Smith Parallel Max Replacement Lenses $19.95
The parallels between visibility and performance are real.
You originally got the Smith Parallel Max sunglasses as a mid-sized means to shield your eyes from debris and see more of the path ahead. The model you chose may have included the lens you wanted at the time, but now that you've been on the road and trails, you need more color options. Choose from multiple color, mirrored, and polarized/non-polarized options when you consider which Smith Parallel Max Replacement Lenses to add to your arsenal.
- Note: not all options are polarized—see drop-down menu for a list polarized and non-polarized color variants
|POLARCHROMIC LENSES--ANTI-REFLECTIVE (AR) MIRROR COATING ELIMINATES BACK GLARE. OLEOPHOBIC COATING REPELS WATER, DIRT, AND GREASE. PROVIDES 100% PROTECTION FROM HARMFUL UVA/B/C RAYS.|
|IGNITOR||12 - 18%||3||medium/bright||POLARCHROMIC IGNITOR comfortably maximizes colors and depth perception while reducing glare. An exceptional Polarchromic lens suited for all day use in high altitudes or open water environments.|
|COPPER MIRROR||13 - 20%||3 - 2||medium/bright||Our POLARCHROMIC COPPER MIRROR tint combined with a subtle Silver Flash Mirror coating creates a performance based, esthetically appealing lens. Medium contrast, very comfortable, and pleasant to wear.|
|COPPER||13 - 20%||3 - 2||medium/bright||POLARCHROMIC COPPER provides increased color definition and medium contrast while reducing reflected glare from water, sand, or pavement. An exceptional general purpose Polarchromic lens that is comfortable and soothing to wear all day.|
|AMBER||15 - 30%||3 - 2||low/medium||POLARCHROMIC AMBER is a higher contrast "yellow" Polarchromic lens tint that enhances depth perception and gathers available light in lower light conditions.|
|POLARIZED LENSES--PROVIDES 100% PROTECTION FROM HARMFUL UVA/B/C/ RAYS.|
|BLUE MIRROR||8%||3||bright||A true color POLARIZED Gray lens with multi- layer BLUE MIRROR provides true color vision without affecting light reaching the eye. AR mirror coating eliminates back glare. Oleophobic coating repels water, dirt, and grease.|
|GREEN MIRROR||12%||3||bright||A high contrast POLARIZED Brown lens with multi-layer GREEN MIRROR provides strong contrast in bright conditions without affecting light reaching the eye. AR mirror coating eliminates back glare. Oleophobic coating repels water, dirt, and grease.|
|COPPER||12%||3||medium/bright||POLARIZED COPPER enhances contrast and depth perception. Reduces reflected glare from water, sand, or pavement.|
|GRAY||15%||3||bright||POLARIZED GRAY reduces reflected glare and sharpens detail in true colors. Oleophobic and AR coating on Techlite Glass lenses.|
|GRAY GREEN||15%||3||bright||POLARIZED GRAY GREEN reduces reflected glare and sharpens detail. Oleophobic and AR coating on Techlite Glass lenses.|
|BROWN||15%||3||medium/bright||POLARIZED BROWN absorbs stray "blue light" and sharpens visual acuity while reducing reflected glare. Oleophobic and AR coating on Techlite Glass lenses.|
|YELLOW||31%||2||medium/overcast||POLARIZED YELLOW enhances low levels of light while reducing reflected glare.|
|NON-POLARIZED LENSES--PROVIDES 100% PROTECTION FROM HARMFUL UVA/B/C/ RAYS.|
|PLATINUM||15%||3||bright||A Gray lens with PLATINUM mirror to reduce visible light and glare by reflecting it away from the eye.|
|GRAY||15%||3||bright||GRAY lens tint provides true color perception for exact color definition. Creates soothing effect on eye in bright or sunny conditions.|
|BROWN||18%||3||medium/bright||BROWN lens tint excels at absorbing stray "blue light" and sharpening visual acuity. Perfect for activities where depth perception is important.|
|IGNITOR||32%||2||medium/overcast||IGNITOR maximized an object's definition and enhances depth perception. A multi-layer mirror coating increases eye comfort without affecting color appearance. Hydrophobic coating repels water, dirt, and grease.|
|YELLOW||68%||1||overcast/dark||YELLOW enhances greens, yellows, and reds and is best suited for extremely low light conditions.|
|CLEAR MIRROR||75%||1||dark/low||CLEAR MIRROR is best suited for low light or night conditions. The light mirror reduces glare from water, sand or pavement.|
|CLEAR||98%||0||dark/low||CLEAR is best suited for low light or night conditions.|
- *VLT (VISIBLE LIGHT TRANSMISSION):
- THE PERCENTAGE OF AVAILABLE LIGHT ALLOWED TO REACH THE EYE (THE LOWER THE NUMBER, THE DARKER THE LENS)
What community has to say
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I have been a fan of the Smith Glasses of this style. I owned Factor Max glasses and then bought Parallel Max when the Factor was discontinued. The Brown lenses are my favorite in the Smith color spectrum. Easy on the eyes and improves contrast and clarity.
Most sunglasses put too much pressure on...
Most sunglasses put too much pressure on my nose and give me a headache. The Smith Optic Factor Max sunglasses have worked well for me, but I scratched one of the lenses. A replacement is $60 and it seems I would do better to just buy new sunglasses, but the Factor Max has been discontinued by Smith Optic and I think I need to find another option. Anyone know a similar/good option for replacement or know a less expensive way to replace one brown, polarized lens on the Factor Max line?
you would be hard pressed to find a smith polarized lens by itself for less than that...especially for a discontinued line. in my experience, its much less of a hassle to just get new glasses. or you could call the Smith customer service line at 800 635-4401.
I lost my Factor Max glasses and was in the same boat hoping to find a replacement that works as well for me. The Parallel Max was the ticket. The fit and feel is very similar and they have worked well for me. I have since found my Factor Max glasses so i was able to make a good side by side comparison. I actually favor the Parallel Max now. I broke one of the lenses and had to buy a replacement.