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.
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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 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!