Revision Military is now offering a measure of eye protection from laser assaults. The company developed a patented dye for use in eyewear lenses that can block a significant amount of green laser energy. The resulting product is called the LazrBlock GF-8 Laser Protective Lens.
The company is already known for making high quality ballistic eye protection (and developing a military exoskeleton), and the dye can be applied to the same lenses to provide protection from both shrapnel and lasers. The LazrBlock GF-8 Laser Protective Lens is rated to stop 99.9% of green laser energy and more than 99% of the “most powerful Near-Infrared (NIR) component of commercially available green lasers.” The NIR energy exists outside of the visible spectrum.
A side benefit of the LazrBlock GF-8 Laser Protective Lens is that it provides better visible light transmission and less color distortion when compared to other lenses on the market that offer laser protection. This allows the lenses to be used during darker conditions than otherwise one would be able.
According to research, the FAA recorded more than 6,660 incidents of laser “strikes” on commercial aircraft while the British Airline Pilots’ Association advised that half of its members had experienced a laser “attack” in the prior 12 months. There have also been numerous incidents of criminals assaulting law enforcement officers with green lasers.