Revision Military, a leading producer of protective eyewear for military, law enforcement, and civilian users, announces the release of its new I-Vis series of protective eyewear. Simply put, I-Vis lens technology allows Revision to make the absolute best shooting glasses you’ll find this side of a sci-fi movie.
I-Vis is an advanced dye formulation process resulting in a new series of lens tints that markedly enhance visual performance while providing state-of-the-art ballistic eye protection. Revision says I-Vis provides superior visual performance while providing MIL-PRF-31013 rated ballistic eye pro. (Eyewear that meets the MIL-PRF ballistic standard offers more protection than competing Z87+-rated eyepro.)
Traditional, monochromatic lens tints that enhance contrast do so by imparting a color cast that significantly reduces color accuracy and causes eye fatigue. This is why color-critical users resort to basic smoke-tinted lenses that offer no performance benefit, aside from light reduction.
Conversely, tints developed using I-Vis technology are color-neutral and provide enhanced color accuracy, reduced eye fatigue, increased depth perception, and greater visual detail.
“Our new I-Vis technology provides wearers of ballistic eye protection the most accurate view of the world around them. I-Vis lenses increase the separation of colors so that when you’re wearing them, you’ll see multiple shades of a color compared to the single shade you’d see with the naked eye or when using traditional lens tints,” says Revision CEO Amy Coyne. “The result is greater awareness and faster reaction times. In a military setting, this translates into greater survivability and lethality.”
I-Vis complements Revision’s industry-leading OcuMax lens coating that provides an optimal combination of anti-scratch coating on the outside of the lens and anti-fog coatings on the inside. OcuMax provides more than 10 times the level of anti-fog protection offered by competing products.
I-Vis Suite of Environment-Tuned Lenses
More than a single solution, I-Vis lenses are available in six tints, each optimized for use in a different environment. With the power of artificial intelligence, Revision accounted for theater-specific color vision variables that take into account the color palette of locations while modeling the most likely lighting conditions to occur in that area using global data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The result is a suite of lenses, each providing the best observational experience for a given environment without compromise. The suite features mil-spec eye protection with separate tints optimized for key areas of military operation around the globe. Each tint is designed to increase contrast and elevate color recognition in specific geographic regions, doing so without the negative effects associated with traditional monochromatic lens tints.
Verso: Our most technically complex lens designed to thrive in the widest range of environments and settings. This lens excels at separating colors, expanding the volume of color visible to the wearer in many environments. If you’re unsure of the mission profile, this is the lens to use. (VLT: 19%*)
Aros: Enhances colors found in typical desert environments. It brings out differences between similar shades of brown, tan, yellow, and orange colors while making man-made structures and objects stand out. (VLT: 12%*)
Cano: Modeled to provide color definition in an environment dominated by greens, browns, and grays. Visual light transmission is maximized for this lens since operations will be conducted in densely forested areas where the canopy heavily shades the terrain. Man-made structures will stand out, as will differences in the foreground landscape. (VLT: 37%*)
Alto: Suited to dry, high-altitude environments dominated by grays, tans, and blues such as those found in northern Afghanistan. This lens brings out differences in prevalent landscape colors to help troops read terrain and notice man-made structures, roads, and people. (VLT: 12%*)
Clara: Brings out color definition and contrast in brightly lit areas of white, gray, and blue found in snowy wooded areas, rocks, and mountains. It is modeled for use in northern Europe, Scandinavia, and the Baltics, and Poland. This lens will help the wearer better see the undulations of snowpack, identify recently covered tracks, estimate distances, and makes man-made structures, vehicles, and people stand out. (VLT: 12%*)
Umbra: Designed to bring out color contrast in overcast, snow-covered scenes that are dominated by whites and grays found in snowy wooded areas, rocks, and mountains. It is modeled for use in northern Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and Poland. This lens will help the wearer better see the undulations of snowpack, identify recently covered tracks, estimate distances, and makes man-made structures, vehicles, and people stand out. (VLT: 48%*)
*VLT may vary +/- 5% based upon eyewear form factor, lens thickness and coatings.
I-Vis technology is currently available in Revision’s StingerHawk and SnowHawk ballistic eyewear. Individuals and agencies can order individual StingerHawk spectacles and lenses in each I-Vis lens tint, and individual SnowHawk kit and lenses in the two I-Vis lens tints tailored for snowy environments, Clara and Umbra.