Rapid Eyewear Aviate Aviator Sunglasses

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Rapid Eyewear Aviate Aviator Sunglasses

Innovative, stylish and practical, the Aviate Prescription aviation sunglasses from Rapid Eyewear are perfect for spectacle wearers searching for the optimum in visual clarity. They bring all the benefits of our non-prescription eyewear, including interchangeable lenses, wrap-around styling and superior eye protection to those with less than perfect eyesight - all for a great price.

* High-quality, polycarbonate frame
* Light-enhancing Category 0 lenses, for dark conditions
* Category 2 lenses, for fairly bright conditions
* Category 3 lenses, for normal sunny conditions
* Category 4 lenses, for very bright conditions
* Bespoke carry case
* Cleaning cloth
* Neck / head strap

Our aviation prescription sunglasses are built around a matt-black finished frame that has a prescription Rx clip housed in the back, whilst the tinted, interchangeable lenses sit on the front. This two-part arrangement allows for great versatility and performance, without compromising on the stylish look. The wrap-around frame blocks unwanted wind and light encroaching from the sides and bottom of your vision. The frames are lightweight and tough, whilst the Rx clip, made from an almost indestructible TR90 material, ensures maximum protection for your eyes from impact. An important feature of our Aviate sunglasses is that, unlike other types of Rx eyewear, your eyelashes will not touch the lenses. The tinted lenses clip onto the top of the frames, allowing them to be flipped up for momentary ‘normal’ vision when required.

In a word, yes - the frames have flat side arms, making them perfect for use with any headset.

Wrap-around sunglasses offer great benefits when it comes to blocking unwanted light and wind from the sides of your vision, but placing a curved lens in front of your eyes would normally cause distortion. However, all Aviate lens sets are de-centred, which means they are calibrated to remove the distorting effect.

Aviate Prescription flying sunglasses conform to EN 1836 regulations for safety eyewear, and US Z80.3 standards. They offer 100% UVA / UVB protection. A sample of every batch is impact tested at the factory to ensure their strength is up to standard.

Aviate pilot sunglasses can be used for any regular (single-vision) prescription where the SPH (sphere) requirement is no stronger than plus or minus 4.5. Due to the curvature of the tinted lenses, they will not be suitable for those with very strong prescription requirements that exceed 4.5. The Aviate are also suitable for bi-focal, varifocal and prismatic lenses.

It has come to our attention that some opticians and their optical suppliers clean lenses and frames with alcohol-based solutions such as Solution 30, after adding a prescription to our Rx inserts. ALCOHOL BASED SOLUTIONS WILL DESTROY AN RX CLIP. We will not cover warranty on any Rx clips that have been cleaned with alcohol or other spirt-based solutions. A little soap-free handwash or similar will provide a perfect, clean finish to your lenses.

We have moved!

Downunder Pilot Shop has recently merged with Concept Aviation and moved both companies into a new retail & warehouse location in Bankstown Aerodrome. See the Contact Us page for more info.

We proudly use Australia Post

95% of orders are shipped out on the same day when made before 4pm AEST.

Shipping Costs:

Local Sydney* shipping: $9.95 flat rate

Rest of Australia, based on order value:
Under $20 - $16.95
$20 - $99.99 - $14.95
$100 - $249.99 - $12.95
Over $250 shipping is FREE!

Domestic Delivery Times:

1-3 days for most Metro deliveries
3-7 days for rural deliveries
Can be up to 10 days for very remote areas of Australia


You can pickup your order from our store at Bankstown Aerodrome, NSW. See Contact Us page for our location and opening hours.

PO Boxes

We can deliever to PO Boxes with Australia Post

International Shipping

shipping will be calculated at the checkout.
All duty and customs charges are the responsibility of the customer

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*Local Sydney shipping is based on a 35km radius from our location. This covers most of metro Sydney.