I've been using the Ascent Aviators with the SKY 24 Single Vision Rx lens for the past several weeks. They're my best pair of sunglasses. They really shine in challenging light conditions, especially flat, overcast days where I need extra contrast to pick my way through monotonous terrain, where they highlight small texture cues that make navigation safer and easier. They're made for flying, but have also proven to be an incredible asset in motor and snow sports. The non-polarized lens is a big advantage with screens and behind windshields and faceshields. And I don't find myself missing polarization, which I considered a modern necessity not very long ago. The SKY 24 lens is also a great neutral tint that doesn't tire my eyes out. The peripheral clarity is very good. The titanium frames are springy and light. I hardly notice them. I often wear them purposefully for 3-5 hours and then keep wearing them around town. They're truly versatile. And the thin arms fit under headphones and helmets without breaking the seal or causing any pinching. The glasses themselves are attractive. That may be the most important part, because we all know that the best sun protection is the kind that you'll wear consistently. I've read the whitepaper on how these specific glasses manage light transmission, and I trust them to protect my eyes, but I'm pleased that they look good doing it too. I own about 12 pairs of similarly priced sport-specific sunglasses. I approached the Ascent Aviators expecting a lot in terms of optical and aesthetic quality. They've not only delivered here in spades; they've surprised me with their versatility
Method Seven proudly introduces the SKY 24 Rx lens - advanced notch filtering technology custom crafted to meet your bifocal, single vision and progressive prescription needs.
An advanced polymer lens, made in the USA, featuring deep and precise color notch filtering to enhance contrast. Offering full UV protection, near infrared protection from heat, anti-reflective inner surface in a neutral grey lens. Available in the M7 SKY Ascent classic aviator frame made with Japanese titanium.
I've been using the aviator prescription sunglasses now for a while in the B737 cockpit and I love them. They are lightweight and go well with the headset, next to that the quality of the glass is superb so it blocks the sun but you'll be still able to see the instruments clearly. One word; amazing!!!
I am a Citation FO pilot but also an aerobatics glider pilot, world champion, 1st at the US nationals, and am taking my training very seriously, so everything has to be properly set. Especially the eyewear. I was always using the Ascent 18 shades for my glider flights, but recently I started my executive pilot career on a Citation, so need to read the iPad closely for the FP, routes, departures, arrivals and the aprroaches. Did my training at FlightSafety in Orlando in November and, guys, I realized the need of a prescription eyewear. So went to Lenscrafters to have it very fast and got the best lenses option. It costed me way more than the Ascent Aviator prescription, and after 3 months I am still having a hard time to use them. It is OK but am not happy. I checked the lenses and the measures and all is good, it is just that the focus radius area is very small. Have to aim the target with the head to read. And transition doesn’t work great at 40000 feet in the cockpit. Sun was hurting. So, because of my past experience with M7 shades, which works great to protect my eyes at altitude, I ordered the Ascent Prescription and when I got them and wear for the first time I got AMAZED because the feel was so natural and everything around was on focus. I couldn’t believe it. No need to turn the head, just move the eyes around. Another example, on an intersection stop (with the car) I can see clearly what’s going on on the left (no way with the Lenscrafters prescription ones). So I wear the Ascent Prescription every time I can, and am seriously thinking to get a normal (for the dark) pair too. The Captain tried the glasses once, got so positively impressed, and just ordered them too. I don’t know what other words to use to enphasize the quality and how happy I am of the M7 eyewear.
I love these glasses for the style, lightweight, and superb lenses. I am noticeably less fatigued and long journeys. The clarity is great, even in smoky conditions.
Very nice glasses! Took a little time to get them but the wait was worth it. Comfortable, lite, great lenses and I hardly know I am wearing them. Extremely good peripherals, nothing blocks my vision. Headset in aircraft fits over them with out an issue. Will get another pair when I need them!