H780 Infrared Blocking Lenses

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Helius 780 Infrared Lens System


The Helius 780 or H780 IR (Infrared Reducing) lens technology. This lens system is by far the most advanced offering to date in all market segments. Light is part of the electromagnetic radiation in which the visible light that the human eye can observe range between 390 and 700 nanometers. Ultraviolet radiation that causes eye disease, stops at the 400 nm or nanometer scale. Most polarized eye wear protects you from these harmful UV radiations but there is another harmful radiation that has never been addressed. Infrared light lie beyond the red end of the visible light spectrum with wavelengths between 780 and 10.000 nm. They can be a potential hazard since they produce heat, therefore raising the overall temperature in the anterior of the eye. IR also damages the crystalline lens and the retina. RCI Optics has produced a lens system that incorporates a revolutionary IR filter that can absorb harmful infrared between 780 and 2.000 nm. H780 Lenses reduce the total heat load reaching the eye and preventing nuisance and damages, such as visual loss, haze, flare, dry eye syndrome while improving glare reduction and eye fatigue.

Helius L25


The L25 Low Light lens System provides 25% light transmission at the median range while enhancing light at the higher end of the color spectrum and is 100% polarized. This lens system will allow for use at low light conditions while providing longer wear times than other Low Light systems that are offered by our competitors. It is perfectly suited for sight fishing, shooting, cycling and any other outdoor activity that can be imagined. The Advantage is Clear!

Helius High Impact Lenses H780 + L25


Only our Ballista 2.0 frame material combined with the H780 high Impact Lens has exceeded the pinnacle of performance technology. Imagine having incredible clarity while blocking more than 88% of visible light on some lenses and as much much as 92% on others. The lenses are able to sustain a .15 cal. round at 650+ ft. per second impact. Stop imagining and look at the Right Coast Independent difference! All LEVIATHAN series have passed the stringent MIL-STD 662 impact testing and all RCI Optics Classic Series that are not Leviathan still utilizes the Helius High Impact Lens. To summarize, even our non-Leviathan products exceed our competitor’s offerings. The H780 High Impact Lens is a base polymer that is 6 times harder than traditional polycarbonate lens material and is designed for high impact ratings such as ANSI-Z87.1, high mass, high velocity ratings.



Xiphos 4.0 is a permanently bonded application to the Helius RCT High Impact Polarized lens system that provides superior hydrophobic, oleo-phobic, anti-scratch and at the core is its anti-static properties that makes it perfect for extreme weather conditions while providing a durable performance application that is easy to clean and is durable to scratching while repelling dirt, oil, water and other contaminants.

About Us


RCI Optics was visualized in 1998 by a team of locals on the east coast of central Florida. We got our start as a company selling sunglasses on the gleaming sands of Cocoa Beach, Florida.

We soon realized that the consumer needs were not being fulfilled by the current offerings of the brands on today’s market.

Our goal is to develop a product that is on the cutting edge of today’s current technologies and be the most customer-centric brand on the market. We deploy the most advanced technologies and develop new ones to match our customers’ needs.

We work alongside watermen that test these sunglasses like no other. We are at the forefront of optical technology, and a series of optics that combine tactical protection from impacts while offering pure clarity and phenomenal glare reduction.

RCI Optics is filling the need in the market for technology that is specifically designed for the harsh elements of the coastal lifestyle. Sunglasses need to be more than a mere fashion accessory. Sunglasses on the Right Coast need to incorporate performance and technology with resilient style.

Our team of eyewear specialist (with over 40 years of combined sunglass experience) developed a sun lens to meet the specific needs of the elite outdoorsman.

The HELIUS H780™ RCT High Impact Polarized Lens™ with Xiphos 4.0™ is 100% polarized and combats intense glare while also blocking the harmful effects of infrared radiation from 780 nanometers to 2000 nanometers, providing the user with superior health benefits, less eye fatigue and sharper vision.

The HELIUS L25™ RCT high Impact Polarized Low Light Lens™ with Xiphos 4.0™ offers a unique low light lens system that provides 25% visual light transmission at the median while spiking colors from the green, yellow, orange and red to almost 80% at the peak. This one of a kind technology will enhance colors to it’s most vivid while allowing for a longer extended use of a low light system.

The RCI Optics lens technology utilizes our proprietary Helius™ advanced polymer that is up to six times denser than polycarbonate or other lens materials. Our Leviathan Series™ sunglasses made with our Ballista 2.0 frame material coupled with our Helius H780 or L25 lenses passes both ANSI Z87-1 and MIL-STD 662 ballistics fragmentation test.

The RCI Optics lens also repels water, dust, dirt and oils all while blocking 100% of the harmful UVA, UVB and UVC. The (HEV) High Energy Visible or Blue Light is dramatically reduced by 95% on our H780 lenses and 88% on our L25 lens system.  These lens systems are the ultimate in sun optics bringing the brilliant colors of the Right Coast to life for an unmatched visual experience.

We always strive to bring you the most exciting and extremely durable new sunglass styles, our collection has something for everyone. We have steadily built a cult following of avid fishermen, watermen and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy all things Right Coast. We are proud of our Right Coast heritage which makes us unique and provides the ultimate testing grounds for our glasses.

It’s all about the EXPERIENCE the ADVENTURE and the ADVANTAGE of the RIGHT COAST!!!

Product Technology

  • Purposed Built

    Our products were designed with the most discerning outdoor enthusiast in mind such as Sight Fisherman, Hunters, Intrepid Spirits and Elite Watermen of the world but with the East Coast Vibe ~ Right Coast Independent.

  • Military rated technology for civilians

    Levithan Series are manufactured with the Helius 2.2 or Helius 780 IR RCT High Impact lens system. In short, you have a lens that is 6 times more dense than traditional polycarbonate. In fact this is not a poly lens but a remarkable material that can absorb an impact that is 7 times greater than that of the ANSI  Z87 rating. Applications range from full tactical operations, hunting, sight fishing to anything that can be imagined outdoors.

    Classic Series utilize the same lens system while using traditional frame materials such as TR-90 Grilamid and is designed for more casual wear but still offers more protection than any others on the market.

  • One of the few

    We are one of the few companies that exist in our field that is American Owned, Florida Grown and will compete for hearts and mind for the most discretionary outdoorsmen. Our Products are 100% produced in Italy, which is the pinnacle of the eye wear industry. Our products are not built in China, Taiwan and any other place that is only known for cheap labor and low quality production. Only the best for our customers!

  • Warranty

    All RCI Optics eyewear is warranted against manufacturer defects for two years from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase is required and must be from an authorized dealer. Warranty is void if no valid proof of purchase is provided. The RCI OPTICS sunglasses warranty does not cover scratched lenses or breakage caused by misuse, neglect or normal wear and tear.  Alteration of RCI products will void warranty. All claims are to be handled by RCI Optics direct .Additional lenses can be purchased through RCI OPTICS.

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What others say about us

RCI Optics has Addressed the failures of high dollar manufactures with the drive to produce the most reliable, stylish and performance driven eyewear on the market. I can honestly say I’ve never seen eyewear perform like my RCI’s. Optical clarity, eliminated eye strain, polarization that leaves competitors in the dust and frames built to withstand the extreme heat, salt and sunscreen I put them through on a daily basis. I’ll never leave home without my pair.


Our mission at Operation Home Shores, Inc. is to give back to our veterans for their sacrifice by way of fishing, hunting, and shooting sports. We spend countless hours in the field pursuing the ultimate adventure and we expect our gear to hold up to the pressure. RCI Optics provides a lens that exceeds our demand in regards to mission effectiveness, and is proven to be the best polarized optic we have used in our 15 years plus of sight fishing experience.

When it comes to spending my hard earned dollars on equipment, I only reach for the best. The Leviathan series have stood the test on the water and in the woods, time and time again. No other manufacturer has stood by their product with outstanding customer service and a no excuses mentality. If you are into fishing, hunting, shooting sports, and boating then you owe it to yourself. Make no mistake, the advantage is truly clear.

As a world wide builder of high end custom fishing rods, one thing I
understand is quality! The first time I put a pair of RCI sunglasses on my
face, I knew right then that they were second to none! The meticulous
attention to detail, the clarity, the quality…just extraordinary! I can
wear them all day long stalking Redfish, Snook and Tarpon on the flats and
never know that they were there. Incredible work guys!!!!!!

Dan Favio

Dan James Rod Company

Dan Favio

“RCI Optics and their Helius 2.2 lens system have helped me find countless fish out on the water and cut through the glare when it counts. RCI is a company that’s turning heads in the sunglass world and putting out a great product. I would recommend RCI Optics sunglasses to anyone serious about putting fish in the boat and wanting to truly experience what it’s like to own a serious pair of polarized sunglasses.”

These are Serious!
Skiff Matt

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