The Aegis eyeshield offers maximized coverage and protection for high-impact environments.
The Aegis eyeshield has evolved. The eyeshield that has offered the highest level of ballistic impact protection now offers a sleek new lens shape, two frame sizes and serialized lenses. You can wear this eye protection with confidence. Before it leaves the Smith Optics facility, it has been thoroughly tested and a unique serial number placed on each lens. The new Aegis ARC is engineered for high speed and utilizes the fastest, most efficient lens interchange system—Smith’s exclusive PivLock™ Lens Interchange Technology. With a new lens shape and two frame sizes, the Aegis ARC offers protection with a comfortable fit. Whether you are deployed, training for a mission or shooting for sport, the Aegis is the piece of eye protection you want with you.
The Aegis ARC Eyeshield Field Kit is U.S. Army Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL) Approved. APEL approved configuration is BLACK frame with clear and gray lenses.
Aegis Size Options:
- Airflow active ventilation channel exhausts air during activity
- Megol temples and soft nose to hold eyeshield in place
- PivLock Lens Interchange Technology allows for fast lens exchange
- Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL) approved
- Meets U.S. MIL-PRF-31013, ANSI Z87.1-2003 and EN 166 standards
- Tapered Lens Technology corrects distortion
- Anti-fog and scratch-resistant coating on all lenses
- Lenses provide 100% protection from harmful UVA/UVB/UVC rays
- Compatible with Smith Elite Interchangeable Rx system
- Available in standard and compact frame sizes for perfect fit
- Good fit for hat size 7 1/4 or greater
- Kit comes with Black frame/Clear lens glasses, Gray spare lens, carrying case, spare lens bags, retainer and a No Fog cloth
The Aegis line offers two frame sizes: the standard and the “compact.” The larger standard frame is approximately 15% larger than the “compact” frame.
Smith Optics Elite acknowledges the need for eyewear that provides protection when you’re NOT expecting trouble. Drawing from the Smith Optics Elite design philosophy and Smith Optics’s experience in making exceptionally wearable eyewear, the Tactical Lifestyle line of protection offers Smith Optics protection while bringing Smith Optics style into the picture.
Smith Optics Elite has fused years of experience developing the world’s most innovative eyewear with the competency of the professionals found within its core program. From the experts performing tactical mission sets daily has spawned the highest-performing tactical eyewear line in the industry. Integration, maximum protection, optimized fit and function pair with precision optics to provide ultimate capability for those on the extreme edge of the tactical spectrum.
School of Design:
Smith Optics Elite takes the concept of integration to a new level by adopting the military’s Human Systems Integration (HSI) process. This approach takes human variables such as fit, optical performance, ballistic performance, integrated equipment and weapons interface into account to refine a product’s functionality across the spectrum of factors. They design specifically to optimize performance allowing real-world testing to drive the product’s evolution.
Smith Optics Elite introduced the fastest and easiest lens interchange system available. PivLock technology is the ultimate combination of performance and style, and it’s a Smith Optics exclusive. They have incorporated PivLock Lens Interchange Technology in the Aegis eyeshield. You have more important things to do with your time than messing around with a lens. Flip, switch and get to it.
In the world of body armor and ballistic helmets, standardized serialization allows for completely transparent backward tracking of every item. Eyewear is simply an extension of these foundational ballistic components. The Tactical Core line of products now adopts this practice. The unique serial number found on the Aegis eyeshields and the OTW goggle allows for discrete traceability of every lens produced. Smith Optics didn’t have to do this, but they chose to as proof that every lens meets the highest level of production and validation standards. Our tactical athletes deserve the highest level of protection coupled with the highest level of transparency in the industry. Why would you trust anything else?
Quality materials help Smith Optics achieve their goal of premium protection. They use top-grade polycarbonate in their tactical core lenses and a proprietary polymer material in their Tactical Lifestyle lenses.
Fogging is performance inhibiting, annoying and dangerous. Smith Optics knows more about fog prevention than anyone. They were founded with the invention of the non-fogging goggle over 45 years ago. Their anti-fog technologies keep your line of sight crystal clear, so all you have to think about is your objective.
Tapered Lens Technology-TLT Optics:
Distortion occurs whenever light passes through any medium, including curved lenses. Smith Optics virtually eliminates all optical distortion with TLT (Tapered Lens Technology) Optics. TLT Optics progressively attunes lens thickness from the lens center to the periphery, straightening light rays before they enter the eye so what you see is 100% of what you get.
Protection is Paramount:
Terms like MIL SPEC and ANSI Z87.1 describe ballistic protection by defining the impact resistance of a projectile at a predetermined velocity. Smith Optics use aggressive research and testing to deliver materials that don’t just meet standards, they outclass them. Their lenses are engineered to absorb impacts that exceed requirements with optimized optical clarity. You don’t settle for just getting by—and neither do they.
Smith Optics works with their own top-level engineering team. They are hands on and take their jobs seriously. They know they are gatekeepers for quality. Smith Optics is constantly testing impact resistance, optical quality, fog time, abrasion resistance and light transmission to ensure consistent dependability at the leading edge of product design. Their engineers make sure they get the results so you can focus on the mission.
Sunglass Safety Rx:
The Elite Tactical Lifestyle Sunglass frames meet the ANSI Z87.1-2003 standard for high impact and can be filled with safety prescriptions. The frames are molded in durable, impact rated material and provide the safety required on the job disguised in frame styles you’ll want to wear on the weekend. The Rx frames are marked according to ANSI Z87.1-2003 requirements. Prescriptions can be filled direct through Smith Optics or through their trusted optical partners. Please contact them at 800-635-4401 for more information.