Method Seven Offers Best Sunglasses For Pilots

Method Seven is proud to announce that they now offer prescription pilot sunglasses for men and women. The Santa Cruz, CA-based company produces the best sunglasses for pilots, and was the first to design a scientifically researched-and-developed range of flight glasses.

Customized to the requirements of pilots, Method Seven pilot sunglasses incorporate notch filtering technology, which enhances contrast whether looking at cloud formations or flight instruments. The frames are hand-tooled with Japanese titanium for headset and oxygen mask compatibility as well as comfort. All of Method Seven’s pilot sunglasses offer full UV protection, which blocks ultraviolet light, and guards against infrared heat energy, keeping eyes cool and focused on long flights.

The company offers several types of sunglasses for pilots. The Method Seven SKY series contains eleven elements molecularly bonded within a German crystalline lens, including rare-earth neodymium. Thirteen proprietary coatings are applied to the lens to block all harmful UV, absorb infrared heat and provide balanced color and clarity.

The Method Seven FLT series, also designed for pilots, is the first to offer notch filtering in a lightweight, shatterproof lens. Constructed from a durable polymer with dual high-quality coatings, FLT series lenses are at the cutting edge of aviation optics. Enhanced contrast, impossible clarity, and next-level performance make the FLT series above and beyond standard aviator sunglasses. Method Seven has taken a classic silhouette and packed it with a formidable combination of streamlined design elements and performance features that are sure to impress. The frame itself is a strong, lightweight and flexible titanium alloy.

Method Seven’s line of prescription aviator sunglasses are the newest addition to the FLT series. Specially designed for pilots with bifocal, single vision, and progressive prescriptions, Method Seven prescription pilot sunglasses and are constructed from the same high-quality polymer as the standard lenses, with the same clarity, contrast, infrared and ultraviolet protection. FLT24 Rx prescription lenses incorporate advanced notch filtering technology and are offered in a range of magnification powers and segment heights for Bifocal RX prescription lenses.

Several factors contribute to effective eye protection for pilots. These include the material used, filters, coatings, compatibility with helmets or other head pieces, VLT and design. VLT, or Visible Light Transmission, is the percentage of light which is transmitted through the lens to the eye. Method Seven’s flight glasses for pilots vary by VLT. A higher VLT means a lighter tint to the lens, thus letting more light through to the eye. A lower VLT indicates a darker tint and blocks more light. Pacific Northwestern pilots often prefer a higher VLT to accommodate frequent fog, whereas pilots in the Southwest tend to lean toward lower VLT for intense brightness.

Protection Against UVA and UVB light is another critical factor to consider when choosing pilot sunglasses. UVA, which is long wave UV light, makes up about 95% of ultraviolet light that reaches the eyes and skin. UVB rays comprise the other 5%, and are responsible for sunburn. The best eye protection for pilots effectively blocks both types of light. Method Seven non-polarized flight glasses block infrared heat energy and ultraviolet light to keep eyes cool and focused on extended flights.

An alternative to polarized sunglasses, notch filters are optical filters that selectively transmit a portion of the optical spectrum. This feature makes it possible for aviators to view their instrument panel without the distortion brought on by polarized sunglasses. Method Seven flight glasses are crafted with advanced notch filtering technology to minimize glare in the cockpit while enhancing contrast, providing a useful indicator for pilots in seeing conflicting traffic early. The VLT of FLT24 Rx prescription lenses allows high levels of safe light into the eyes, which is ideal for pilots who require prescription sunglasses, whether bifocal, single vision or progressive.

Coatings contribute to factors such as clarity, glare reduction and color balancing, which are all critical elements to consider when choosing flight glasses. The Method Seven SKY series uses 13 different coatings, aiding visibility, acuity, and ability to perform visual tasks. An anti-reflective coating also protects eyes by preventing peripheral light from reflecting across the back of the lens and into the eye. Flight glasses by Method Seven are manufactured using high-quality material and are compatible with other pilot headgear, such as headsets, oxygen masks and helmets. Experience all-day comfort, without nagging pressure on the sides of the head or bridge of the nose.

To learn more about Method Seven, visit their official website, or contact the company via phone or email.


For more information about Method Seven, contact the company here:

Method Seven
James Cox
(831) 600-7455
1010 Fair Ave suite K, Santa Cruz, CA 95060