Innovation Plus Prescription RC Modelglasses
  • Innovation Plus Prescription RC Modelglasses
  • Innovation Plus Prescription RC Modelglasses
  • Innovation Plus Prescription RC Modelglasses

Prescription Rx Modelglasses: Innovation Plus

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Innovation Plus bring all the benefits of our standard Modelglasses, including the interchangeable lenses, to spectacle wearers - as used by many of the world's top RC pilots. You will find information on how to purchase these sunglasses with corrective lenses included, below.

The Package

Each pair of Innovation Plus comes with the following as standard:

  • High-quality, polycarbonate frame
  • Category 0 AR coated lens, for dark conditions
  • Category 2 polarised lens, for fairly bright conditions
  • Category 3 polarised lens, for normal sunny conditions
  • Category 4 lens, for very bright conditions
  • Bespoke carry case
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Head retainer strap

The Frames

Innovation Plus prescription sunglasses are built around a matt-black finished frame that has a prescription Rx clip housed in the back, whilst the tinted, interchangeable one-piece lens assembly sits on the front. This two-part arrangement allows for great versatility and performance, without compromising on the stylish look. The wrap-around frame blocks unwanted wind and light encroaching from the sides and bottom of your vision. The frames are lightweight and tough, whilst the Rx clip, made from an almost indestructible TR90 material, ensures maximum protection for your eyes from impact.

An important feature of our Innovation Plus sunglasses is that, unlike other types of Rx eyewear, your eyelashes will not touch the lenses. The tinted lenses clip onto the top of the frames, allowing them to be flipped up for momentary normal vision when required.

The Lenses

Wrap-around sunglasses offer great benefits when it comes to blocking unwanted light and wind from the sides of your vision, but placing a curved lens in front of your eyes would normally cause distortion. However, all Innovation Plus lens sets are de-centred, which means they are calibrated to remove the distorting effect. An anti-scratch coating reduces the chances of spoiling your lenses in every day usage.

The Category 0 lens benefits from the addition of an AR (anti reflective) coating, which reduces the glare from artificial lights at night. Polarised lenses filter horizontal light that bounces off clouds and wing surfaces to remove glare in brighter conditions.
Innovation Plus RC Modelglasses for prescription wearers

How To Order

To add prescription lenses, choose your preferred option by clicking on the relevant button at the top of this page and then complete the information boxes that appear by matching the correct parameters from the drop-down menus with those on your dispensed prescription. Please read through the information below before you proceed.

If there is nothing written in some or all of the CYL (cylinder) and Axis boxes on your prescription, please select 0 from the menu where relevant. See the section below on 'Pupillary Distance' for information on what to enter here.

SPH (sphere) and CYL (cylinder) readings are always accompanied by a plus or minus sign. It is very important that you choose the correct plus or minus parameter from the menu for each reading. Sometimes if the readings are minus, the sign will be written above the numbers by your optician.

Is My Prescription Suitable?

Innovation Plus sunglasses can be used for any regular prescription where the SPH (Sphere) requirement does not exceed 4.5 (whether the reading is plus or minus). Due to the curvature of the tinted lenses, they will not be suitable for those with very strong prescription requirements that exceed this figure.

They are also suitable for bifocal, varifocal and prismatic lenses but please note, we cannot add varifocal or prismatic prescriptions ourselves - please buy the sunglasses only and refer the work to your optician.

If you choose to order line bifocals, we will make a segment that stretches up to 8mm in height from the bottom of the lens, for your 'reading' part. If you would like this segment to be smaller or larger, please contact us with your specific requirements.

PD (Pupillary Distance)

This is the distance, in millimetres, between the centre of your eye pupils, when measured across the front of your glasses. PD's typically fall in the range of 55 up to 70mm. If you choose to have us make up your prescription sunglasses, it helps if we know your PD but in many cases it isn't essential. Opticians measure PD during an eye test, but they do not usually put the result on a prescription dispensed to their clients. You can ask your optician what your PD is, but they are not legally obliged to tell you, and they are often reluctant as they do not want to encourage you to spend your money elsewhere.

The good news is, you can measure your own PD quite easily. With your regular glasses on, ask someone to hold a ruler up against your glasses and measure off, in millimetres, the distance between the centres of your eye pupils. That's all there is to it.

If you do not know what your PD is and you are having difficulties obtaining or measuring it, you can leave the box blank. Should we need to know an accurate PD we will contact you.

How Long Does it Take to Make My Prescription?

Turnaround times from date of order is typically 7 - 10 days for distance correction and 10 - 14 days for bifocals. Please allow a few more days if you are not in the UK, to allow for the extra shipping time.

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Conformity and UV

Rapid Eyewear sunglasses conform to British, European and US standards for sunglasses and protective equipment testing. They offer 100% UVA / UVB (uv400) protection.

Additional Lenses

We are pleased to offer some additional lens options, as follows:

  • Clear, untinted - ideal safety lens for use at the field or workshop
  • Green Category 3 polarised golf lens

If you would like to add these lenses to your purchase, please click on the appropriate button near the top of this page before completing your purchase.

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