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Respecting the original Knoxville, we’ve scaled up the sizing to create a frame that offers more coverage and a larger look while maintaining clean, classic lines and uncompromised fit.

KNOXVILLE XL

From $100

From $100

Respecting the original Knoxville, we’ve scaled up the sizing to create a frame that offers more coverage and a larger look while maintaining clean, classic lines and uncompromised fit.
  • FRAME: 6 base mold injected Grilamid frame with a 3 barrel hinge.
  • OPTICS: 6 base Melanin infused Polycarbonate lens. 100% UV protection. Up to 98% Blue Light protection.
  • MEASUREMENT: 50h - 144w - 130l
  • WEIGHT: 33grams
  • California Design. Hand Crafted In Italy.

MELANIN INFUSED LENSES



Electric's melanin infused lenses block harmful UV and HEV blue light, relaxing your eyes and providing vivid, crisp, clear, haze free vision.

Melanin is a natural pigment found throughout the human body. Its role is to protect us against damage by filtering UV and Blue Light and is the best natural defense against the harmful effects of the sun and blue light.

MELANIN INFUSED LENSES

Electric's melanin infused lenses block harmful UV and HEV blue light, relaxing your eyes and providing vivid, crisp, clear, haze free vision.

Melanin is a natural pigment found throughout the human body. Its role is to protect us against damage by filtering UV and Blue Light and is the best natural defense against the harmful effects of the sun and blue light.





PROTECTION


You wouldn’t put your skin through a day in the sun without sunblock, so why would you go in the sun without wearing Electric’s Melanin lenses?



COMFORT


With comfort for your eyes like you’ve never experienced.



ENHANCED VISION


Not to be confused with a “color enhancing tint”, our Melanin lenses provide vibrant images with clarity, contrast & depth like you’ve never seen before.




Melanin

WITHOUT MELANIN LENS FILTRATION


Increased exposure to harmful blue light which has been linked to retinal damage and crows feet, decreased visual clarity, eye strain.



WITH MELANIN LENS FILTRATION


Up to 98% protection against harmful blue light helping preserve your visual health, enhanced visual clarity, and true color perception, relaxed feeling of the eye.

WITHOUT MELANIN LENS FILTRATION


Increased exposure to harmful blue light which has been linked to retinal damage and crows feet, decreased visual clarity, eye strain.



WITH MELANIN LENS FILTRATION


Up to 98% protection against harmful blue light helping preserve your visual health, enhanced visual clarity, and true color perception, relaxed feeling of the eye.



BLUE LIGHT


Is the most damaging portion of the visible light spectrum

Has been linked to retinal damage

Causes eye strain and visual haze



MELANIN


Acts like SPF 140 for your eyes, protecting against crows feet

Prolongs retinal health

Improves visual clarity and contrast, relaxing your eyes

UNDERSTANDING MORE ABOUT BLUE LIGHT


Blue light is the highest frequency light in the visible light spectrum, also known as “HEV” or High Energy Visible. While Melanin does not “block” blue light, it filters the harmful HEV rays, protecting your eyes and preserving color perception.



BLUE LIGHT: A DANGER FOR THE RETINA


Unlike UVA and UVB rays which almost never reach the retina, Blue light (HEV) due to its high frequency, radiates the retina all day long. Recent scientific studies have revealed that such rays can damage your retinas over time.



UNDERSTANDING MORE ABOUT BLUE LIGHT


Blue light is the highest frequency light in the visible light spectrum, also known as “HEV” or High Energy Visible. While Melanin does not “block” blue light, it filters the harmful HEV rays, protecting your eyes and preserving color perception.



BLUE LIGHT: A DANGER FOR THE RETINA


Unlike UVA and UVB rays which almost never reach the retina, Blue light (HEV) due to its high frequency, radiates the retina all day long. Recent scientific studies have revealed that such rays can damage your retinas over time.



THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF BLUE LIGHT


As we age our natural self defense system against blue light becomes less efficient, resulting in higher exposure to the harmful rays over time. These cumulative damages are likely to be responsible for retinal diseases such as AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration).



PRESERVE YOUR VISUAL HEALTH


The greatest benefit of Electric’s Melanin infused lenses is the protection they afford your eyesight and retina. However, their benefits go beyond the eye itself, protecting the sensitive skin around the eye from damaging HEV rays and helping battle crows feet.

THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF BLUE LIGHT


As we age our natural self defense system against blue light becomes less efficient, resulting in higher exposure to the harmful rays over time. These cumulative damages are likely to be responsible for retinal diseases such as AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration).



PRESERVE YOUR VISUAL HEALTH


The greatest benefit of Electric’s Melanin infused lenses is the protection they afford your eyesight and retina. However, their benefits go beyond the eye itself, protecting the sensitive skin around the eye from damaging HEV rays and helping battle crows feet.

MELANIN POLYCARBONATE LENS

Electric exclusively uses Bayer brand Makrolon raw polycarbonate material. All of our polycarbonate lenses are infused with health preserving melanin. This premium polycarbonate material is extremely light weight, has excellent visual clarity and definition, provides 100% UV and 98% Blue light protection and boasts superior impact resistance.

MELANIN POLYCARBONATE LENS

Electric exclusively uses Bayer brand Makrolon raw polycarbonate material. All of our polycarbonate lenses are infused with health preserving melanin. This premium polycarbonate material is extremely light weight, has excellent visual clarity and definition, provides 100% UV and 98% Blue light protection and boasts superior impact resistance.

MELANIN CR39 LENS

Electric is proud to offer melanin infused CR-39 lenses. An industry first that we have developed, exclusively with our lens supplier. CR-39 monomer lenses combine the optical clarity of glass with the durability of a thermoset material. CR-39 lenses stand up to scratches, are light weight and are featured in all of our acetate frames and select wire frames.

MELANIN CR39 LENS

Electric is proud to offer melanin infused CR-39 lenses. An industry first that we have developed, exclusively with our lens supplier. CR-39 monomer lenses combine the optical clarity of glass with the durability of a thermoset material. CR-39 lenses stand up to scratches, are light weight and are featured in all of our acetate frames and select wire frames.

HAND POLISHED MINERAL GLASS

Electric's glass lenses offer superior optical clarity, are the most scratch-resistant and have been manufactured as light weight as possible. These lenses are under 2mm thick and have been treated for increased impact resistant. These lenses are featured in all of our Level III Polarized frames.

HAND POLISHED MINERAL GLASS

Electric's glass lenses offer superior optical clarity, are the most scratch-resistant and have been manufactured as light weight as possible. These lenses are under 2mm thick and have been treated for increased impact resistant. These lenses are featured in all of our Level III Polarized frames.

GRYLAMID FRAME

High tensile strength and heat resistant grylamid retains shape for optimal fit. This material is extremely impact resistant while still being flexible, light weight and durable.

GRYLAMID FRAME

High tensile strength and heat resistant grylamid retains shape for optimal fit. This material is extremely impact resistant while still being flexible, light weight and durable.

ACETATE FRAME

Electric exclusively uses Mazzucchelli raw acetate for all of our handmade Italian acetate frames. This material is aesthetically pleasing, ideal for custom fitting and pliable when heated.

ACETATE FRAME

Electric exclusively uses Mazzucchelli raw acetate for all of our handmade Italian acetate frames. This material is aesthetically pleasing, ideal for custom fitting and pliable when heated.

WIRE FRAME

Each of Electric's wire frames utilize a high quality surgical grade stainless steel. This material is non corrosive, hypo allergenic, lightweight and durable.

h3>WIRE FRAME

Each of Electric's wire frames utilize a high quality surgical grade stainless steel. This material is non corrosive, hypo allergenic, lightweight and durable.

6 BASE CURVE

Base curvature references the curvature of the lens. The curvature of the lens in turn effects the amount of wrap / curve a frame has. The lower the number, the more flat the frame will be.

Base curvature references the curvature of the lens. The curvature of the lens in turn effects the amount of wrap / curve a frame has. The lower the number, the more flat the frame will be.

8 BASE CURVE

8 base frames are more wrapped and ideal for active settings.

8 BASE CURVE

8 base frames are more wrapped and ideal for active settings.

ELECTRIC PREMIUM POLARIZED LENSES


When light is reflected off a surface, it becomes condensed, creating glare. Electric's Polarized lenses eliminate 99.9% of glare, offer 100% UV protection, and provide true color perception. High color contrast and superior glare reduction, fueled with the finest degree of craftsmanship, brings you the highest quality Polarized lenses. No gimmicks, no distortion, no glare.

 

LEVEL I: POLYCARBONATE POLARIZED


Electric’s Level 1 Polycarbonate Polarized Lens comes standard with synthetic Melanin, providing premium glare reduction, relaxed eye feeling, true color perception, and scratch resistance.



LEVEL II: VISUAL EVOLUTION POLARIZED


Electric’s Level II Polycarbonate Polarized Lens combines the world class Melanin infused Level I lens, with the addition of flash mirror, anti-reflection and hydrophobic and oleophobic performance lens coatings.

LEVEL II: VISUAL EVOLUTION POLARIZED


Electric’s Level II Polycarbonate Polarized Lens combines the world class Melanin infused Level I lens, with the addition of flash mirror, anti-reflection and hydrophobic and oleophobic performance lens coatings.



LEVEL III: MINERAL GLASS POLARIZED


Electric’s Level III hand polished mineral glass polarized lens represents the benchmark for quality, performance, visual clarity, and color brilliance. Anti-reflection coating is also featured.

FREE GROUND SHIPPING AND FREE RETURNS ON ALL US ORDERS(Excluding Alaska and Hawaii)

 

A prepaid return shipping label will be included in all orders shipped FedEx. If you aren’t happy with your purchase, we will happily accept a return for a full refund. Our 365-day return policy has no special catches or exceptions. All we ask is that you send the items back to us in the original packaging, and make sure that the products are in the same condition as when you received them. Send the product back to us and we will take care of everything.

 

48 STATES PRICING:

 

FEDEX GROUND - FREE, LIMITED TIME

$0



FEDEX EXPRESS 2DAY


$15



FEDEX OVERNIGHT


$30


USPS (APO/FPO/PO BOX)


$10




AK, HI, PR, GU PRICING:

 

FEDEX GROUND

$10



FEDEX EXPRESS 2DAY


$35


 

 

This map illustrates service schedules in business days for FedEx Ground shipments. Cutoff time for same day shipping is 3pm PST for ground, 2nd day and USPS shipping. Overnight shipping cutoff time is 1pm PST. Free return shipping valid on orders shipped FedEx only.

  • Review by Peter (USA)

    December 14, 2015

    I've been a long time customer of Electric Visual and have been wearing the Knoxville XL for a while. The lenses had a malfunction so sent them back to Electric seeking a replacement pair... The customer service team went above and beyond. It was super easy communicating with them and they have sent me a replacement pair without any hassle. I was already hooked on the brand but after this experience I will be a life-long customer.

  • Review by Ben (USA)

    November 1, 2015

    My OHM had a problem so I called Electric about it. Phong Nguyen in customer service was great about resolving the issue. I has no idea that electric sunglasses came with a lifetime warranty. I have several pairs of electrics and I like them all. I even buy them for my kids. My favorites are the Knoxville XL.

  • Review by Scott (USA)

    October 15, 2015

    These are the best polarized sunglasses I've ever owned. The Level III polarization is worth the money spent. My eyes have never been so stoked !!

  • Review by Kalani (USA)

    July 24, 2015

    I got these from local skate shop about a year ago because I liked the frame..and I love tortoise shell. I'm glad I did! These are THEE BEST pair of sunglasses I've ever had! Their cool sleek..fit perfect on my face..I get compliments all the time..can't live without these glasses! I recently lost them at a crowded festival but will purchase the EXACT ones soon! I'm dying here! Lol love the Knoxville XLs

  • Review by ELLIOT (USA)

    July 18, 2015

    Joel Harris helped me out with a new pair of Knoxville's. I get compliments all the time on the polarized colored lens with my current green lens pair, and can't wait to get the blue ones. Joel was super courteous and knew exactly how to help. I'd recommend anyone to Joel and the wonderful service at Electric. Will most definitely shop at Electric for my future sunglass purchases because of people like Joel. He's an asset, and hope he gets recognized in some way. Not to mention, the sunglasses are top notch.

  • Review by Fredrick (USA)

    June 19, 2015

    The Knoxville's are a very cool pair of sunglasses.. one of my favorite. Not to mention the awesome customer service at electric!

  • Review by frank (USA)

    April 28, 2015

    Best pair of shades I've had in a while. Slick design and great look. Best customer service I have ever dealt with. Great company right here!

  • Review by jordan (USA)

    January 19, 2014

    Just got these shades and they are absolutely amazing. They make you look great, they make this big world look CRYSTAL clear. The sun protection is amazing. I wear these snowboarding and it all works out perfectly.

  • Review by Nick (USA)

    December 1, 2013

    Just pick these bad boys up from my local surf shop, they are amazing. They are light weight, sexy, and protect my eyes from the sun. Thank you so much Electric for yet another awesome pair of sunglasses!

  • Review by Brent (USA)

    June 13, 2013

    So I just picked up a pair of these today. I'm a pilot so polarized sunglasses won't work for me when I'm flying. These things are amazing. Comfortable fit that doesn't interfere with my headset, lightweight design that doesn't feel like it's weighing my head down, and they are stylish. Most pilot's you see wear aviatiors, and I admit I have a pair myself, but these stand out and I love them.

  • Review by RUBI (USA)

    June 8, 2013

    Perfect size with great lenses.

  • Review by Jean (USA)

    February 28, 2013

    Good to see real expertise on display. Your contribution is most welcome.

  • Review by cutslash (USA)

    February 18, 2013

    Thanks for the new frames, so sick !!

  • Review by Alejandro BuiSan (USA)

    February 12, 2013

    The best sunglasses !!!!!!