Rudy Project Direct in-frame Sports Prescription

A Revolution In Sport Prescription Lens's

eRudy The Most Advance Prescription ProgramRudy Project's ImpactRX is not just another Sports Prescription lens technology but a true personalized vision programme designed for fashion and sport wrap frames. Suitable for a wide range of prescriptions and ideal for most types of sports including Cycling, Triathlons, Running, Rowing, Cricket and other outdoor activities, the ImpactRX system is a highly engineered vision solution customized to your exact prescription and developed using extremely sophisticated edging equipment and cutting-edge lens materials.

There are a number of key benefits with Rudy Project's Prescription Programme which include the following

  • High wrap lens open up your tunnel vision by approx 25% compared to tradition sports sunglasses
  • Impactx material – this is the highest quality lens material you can buy. Compared to polycarbonate lens material which 99% of other USA sports eyewear companies use, Impactx has twice the ABBE value or almost twice the optical clarity as polycarbonate lenses which are used by brands such as Oakley, Nike, Adidas, BBB.
  • ImpactRX is bullet proof, blast proof, chemical resistant and guaranteed not to break
  • In terms of photochromic material or lenses that change colour, ImpactRX has the photochromic pigments embedded into lens thus protecting the photo ability if you scratch the lens. Polycarbonate lenses apply a coating on the outside of the lens.
  • Many of our frames such as the Rydon have adjustable temple tips and nose bridges thus guaranteeing a better fit.
  • Light weight – Rydon is approx 24grams in weight (frame and lens together)  and impactRX lenses themselves are approx
    17% lighter in weight over the same prescription power of
    Polycarbonate Lens's

Opens up your tunnel vision by 25%

ImpactRX™ Lens Tint Options


ImpactRX is the most advanced sports prescription programme in the world using cutting edge Photochromic and Polarized technologies Our most popular lens being the "Photochromic Clear" This lens changes from almost complete clear to smoke Grey when activated by UV light.

Technical Features:

  • Density gr/cm3 – 1,11
  • Refraction Index – 1,53
  • Abbe Value – 45
  • UV Cutout – UV400 protection
  • Absorption – 100% UVA UVB
impactrx™ Advanced Technological Solutions
High Index 1.6

High Index Lens Programme

Rudy Project High Index 1.6 our entry material of choice for patients with High Prescriptions, or when lens thickness consideration is essential

Technical features:

  • Density gr/cm3 1,30
  • Refractive index 1,60
  • Abbe Number 42
  • UV Cutout 400
  • Absorption 100% UVA UVB
High Index 1.6

Polarized Lens Programme

ImpactRX™ Photochromic and Photochromic PolarizedImpactrx™ Photochromic & Polarized lenses mixed together 12-35%

ImpactRX also offer "polarized and photochromic" filters together in one lens. The creates and amazing feeling by way of the lens changing colour from light grey (35% luminous transmittance) to dark grey (12% luminous transmittance) when activated by UV light.

Added to this is a polarized filter which cuts out the glare. This lens is only available in ImpactRX material.



ImpactRX™ Photochromic and Photochromic Polarized

Polarized 3FX Solid Grey 18% in 1.6 high index Prescription

1.6 high index offer a solid "Polarized filtered" lenses which blocks out the sun by (18% luminous transmittance)

Polarized lenses effectively block reflected glare, a situation which occurs primarily near water or snow or off reflective surfaces nearby, such as car windows, metallic objects, etc. Light which strikes a horizontal reflective surface is reflected back into your eyes. You then get a "double dose" of light energy, some of which falls directly on to you and some that is reflected on to you.

Polarized lenses offer an interesting advantage: because they dramatically reduce or eliminate the reflected light energy which might account for the majority of the annoying glare, you can use a lighter tint to achieve the same (or better) degree of glare reduction and comfort compared to non-polarized dark lenses.

Prescription Clip Options

Prescription Optical direct clip / insert

Another solution for Prescription users. There are two options of prescription clips.

  • Direct RX Clip for Rydon model ONLY
  • RX Clips which fit behind the standard RP Lens's
RX Optical direct clip / insert

Prescription Direct Clips: Rydon model only

The Smart Option if you're a contact lens wearer but want another option if your eyes become irritated or you simply don't have the budget for prescription sport sun lenses such as ImpactRX, Rudy Project has another option for you. Our Kynetium™ RX clips allow opticians to easily edging prescription lenses in office without the need of complex cutting machines. Smart mounting system, can be removed easily. The solution offers our patients the versatility of interchangeable clear and sun RX lenses in the same frame.

There are two options to order this

  1. Visit one of our expert Optical dealers listed in the "Dealers" tab above and they can show you the colour options and the way it works
  2. Purchase online with these easy steps and take to one of our optical dealers or to your local optometrist
Rx Optical Insert: The value Option

Prescription Optical Insert: The Value Option

Rudy Project has created RX optical inserts that can be snapped in behind the polycarbonate Rudy Project lenses. Thanks to our patented 'easy-in easy-out' system, our Clip-ons can be inserted or removed with ease. This is particularly useful when you want to wear your contact lenses or when cleaning.

With this option the clip can fit a number of different Rudy Models:

  • Rydon, Magster, Noyz, Ryzer, Gozen, Zyon and Kylix

There are three ways to order this


How to insert RX Clips:

Rudy Project Sport Reader Sunglasses

Rudy Project Sport Reader Sunglasses

Now you can enjoy any outdoor activity without using two pairs of glasses. Rudy Project Sport Readers feature polycarbonate bifocal lenses in powers of +1.50, +2.00 or +2.50 that enable you to see both near and far.

  • Read your cyclocomputer while you ride.
  • View your heart rate monitor while you run.
  • See your score card while golfing.
  • Read your trailmap while skiing or hiking.
  • Read while lounging at the beach or pool.

To order the Rydon Readers lenses only just click click here.

Australian Standards AS/NZS 1336 and 1337 Approved

Rudy Project also offer the Rydon with ImpactRX direct inframe model with Australian Standards 1336/1337 approved for safety and mining.

These are exclusive sold through our Rudy optical dealers.

Available in Single vision and progressive.

As/NZ standards approved come with markings on the frame and lens plus an ID certificate.

What are the benefits of using Rudy Project safety eyewear compared to what you might be using / issued:

  • Totally adjustable soft silicon nose pads
  • Super thin temple arms that are strong
  • Totally adjustable temple end to provide a better fit and comfort when wearing a hard hat – yes you can bend the temple tips around your ears if you want
  • Impactx material which is bullet proof, blast proof, acid and chemical resistant. Generally 99% better lenses they your currently using which would be polycarbonate
  • Impactx lenses are Guaranteed never to break

Pictures show Australian Standards markings on lens and frame

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Australian Standards AS/NZS 1336 and 1337 Approved Australian Standards AS/NZS 1336 and 1337 Approved Australian Standards AS/NZS 1336 and 1337 Approved Australian Standards AS/NZS 1336 and 1337 Approved

See this simple test showing how acetone (simple nail polish material) does NOT effect Impactx material yet on polycarbonate lenses it breaks.

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Rydon and 4 different prescription options

How to insert RX Clips

ImpactRX, understand what this lens is about

Testimony from Tim Bradley


My Rudy Project ImpactRX Lens's Have Arrived

Testimony from Tim Bradley

If like myself you suffer from eyesight complications and need to wear corrective lenses – be it contacts or spectacles, then the latest technological developments from Rudy Project could be what you've been looking for.

I like, many others in this country suffer from myopia, or in more common terms, short sightedness. If you're a sufferer of myopia like me then you have probably been affected from time-to-time by irritating factors that are associated with training and racing in contact lenses. I've lost count of the number of triathlons and cycling races where sweat has dripped down into eyes and caused an irritable feeling under my contact lenses, especially when the sweat is mixed with sunscreen or zinc cream.

Until recently I was having little luck finding a pair of frames that would be able to accommodate my prescription requirements yet also have a performance look and functionality. However, after a recent conversation I had with professional triathlete Mitch Anderson, who also suffers from similar vision problems, he recommended I have a chat with Greg Rule from Rudy Project about a new lens technology Rudy Project released for athletes such as myself who require corrective lenses of some description. I gave Greg a call and explained to him I had suffered from myopia and I was sick of wearing contact lenses while training, especially in summer when sweat often combines with a splash of sunscreen, causing a stinging sensation when it gets underneath the contact lens.

When it gets underneath the contact lens. Greg recommended that I try the Rudy Project ImpactRX range, as the technology can be combined with photochromic ability too, which means the lenses adapt to light levels and adjusts to the UVlight appropriately. Now, to be honest, I have always had a preconceived image of prescription glasses for use in sport. Probably due to my love for American sitcoms, I've always had an image of sports prescription glasses looking like the Steve Urkel-style sports goggles. This quickly changed after I paid a visit to one of the Rudy Project specialists at Visionary Eyewear in Perth to check out the frames that could incorporate ImpactRX lenses. In fact, to my surprise, ImpactRX lenses can be incorporated into a lot of the Rudy Project performance range including the Rydon, Horus, Noyz, Zyon, Ekynox SX and Guardyan models.

Although prescription sun-vision lenses have been around for a few years now, Rudy Project have taken the technology one step further with the ImpactRX lenses, creating a lens that is so advanced it has numerous professional triathletes including Andy Potts, Yvonne Van Vlerken, Mitch Anderson and Timo Bracht all donning the Italian-made technology.

Joe and the team at Visionary Eyewear had an answer to all my questions about the ImpactRX lenses. When I asked how the technology benefits triathletes, Thomas could've written a book with all the information he had. "The dierence between the Rudy Project lenses and other brands is the quality," Joe said. "Triathletes know with Rudy Project their getting the best quality lens on the market. The ImpactRX lenses with photochromic ability enables athletes with a vision impairment to train outdoors in any light and the lenses will change accordingly while maintaining perfect vision. So if it's light outside the lenses will darken, and if it's dark outside the lenses will become clear, depending on what colour lenses you begin with." I was impressed by the fact the lenses adapt to changing UV light levels, but what else is good about them? "Not only does the ImpactRX lens adjust to UV light, but it's blast proof, bullet proof, guaranteed unbreakable for life and it's 17 per cent lighter in weight than polycarbonate, which is the industry standard," said Thomas.

If you're a sufferer of myopia like me then you have probably been affected from time-to-time by irritating factors that are associated with training and racing in contact lenses.

At this point I was starting to get persuaded that the ImpactRX lenses are the real deal. But I wanted to test Thomas one more time, so I asked him why they had recently been approved for Australian Standards for use in the workplace. "Well, the ImpactRX range has a Hi Thermal stability, which means they can be used in conditions up to 80 degrees celsius, and they're resistant to acid and chemical damage. On top of this, the ImpactRX have a low refraction index. All this combined makes them suitable for use in sport and the work place too," Joe replied. I was impressed, but to, experience first-hand if the lenses were as good as Joe and Greg said, I organised to have a pair made up with my prescription.

The whole process from eye test to the day the glasses arrive usually takes three weeks, as the orders are processed and made in Italy. If you have a current prescription, you can simply give that to your local Rudy Project eyewear specialist. However, if it's been a while since your last eye test, take it from me, have an eye test. There's nothing worse than having a pair of glasses made up, only to realise your eyes have deteriorated further after you've paid for the glasses – happened to me earlier this year; an expensive mistake! When the Rudy Project Noyz frames with ImpactRX lenses arrived, the rst thing that blew me away when I tried them on was the clarity of vision. No matter what the conditions, the lenses adapted to the light, while maintaining a seriously sharp image. The speed of transition was also a pleasant surprise. I had seen transition lenses in spectacles before, and commonly the change from outdoors to indoors was quite slow. However, the ImpactRX photochromic lenses were very quick to adapt to changing levels of UV light.

I was really happy with how well the photochromic lenses adjusted to the light when I rode to work wearing the Rudy Projects. As I have to leave quite early, in Melbourne it's still very dark; however, the sun does rise fast, so by the time I get to work, it's often very sunny (when the sun does come out). So to not have to swap over lenses during the ride is a huge advantage, and not having to wear uncomfortable contact lenses made the ride a lot more enjoyable. However, for all of the amazing features of the ImpactRX lenses, they don't come cheap. Depending on the frames you choose and which of the four ImpactRX photochromic lenses (clear, grey, red or golf) you decide to go for, the total cost on average is up around the $1000 mark. But if you weigh up the amount of money you will save in contact lenses over the years by training and racing with the ImpactRX lenses, the price for this quality piece of technology isn't so bad. Let's face it too, riding and running in spectacles is not comfortable, and if you're on a long run or ride wearing contact lenses it can get quite irritating. So, for paying that little bit extra, you'll reap the benefits for years to come. After using the product I can say without a quiver of doubt you won't regret the investment.

Joe Florio from Visionary Eyewear East Fremantle


EyeZone Emporuim
165 Glenferrie Rd
Malvern, VIC
Ph: 03 9509 1544
Lenz Eyewear EyeCare
Shop 7/155 King William Rd
Hyde Park  SA
Ph: 08 8373 5662
Canberra Optic's
Shop 4/240 City Walk
Canberra ACT
Ph: 02 6247 4748
Eyecare Plus - Wynyard
Shp 18 Suncorp Plc, Jamison St
Sydney   NSW
Ph: 02 9251 1802
Visionary Eyewear
Unit 6/93 Petra Street
East Freemantle, Perth  WA
Ph: 08 9319 1244
Eyes on Edward
57 Edward St
Brisbane QLD
Ph: 07 3221 5299
Optomeyes Tasmania
12 Practices Statewide
104 Collins St
Ph: 03 6270 6555
Christopher McMahon Optometrist
Shop 82 Pacific Fair Shp Cnt
Broadbeach   QLD
Ph: 07 5526 2222
Visual Eyes
Level 1, Shop 319
Sunshine Plaza, Horton Pde Maroochydore, QLD
Ph: 07 5479 6444
Trak Spex
Shop 6, Village Walk Arcade
493 Toorak Road
Toorak, VIC, 3142
Ph - 03 98276256


New Zealand

Gates Eyewear - Auckland
17a Remuera Rd
New Market, Auckland
Ph - 9524 4962



For total piece-of-mind, only purchase authentic Rudy Project ImpactRX™ Prescription lenses from authorised Rudy Project Australia retail partners as listed. Genuine Rudy Project ImpactRX™ lenses are manufactured under strict quality control in Italy, then precision cut and frame fitted in our overseas laboratories to create, and ensure perfect and maximum comfort fit.

Some unprincipled optometrists and operators use 'replica' lenses which are NOT approved by Rudy Project Australia, and will render the complete frame WARRANTY VOID.

Be aware – NO spare parts and NO service guarantee conditions will be applicable if you cannot product a receipt of payment from one of our listed and approved retailers. You will not be able to make ANY claim on your warranty here in Australia if you have NOT purchased from an authorised retailer.

Don't get caught out with unscrupulous practice. Ensure you confirm with your retailer you are purchasing authentic Rudy Project ImpactRX™Prescription lenses for your Rudy Project frames from ANY retailer, but just play it safe and go straight to one of our retailers and be confident you will receive the service and support Rudy Project customers deserve.

How to order ImpactRX Direct In Frame

You will need to visit or contact one of our expert optometrist click on the "Dealers" tab above.

General Flow Of Ordering ImpactRX

  • You will need a current prescription if not our optometrist will be able to re check your script
  • If you don't have your script, when you visit one of our optometrist they will contact your current optometrist OR check your script in house
  • Our optometrist will go over the range and lens options for you. In some cases they have samples of Prescription lenses for you to check and test
  • If you require "Progressive or Multi Vision" lenses the optometrist will also take some height measurements
  • Our optometrist will also advise which material best suits your need. In some cases the patients script might be too high/powerful for ImpactRX lenses and therefore will switch to the High Index 1.6 lens programme
  • Place your order with our optometrist
  • Approx time is 3 weeks from date or order. This is due to the lenses being manufactured in overseas as NO optical lab can cut the lenses in Australia the same as what we can. We also ensure a perfect fit.


Rudy Project Frames have a 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects. This does not include, the car ran over the frame, the dog chewed off the temple ends, I lost my frame whilst it was on my head etc.

Impactx Lens's are guaranteed not to break. If by any chance the impactx LENS does break we will replace it with the original script of the patient.

1.6 High Index lenses have a 1 year warranty against manufacturing defects. This does not include lens breaking.

Coatings such as AR Coating or Diamond coating have a 1 year warranty against defects. We advise if doing a lot of SPORT to stay away from the AR Coating which when combined with Sweat, oils, suntan cream, salt then this can effect the coating thus not being able to see clearly.

If you have any questions you can contact