Introducing
Nylon Optic Technology

The biggest innovation in eyewear since polarization
Best of all worlds.

All Rheos shades are outfitted with the latest innovation in sunglass technology: Nylon Optics. No Better Lens. No Better Price. Our Nylon Optics capture all the benefits of a glass and polycarbonate lens without the drawbacks. The only way to see and feel the difference is to try them. These lenses are clearer than glass and light enough to be the most comfortable sunglasses to ever grace your face. This technology allows us to develop optics of the highest quality and class at an accessible price point like no one else in the world.

Comfort. Strength. Clarity.

Light as a Feather. Tough as a Rock. Clearer than Glass.

Lenses for every sport and occasion.

Our shades are built around life on the water so all of our lenses offer 100% UV protection and are equipped with a range of VLT that will keep you protected in any environment. VLT, or Visible Light Transmission, measures the amount of light transmitted through a lens. Low VLTs offer a darker tint and higher VLTs offer a lighter tint. Different environments require different percentages of VLT in order to properly protect your eyes.

Gunmetal

VLT: 11%

GREAT FOR ALL-PURPOSE ACTIVITIES

· Suitable for sunny or overcast days
· Accurate color perception
· Reduces glare, especially on water

Marine

VLT: 12%

GREAT FOR EVERYDAY USE

·Suitable for wet or snowy conditions
· Enhances color
· Reduces glare

Amber

VLT: 22%

GREAT FOR BRIGHT, SUNNY DAYS

· Suitable for varying weather conditions
· Enhances contrast
· Improves depth perception

Emerald

VLT: 13%

GREAT FOR EVERYDAY USE

· Suitable for all outdoor activities
· Evenly transmits color
· Dims glare while enhancing shadows

Rose

VLT: 10%

GREAT FOR BRIGHT DAYS, ESPECIALLY IN SNOW

· Helps adjust contrast
· Assists in reducing eye strain
· Enhanced blue-light blocking

Thermal

VLT: 24%

GREAT FOR BRIGHT, SUNNY DAYS

· Suitable for varying weather conditions
· Enhances contrast
· Improves depth perception

Abbe Value

Abbe Value measures the lens material's dispersion of light, or clarity. The higher the number the clearer the lens. A lens with a low abbe value creates a higher dispersion and can cause unwanted optical distortion (blurriness). A lens with a high abbe value has a lower value of chromatic aberration, which in turn creates less blurriness and optical distortion. Dispersion occurs due to the fact that the lens is unable to focus all visible colors into one focal point. We had our lenses tested by a third party lab and the results are clear... with an abbe value of 52 our Nylon Optics are clearer than glass.

Anti-Scratch & Ri-Pel Technology

A premium hard coating is added to all of our Nylon Optic lenses for long lasting protection against shatter, scratches, and cracking. All Rheos lenses are also equipped with oleophobic and hydrophobic coating to protect against saltwater and fingerprints.

Nylon vs. glass & polycarbonate

When it comes to clarity, comfort, and impact Rheos are light as a feather, tough as a rock, and clearer than glass.

Our lenses are rated for 120 hours of continuous exposure to humidity and saltwater, the highest in the industry.

Here are some suggestions for how to protect your lenses:

-After use in salt water, rinse with fresh water before wiping the lenses down

-Take care not to use certain apparel with anti-odor materials (often containing silver) that can wear away at the lenses

-Avoid leaving your shades in high heat/cold areas such as the dashboard of your vehicle or boat