Our Sunglass Lens Technology

Our Sunglass Lens Technology

American Optical SkyMaster Glass and AOLite nylon lenses offer remarkable optics. Learn which AO lenses are best for you – glass or nylon, polarized or non-polarized.

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There’s a legacy of quality behind every AO frame

The AO manufacturing process marries craft and engineering to create iconic eyewear.

Where Clarity Meets Quality

Where Clarity
Meets Quality

American Optical lenses are carefully developed to offer superior optics and eye protection. Our suite of globally sourced lenses was curated to always deliver precise optics, fine-tuned for your lifestyle. Scroll down to learn which material, color, and polarization option best suit you.

Where Clarity Meets Quality

Materials

SkyMaster™ Lenses
SkyMaster™ Lenses
Glass lenses are the gold standard for optics, offering superior clarity for the closest thing to your natural vision. Originally developed for pilots, SkyMaster™ is AO’s premium lens option for distortion-free vision and is available polarized or non-polarized.
AOLite™ Lenses
AOLite™ Lenses
AOLite™ is crafted from high-quality nylon for a lightweight, impact-resistant lens that offers increased comfort without sacrificing on optics. Hard-coated to protect from scratches, AOLite™ is an excellent alternative to glass lenses and is available polarized or non-polarized.

Colors

True-Color™ Gray
True-Color™ Gray
Gray sun lenses reduce eye fatigue in bright light conditions and are the color of choice for many pilots. Our True-Color™ Gray lenses are chromatically tuned to optimize optics.
Calobar™ Green
Calobar™ Green
Green sun lenses provide true color perception for natural vision. Calobar™ Green is chromatically tuned for optimized vision.
Cosmetan™ Brown
Cosmetan™ Brown
Brown sun lenses amplify contrast and provide warmth. Chromatic tuning enhances optics.
SunVogue™ Pink Gradient
SunVogue™ Pink Gradient
With darker tint on top, gradient lenses protect from overhead sunlight. The tint lightens for comfortable viewing through the middle of the lens. SunVogue™ Pink Gradient tint enhances depth and eases adjustment to contrast.
SunVogue™ Gray Gradient
SunVogue™ Gray Gradient
Gradient lenses offer enhanced comfort under intense overhead sunlight. The tint progressively fades to prevent eye strain. SunVogue™ Gray Gradient tint reduces eye fatigue in bright light conditions.
SunVogue™ Green Gradient
SunVogue™ Green Gradient
Gradient lenses aren't just a style choice, they protect from overhead sunlight. SunVogue™ Green Gradient tint provides true color perception for natural vision.
SunVogue™ Brown Gradient
SunVogue™ Brown Gradient
The dark tint at the top of our gradient lenses are ideal if you are often in overhead sunlight. The tint lightens to provide comfortable vision through the middle of the lens. SunVogue™ Brown Gradient tint amplifies contrast and provides warmth.

AO SkyMaster™ Lenses

True-Color™ Gray Glass Polarized

AO AOLite™ Lenses

True-Color™ Gray Nylon Polarized

AO SkyMaster™ Lenses

Calobar™ Green Glass Polarized

AO AOLite™ Lenses

Calobar™ Green Nylon Polarized

AO SkyMaster™ Lenses

Cosmetan™ Brown Glass Polarized

AO AOLite™ Lenses

Cosmetan™ Brown Nylon Polarized

AO AOLite™ Lenses

SunVogue™ Pink Gradient Nylon Polarized

AO AOLite™ Lenses

SunVogue™ Gray Gradient Nylon Polarized

AO AOLite™ Lenses

SunVogue™ Green Gradient Nylon Polarized

AO AOLite™ Lenses

SunVogue™ Brown Gradient Nylon Polarized

SkyMaster™ Glass lenses offer superior clarity and scratch resistance. Chromatically tuned True-Color gray tint reduces eye fatigue in bright light conditions. Lens Filter Category: 3

  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
    100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Anti-reflective backside coating
    Anti-reflective backside coating
  • Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
    Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
  • Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
    Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
  • Scratch-resistant material and hardcoat
    Scratch-resistant material and hardcoat
  • Distortion-free for optical clarity
    Distortion-free for optical clarity
  • AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
    AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
  • AO Polarized Glare-free vision
    AO Polarized Glare-free vision

AOLite™ lenses are extremely lightweight and impact resistant. Chromatically tuned True-Color™ gray tint reduces eye fatigue in bright light conditions. Lens Filter Category: 3

  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
    100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Anti-reflective backside coating
    Anti-reflective backside coating
  • Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
    Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
  • Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
    Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
  • Scratch-resistant material and hardcoat
    Scratch-resistant material and hardcoat
  • Lightweight for comfort
    Lightweight for comfort
  • AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
    AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
  • AO Polarized Glare-free vision
    AO Polarized Glare-free vision

SkyMaster™ Glass lenses offer superior clarity and scratch resistance. Chromatically tuned True-Tone™ green tint provides true color perception for natural vision. Lens Filter Category: 3

  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
    100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Anti-reflective backside coating
    Anti-reflective backside coating
  • Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
    Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
  • Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
    Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
  • Scratch-resistant material and hardcoat
    Scratch-resistant material and hardcoat
  • Distortion-free for optical clarity
    Distortion-free for optical clarity
  • AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
    AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
  • AO Polarized Glare-free vision
    AO Polarized Glare-free vision

AOLite™ lenses are extremely lightweight and impact resistant. Chromatically tuned True-Tone™ green tint provides true color perception for natural vision. Lens Filter Category: 3

  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
    100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Anti-reflective backside coating
    Anti-reflective backside coating
  • Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
    Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
  • Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
    Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
  • Scratch-resistant hardcoat
    Scratch-resistant hardcoat
  • Lightweight for comfort
    Lightweight for comfort
  • AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
    AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
  • AO Polarized Glare-free vision
    AO Polarized Glare-free vision

SkyMaster™ Glass lenses offer superior clarity and scratch resistance. Chromatically tuned Cosmetan™ brown tint amplifies contrast and provides warmth. Lens Filter Category: 2

  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
    100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Anti-reflective backside coating
    Anti-reflective backside coating
  • Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
    Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
  • Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
    Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
  • Scratch-resistant hardcoat
    Scratch-resistant hardcoat
  • Distortion-free for optical clarity
    Distortion-free for optical clarity
  • AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
    AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
  • AO Polarized Glare-free vision
    AO Polarized Glare-free vision

AOLite™ lenses are extremely lightweight and impact resistant. Chromatically tuned Cosmetan™ brown tint amplifies contrast and provides warmth. Lens Filter Category: 2

  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
    100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Anti-reflective backside coating
    Anti-reflective backside coating
  • Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
    Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
  • Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
    Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
  • Scratch-resistant hardcoat
    Scratch-resistant hardcoat
  • Lightweight for comfort
    Lightweight for comfort
  • AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
    AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
  • AO Polarized Glare-free vision
    AO Polarized Glare-free vision

AOLite™ lenses are extremely lightweight and impact resistant. SunVogue™ Pink Gradient tint enhances depth and eases adjustment to contrast, with a darker tint on top to protect from overhead sunlight. Lens Filter Category: 2

  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
    100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Anti-reflective backside coating
    Anti-reflective backside coating
  • Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
    Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
  • Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
    Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
  • Scratch-resistant hardcoat
    Scratch-resistant hardcoat
  • Lightweight for comfort
    Lightweight for comfort
  • AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
    AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
  • AO Polarized Glare-free vision
    AO Polarized Glare-free vision

AOLite™ lenses are extremely lightweight and impact resistant. SunVogue™ Gray Gradient tint reduces eye fatigue in bright light conditions, with a darker tint on top to protect from overhead sunlight. Lens Filter Category: 2

  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
    100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Anti-reflective backside coating
    Anti-reflective backside coating
  • Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
    Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
  • Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
    Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
  • Scratch-resistant hardcoat
    Scratch-resistant hardcoat
  • Lightweight for comfort
    Lightweight for comfort
  • AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
    AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
  • AO Polarized Glare-free vision
    AO Polarized Glare-free vision

AOLite™ lenses are extremely lightweight and impact resistant. SunVogue™ Green Gradient tint provides true color perception for natural vision, with a darker tint on top to protect from overhead sunlight. Lens Filter Category: 2

  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
    100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Anti-reflective backside coating
    Anti-reflective backside coating
  • Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
    Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
  • Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
    Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
  • Scratch-resistant hardcoat
    Scratch-resistant hardcoat
  • Lightweight for comfort
    Lightweight for comfort
  • AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
    AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
  • AO Polarized Glare-free vision
    AO Polarized Glare-free vision

AOLite™ lenses are extremely lightweight and impact resistant. SunVogue™ Brown Gradient tint amplifies contrast and provides warmth, with a darker tint on top to protect from overhead sunlight. Lens Filter Category: 2

  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
    100% UVA/UVB protection
  • Anti-reflective backside coating
    Anti-reflective backside coating
  • Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
    Oleophobic smudge-resistant coating
  • Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
    Impact-resistant (ANSI Z80.3)
  • Scratch-resistant hardcoat
    Scratch-resistant hardcoat
  • Lightweight for comfort
    Lightweight for comfort
  • AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
    AO Polarized Enhanced contrast
  • AO Polarized Glare-free vision
    AO Polarized Glare-free vision
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polarized
polarized
With
True-Color™ Gray Glass
True-Color™ Gray Glass Polarized
True-Color™ Gray Nylon
True-Color™ Gray Nylon Polarized
Calobar™ Green Glass
Calobar™ Green Glass Polarized
Calobar™ Green Nylon
Calobar™ Green Nylon Polarized
Cosmetan™ Brown Glass
Cosmetan™ Brown Glass Polarized
Cosmetan™ Brown Nylon
Cosmetan™ Brown Nylon Polarized
SunVogue™ Pink Gradient Nylon
SunVogue™ Pink Gradient Nylon Polarized
SunVogue™ Gray Gradient Nylon
SunVogue™ Gray Gradient Nylon Polarized
SunVogue™ Green Gradient Nylon
SunVogue™ Green Gradient Nylon Polarized
SunVogue™ Brown Gradient Nylon
SunVogue™ Brown Gradient Nylon Polarized
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polarized
Polarized lenses reduce extra bright light glares and hazy vision. An option that offers superior clarity and eye protection
Polarized lenses reduce extra bright light glares and hazy vision. An option that offers superior clarity and eye protection

Understand Your Lens

TV 80-100%
TV 80-100%
Sunglasses with light lens colors. Very limited reduction of sunlight. >80% transmittance of sunlight. Lens Filter Category: 0
TV 43-80%
TV 43-80%
Sunglasses with light lens colors. Limited reduction of sunlight. 43-80% transmittance of sunlight. Lens Filter Category: 1
TV 18-43%
TV 18-43%
Sunglasses for general use. Good reduction of sunlight. 18-43% transmittance of sunlight. Lens Filter Category: 2
TV 8-18%
TV 8-18%
Sunglasses for general use. High reduction of sunlight. 8-18% transmittance of sunlight. Lens Filter Category: 3
TV 3-8%
TV 3-8%
Very high reduction of sunlight. Very dark sunglasses for special use. Not suitable for driving and road use. 3-8% transmittance of sunlight. Lens Filter Category: 4
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