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Technical Vision Providers For the Sports Enthusiast

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Equestrian Sports Nicole Shahinian-Simpson 30 Grand Prix Titles Pilla is trusted by more World Champion shooters than any other performance eyewear. It’s time you took a look into their world. Pilla Performance Eyewear, Technical Vision Providers for the Sports Enthusiast.


Technical Vision Providers for the Sports Enthusiast

Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s The Liberty

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The National

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The Dino

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The Pearl

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The Monaco

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The Razor

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The Matrix

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The Corsa

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The Maverick

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The Executive

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The Mitchell

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The Hollywood

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The Charlie

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The Como

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The Bellagio

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The Palmilla

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Manufacturing Facts

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Lens Formulations

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“Thank you for your interest in the finest high definition sports eyewear on the market. Pilla Performance Eyewear is designed to deliver one thing... Unmatched Performance. We believe Pilla provides a clear advantage in shooting sports and many other sports enjoyed by the outdoor sportsman. From Equestrian to Golf, and Hunting to Fishing, we deliver high definition vision without compromising materials or technology. Pilla continually strives to deliver superior optical performance by applying science to sport. We provide the enthusiast with a piece of equipment capable of delivering significant results through our state-of-the-art optical performance. Our Ballistx lenses produce crystal clear vision using a bullet-proof lens material. We engineer our products to deliver and refuse to accept anything less than the very best possible performance. We believe seeing better means performing better and we invite you to experience the difference. We are proud to have received awards of excellence for our products from the editors and field staff of both Gray’s Sporting Journal and Sporting Classics magazines. We are also humbled by the many World Champions, Olympians, and professionals who wear Pilla Performance Eyewear as well as those who choose our lenses to improve their personal performance. We thank you for the opportunity to fit you with our performance eyewear. Please do not hesitate to contact me personally with any questions or comments.” Philip Pilla, Chief Executive Officer, Pilla, Inc. philip@pillasport.com

Pilla, Inc. • 35 Danbury Road • Ridgefield, CT 06877 USA • 203.894.3265

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Liberty

Technical Vision Providers for the Sports Enthusiast

NEW!

The Pilla Liberty with HDX Anti-Reflective Coatings

Performance Spex The Liberty • Frame weighs less than 1 ounce. • Fits under a hat perfectly. • Head Size – Medium to Large • Frame – Grilamid • Nose – Megol • Temple – Hytrel

Lens Options Varia 25, LTM 55, LTM 15

AVAILABLE COLORS Gloss Black Rootbeer Special Edition Simpson Liberty (Fall 2010) Prescription Available August 2010

High Performance – Multi Use • The Liberty system provides a stylish frame design with wide temples to help prevent stray light and dust from entering the eye. The brow bar of the frame is fit with channeled air vents to exhaust air from behind the lenses and the temple hinges sport a very nice aluminum diamond hinge. • The frame is an open-edge design which allows the eye to see out the bottom of the lens with no visual disruption. • The frame is a high wrap frame using 8 base lenses. The Liberty benefits from a very large lens offering a great panoramic visual experience in the ring or in the field. • The design of the frame slides easily behind the chin strap of a hat and the high performance temple tips create solid grip over and behind the ear. The frame has no movement when riding or jumping. • The Liberty size fits a medium to large head with ease as the frame is elastic.

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Shown above: The Liberty in Gloss Black

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The National • Frame weighs less than 1 ounce. • Fits under a hat perfectly. • Head Size – Small to Medium

NEW!

National

Performance Spex

The Pilla National with HDX Anti-Reflective Coatings

• Frame – Grilamid • Nose – Megol • Temple – Hytrel

Lens Options Varia 25, LTM 55, LTM 15

AVAILABLE COLORS Gloss Black Rootbeer Special Edition Simpson Liberty (Fall 2010) Prescription Available August 2010

High Performance – Multi Use • The National is a super light-weight frame that offers incredible peripheral vision and fits perfectly under a hat. The frame temples are narrow adding an understated style while sheltering the eye from stray light and dust. The design of the frame slides easily behind the chin strap of a hat and the high performance temple tips create solid grip over and behind the ear. The frame has no movement when riding or jumping. • The frame uses an open-edged lens which allows the eye to see out the bottom of the lens with no visual disruption. • The National fits a small to medium sized head.

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Shown above: The National in Gloss Black

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Dino

Technical Vision Providers for the Sports Enthusiast

NEW!

The Pilla Dino with HDX Anti-Reflective Coatings

Performance Spex The Dino • Fits under a hat perfectly. • Head Size – Medium to Large • Frame – Grilamid • Nose – Megol • Temple – Hytrel

Lens Options Vaira 25, Varia 65, LTM 15, LTM 25, LTM 40, LTM 55, LTM 80, Polar 8

AVAILABLE COLORS Gloss Black Rootbeer Gloss Tortoise Matte Tortoise Matte Black Prescription Available August 2010

High Performance – Multi Use • The Dino system is a full frame design perfect for jumping with wide temples to help prevent stray light and dust from entering the eye. The full frame provides structural rigidity and introduces a strong line to the shape of the design. The brow bar of the frame is fit with channeled air vents to exhaust air from behind the lenses and the temple hinges sport a very nice aluminum diamond hinge. • The frame is a high wrap frame using 9 base lenses. The Dino benefits from a very large lens offering a great panoramic visual experience in the ring or in the field. • The design of the frame slides easily behind the chin strap of a hat and the high performance temple tips create solid grip over and behind the ear. The frame has no movement when jumping. • The Dino size fits a medium to large head with ease as the frame is elastic.

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Shown above: The Dino in Gloss Tortoise

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The Pearl • Fits under a hat perfectly. • Head Size – Medium to Large • Frame – Grilamid

NEW!

pearl

Performance Spex

The Pilla Pearl with HDX Anti-Reflective Coatings

• Temple Tip – Megol

Lens Options Vaira 25, LTM 15, LTM 55, Polar 12

AVAILABLE COLORS Gloss Tortoise Rootbeer Gloss Black Matte Black

High Performance – Multi Use • The Pearl is a classic rectangular frame with a gentle rounding of the corner found at the temple. This provides unique cosmetic to this sport frame as it wraps the face while providing a larger temple blinder. The width of the temple prevents dust and stray light from reaching the eye to reduce eye fatigue. • This frame is a great choice for the rider looking for a pair of performance spex that will work equally as well in the ring and around the barn.

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Shown above: The Pearl in Gloss Tortoise

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Monaco

Technical Vision Providers for the Sports Enthusiast

NEW!

The Pilla Monaco with HDX Anti-Reflective Coatings

Performance Spex The Monaco • Fits under a hat perfectly. No movement of the frame while jumping. • Head Size – Small To Medium • Frame – Grilamid • Nose – Megol • Temple – Hytrel

Lens Options Vaira 25, LTM 15, LTM 55, Polar 8

AVAILABLE COLORS Gloss Black Gloss Tortoise Matte Tortoise

High Performance – Multi Use • The Monaco is a sporty frame designed for a more narrow or petite facial structure. The Monaco is an excellent choice for both men and women. This frame uses a “barrel” temple to prevent both dust and ambient light from entering the eye region. This special feature helps prevent eye fatigue in the harshest of lighting conditions. • The Monaco has megol nose pads that become extremely soft as the oils from your nose work into the pads. The temple arms are made of a special sport specific material called hytrel that gets tacky as the oils behind your ear work into the material.

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Shown above: The Monaco in Gloss Tortoise

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The Razor • Head Size – Medium to Large • Frame – Monel • Nose – Silcone

Razor

NEW!

Performance Spex

The Pilla Razor with HDX Anti-Reflective Coatings

• Temple – Megol

Lens Options LTM 15, LTM 25, V25 (August 2010)

AVAILABLE COLORS Espresso Titanium Prescription Available August 2010

Multi Use • The Razor is a modern classic. The style was developed as a casual pair of riding glasses that is perfect for exercising your horses on the flat. The Razor offers the rider our high definition lens technology in a light-weight frame suited for all-day wear. At the same time, the frame is perfectly slotted into a riding hat behind the chin strap. • The Razor is very light-weight and made of a nickel-free monel. Very strong and very light. • The frame is built with heavy-duty spring loaded hinges and soft silicone nose pads.

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Shown above: The Razor in Titanium

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Matrix

NEW!

The Pilla Matrix with HDX Anti-Reflective Coatings

Performance Spex The Matrix • Head Size – Small to Medium • Frame – Monel • Nose – Silcone • Temple – Megol

Lens Options LTM 15, LTM 25, Varia Copper Polar 25, Varia 65

AVAILABLE COLORS Espresso Titanium Prescription Available August 2010

Multi Use • The Matrix is what we would call a staple frame in any collection. The design is bold and has a clearly distinctive look. The inspiration was most certainly found in the movie trilogy seen on the silver screen yet is perfectly suited for a rider for all day wear. The frame weighs less than one ounce and the fit is perfect. • This is a pair of Spex that performs as good as it looks. It is a wonderful frame for a smaller face or younger riders.

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Shown above: The Matrix in Pewter

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The Corsa • Fits under a hat perfectly. • Head Size – Medium to Large • Frame – Grilamid

NEW!

Corsa

Performance Spex

The Pilla Corsa with HDX Anti-Reflective Coatings

• Nose – Megol • Temple – Hytrel

Lens Options Vaira 25, LTM 15, LTM 55, Polar 8

AVAILABLE COLORS Matte Black Gloss Tortoise Matte Tortoise White

High Performance – Multi Use • The Corsa is a hard-working, high performance Sport wrap that is a perfect solution for an active rider. The Corsa benefits from a vented temple design that helps prevent fogging. The vented temple circulates air through the frame, behind the lenses, and exhausts out a vented foam brow bar. This proprietary design allows the professional to enjoy all-day comfort while reducing the possibility of fogging. • The large eye size of this sport wrap provides the wearer with complete 180 degree peripheral vision. • The Corsa is available in all Ballistx Plano Lenses as well as prescription lenses. • The frame construction is made of Grilamid, which is an indestructible polymer. The temple arms are made of Hytrel, a sport specific material that forms to the head through use. Additionally, the material becomes tacky to prevent movement of the frame on the head. Finally, the bridge has soft megol nose pads that become softer through use. The frame is extremely light and very comfortable for all day use.

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Shown above: The Corsa in Gloss Tortoise

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Maverick

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Club House Collection

NEW!

The Pilla Maverick with Pilla HDX Varia Lenses

The Maverick • Head Size – Medium to Large • Frame – Monel • Nose – Silcone • Temple – Megol • Sweat Bar – Megol

Lens Options Vaira 25, Varia 65, LTM 15, LTM 25, LTM 40,LTM 55, Polar Series

AVAILABLE COLORS Chrome with a Black Sweat Bar Gold with a Tortoise Sweat bar

Club House Collection • The Maverick is an extremely fashionable oversized pair of classic aviators. The frame has a tear drop design which provides excellent vision with a larger lens surface. • The frame is very light weighing a mere 1.5 ounces. • Integrated into the design is a classic sweat bar to hold the frame slightly away from the brow which helps prevent oil smudging on the backside of the lens surface.

Shown above: The Maverick in Chrome

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Executive

Club House Collection The Executive • Head Size – Small to Medium

NEW!

The Pilla Executive

• Frame – Monel • Nose – Silcone

with Pilla HDX Varia Lenses

• Temple – Megol

Lens Options Vaira 25, Varia 65, LTM 15, LTM 25, LTM 40,LTM 55, Polar Series

AVAILABLE COLORS Espresso Titanium

Club House Collection • The Executive is a classic in its own right. The style originated on the air strips of the 20’s and 30’s by early pioneers of flight. This is a perfect pair of Spex for hacking your horse as the temples slide perfectly under a hat. The frame is not as high performance as our injected sport wraps but serves very well in the saddle when not jumping larger verticals. • The Executive Frame is very light-weight and made of a nickel-free monel. Very strong and very light. • The Executive Style offers great function and style for a variety of activities…Driving, Riding, and general everyday wear.

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Shown above: The Executive in Espresso

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Mitchell

Technical Vision Providers for the Sports Enthusiast

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Club House Collection

NEW!

The Pilla Mitchell with Pilla HDX Varia Lenses

The Mitchell • Head Size – Medium to Large • Frame – Monel/Carbon Fiber • Nose – Silcone • Temple Tip: Megol

Lens Options Vaira 25, Varia 65, LTM 15, LTM 25, LTM 40,LTM 55, Polar Series

AVAILABLE COLORS Chrome Gold Gun Metal

Club House Collection • The Mitchell is a true Aviator. Where we have enhanced this classic is in the temple arm with state of the art Carbon Fiber. This is a substantial frame design with a great fit. This design is a great pair of Spex that is perfectly suited for working around the barn or driving to a show. • The frame is architected with a comfortable degree of wrap completely covering the entire eye to prevent stray light and dust from entering the eye.

Shown above: The Mitchell in Gun Metal

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Hollywood

Club House Collection The Executive • Head Size – Small to Medium • Frame – Monel, TR-90, Megol • Nose – Silcone

NEW!

The Pilla Hollywood with Pilla HDX Varia Lenses

Lens Options Vaira 25, Varia 65, LTM 15, LTM 25, LTM 40,LTM 55, Polar Series

AVAILABLE COLORS Chrome with Black Temples Gold with Gloss Tortoise Temples

Club House Collection • The Hollywood is a nice light weight pair of Spex which provide a great cosmetic silhouette for most face shapes. The frame is an openedge design that provides an excellent visual experience as the frame completely disappears on the face. The temple design is classically styled using a split temple. This provides a reduction in weight. • The Hollywood is a very solid solution for those looking for prescription lenses as many corrective needs can be provided.

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Shown above: The Hollywood in Chrome and Black

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Charlie

Technical Vision Providers for the Sports Enthusiast

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Club House Collection

NEW!

The Pilla Charlie

with Pilla HDX Varia Lenses

The Charlie • Head Size – Medium to Large • Frame – Monel/Carbon Fiber • Nose – Silcone • Temple Tip: Megol

Lens Options Vaira 25, Varia 65, LTM 15, LTM 25, LTM 40,LTM 55, Polar Series

AVAILABLE COLORS Chrome Gold

Club House Collection • Our Charlie is a fantastic oversized aviator that introduces a more rectangular lens shape. The larger lens size is very current while providing excellent vision due to the large lens size. The blend of technical and sport style make this an excellent choice for everyday use.

Shown above: The Charlie in Chrome and Black

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Como

Club House Collection The Como • Head Size – Small to Medium

NEW!

The Pilla Como

• Frame – TR-90

with Pilla HDX Varia Lenses

Lens Options Vaira 25, Varia 65, LTM 15, LTM 25, LTM 40,LTM 55, Polar Series

AVAILABLE COLORS Gloss Black Gloss Tortoise Rootbeer

Club House Collection • Here is a pair of performance eyewear that is perfectly suited for wear around the barn and paddock all day given the featherweight design as the glasses completely disappear on your face. While staying on Lake Como in Italy, we noticed a woman wearing a distressed pair of jeans and a crisp white collared shirt wearing a retro pair of spectacles. We quickly sketched a version of these glasses before our trip back to Malpensa airport and included our own signature nose bridge and a structured temple. • The weight of the eyewear is less than an ounce and the frame is made of TR-90 which is an indestructible material. • The oval lens shape is complimented by our unique nose bridge design. This simple and classic shape perfect for a day at the barn or training in the ring.

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Shown above: The Como in Gloss Black

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Bellagio

Technical Vision Providers for the Sports Enthusiast

Club House Collection

NEW!

The Pilla Bellagio with Pilla HDX Varia Lenses

The Bellagio • Head Size – Small to Medium • Frame – TR-90

Lens Options Vaira 25, Varia 65, LTM 15, LTM 25, LTM 40,LTM 55, Polar Series

AVAILABLE COLORS Gloss Tortoise Gloss Black Rootbeer

Club House Collection • Our Bellagio was born on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy. If you have ever been to Italy and sat on steps of the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni you would most likely see a group of finely attired guests wearing our Bellagio. • The design is a simple box frame with larger temples. The frame is extremely lightweight and provides excellent coverage to prevent any stray light and dust from getting into the eye. While walking the show grounds or the streets of Bridgehampton, this pair of high definition spex will not disappoint.

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Shown above: The Bellagio in Gloss Tortoise

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Palmilla

Club House Collection The Palmilla • Head Size – Medium to Large

NEW!

The Pilla Palmilla

• Frame – TR-90

with Pilla HDX Varia Lenses

Lens Options Vaira 25, Varia 65, LTM 15, LTM 25, LTM 40,LTM 55, Polar Series

AVAILABLE COLORS Gloss Black Gloss Tortoise White

Club House Collection • The Palmilla is a pair of Spex that was designed on the Baja peninsula in Mexico. There is a wonderful resort on the Sea of Cortez that offers a perfect venue for people watching and relaxing behind a wonderful pair of sports glasses while recharging before the next horse showing season. • The Palmilla is an oversized pair of wraps providing excellent coverage with minimal light getting behind the frame. The lens coverage squelches all visual noise around the highly reflective all weather footing and provides all day comfort.

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Shown above: The Palmilla in Gloss Tortoise

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Technical Vision Providers for the Sports Enthusiast

Manufacturing Facts Ballistx vs. Polycarbonate

OURS – Ballistx Lens STEP ONE: Our Ballistx lens material starts as a liquid not a solid. What this means is the material has not had any stress imposed on it from heat to make the liquid. Ballistx STARTs AS a Liquid=NO HEAT NO HEAT=No STRESS

STEP TWO: Pilla Performance Eyewear uses casting with glass molds in manufacturing our state-of-the-art lenses. Glass molds allow us to perfectly polish the surface of the molds so the lenses do not have any imperfections. The net result of a perfectly polished mold is light is not bent when it hits the lens surface. There is no refraction to distort the image.

The process of Polycarbonate lens manufacturing yields 40,000 lenses in the time that it takes for Pilla Performance Eyewear to make one lens. Every step of our manufacturing process to make a Ballistx lens is focused on producing the very best distortion free lenses on the market. Lens Surface

Ballistx lens material is poured into the glass molding cast under ZERO pressure and NO heat and NO thermal or linear expansion to introduce distortion. This creates a molding situation with no part of the process stressing the material. This again provides the optimal situation for a lens without distortion. ZERO HEAT= NO STRESS ZERO PRESSURE=NO STRESS

CURING=NO STRESS Ballistx Lenses pass the following standards: ANSI Z87.1, ANSI Z80.3, AS1067-2003, EN1836-2005. With respect to ANSI Z87.1, Ballistx exceeds the High Velocity impact test and the High Mass Test.

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Polycarbonate arrives to the manufacturing facility as a solid (Polycarbonate in a hardened state). High heat is applied to the hardened polycarbonate to turn the material into a liquid. Basic chemistry dictates that when you move a solid to a liquid you have changed the molecular structure. This translates to stress on the material. Stress=Distortion

STEP TWO: Once Polycarbonate is turned into a liquid under high heat, the liquid is forced under extreme pressure into a metal mold.

Again contributing to haze and distortion. Light

STEP THREE:

Crystal clear optics is created when light passes straight through the lens without obstruction.

Lens Surface

Light

The use of metal molds is a contributing factor in further heightening the distorting nature of a polycarbonate lens as the surfaces of the lens are not perfect. Metal molds cannot be polished fine enough to produce surface without fissures. Further distortion is introduced into the polycarbonate lens by the use of metal molds by what is called “Linear expansion”, which is the rapid expansion and contraction of the metal due to rapid temperature changes. These small imperfections of the molds are transferred directly to the front and back of the lens surfaces. You cannot see these with the naked eye, though when light hits the surface of the lens it does not go perfectly through the lens. Light is bent in many directions, called refractions, creating a fuzzy and hazy visual experience. METAL MOLDS = IMPERFECT LENS SURFACES

Again contributing to haze and distortion.

STEP FOUR: WE WAIT…. Ballistx lenses take over 1 day to cure. This is a critical step of the process which is again completely different from Polycarbonate production. This slow curing process of the lens produces no stress on the material. Additionally, the hardening of the lens is extremely strong given the molecular structure is not forced to cool quickly.

STEP ONE:

HIGH PRESSURE=STRESS

GLASS MOLD Casting=PERFECT LENS SURFACE

STEP THREE:

THEIRS – Polycarbonate Lens

Distortion is created when light hits the surface of the lens splintering the rays. This is contributes to the hazy visual experience.

STEP FOUR: Once the polycarbonate is forced into the metal mold under extreme pressure, the material is flash cooled. This process takes less than a second. Basic chemistry again tells us that when a solid is quickly cooled it creates stress on the material. Additionally, the polycarbonate material, even though it is cooled very quickly, it does not do so uniformly across the entire lens. This again translates to distortion in the lens material. Quick Cooling=Stress

Again contributing to haze and distortion.


Manufacturing Facts Coatings

New for 2010 Hydrolio Coating

Dielectric Flashing

Hydrolio coatings are exclusive to Pilla Performance Eyewear. This technology is a front-side lens coating that has both Hydrophobic qualities as well as Oleophobic qualities. The combined coating creates superior performance in both technological advancements of hydrophobics and oleophobics...

Accelerate Light and Reduce Glare–Pilla uses Dielectric Flashing, an advanced technology, to give our Ballistx Diamond Vision Lenses an additional high performance feature. Our Dielectric Flashing is a multi-layer coating system that is absorptive in nature to increase the performance of light transmission.

Hydrolio by Pilla: 1. Sheet water directly off the front of the lens. 2. Reduce smudging of finger prints. 3. Adds a hard coat for easy cleaning and added scratch resistance.

Our Flash technology accelerates light and reduces glare through the lens creating brighter site pictures. This brighter site picture enhances the high contrast and color. Additionally, the Flashing performance feature helps to cut environmental glare.

Pilla uses this high performance coating to help our lenses perform in adverse weather conditions and to make the lens easy to clean while adding a hard coat to the front side of the lens. The coating is an extremely slippery technology that sheets water from the lens surface. Additionally, the Hydrolio coating helps create a hard surface to the lens adding additional scratch resistance while making the lens extremely easy to clean from oily finger prints.

Our Dielectric Flashing produces a slight “Mirror” effect to our lenses. This is not a bold reflective mirror that you find in fashion sunglasses. Our Flashing produces a soft stylish effect to the lens while intensifying available light and reducing glare.

How Our Coatings are Applied Vacuum Coating

New for 2010 Anti-Reflective Coating – 5 Layers

Pilla Performance Eyewear uses state of the art techniques to manufacture our lenses with optical clarity and application of the coating.

Pilla uses state-of-the art anti-reflective coatings. These coatings prevent any stray light from effecting vision from both the front side and backside of the lens. These coatings provide a crisp visual experience.

Following the casting of our lenses, which cures for over a day, the lenses are transferred to an area of our manufacturing facility where we apply our coatings in a completely dust free environment in a Vacuum Chamber. We place our lenses on a dish that looks like a satellite dish to evenly distribute the lenses and provide proper airflow. In the Vacuum Chamber the coating is misted from the ceiling and sucked with high volume airflow through the bottom of the chamber. This provides an even application of all our coatings to the entire lens surface. There is no build up of excess coating anywhere on the lens. This provides an even coating of our Dielectric Flashing as well as our Anti-Reflective and Hydrolio coatings. These coatings will never wear off the lens and the process produces state-of-the-art results with no adverse effect on the optics of the lens.

Coatings – Up to 50% LTM 1. Oleophobic 2. Dielectric 3. Hardcoat – Quartz 4. Lens 5. Hardcoat – Quartz 6. Anti-Reflective (5 Layers) 7. Oleophobic

Coatings – 50% to 99% LTM 1. Oleophobic 2. Anti-Reflective (5 Layers) 3. Hardcoat – Quartz

We have added Hydrolio coatings to all our Ballistx lenses and are now available in all our Ballistx Rx lenses as an upgrade.

4. Lens 5. Hardcoat – Quartz 6. Anti-Reflective (5 Layers) 7. Oleophobic

The coating on our Ballistx Diamond Vision lenses is applied in a vacuum chamber to achieve an even finish across the entire lens surface with no distortion.

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Lens Formulations

Technically Superior – Optically Perfect

STANDARD HDX – VIVID COLOR Pilla has developed a range of high definition lenses formulated to enhance the entire visual color spectrum. These lenses provide stunning color resolution with crisp visual contrast. This lens family is a perfect solution for sports where a balanced color enhancement is required. This technology does not favor the enhancement of one piece of the visual spectrum significantly over another. This high definition color enhancement is very calming on the eye. This is a complete lift of the registration of color while enhancing black for rich definition. The same technical solution found in high definition television. (Specifically for shooting sports; this lens family boosts the yellow, orange, and red part of the spectrum to provide vibrant enhancement of both small game and clay targets. These are great lenses for the sportsman who finds themselves in the field as well as the clays shooting grounds.)

15% LTM – Full Sun Lens – An optimized solution for use in full sun where the eye needs to filter the majority of light.

25% LTM – A perfect lens for cloudy conditions.

40% LTM – A lens optimized for overcast conditions where light is flat.

55% LTM – A new lens formulation developed to provide a vibrant color enhancement in low light. Even in low light this technology provides a solid lift in color to enhance targets and small game.

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HD VARIA - LIGHT REGULATION Our exclusive lens formulation that changes allowing more or less light through the lens depending on the lighting condition. The transition from a dark lens to a light colored lens and back is extremely efficient. These lenses were formulated to provide vivid color enhancement and definition throughout the range of change. HD Polar Varia – A high performance polarizing lens that changes light transmittance from 25% to 10%. A great full sun lens which changes to perform in low light.

HD Varia 25 – A high performance lens formulation that saturates color with crisp definition with high contrast. A great lens for hunting in the field that is well balanced to wear all day long with no eye-strain or fatigue. This lens changes from 25% to 8% transmission. A great all around lens which transitions to full sun. HD Varia 65 – We developed this lens to perform is a wide range of lighting conditions. This lens works extremely well in low light allowing 65% of the available light through the lens. When conditions brighten, this new technology darkens to 15% transmittance. A well balanced full sun lens. The combination of the Varia 25 and Varia 65 lens provide a complete light management system for all day field use. We offer these lenses in 2 lens kits.

POLARIZED- MAX GLARE REDUCTION Our sole focus with our Polarized collection of lenses is to create the finest performing polarized lenses on the market which provide high definition vision. The key to realize is total polarization (99.5 or 100%) robs the eye of the ability to see true definition. True high definition is seen when some amount of light reflects off the edges of objects or surfaces. This is why the use of polarization can quickly have an adverse effect on athletic performance. When polarization is not regulated properly through state of the art polarizing techniques, a flattening of the visual image is experience. The result is a lack of the eyes ability to perform and see properly. When polarizers are developed for marketing campaigns to make ridiculous claims (100% polarization), the result is a compromise in performance. Our high definition polarizing lenses are developed for maximum efficiency to provide proper registration of high definition. We regulate and cut glare completely without reducing performance. We do not flatten what you see. We cut maximum glare while providing rich vibrant color and definition. HD POLAR 6% – Perfect for situations with heavy amounts of reflected light in a full sun situation. When the sun is lower in the sky bouncing significant levels of light off surfaces. (Fisherman that are light sensitive. This is a must) HD POLAR 8% – A Copper Based Full Sun HD lens. This lens is a great solution for individuals looking for efficient polarization with color enhancement.

HD POLAR 12% – This is our all around Polarizer. Rich high definition color that is well balanced.

HD Polar 20% – This is a low light lens that maintains proper polarizing efficiency. Perfect in overcast conditions. Note: When high transmittance of light is necessary, (meaning more light traveling through the lens) polarization efficiency drops considerably. The necessity for polarization is not necessary.

The Choice of Champions Our lens science is used by more World Champion shotgun shooters than any other brand. Shooting Sports athletes require the most visually accurate lens technologies available to perform at their maximum potential. Seeing better means performing better. Pilla is worn by over 90% of the top professional sporting clays shooters in the world. Our lens technologies provide athletes with an unfair advantage. Pilla Light Management Technology: The key to our lens technology is based on regulation of the proper amount of light into the eye while harnessing our high definition color enhancement technology for maximum athletic performance. Regulation of light into the eye for sport is critical an often neglected by professionals. When too much light is delivered to the eye the result is a necessity to squint or retard the light. This reaction has two significant effects on eye performance and ultimately on the athlete; 1. Eye fatigue 2. Lack of focal ability of the eye. Eye fatigue is a key contributor to the loss of crisp eye/hand coordination. When the eye is strained through either squinting to reduce bright light into the eye or straining for light meaning not enough light to the eye, the result is a quick loss of focus and sharp vision. The obvious result in sport is not acceptable to the athlete. An athlete diligently works on training for endurance, stamina, strength, and routinely trains for perfection in their chosen passion through practice. This commitment to performance is compromised all too often by neglecting eye potential. Pilla is committed to providing athletes with technical solutions for maximum performance of the eye. We have developed very specific lens formulations for application to your passion.


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Technical Vision Providers For the Sports Enthusiast

Pilla, Inc. 35 Danbury Road Ridgefield, CT 06877 USA Main: 203.894.3265 Fax: 203.894.3269 Direct: 203.438.6275 Shown above: The Liberty in Black

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