Eye Fitness

ENHANCING EYE FITNESS IS THE PRIMARY GOAL OF PILLA PRODUCTS.

All athletes understand the idea of fitness as it is the basic engine for any athletic endeavor. To be "fit" is a very different measurement in many sports as "fitness"  can translate to a need for endurance, stamina, strength, mental focus, etc. 

When it comes to your eye, having a fit eye is the fundamental key to performance of eye function. A fit eye is one that is capable of providing critical focus and attaining heightened visual aptitude for sporting performance.

THE EYE MUST BE ABLE TO REACT QUICKLY TO REGISTER VISUAL TARGETS.

THE EYE MUST BE ABLE FOCUS WITH CRITICAL ACCURACY.

THE EYE MUST BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN FOCUS WITHOUT DIMINISHING PERFORMANCE OVER TIME.

THE EYE CAN BE TUNED TO REGISTER DIFFERENT PIECES OF THE VISUAL COLOR SPECTRUM TO ENHANCE PERFORMANCE.

At Pilla, we want to not only maintain eye fitness but we want to enhance eye fitness. Every aspect of our visual equipment is focused on providing a tool to enhance eye performance which in turn helps to create a "fit" eye for the athlete. 

Eye fatigue is an area of sport science that is often overlooked by athletes, coaches, and trainers.

When it comes to shooting sports eye fatigue is the difference between a Gold Medal and no medal. 

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There are a variety of elements that are direct drains on the eyes ability to perform. Pilla addresses these issues by focusing on eye fitness. How can we create a technology to maintain and enhance eye fitness? 

We partnered with ZEISS to create a technology to manage eye fitness and provide athletes with eye energy for extended periods of time. We do this by using an optically correct lens with tuned color filtration while also focusing on delivering optically perfect frame systems. Eye fitness is maintained by using a lens substrate that does not create a distorted visual picture that the eye must continually adjust to. A sub-standard lens substrate makes your eye muscle feel like it's doing arm curls all day long... eventually your arm gets tired, so does your eye. Your eye has the same issues when it continually needs to adjust to find focus.
 

A substandard lens material like polycarbonate is only one factor in creating the strain on your eye.  Managing light is another factor in maintaining eye fitness. Allowing too much or too little light into the eye strains the eye. 


Pilla utilizes ZEISS VIVX, ZEISS Colortrast and Ballistix lenses, our proprietary lens systems, to manage light, maximize color filtration, and provide the athlete with a level of clarity found only in Pilla lenses.

LIGHT MANAGEMENT

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF EYE PERFORMANCE

PILLA PERFORMANCE EYEWEAR has pioneered light management in shooting sports. It is fact the human eye performs to its fullest with the proper amount of light entering the eye. Too much or too little light creates a situation where the eye is strained and proper focus can not be achieved. To achieve perfect registration of image and focus the eye must be perfectly relaxed. Our ZEISS VIVX lenses have been specifically formulated to provide the proper amount of light in various lighting conditions while maximizing color registration.

PILLA ZEISS VIVX lenses provide specific lens technologies for full sun to low light that enhance an athletes sight picture better than any technology on the market. The collaboration between the Pilla and ZEISS engineering teams have produced the most defined and vibrant lenses we have ever produced while maintaining our proprietary approach to managing light and enhancing color definition for the athlete.

Mental Focus

TRULY SEEING PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE MENTALLY FIT

At Pilla, we believe in providing equipment that provides ultimate function. To maintain mental focus the eye must be perfectly relaxed which is why we have a light management system. Additionally, providing eye confidence is a key element in metal focus. What we mean by eye confidence is the personal confidence that you are seeing perfectly without any visual interference. This is achieved through great frame design and superior lens engineering. When you see better you perform better.

In shooting sports metal focus is the greatest weapon an athlete can refine. Our technologies provide ultimate confidence as a result of perfect vision and actually "SEEING". 

100% PROTECTION FROM THE SUN’S HARMFUL UVA, UVB, AND UVC RAYS

What you can’t see can be the most harmful. Invisible radiation from the sun is attacking your retina on a daily basis. Without proper protection, deterioration of the retina can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, photokeratitis, and pterygium.

The damage from the sun’s harmful rays happens over time and it is a slow process that for the most part you will never actually feel.

The key issue that is overlooked by too many is the belief that if there is no sun there are no harmful UV rays. The bottom line is your eyes are being affected even in cloudy conditions.

THERE ARE 3 TYPES OF ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT:
1. UVA IS LOWER IN ENERGY BUT PENETRATES MORE DEEPLY THAN UVB. 
2. UVB IS A HIGH-ENERGY RAY THAT CAUSES THE MOST DAMAGE TO EYES.
3. UVC IS THE MOST POWERFUL FORM OF ALL.

The fact is some eyewear on the market get away with claims of UV protection as it is just a percentage of blocking. Pilla ZEISS VIVX lenses filter out 100% of all UVA, UVB and UVC.

Our UV protection in imbedded into our ZEISS VIVX material. The protection will never diminish. In addition, our ZEISS VIVX lenses block 100% of the harmful blue light or high energy visible wavelengths (HEV) up to 400nm (nanometers).

Optical Performance

PILLA has collaborated with ZEISS engineers to build on our over 20 years of experience developing lens technologies to maximize our proprietary light management and color filtration systems.  Our new ZEISS VIVX platform delivers a richer and even more defined high definition color filtration system specifically designed to enhance an athletes vison better than any lens science engineered to date.

PILLA VIVX LENS TECHNOLOGIES ARE THE ONLY NON-PRESCRIPTION LENSES IN THE WORLD THAT MEET THE SAME OPTICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED FOR OPHTHALMIC LENSES.


OUR ZEISS VIVX LENSES EXCEED THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS SET FOR:

  • LENS ABRASION
  • COATING ADHESION
  • COATING DURABILITY
  • COLOR CONSISTENCY PRISM INBALANCE
  • REFRACTIVE POWER
  • INTERNAL REFLECTION