Vision Above All
Precision optics designed specifically for aviators. Our top-of-the-line lenses feature notch filtering technology for contrast, clarity, and performance that is second to none. Each lens option utilizes special thin-film coating technologies to dial in specific amounts of visible light (VLT) suited to pilot preferences and light levels for typical routes.
SKY lenses are Method Seven’s original top-of-the-line pilot lenses, crafted from German glass. SKY technology combines eleven elements, including rare-earth neodymium, molecularly bonded within a crystalline lens. Thirteen proprietary coatings block harmful UV and infrared heat while providing unmatched color and clarity. If you’re looking for the best sunglasses for pilots, nothing beats glass.
The Altitude frame's advanced construction combines titanium alloy and cutting edge injected plastics for incredible fit and peripheral vision with unique styling. The frames are designed specifically for headsets.
Ambassador, Backcountry 182 & Altitude SKY30
The amount of light that reaches your eyes through your lenses is called Visible Light Transmission (VLT). When deciding which kind of lenses to purchase, a good place to start is with the VLT. The higher the percentage of VLT, the lighter the lens tint, and therefore, the more light the lens will let through to the eye. Alternatively, lenses with a lower VLT percentage will have a darker tint and will block more light from coming through to the eye.
Our darkest offerings, the SKY9 and FLT9, transmit 9% VLT of available light. Yet you can still render your flight deck--or your iPad--in sharp detail. Perfect for flying west, chasing the sun or in very exposed cockpits.
The FLT15 and SKY18 Lens transmit 15% and 18% of available light, respectively. These medium-tint lenses are a great choice for general and mixed conditions.
For darker cockpits and pilots whose eyes require more light, the SKY30 and FLT 24 lenses allow for high levels of light transmission with unparalleled comfort and protection. Pilots who typically don’t wear or frequently take off their sunglasses during flight find that these lenses can stay on all day, in all conditions, even on the jetway.