Green Lens Sunglasses: Compare G-15, AGX, Evergreen & Acadian

Green sunglasses are a staple for many who enjoy the great outdoors.

One of Randolph Engineering’s most popular lens colors is a dark green lens called AGX, but it’s not the only green tinted lens.

This color offers earthy highlights for a relaxing, natural perspective. It’s perfect for driving, flying, and generally enjoying the outdoors. Compare Randolph’s green lenses to the G-15, another popular style with aviator origins.

Good enough for fighter pilots, good enough for us.

Origin of Green Lens Sunglasses

Since 1978, Randolph has provided aviators to the US Military.

The history of green lens sunglasses in aviators goes back to WWII with the invention of the G-15 lens. This green lens was first designed for military use in 1937 and is associated with the origins of the teardrop shaped aviator style.

Randolph’s SkyTec™ mineral glass lens technology is scratch resistant, drop ball tested for impact, g-force resistant and designed with fighter pilots in mind for superior optics. You can customize your own AGX Aviator in both polarized or non-polarized green lenses.

Sunglass wearers might already be familiar with the G-15 style, which is easily comparable to Randolph’s AGX. The AGX (American Green X) is a top choice for pilots and often compared to American Tan and American Gray as three popular aviator lens styles.

AGX Green Lens

AGX dark green sunglasses provide a ‘relaxing’ green viewing experience which selectively highlights the soothing green/yellow wavelengths of the light spectrum to reduce eye fatigue and improve visual performance.

As part of the White Gold Collection, this style is a finalist for the Accessories Council Design Excellence Awards, 2019.

AGX green sunglasses lens | Randolph Engineering

AGX Lens Features:

  • SkyTec™ Glass
  • Vector™ Anti-Reflective backside coating
  • Blue Wave™ HEV Blue Light Management
  • Infrared Light Management
  • Drop-ball tested
  • 100% UVA and UVB
  • 15% Light Transmission

AGX Green Aviator II

Aviator II in AGX SkyTec-P™ and Bright Chrome frame

Evergreen Lens

The Evergreen gradient lens selectively filters color to reduce eye fatigue and improve visual performance with a gradient outlook – darker at the top and lighter at the bottom. It is similar to our AGX lens and perfect for green lens sunglasses fans.

Compared to AGX’s 15% visual light transmission, Evergreen’s gradient technology allows more light to reach the wearer’s eye with a 24% visual light transmission.

Evergreen Lens Features:

  • SkyForce Air™ Gradient Lite Lens
  • Vector™ Anti-Reflective backside coating
  • Blue Wave™ HEV Blue Light Management
  • 100% UVA and UVB
  • 24% Light Transmission

Evergreen P3 Fusion

P3 Fusion in SkyForce Air™ Evergreen  and 23k Gold frame

The Acadian Lens

On select styles, Randolph offers the Acadian lens. This is one of our newest lens colors and is paired with our latest frame styles. Select it for the Yeager, Anderson, Douglas and Hamilton.

Acadian’s cool Gray outlook features a subtle Green mirrored exterior with undertones of deep Blue. Polarized to reduce glare, a perfect lightweight lens for everyday wear. It is the darkest of Randolph’s green lenses with 13% visual light transmission.

Acadian Lens Features:

  • SkyForce-P™ featherweight lens technology
  • Polarized glare-reduction
  • Vector™ Anti-Reflective backside coating
  • Blue Wave™ HEV Blue Light Management
  • 100% UVA and UVB
  • 13% Light Transmission

Acadian Green Douglas

Douglas in SkyForce-P™ Acadian and Dark Ruthenium frame

G-15 vs AGX

The AGX lens is Randolph’s most popular green lens option, designed to meet the same historical expectations as the G-15. Both offer all the essential features for pilots who rely on aviators while in flight.

These green lenses are also great for everyday wear. The main difference is that Randolph’s proprietary lens technology is designed for military-strength durability and made in America.

Randolphs are born from aviation and reinvented through various frame styles for adventurers and tastemakers alike.

Green Sunglasses for Driving

Green lens sunglasses are among a top choice when shopping for driving sunglasses. Be sure to choose a polarized style to protect against glare from passing cars.

Randolph offers both polarized and non-polarized aviator lens options. Many routine sunglass wearers prefer polarized to further reduce eye fatigue and strain while out in the sun. Pilots, on the other hand, typically choose non-polarized lenses to detect glare off nearby objects while in the sky.

Driving Sunglasses

For those who see things differently.

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