POLYCARBONATE LENS MATERIAL: Polycarbonate is the extraordinarily durable thermoplastic that’s used in bulletproof glass, riot shields and astronaut helmets. It’s the ideal material for performance eyewear because of its high impact resistance, inherent UV protection and light weight. All of Ryders' lenses are made of polycarbonate. UV PROTECTION: All of Ryders' lenses block 100% of UVA, UVB, and UVC rays, and harmful blue light to 400nm. These harmful rays are a leading cause of cataracts, skin cancer and wrinkles around the eyes—all great reasons to block them out. SHATTERPROOF: All of Ryders' lenses are shatterproof, meaning they won’t break up into dangerous little shards when impacted. An extremely strong impact may damage the lens, but it will never shatter. If astronauts trust this material to keep their heads from exploding while on a 17,000 mph space walk, you’ll have nothing to worry about on your adventures, no matter how fast you’re going. OPTICALLY CORRECT: The lenses in all of Ryders' sunglasses are made by injecting molten polycarbonate into a mold that is specially shaped to eliminate distortion. This process makes the lenses optically correct, increasing comfort and minimizing eye fatigue. SCRATCH-RESISTANT COATING: Ryders apply a scratch-resistant coating to all of their lenses. Though this process makes the surface of the lens considerably harder than the base lens material, it’s impossible to make the lenses completely scratch proof (short of making them from diamonds) so please care for them properly as they may still scratch under certain conditions.
HYDROPHOBIC COATING: An altogether misleading name, this coating isn't nearly as scared of water as water is of the coating. In fact, water runs away at first contact, leaving clear lines of sight that are free from droplets and water marks.
TR90 SWITZERLAND: A Swiss technology, this thermoplastic is the material used in all of Ryders' sunglasses (with the exception of the metal frames). Its extreme flexibility, durability and light weight make it the perfect material for performance eyewear. HYDROPHILIC NOSE PADS: Hydrophilic [anti-slip] nose pads are an important feature to look for in performance eyewear. Ryders hydrophilic material is so effective that it actually grips better when it’s wet — exactly when it’s needed.