AFEyewear.com is proud to carry eyewear that is that is approved and listed on the Authorized Protective Eyewear List. We know that it can be difficult to find APEL approved eyewear at good prices, so we have compiled a list of the APEL approved eyewear that we sell on AFEyewear.com. The APEL is updated regularly, so be sure to double check the list before buying eyewear.
What is the APEL?
Many sunglasses and eyeglasses offer ballistic and / or impact protection; however, not all protective eyewear provides the same level of protection. This fact is especially important for soldiers and other personnel who need eyewear that is approved for use in combat.
Anyone in need of combat-approved eyewear will need to reference the Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL) to find a listing of protective eyewear that has been tested and approved by the United States Military for use by soldiers and personnel in combat. The APEL was created in 2006, and it is periodically updated to include new frames that offer the latest in protective eyewear technology. The list was created in response to a study by the army that found that about a tenth of all injuries were eye related. After further testing, a new list was created with higher safety standards in mind. The most current APEL can be found on the PEO Soldier Website.
APEL Approved Eyewear on AFEyewear.com
Wiley X Talon is one of the APEL approved sunglasses frames available at AFEyewear.com. Wiley X Talon is made to accommodate interchangeable lenses and more than one lens option is included with each frame. This means that Wiley X Talon can adapt to changing light conditions while still providing APEL –level protection. The Wiley X Talon is made with both wire core temples and an adjustable rubber nose bridge, which allow it to quickly adjust to fit nearly any face shape and size. Wiley X Talon Sunglasses are safe, stylish, and meet all APEL standards.
AFEyewear.com has been committed to providing exclusive discounted pricing on premium quality eyewear to military personnel and their families for more than ten years. AFEyewear.com is a proud retailer of several APEL approved frames. The APEL frames sold on AFEyewear.com are covered under AFEyewear's discounted pricing, which offers military personnel up to 30% off of the price of APEL approved sunglasses. Every APEL approved frame sold onAFEyewear.com is designated with a green APEL box.
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