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Wiley X Releases New Eyewear with the Founder and Recon

February 26, 2024

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Buck Martin, Backbone Media, LLC 970.963.4873 ext. 1140

FRISCO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2024) – Wiley X, the global pioneer and leader in premium protective eyewear, is proud to release two exciting new models of eyewear that are now available online and through select retailers: the Founder and the Recon. Designed and assembled at the company’s headquarters in Frisco, Texas, these new arrivals exhibit Wiley X’s commitment to quality craftsmanship by seamlessly blending protection, performance and style.

They join the Wiley X Active 6 Series of eyewear, constructed with contemporary styling for active lifestyles, occupations and recreation, to offer everyday appeal in addition to the uncompromising protection Wiley X is known for.

The Founder is designed and named in honor of the brand’s pioneering founder, Myles Freeman Sr. It offers maximum eye protection and a bold, standout silhouette that’s perfect for making a statement while seeing clearly and safely. The Recon is built for outdoor adventurers, athletes and tactical enthusiasts who demand high-performance eyewear that can withstand hardcore use.

“After years of development we’re thrilled to introduce the Founder and Recon into our lineup of Active 6 Series eyewear,” said Dan Freeman, CEO and Co-Founder at Wiley X. “These new styles are an outstanding example of our team’s commitment to quality craftsmanship and offer a perfect combination of style and performance for any situation, from casual outings to demanding adventures.”

Both models boast shatterproof Selenite™ 6-Base lenses for superior protection and durability while WX CAPTIVATE™ lens technology, available in polarized and non-polarized options, enhances visual experience with superior clarity, enhanced contrast and vivid colors. Additionally, they’re available with prescription lenses using the brand’s proprietary Digiforce2™ technology.

The removable side shields included with each model give users the flexibility to customize their protection level as needed. With side shields installed, the Founder and Recon meet both ANSI Z87.1+ and EN.166 safety standards. Designed and assembled in the USA, the Founder and Recon exhibit Wiley X’s commitment to quality craftsmanship.

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About Wiley X

Veteran-founded in 1987, Wiley X has been producing the world’s most protective eyewear to various markets that rely on impact resistance for over 30 years. Myles Freeman Sr., a military veteran, started Wiley X to protect the eyes of those who protected America. The company’s military heritage helped carve a roadmap for Wiley X in the years to follow for many well-respected weekend warriors. Every adult sunglass style made by Wiley X meets ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety Standards, for protection that goes far beyond the harmful rays of the sun. Several styles also meet U.S. military MIL-PRF-32432 (GL) standards for ballistic eye protection, a key reason why Wiley X has been a leading provider of vision protection equipment to the U.S. military and law enforcement for more than 30 years.