Ryders Eyewear Info
The fog-fighting lenses you’ve always wanted.
THE RYDERS STANDARD
The foundation of all our lenses.
We took the same material that is used in bulletproof glass and astronaut helmets, then injected it into moulds that are perfectly formed for optical clarity, mitigating any concerns of shattering on impact. But it’s not the material on its own that makes for great sport lenses. The manufacturing methods, tints, finishing, coatings, and even how they fit into their frames all play important roles in the optical quality, clarity and durability of a Polycarbonate lens.
All RYDERS lenses use premium coatings and finely-tuned tints. They are rigorously tested, not only for their optics but for their durability, both in the lab and the real world. These lenses come in every pair of RYDERS, and this high standard is just our starting point. Polarized, Photochromic, PolarPhoto, veloPOLAR™ and antiFOG lenses have all the attributes listed here plus their premium features that take them to that next level of performance.
100% UV PROTECTION
Every RYDERS lens provides 100% protection from UVA, UVB, UVC + harmful, high-energy light to 400nm.
Polycarbonate is very strong and considerably more flexible than many lens materials. Unlike those made of more common, brittle materials, RYDERS lenses won’t shatter into dangerous little shards on impact. You don’t need to be an Ophthalmologist to understand why that’s important.
All RYDERS lenses are decentred, making them optically correct by eliminating distortion that contributes to eye fatigue.
This coating makes the lenses many times more scratch-resistant than Polycarbonate lenses on their own.
This coating doesn’t allow water to rest on the lens, leaving clear lines of sight that are free from large drops and water marks. This coating also makes the lenses extremely easy to clean and provides additional scratch resistance.
Some eyewear brands block 100% of UV rays, but only to 380nm, which means they’re letting the most harmful, high energy visible light through the lens. These rays (along with UV) are a leading cause of cataracts, skin cancer and wrinkles around the eyes—great reasons to block them out. All RYDERS lenses—of every tint and shade—block 100% of UVA, UVB, UVC rays plus these harmful, high-energy visible light waves all the way to 400nm.
WHAT IS UV?
UV, or Ultra Violet, is high-energy light that’s beyond the spectrum that’s visible for humans. Other invisible light includes x-rays and gamma rays on the higher-energy end of the spectrum. Infrared rays, microwave rays and radio waves are found on the lower-energy end of the spectrum.
UV radiation is harmful to the eyes and skin. Immediate damage is noticeable in the form of sunburn, but cumulative damage over years or decades may be much more sinister as it can come in the form of cataracts and skin cancer. So think of our lenses like lead vests for your eyes. You wouldn’t opt out of the lead vest during an x-ray, would you?
DOES THE LENS COLOUR OF A RYDERS LENS AFFECT ITS UV PROTECTION?
No, every one of our lenses meets or exceeds the same standards of UV protection. Whether the lens is clear, coloured or dark grey, you have the same protection against UV rays and harmful blue light.
WHAT IS VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMISSION (VLT)?
When we talk about VLT as it relates to a lens colour, we are talking about the amount of visible light (not invisible UV light) that is able to pass through the lens and reach your eye. The percentage of visible light that makes it through the lens is a very different thing than UV protection. VLT is a carefully measured number to quantify how light or dark a lens is. Some colours however, increase contrast and therefore give the illusion of being brighter than they really are. For example, a grey lens with 50% VLT will seem darker than an orange lens with 50% VLT even though they are transmitting the exact same percentage of visible light.
HOW DOES A VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMISSION (VLT) VALUE AFFECT UV PROTECTION?
In our lenses, we’re proud to say it doesn’t. All of our lenses—of all tints and shades—block 100% of UVA, UVB, and UVC rays and harmful, high-energy light to 400nm.(VLT)
GRILAMID® TR90 FRAMES
The best material on the planet for sports eyewear.
Grilamid® TR90 is without question the ideal frame material for sports eyewear. It’s highly flexible, ultra-durable and extremely lightweight, making our frames very accommodating, comfortable, safe and long-lasting.
The flexibility of our TR90 frames is a big reason why they’re so comfortable, durable, and safe—ideal for almost any athletic endeavour.
TR90’s durability is a by-product of its flexibility. A highly flexible frame is less likely to break under stress or impact than a more rigid frame.
A few less grams on your face can make a big difference in comfort, especially when worn for long periods of time.
All of our frames have hydrophilic nose pads and our most technical designs have hydrophilic temple pads. The material we use is so effective that it actually grips better when it’s wet.
Adjustable nose pads and temple tips allow you to customise the fit of your glasses for comfort and stability. These components are also used for fine-tuning the amount of airflow behind the lens to keep your face cool and combat fogging.