About Wiley X Sleek
- Removable Facial Cavity Seal
- Includes zippered clamshell case, cleaning cloth and T-peg elastic strap
- Dimensions: 126.7mm hinge-to-hinge, 14mm bridge, 60mmx37mm lens, 121mm temple
- Choice of lenses
About Wiley X Climate Control
Wiley X Climate Control is a popular high quality sports optical series of glasses frames. They are designed to keep you relatively windproof while biking, skiing or engaging in other fast-moving sports.
The frame is a deep wrap style and it has a detachable foam-lined gasket ("Facial Cavity Seal") designed to fill most of the gap between the frame your skin.
This form of close protection is invaluable to people with dry eye. Having our eyes enclosed allows humidity to build up in the space in front of the eyes and keeps out wind, drafts and particulate matter that would otherwise cause irritation. For people with light sensitivity, the seal also helps eliminate peripheral glare, which, when combined with tinted lenses, tends to be very helpful in improving outdoor comfort.
For our community's purposes, we describe this kind of eye wear as "moisture chamber glasses" or "dry eye glasses", even if they are not manufactured specifically for people with dry eye (since very few are).
I cannot possibly over-emphasize the importance of dry eye glasses for maintaining an active outdoors lifestyle when you have dry eye disease. There are many options to choose from at a wide range of prices. Wiley X is an excellent, trusted brand with high quality lenses and frames for the higher-end market.
What makes the Sleek frame unique?
Very popular style. It's also the only Wiley X frame with an actual COLOR option that is not a variation on the theme of black or grey (or the occasional brown). Hurray for color!
Are they only for outdoors?
No. Some people purchase them with clear lenses, or with light-adjusting lenses for indoor/outdoor use. Just be aware that anything with a dark foam seal will tend to look rather goggly when paired with clear lenses. But many people use these glasses for computer work because it really does help with managing eye comfort.
How do Climate Control frames compare to 7Eye Airshields?
Climate Control frames in general have somewhat shallower foam on their seals. For some people this is important and for others it isn't. The completeness of the seal can depend as much on the frame shape as on the foam depth. Aesthetically, of course the deeper seals are more visible.
Some people with sensitive skin prefer 7Eye Airshields due to the closed cell foam type.
What about fogging?
Fogging is undeniably a potential problem with any glasses that form a close seal. Climate Control series glasses have small vents to help with this, and we recommend Nano Magic (sold on our site) to defog!
The WX SLEEK fits snugly on your face giving you confidence that they won't slip off during high-intensity activities.
Don’t be fooled by the smaller stature of the WX Sleek. Just as you would expect from its name, this low-profile model packs maximum performance and protection into a sleek, simplistic frame design that fits a smaller head size. The removable Facial Cavity™ Seal rests securely against your face and keeps unwanted irritants from obscuring your vision, no matter the conditions, so you can clearly and comfortably tackle even the biggest jobs.
PRODUCT INCLUDES: Removable Facial Cavity™ Seal, Leash Cord with Rubber Grips, Black Zippered Clamshell Case, Cleaning Cloth with Wiley X Logo.
- ANSI Z87.1+ HIGH-VELOCITY IMPACT PROTECTION
- ANSI Z87.1+ HIGH-MASS IMPACT PROTECTION
- PERIPHERAL GLARE CONTROL
- WIND CONTROL
- DUST/DEBRIS CONTROL
- SUPERIOR LENS OPTICS