We have just taken delivery from our factory of a totally new model called Evolution Sportek: stylish looking prescription eyewear with a detachable optical insert. It can be purchased as a single frame with grey lens or as 2, 3 & 4 lens interchangeable sets with the addition of yellow, orange and rose lenses. The TR90 nylon matte black frame is strong but lightweight and the large, one-piece lens provides total eye protection.
Sportek comes with an advanced ‘WP3’ lens coating acting as an invisible film giving these benefits:
– Oleophobic+Hydrophobic (repels rain, spray, water spots, grease, smudging and fingerprints)
– Easy lens cleaning (no-friction surface)
– Scratch resistance
Additional features include Class 1 optical quality lenses; 3 point adjustment on the arms (pivot up & down so the frame can sit higher or lower); UV400 rated, impact resistant, shatterproof polycarbonate lenses (complying with EN166F) and malleable temple tips for comfort & extra grip. The wide optical insert minimises any interference with peripheral vision. Supplied with detachable optical insert, soft carry pouch, cleaning cloth and hard case. Prices start at just £44.95. Click here to see it.
The UV Index, also known as the Solar UV Index, was developed by the World Health Organisation. The UV index forecast identifies the strength of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun at a particular place on a particular day, allowing you to take the necessary precautions to help reduce the impact of UVR on your health. As we know, small amounts of UVR exposure can be beneficial as it is essential for the production of vitamin D, however over exposure to UVR can lead to serious health issues such as skin cancers and eye damage that could result in cataracts and macular degeneration later in life.
The strength of UV varies depending on where you are in the world, the time of year and on a number of different weather factors such as the amount of cloud cover.
Here in the UK the UV index does not exceed 8 (8 is rare); 7 may occur on exceptional days, mostly in the month of June. Indices of 9 and 10 are very common in the Mediterranean area.
- 1-2 Low
- 3-5 Moderate
- 6-7 High
- 8-10 Very high
- 11 Extreme
The aim of the index is to warn people of increased risk and encourage them to use sun creams, sunglasses and hats when outdoors.
Did you know that Evolution has 10 different dedicated cycling sunglasses (most with two colour options). In addition we have several multi-sport models that can be used for a variety of different sports including cycling. You can see them all in our Multi Sport & Cycling section. Almost all models are under £17 (with free UK delivery on orders of £15 and over) making them some of the best value cycling sunglasses available – anywhere! Buy any one from our Multi Sport & Cycling section and we’ll include an Evolution hard case worth £2.95 completely free – just use voucher code: HARDCASE when you buy (offer ends 31.7.20).
If you’re now regularly wearing a mask on your face you’ll have noticed that your sunglasses, spectacles or medical goggles are prone to misting up. This is because the mask directs your breath upwards instead of in front of you, which is good for preventing disease transmission but a nuisance as it interferes with your vision. Sports eyewear that’s close fitting is also prone to mist up and for that reason we have Evolution branded anti-fog products. The one shown is made for us by an Italian company and it’s the most effective anti-fog product we’ve tested (and we’ve tested many!). You’ll find it in our accessories section.
In the recently released May edition of Sporting Shooter magazine, editor Rebecca Green said, ‘Evolution Eyewear has long been the go-to brand for shooting glasses’. This was the lead comment on an editorial piece on our new Evolution Edge shooting eyewear, described by Rebecca as ‘offering shooters of all disciplines top quality protection with a great variety of lens colours to choose from’.
Evolution has one of the largest ranges of interchangeable multi-lens sets of any manufacturer and another new addition is Crossfire 3. A great looking cross-over sport and leisure style sunglass that’s true unisex. It has a matte black frame and lenses made from impact resistant, shatterproof polycarbonate. The frame also features non-slip, adjustable nosepads. Lenses are class 1 optical grade and UV400 rated. It’s supplied with 3 interchangeable lenses: grey, orange and yellow. Lens changing is quick and easy. Great value, Crossfire 3 is just £34.95 supplied with a soft pouch, cleaning cloth and hard case – and free UK delivery!
We’re delighted to announce the launch of Evolution Edge, the latest addition to UK’s best-selling shooting eyewear. Manufactured exclusively for us and 12 months in development, this technically advanced shooting eyewear suits all clay target disciplines and will also appeal to field sports enthusiasts.
Its long list of features includes: large full-wrap for total eye protection; Class 1 optical grade polycarbonate lens; impact resistant lens (complies with EN166); Oleophobic & Hydrophobic lens coating (water and oil repellent, smudge and fingerprint resistant); HCAF twin lens coating – superior hard coating on lens front protects against scratches and abrasion with anti-fog coating on the lens rear to prevent misting; Unobtrusive, adjustable nose piece; cam hinges to the temples (snap closure) and UV400 rated lens (maximum UVR protection).
John Heagren, Shooting Manager at Bisley Shooting Ground, comments,
“I’ve been using the new Evolution Edge model and I’m very impressed; they’re so light you hardly know you’re wearing them, and the lenses really are exceptional quality. Pretty much everything you could want in shooting eyewear, yet at sensible prices. Evolution are onto a winner with this excellent shooting eyewear”.
The Edge model is available in six individual shooting colours (grey, purple, orange, light yellow, rose and yellow) priced at £39.95 each plus an interchangeable 5 lens set priced at £129.95. Click here to see them.
We have just taken delivery of two new ranges made exclusively for Evolution Eyewear: Paradox and Connect X.
The new Evolution Paradox is designed specifically for archers. Featuring Class 1 Optical Quality lenses, the Paradox archery model has a 10 base curve and no nose piece providing totally unobscured vison at the point of aim. Importantly, it’s lightweight with a contoured lens shape so that even without a nose piece it rests comfortably on the nose. Both sides of the lens have a highly effective anti-fog coating to prevent misting up. Lenses are made from impact resistant, shatterproof polycarbonate lenses (complying with EN166) and are UV400 rated for maximum protection from UVR. Temples are non-slip with flexible tips for a firm but comfortable fit. It’s available in 3 individual archery-specific colours and an interchangeable 3-lens set.
Primarily aimed at shooting enthusiasts, Connect X replaces the previous Connect model with an upgraded new design. It features Class 1 Optical Quality lenses with an anti-fog coating to both sides of the lens. Lenses are also UV400 rated for maximum protection from UVR. Its 10-base curve provides total eye protection and it’s rimless for unobscured vision. It also has adjustable nose pads and non-slip flexible temples for a secure but comfortable fit. The impact resistant, shatterproof polycarbonate lenses comply with EN166. It’s available in 6 individual colours and a 4 lens interchangeable.