Frequenty Asked Questions

For prescription lens questions, visit our Tifosi Rx FAQ.
If you have a question that is not covered here, please contact us.

Any Tifosi Optics authorized dealer can order lenses and parts from our current year catalog. Spare lenses and small parts can also be purchased online. Click here to view our selection for current and select discontinued models.

Click here to download detailed lens changing instructions for your frames.

Cleaning and Maintenance: Use the microfiber cleaning bag for storage. If glasses are dirty, use the cleaning bag to wipe them. If needed, rinse with mild soap and warm water. We recommend cleaning and wiping to maintain the lenses.

Yes. We recommend placing it in a mesh lingerie wash bag and machine wash with like colors at cool temperatures. Dry on low. Your Tifosi cleaning bag is also hand-washable using a mild detergent and cool water. Rinse thoroughly, tumble dry on low or hang to dry.

Please visit the warranty page for detailed warranty information.

Tifosi Optics Interchangeable sunglasses include three lenses to use in different lighting conditions, an eclipse hard case and a microfiber cleaning bag.

Tifosi Optics’ standard interchangeable lens system comes with Smoke or Brown, AC Red and Clear lenses. Some Standard systems replace the Smoke or Brown with a Brown Gradient or Clarion Mirror lens.

Click here to see all of our Interchangeable models.

Tifosi Optics Fototec lenses are blended with microscopic photochromes that darken in color when in contact with UV rays. Tifosi Fototec lenses are polycarbonate and offer UVA/UVB protection. Each of the six lens tints will darken in about 12 seconds and return to their original color in about two minutes.

Of the six Fototec lenses Tifosi offers, two are Polarized Fototec that combine the versatility of polycarbonate Fototec lenses with the glare eliminating properties of polarized lenses. The Brown and Smoke Polarized Fototec lenses also darken in about 12 seconds and return to their original state in two minutes.

Please read the Fototec technology page for more information.

Polarized lenses are designed to eliminate the glare that is responsible for eye fatigue and decreased vision. Tifosi Optics polarized lenses are made of shatterproof polycarbonate and decentered to minimize optical distortion in the periphery.

So how does it work? When light is reflected from shiny surfaces, it is usually horizontally polarized. The horizontal polarized light is blocked by vertically oriented polarizers in the lenses.

Please read the polarized technology page for more information.

Yes, all our Tifosi Standard Polycarbonate lenses provide 100% protection from harmful UVA rays and UVB rays up to 400 nm with the exception of our Light Night Fototec lens which protection from UVA and UVB rays is up to 380nm. Note: They are not suitable for direct observation of the sun or strong artificial light sources.

Yes! Tifosi offers a wide variety of lens tint options to suit every personal preference and outdoor lighting condition. Smoke lenses show the least amount of color distortion and are perfect for use in full sun conditions. Brown lenses are great for bright sunlight and enhance color.

AC (All Conditions) Red lenses offer an enhanced view in cloudy or foggy weather. AC Red lenses provide contrast in mid to low lighting conditions.

Clear lenses enable the wearer to have protection at night, or other extremely low lighting conditions. Although clear, these Tifosi Optics lenses still offer 100% UVA/UVB protection.

Enliven lenses enhance reds, blues, and greens. The Enliven Golf lens has a greenish smoke tint that is known for its object illumination properties. This lens enhances the wearer’s ability to pick up a ball in flight. The Enliven Bike lens has a red tint that picks up on road details.

Clarion Mirror lenses have a grey tint similar to the Smoke lens, but with a colored mirror that repels water. Clarion Yellow, Clarion Blue and Clarion Red are available.

Grilamid TR-90 is a homopolyamide nylon characterized by an extremely high alternative bending strength, low density and a high resistance to chemical and UV damage.

For more information about Grilamid TR-90 and other Tifosi Optics technologies, please visit the LENS & FRAME technology page.

Yes. Tifosi Optics offers a wide variety of Rx lens options including single lens, progressive, photochromic, blue-light filtering, and polarized. Click here to see our Rx frame options.

Please visit the contact page to get in touch with us.

To find the model number of any pair of Tifosi eyewear, refer to the number printed on the inside of the left arm of your sunglasses

Tifosi Optics only accepts team/individual athlete sponsorship requests from authorized U.S.A. Tifosi Optics retailers. Tifosi Optics does not provide monetary support for teams or individuals. Please contact your local Tifosi Optics retailer for details. For planning purposes, we accept applications September 1st through December 31st for the upcoming season. Any submissions after December 31st will not be reviewed.

A request for sponsorship can only be submitted by an Authorized Tifosi Optics Retailer and must be done online via the Team/Athlete Sponsorship Application. This application can be found via the Tifosi Login in the footer of this webpage or by following the link here: https://www.tifosioptics.com/about/tifosi-login. Select Sponsorships and use your provided username and password to access the application, fill it out in detail, and submit to Tifosi Optics for review. For Tifosi Login and password information please contact your Tifosi Optics outside independent rep or a Tifosi Optics inside account manager.

To apply for Event Sponsorship through Tifosi Optics, ALL of the following three criteria must be met:

1. Proposed Event is supported or organized by a Tifosi Optics stocking retailer.
2. Sponsorship request is submitted 90 days prior to the event.
3. Event is willing to display Tifosi Optics signage (banner, etc.) and distribute Tifosi Optics literature at the event.

If your event meets the criteria above, please read on below to learn how to apply for event sponsorship through Tifosi Optics. Tifosi Optics does not provide monetary sponsorship for events.

A request for sponsorship can be submitted by an Authorized Tifosi Optics Retailer and must be done online via the Event Sponsorship Application available under the About menu when logged in as a retailer.

Yes. The Tifosi Optics dealer you are sponsored through must submit a new sponsorship form for you. Unless noted in your contract, all Tifosi team/athlete/event sponsorships are 1 year only. Being offered sponsorship one season does not guarantee sponsorship for the next season.

Tifosi HQ primarily sponsors US athletes/events/teams. To be sponsored in another country, please contact your country’s Tifosi distributor. A list of international distributors can be found under the WHERE TO BUY tab on the website.

Tifosi offers safety eyewear that meets the ANSI Z 87.1 standard in our Tactical Eyewear Collection. Tifosi eyewear that is not listed as Z87.1 does not meet the ANSI Z 87.1 industrial safety standards and should not be considered a permanent shield against injury or in the event of impact with a hard surface. All lenses do pass the ANSI 80.3 standards for general purpose usage. This mean that they will provide excellent protection for general active lifestyle conditions such as biking, running, golfing, rafting, climbing, hiking, sailing, walking.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) company policy refers to our responsibility toward our environment. Our company’s existence is not lonely. It’s part of a bigger system of people, values, other organizations and nature. The social responsibility of a business is to give back to the world just as it gives to us.

What is corporate social responsibility?

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) company policy outlines our efforts to give back to the world as it gives to us.

Policy elements

We want to be a responsible business that meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

Our company’s social responsibility falls under two categories: compliance and proactiveness. Compliance refers to our company’s commitment to legality and willingness to observe community values. Proactiveness is every initiative to promote human rights, help communities and protect our natural environment.

Compliance

Legality

Our company will:

Respect the law. Honor its internal policies. Ensure that all its business operations are legitimate.

Business ethics

We’ll always conduct business with integrity and respect to human rights. We’ll promote:

Safety and fair dealing. Respect toward the consumer. Anti-bribery and anti-corruption practices.

Examples of Corporate Social Responsibility

Protecting the environment

Our company recognizes the need to protect the natural environment. Keeping our environment clean and unpolluted is a benefit to all. We require our manufacturing partners to obey local employment and environmental standards.

Protecting people

We’ll ensure that we:

Don’t risk the health and safety of our employees and community. Support diversity and inclusion.

Human rights

Our company is dedicated to protecting human rights. We are a committed equal opportunity employer and will abide by all fair labor practices. We’ll ensure that our activities do not directly or indirectly violate human rights in any country (e.g. forced labor).

Preserving the environment

Apart from legal obligations, our company will proactively protect the environment. Examples of relevant activities include:

Recycling and conserving energy.

Yes, Tifosi Optics is regulated and production is allowed to be imported and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Yes, Tifosi Optics supports the efforts of recycling any of its products that can be recycled. The Tifosi Optics box and instructions are recyclable via a cardboard or paper recycling bin/container. Tifosi Optics is in the process of transitioning all packaging to reflect the recyclable symbol on both its boxes and instructions. The Tifosi box is made from recycled material. The instructions pamphlet is made from Partially recycled materials.

Look at the lenses, the right arm, and the frame itself. On the lenses, you will see TIFOSI +, +s, or +v etched in the upper edge. On the right arm, you will see T Z87.1 etched on the frame material, not on the hydrophilic rubber ear pad. On the frame, you will see TIFOSI Z87.1 etched on the inside, above the right lens. If any of these etchings are not present, then your product is not ANZI Z87.1 safety rated.

As you may be aware, California has a PROP 65 law in place concerning chemicals that are in consumer goods. The state recently included eyewear into this law. Virtually all higher end eyewear lenses, including prescription goods, are made of polycarbonate. Polycarbonate has BPA in the material which is listed by PROP 65. California has not set a minimum limit for the amount of BPA that is acceptable, so any amount requires that the products be labeled. In order to be in compliance with PROP 65, we are labeling our eyewear and POP displays with a decal. You may not have had other suppliers do this yet, but in order to be in compliance, they all must do the same. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding this issue. The label is as follows:

WARNING: This Product can expose you to chemicals including BPA, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and nickel, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov/products

Tifosi Optics is proud to be a Carbon Neutral company in an effort to help reduce the effects of harmful greenhouse gasses that plague the planet. By doing this, Tifosi Optics has also implemented sustainable initiatives, such as,

Recycling within our offices and warehouseUsing recyclable materials in manufacturingEliminating excess waste and packagingCreating efficiencies in our supply chainUsing sustainable transportation infrastructure

Our mission to shrink the carbon footprint and help our environment is ongoing and Tifosi Optics will continue to look for ways that we can conserve and aid in making changes for the better.