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EnChroma UV450 Explorer

Featuring the EnChroma UV450 lens: combining an unprecedented 100% UV and blue-light blocking 450nm cutoff filter with EnChroma's unique super color enhancement technology.

The EnChroma Explorer is a high-quality metal frame with adjustable nose pads to ensure optimal fit.


EnChroma UV450

Ordinary UV protection is not enough: high-energy visible blue-light also contributes to cataract formation, macular degeneration and retinal damage. For those who want superior sun protection without compromising visual comfort, the EnChroma UV450 is a high-tech sunglass lens combining EnChroma.s unique super color enhancement with a short-wavelength cutoff filter that delivers maximum sun protection with superior visual comfort and enhanced color perception. Unlike conventional blue-light blocking sunglasses, the EnChroma UV450 does not have an unpleasant yellow tint, and the precision multi-band spectral filter is designed to ensure that safety-critical colors in traffic signals, signs and road markings appear without color distortion. This extended-protection lens blocks 100% of UV-light up to 450nm and 98% of high-energy visible blue-light. Made in the USA. USA & international patents pending. Money back guarantee with free exchange or return within 30 days.

EnChroma Explorer:

The Explorer is a classic aviator-style frame with adjustable features and multiple sizes to ensure an excellent fit. The frame is constructed from corrosion-resistant monel, a metal alloy that won't react with your skin. Integrated spring hinges ensure long-term comfort and durability. The matte finish, available in black or silver, has a luxurious texture that compliments the appearance of the EnChroma lenses. A leather-covered aluminum case is included with a magnetic closure and a slim design that fits easily in pockets. The size medium measurements are 55-16-135 and the large is 58-16-140 (mm). The size large Explorer in matte silver is our most popular style.

UV450 Cut-off Filter

Blocks 100% of light with wavelength below 450 nanometers, protecting the eye from exposure to both UV radiation and from short-wavelength blue light, which are the harmful components of sunlight that contribute to formation of cataracts and macular degeneration.

Blocks 98% of blue light without the unpleasant strong yellow tint of a conventional blue-blocking sunglass lens.

Blocking blue light reduces chromatic aberration in the lens of the eye, improving ease of visual accommodation and increasing visual acuity.

The lens delivers superior visual comfort in bright outdoor conditions.

Super Color Enhancing Multi-band Spectral Filter

Boosts saturation of colors, creating an astonishingly vivid and bright world.

Improves recognition of safety-related colored signals and signs for persons with low-vision issues.

The color enhancing effect encourages and reinforces consistent use of the product in outdoors activities where eye care professionals recommend wearing sunglasses.

Chemically-Strengthened Glass Lens

Highest optical quality of any lens material.

Durable, long-lasting and intrinsically scratch-resistant lens material.

Safe for general use: lenses are individually tested for impact resistance using the FDA standard drop-ball test.

Anti-Reflection Coating

Reduces glare, haze and internal reflections.

Hydrophobic & Oleophobic Coating

Repels water, dust, sweat and fingerprints making the lens easy to clean.

Money Back Guarantee

Free exchange or return within 30 days.

Risk Free Purchase

Comprehensive 90 day warranty.

Repair service available should anything go wrong.

Made in USA

Support domestic high-tech domestic manufacturing.

Directions for Use:

Wear outdoors in daylight in any situation where one would normally wear sunglasses. Eye care professionals recommend wearing sunglasses as often as possible to protect the eyes from the damaging effects of UV and high-energy blue light.

When putting on the lens, allow at least 10 minutes for the eyes to adjust to the darkness of the lens and avoid removing the eyewear during the adjustment period. Removing the eyewear, even momentarily, will tend to reduce the effectiveness of the color enhancement.

To ensure optimal effectiveness, wear the lens for at least 10 hours in a variety of situations over the course of 1-2 weeks. Depending on the rate of neural plasticity in the user, a significant amount of time may be required for the visual cortex to respond to the new information. Best results are obtained in strong daylight and in colorful settings, such as a botanical garden or an outdoor event.

When first trying on the lens, the unusual appearance of colors may be visually distracting. Always maintain awareness of potential hazards in your surroundings and do not use the eyewear while driving until the new appearance of colors is comfortable and familiar.

For issues with eyestrain caused by intrusion of stray light along the top or sides of the frame, try wearing a hat or select a frame style with better coverage. To optimize the fit and coverage of the frame, consult with a local optician to have the frame adjusted.


The glass lens is impact-resistant but is NOT SHATTERPROOF: DO NOT USE FOR INDUSTRIAL EYE PROTECTION, DO NOT USE FOR ANY ACTIVITY WHERE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO THE EYE OR FACE IS POSSIBLE such as in sports, shooting, use of tools, or operation of industrial machines. Always store eyewear in protective case when not in use. Keep away from children.

The lens is not designed for indoor use.

The lens is not designed for use with digital displays such as computer screens, tablets and mobile phones. Results may vary depending in the type of display technology being viewed.

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 5 x 5 in
Frame Size

Medium, Large

Frame Color

Matte Black, Matte Silver

Frame Material


Lens Color

Blue Flash Mirror

Lens Material

Chemically Strengthened Glass

Visible Light Transmission

Category 4 (10%)

  Cx * NRG UV450
Red-Green Color Blindness X
Normal Color Vision X X
Low Vision X
Extreme Solar Protection X
Super Color Enhancement X X X
100% UV Blocking X X X
Money Back Guarantee X X X
* Effectiveness may vary depending on the type and extent of color blindness.