SkyTec Lens
Technology
Optimize Your Point Of View

Standard-Issue to the US Military since 1978.
Developed with military aviation in mind to safeguard a pilot’s vision.

Whether you’re taking to the skies in an F-18 or touring the jungles of Borneo, SkyTec™ provides you with the ultimate visual experience.

OUR LENS COLORS

Purposefully Engineered Tints

AMERICAN GRAY

Our signature neutral gray lens, originally engineered for military pilots. Maintains ‘true’ color and contrast distribution throughout all light and terrain conditions.

AMERICAN TAN

Provides contrast enhancement and depth perception superior to other lens colors for a sharp and crisp view, even on cloudy days.

AGX

This ‘relaxing’ green lens selectively highlights the soothing green/yellow wavelengths of the light spectrum to reduce eye fatigue and improve visual performance.

3 LENS MATERIALS

Outstanding clarity designed for the highest performance.

SKYTEC™ GLASS

MINERAL GLASS LENSES

Our most popular lens material. Individually ground and polished to the exacting standards of a camera lens. The absolute clearest optics possible with maximum scratch-resistance.

SKYFORCE™

LITE LENSES

Combining light-weight comfort with outstanding optics in an advanced lens material that is 40% lighter than our glass lenses.

SKYFORCE AIR™ GRADIENT

LITE GRADIENT LENSES

A gradient finish is added to our SkyForce™ light-weight lenses: a darker tint at the top of the lens offers sun protection, while the lighter bottom is perfect for reading or viewing up-close objects.

THE SKYTEC™ DIFFERENCE

Lens technology with state-of-the-art protection and proprietary coatings.

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Randolph VECTOR™ Optical Coating

Stops harmful glare from behind.

This proprietary multi-layer coating is applied to each lens to block harmful reflected light and ‘bounce-back’ glare from entering your eye from behind. VECTOR™ reduces eye-strain and improves visual acuity with the added benefit of built-in hydrophobic, anti-static, and scratch-resistant properties.

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Randolph Blue Wave™ Technology

Filters damaging ‘blue light’ to preserve eye health.

With Blue Wave™ technology, each SkyTec™ lens reduces eye strain, improves sleep patterns and increases overall visual acuity. Our lenses protect your eyes from potentially harmful ‘blue’ and High Energy Visible (HEV) light, that can potentially cause macular degeneration and eye damage.

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100% UVA/UVB Protection

Complete defense from harmful rays.

Our premium lenses act like sunblock for your eyes, blocking 100% of damaging UVA and UVB rays.

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Infrared Rays (IR) Management

Eliminates dry eye conditions or tired eyes.

SkyTec™ Glass lenses provide additional protection from Infrared Rays (commonly known as Heat Radiation or Heat Waves) that can potentially cause dry eye conditions or tired eyes.

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VISUAL LIGHT TRANSMISSION

The percentage of light allowed to pass through the lens.

Visual Light Transmission (VLT) for sunglasses is the percentage of light the lens allows to pass through. The lower the Visual Light Transmission, the darker your lens will be. Both polarized and non-polarized lenses have VLT percentages. Low-light conditions call for a higher percentage while high-light conditions are best suited for a lower percentage.

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Drop-ball tested

Tested to original military specs with a 5/8 inch steel ball.

Our SkyTec™ lenses were originally engineered to meet military standards, and to this day each batch of SkyTec™ glass and SkyForce Air™ lenses are tested for impact resistance with a 5/8 inch steel ball from 50 inches.

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Polarized Lens Technology

Experience glare-free clarity with SkyTec-P™ and SkyForce-P™

SkyTec-P™ and SkyForce-P™ polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks horizontal glare from surfaces such as a flat road or smooth water, providing a crisper field of view without the painful brightness that makes you squint or your eyes water.

NOT ALL POLARIZED LENSES ARE CREATED EQUAL.

With 45 years’ experience in providing outstanding products to the military and sunglass industry, Randolph polarized lenses are in a class of their own. Polarized lenses are critical for professions and sports that are conducted in and on reflective surfaces, especially sailing, boating, fishing, snow sports, driving and car racing.

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ELIMINATES EYE-SQUINT

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SUPERIOR CONTRAST AND COLOR

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BLOCKS GLARE

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REDUCES EYE STRAIN

OUR LENS COLORS

Starting in 2018, we’ve updated the names of our lens colors. Compare the old and new color names.

American Gray sunglasses lens | Randolph Engineering

American Gray

Our signature neutral gray lens, originally engineered for military pilots. Maintains ‘true’ color and contrast distribution throughout all light and terrain conditions.

Lens Collections: SkyTec™, SkyTec-P™, SkyForce™
Light Transmission: SkyTec™ 15%, SkyTec-P™ 10%, SkyForce™ 14%, SkyForce™-P 15%

American Tan sunglasses lens | Randolph Engineering

American Tan

Provides contrast enhancement and depth perception superior to other lens colors for a sharp and crisp view, even on cloudy days.

Lens Collections: SkyTec™, SkyTec-P™
Light Transmission: SkyTec™ 15%, SkyTec-P™ 17%, SkyForce™ 14%

AGX green sunglasses lens | Randolph Engineering

AGX

This ‘relaxing’ green lens selectively highlights the soothing green/yellow wavelengths of the light spectrum to reduce eye fatigue and improve visual performance.

Lens Collections: SkyTec™, SkyTec-P™, SkyForce™
Light Transmission: SkyTec™ 15%, SkyTec-P™ 10%, SkyForce™ 13%

Atlantic Blue sunglasses lens | Randolph Engineering

Atlantic Blue

A stunning atlantic-blue multi-layer mirror that reduces glare and provides a neutral all-purpose tint.

Lens Collections: SkyForce™
Light Transmission: SkyForce™ 18%

Blue Hyrdro sunglasses lens | Randolph Engineering

Blue Hydro

Sharpens outdoor clarity and makes the colors of nature pop to life. A medium mid-range tint, highlighting green, yellow and red, gives an overall effect of enhanced contours and sharper color definition.

Lens Collections: SkyTec™
Light Transmission: SkyTec™ 39%

Granite sunglasses lens | Randolph Engineering

Granite

Make a statement. This iconic lens adds a multi-layer silver mirror to our signature American Gray lens (originally engineered for military pilots), all with built-in polarization properties.

Lens Collections: SkyTec-P™
Light Transmission: SkyTec-P™ 17%

Cape Sand sunglasses lens | Randolph Engineering

Cape Sand

Named after the color of the brown sand on Cape Cod, this classic tan gradient lens is a staple for your wardrobe.

Lens Collections: SkyForce Air™
Light Transmission: SkyForce Air™ 20%

Slate sunglasses lens | Randolph Engineering

Slate

A nod to slate and its color undertones, this attractive blue/gray gradient lens is excellent for every day wear.

Lens Collections: SkyForce Air™
Light Transmission: SkyForce Air™ 21%

Evergreen sunglasses lens | Randolph Engineering

Evergreen

A green gradient lens that selectively filters color to reduce eye fatigue and improve visual performance. Similar to our AGX lens.

Lens Collections: SkyForce Air™
Light Transmission: SkyForce Air™ 24%

Autumn Sunset

With a warm Grey viewing experience, the low hue Orange / Red flash offers depth with a subtle mirror. Polarized to reduce glare, a perfect lightweight lens for everyday wear.

Lens Collections: SkyForce-P™
Light Transmission: SkyForce-P™ 14%

Mystic Blue

A medium Grey viewing experience offers full protection with brilliant outer Blue coloring. Polarized to reduce glare, a perfect lightweight lens for everyday wear.

Lens Collections: SkyForce-P™
Light Transmission: SkyForce-P™ 17%

Acadian

Its cool Grey outlook features a subtle Green mirrored exterior with undertones of deep Blue. Polarized to reduce glare, a perfect lightweight lens for everyday wear.

Lens Collections: SkyForce-P™
Light Transmission: SkyForce-P™ 13%

Coastal Gray sunglasses lens | Randolph Engineering

Coastal Gray

This subtle gray gradient lens reminiscent of the shoreline skies is a great neutral lens for every day wear.

Lens Collections: SkyForce Air™
Light Transmission: SkyForce Air™ 26%

Northern Lights sunglasses lens | Randolph Engineering

Northern Lights

Sure to turn heads, this cobalt-blue metallic flash mirror lens with a tan gradient base is a must-have for your fashion wardrobe.

Lens Collections: SkyForce Air™

Light Transmission: SkyForce Air™ 28%

Rose Gold sunglasses lens | Randolph Engineering

Rose Gold

A stunning shiny rose multi-layer mirror that reduces glare and provides a neutral all-purpose tint.

Lens Collections: SkyForce™
Light Transmission: SkyForce™ 18%

Harvest sunglasses lens | Randolph Engineering

Harvest

A copper gradient lens with hints of warm amber and coated with a metallic silver flash coating.

Lens Collections: SkyForce Air™
Light Transmission: SkyForce Air™ 39%

Cobalt

A performance polarized ‘relaxing’ green base lens with a subtle blue iridescence that selectively highlights the soothing green/yellow wavelengths found in nature.

Lens Collections: SkyTec-P™
Light Transmission: SkyTec-P™ 14%