The US Navy is supplying their Pilots and personel with glasses and sunglasses. Optical lens tinting has always been in a toxic environment. The new system is faster and non toxic.
November 26, 2004 -- After 9 month of testing the OMS Micro Tint System the US Navy has decided and opted to use Micro Tints as their new in office tinting system in their different naval bases, for sunglasses and other tinted lenses, supplied by them to Navy pilots and other personnel.
The original contact was made because the Micro Tint System is not only many times faster in the tinting process than the conventional way of tinting but also because the chemicals are water based. Therefore the system works without smell and toxic fumes as happens with all conventional tinting systems.
New government rules prohibit the tinting of optical lenses by way of conventional tinting units and chemicals in a central air conditioned and heated environment. In new buildings including shopping centers the use of conventional tinting unit systems is now prohibited.
Furthermore the black Micro Tint color used in Navy pilots sunglasses has a unique, near even straight absorption curve which guarantees a perfect color reproduction which none of the other tinting products on the market can provide.