military frames

From Rochester Optical, faithful supplier of eyewear for the military since 1932.

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Military Discount

For our active, reservist, veteran and retired military personnel and family: we extend a site-wide, unlimited 20% discount as our way of saying thank you for your service.

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serving our military since 1932

In the 1940s, Rochester Optical manufactured these vintage red-lens glasses for anti-aircraft gunners and aviators. The red tint blocks all colors of the visible light spectrum except red. Because rod cells are not sensitive to red wavelengths, pilots who wore these lenses could quickly adjust to darkness, which was crucial for nighttime flights. The lenses also helped anti-aircraft gunners see and track the flaming course of machine gun tracer shells. 

Today, we continue to excel at anticipating and meeting our country's eyewear needs. Whether you're looking for standard issue eyeglasses, the legacy BCGs, or prescription inserts for gas masks, we have the solution that has you covered.

our military frames

Customizable Lenses

CR-39 Standard Plastic

Excellent optics, low cost, free with each glasses purchase.

Polycarbonate

Superior impact resistance, thin and lightweight, 100% UV protection. 

Blue-Light Blocking

Polycarbonate lenses that block blue light from digital devices to reduce eye strain.

Trivex

Superior impact resistance, thin and lightweight, 100% UV protection, scratch resistant.

1.60 High Index

Thin and lightweight, 100% UV protection. Higher index = thinner lenses; helpful for stronger eye prescriptions. 

1.70 High Index

Thin and lightweight, 100% UV protection. Higher index = thinner lenses; helpful for stronger eye prescriptions. 

Color tints, transitions, and anti-reflective coating can be added to all lenses.

SHOP S9 FRAMES

The original standard-issue S9 frames, referred to by the military as "BCGs" (Birth Control Glasses).

Discontinued in 2012, lives on through Frame of Choice.

Available in a wide variety of sizes. Base price includes CR-39 plastic Single Vision prescription lenses. 

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DEISGNED TO FIT UNDER MASKS, HELMETS, SHIELDS, GOGGLES, & MORE

THE UnderRx COLLECTION

01

Air-Tight Seal

Will not break your SCBA seal to ensure no dangerous gases are inhaled while in action.

Compatible with SCBA/SCUBA masks and most Virtual Reality headsets.

02

Viewing Experience

The widest view with the least amount of aberration.

03

Viewing Experience

Wear your UnderRx frames at all times: no changeover process is needed from emergency situations to your daily routine. 

04

Lightweight Comfort

Conducive to comfortable wear under safety MVA goggles, glasses, and shields.

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Free Shipping

               For all domestic eyeglass purchases.                                           

Free Prescription Lenses

Base price of each military frame includes CR-39 Plastic Single Vision prescription lenses.

Fast Turnaround

Frames are processed and shipped in 1-2 business days. Prescription glasses are made in the lab and shipped within 3-10 business days.

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