Born out of curiosity of two kids almost 30 years back, this brand has now turned into a popular and respected fast-growing global company for protective eyewear!
30 Years ago, Wiley X owners Dan Freeman and Myles Freeman, Jr. were just kids sweating summers off in the warehouse, helping their dad out with his small but innovative protective eyewear company.
Their father, Myles Freeman Sr. – a military veteran – started Wiley X with the aim to protect the eyes of soldiers. While Wiley X remains a major supplier of eyewear and gloves to military forces around the world, it has since become a burgeoning outdoor lifestyle and sports brand.
Dan and Myles Jr. are quick to credit their success to passionate, committed employees and highly supportive retail partners. They both agree, however, that above all, their success is due to the fact that they have remained true to their father’s original vision to make the most protective and stylish eyewear available, wherever needed.
Providing Protection Since 30 Years And Counting
In 1987, Wiley X, Inc. began its quest to become a world leader in the research, development and marketing of protective eyewear and gloves for military, law enforcement and civilian markets. Developing unparalleled relationships with U.S. Armed Forces and elite Special Forces units, Wiley X remains a standard issue item with many of these forces. Wiley X’s success quickly escalated when commercial markets relying on impact resistance began to reach out due to the tremendous reputation Wiley X established within the military and law enforcement markets.
These markets included sport, hunting and shooting, motorcycle riding, fishing, hiking, biking and various extreme sports. Although based in Livermore, California USA, in 2007 Wiley X built an office in the town of Vemb, Denmark to manage and facilitate all European, Middle Eastern and African markets.
Benchmark Of Safety Around The Globe!
Wiley X has set the benchmark for safety, style, and utility in the premium performance sunglass category by absolutely insisting that all adult premium eyewear products meet the EN166 and ANSI Z87.1 safety standard for High Velocity / High Mass Impact. Furthermore, it’s no secret that many models also meet various MIL-SPEC ballistic military standards for both goggles and spectacles.
Today, this very same ballistic technology is available to many civilian markets. The eyewear with patented Removable Facial Cavity™ Seals cut through Mother Nature’s harshest elements by protecting from wind, dust, debris, and peripheral light while boosting polarization. The end result provides the most functional viewing experience possible for our customers.
Style And Safety: Hand In Hand
Wiley X Eyewear is the only premium sunglass manufacturer in the world whose entire adult line exceeds OSHA occupational safety standards. Under license, Wiley X also produces 100% ANSI rated (US markets) and EN.166 certified (European markets) safety eyewear for some of the world’s most iconic brands such as Harley Davidson, John Deere, Remington, 5.11 Tactical and Blaser. The brand’s distribution extends to some of the toughest environments worldwide; providing sporting goods, industrial safety, tactical and optical commercial retailers with the ultimate level of protection available in the marketplace.
Wiley X eyewear is made to pass through rigorous testing in order to be EN.166 certified and ANSI Z87.1 safety rated. However, eye protection for everyday life only works if people want to wear it. That’s why Wiley X remains committed to creating stylish eyewear desirable for virtually any occasion.
Wiley X Sports Eyewear
Wiley X Eyewear is fashionable sports glasses perfect for all kind of sports. It is used for extreme sports, outdoor activities and sports like football, squash, cycling, climbing, hunting, fishing, skiing and running. The Young Force® collection designed specifically for children. it ensures that your kids eyes are protected when doing sports. Children will also like to use the Young Force® glasses for their daily use due to the snug fitting and cool design.
Lens Technology And Prescription
Wiley X Eyewear is functional sports glasses. The eyewear is made to last. Designed and produced with shatterproof lenses – polarized or non-polarized – and durable nylon frames. Thanks to the Smart Edge Technology all Wiley X curved lenses are de-centered and tapered to ensure the best optical experience. All Wiley X lenses have an optimal clarity and provide a clear view (NBS pattern 20). Using the prismatic power, these lenses provide a true spatial relationship of objects in the field of view.
1987: Wiley X™ Inc. Starts up in California USA, producing impact resistant eyewear for the law enforcement and the military in the USA.
1995: Wiley X™ introduces Sports Eyewear in the beginning of the year.
2004: The first patented Facial Cavity™ is introduced. The Facial Cavity™ minimizes the airflow around the eyes and blocks out all peripheral light and protect against dust and debris.
2007: Wiley X™ establish a European branch office in Denmark.
2015: Young Force™ is developed. Sports glasses for kids and youngsters.
2016: WorkSight™ is developed. Smart and fashionable Work Eyewear which can be used for both work and pleasure. Comes with permanent and removable side shields.
2016: Wiley X™ expands the European branch office to include service and management of Middle East and Africa (EMEA).