Revision Military logoThe other day I was talking to my buddy David over at Revision Military and he asked me to let you guys know that their new Photochromic lenses for the Sawfly ballistic glasses are now available.  These were first announced earlier in the first quarter this year and are definitely a great product.  The Photochromic lenses are light sensitive and transition from clear to dark tint very quickly.  There are two options when purchasing the Photochromic lenses.  You can either purchase the complete kit that includes the Frame, Lens and carrying case for just $149.99 or if you already own a set of Revision Military Sawfly’s you can upgrade your existing pair by purchasing just the lenses for $99.99.  As if that’s not already a good deal on the best ballistic eyewear around, last year Revision Military gave us a very generous discount code which will give you 30% off your order.  Just use the code AR15NEWS at checkout on  You can read the press release and see the pictures of the Sawfly below. 

Revision Introduces Military-Grade Photochromic Eyewear System – The Sawfly Photochromic


Essex Junction, VT, USARevision Military, the world leader in protective soldier solutions, introduces the Sawfly Photochromic Eyewear System. Featuring Revision’s rapid light-changing technology, first introduced in its Hellfly Ballistic Sunglasses, the ballistic photochromic Sawfly lens automatically darkens to a sunglass tint when exposed to sunlight and returns to its clear state in the absence of UV rays, providing a tactical edge in rapidly changing environments.

“Revision’s photochromic lens technology not only eliminates the need to switch lenses when transitioning between the indoors and outside, but also automatically adjusts to compensate for varying outdoor light levels allowing the end user to focus on his mission, not his eyepro,” commented Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. Revision’s Photochromic Sawfly lens takes only 60 seconds to change from its darkest state to almost clear, while most competitors’ lenses take more than twice as long to do the same. From the clear state to a light-grey lens tint capable of blocking sun glare, it takes only 20 seconds. “For military and tactical operators, faster photochromic lens change means enhanced visual performance when it’s most needed – in dynamic environments.”


True to the entire Sawfly line, the new Sawfly Photochromic Eyewear System exceeds ANSI Z87.1-2010 and U.S. military ballistic impact requirements for spectacles (MIL-PRF-31013 clause while providing flawless optics and 100% UV protection. The Revision Sawfly Photochromic Basic Kit retails for $149.99 and the lens is interchangeable across the entire Sawfly line. The Photochromic system is prescription ready with Revision’s optional Rx Carrier; it’s also available in three sizes to ensure fit, comfort and optical performance. The system will be available for purchase in March 2012.


Revision develops and delivers purpose-built protective equipment for military use worldwide. The company, which began with eyewear, has expanded to face and head protection and continues to develop its capabilities for integrated, performance-enhancing soldier systems. To that end, Revision brings the most advanced expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and finest technical minds. Clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organization, the German Federal Defence Force and the UK Ministry of Defence. Privately owned and ISO 9001:2008 certified, Revision’s operational headquarters is located in Essex Junction, Vermont, USA, with additional offices in the Netherlands and Canada. For more information, visit, write [email protected], or call +1 252-288-5805. You can also follow us on Twitter at RevisionPR.