About Us

Who is TAC Optical?

I regard myself as a sunglass guru. I'm passionate about sunglasses. I've owned and worn just about every known brand of sunglass. My collection is vast. Watching television one night, I spotted characters of a popular science fiction franchise wearing some really good looking sunglasses that I didn't recognize. Curious about what they were, I did some investigatingand discovered that they were Wiley X. I researched the brand and was impressed with what I saw. So impressed that I bought a pair of black Lantern sunglasses online. When they arrived, I couldn't have been happier. The quality is on par with, and in many cases better than leading brands. Their safety features are over and above those of leading brands. Added to this, they looked good, felt great and fitted brilliantly. I was hooked. Further research revealed that there was no significant exposure ofthe brand in South Africa. Given my confidence in the product, I felt that there was an opportunity to distribute Wiley X sunglasses locally and I wanted to be part of it.

Who and What is Wiley X?

For over 25 years, Wiley X has been a world leader in the research, development and marketing of protective eyewear and gloves for military, law enforcement and civilian markets.

They have set the benchmark of safety, style and utility with all of their models exceeding the ANSI Z87.1-2003 requirements for High Velocity Impact Standards and/or the Military VO Ballistic Impact Specs.

They have several patented innovations incorporated into some of their sunglasses. For example, the Patented Facial Cavity™ Seals and Ultra Foam™ removable gaskets are built to seal the eye orbits, preventing wind, dust, debris and shadows from disturbing the user’s field of vision, drastically improving peripheral vision.

Based in Livermore, California, Wiley X, Inc. is a family owned and operated organization that continually stays on the forefront of optical technology. With more than 60 employees and our 20,000 square foot facility, Wiley X will continue to provide customers with state of the art products and superior customer service for both tactical and civilian applications.

"Wiley X: The Name You Want On Your Temples When All Hell Breaks Loose."


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