips your skin to help keep the frame in place. The gripping power increases when introduced to moisture.
A 33-step handcrafted process that features the inclusion of wire-core temples for a customized fit. A huge variety of rich color combinations that possess depth and have a distinct character are made possible with this material.
Resilient, tough, and flexible. Grilamid® TR90 is an exceedingly light and durable plastic that will maintain its shape under all temperature conditions.