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Raised right. Born and bred with hard lines, timeless design traits and Italian quality.

KNOXVILLE

From $100

From $100

Raised right. Born and bred with hard lines, timeless design traits and Italian quality.
  • 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: 47h - 139w - 129l
  • WEIGHT: 30grams
  • 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 Ben (USA)

    October 17, 2015

    These shades are hands down the most comfortable, best-looking, and durable of their frame type of any brand out there. Especially with the vast selection of different frame color ways and lens combos from season to season, these are some of the most distinctive sunglasses I have ever owned (I have the yellow and blue framed pari with the fire lens) and plan to buy another pair, should I ever need them.

  • Review by Josh (USA)

    October 15, 2015

    These glasses are the best! I got these about a year ago and they have been awesome! Joel Harris helped me out with a recent new pair of Knoxville XL's and he was very helpful. I recommend anyone to both Joel and Electric. I will only shop at electric from now on for sunglasses due to their quality and top tier customer service!!


  • Review by John F (USA)

    September 14, 2015

    I have worn every major brand. Oakley, Smith, Maui Jim and Costa. I have purchased the Knoxville Polarized 3 and have to say this is one great pair of shades. Lens quality is top notch and the frames are sturdy and made with quality not cheap feeling at all.

    What sets Electric apart is their customer service. People rave about Maui Jims customer service. I can say Electric blows them out of the water. I have talked with Joel a couple of times and Phong. The service they provided was second to none. Electric has a customer for life. Keep up the good work!

  • Review by Kyle (Canada)

    September 2, 2015

    These shades are boss. The ones I wanted did not appear on the Canadian website. I phoned the brand and spoke with Joel Harris, seeing they were available in the states. He made a sunglass exchange painless not to mention a level of care and concern.



    My great experience with the brand through Electric's customer representatives and the values of the business at its core has left a strong impression on me. Hope to deal more with you guys in the future. I will for sure be purchasing more swag from your brand.

    Cheers

  • Review by Brock (USA)

    August 24, 2015

    I've bought just about every major brand of sunglasses on the market and while some have been better than others, Electric's products and their quality supersede anything I've ever worn. I was hooked on their ski goggles and then I started wearing the Knoxvilles. By far my favorite pair of shades ever. The service team at Electric gets an A++ in my book after helping me out too! Phong was incredibly cool and super easy to work with! I'm a lifetime customer no question about it.

  • Review by Bobby (USA)

    August 24, 2015

    This may sound like some embellishment but I promise you it's not; I have the scars to prove it: About 2 months ago, i took a lunch break from work and biked home. Upon biking back, I cornered, hit a patch of sand and bailed...hard. I wasn't wearing a helmet (shame, shame, shame) and split my forehead and concussed myself. The hospital was my next stop.

    During this incident, I was wearing your brown polarized Knoxvilles. Without trying to brown-nose, your Knoxvilles basically saved me from fracturing my eye socket. No, sunglasses are not a replacement for a helmet and, no, this is not what you intended this eyewear for but the story is what it is and I thought you'd want to know.

    Sure the frames are totally scuffed and lens is scratched up BUT I'm still wearing them proudly. Thanks for a rad pair of specs and thanks for saving me some $$$ on my med bills. Cheers, mates.

  • Review by Matthias (USA)

    August 21, 2015

    We all know Electric makes the best sunglasses out there. What makes these guys even better is the Customer Service. Phong the the rest of the CS team absolutely hooked me up - I'll be a life long customer!

  • Review by Chris (USA)

    August 19, 2015

    Phong at customer service was amazing in going over and beyond the call to see if he could find some bourbons for me. My eyes are real sensitive from a motorcycle crash years ago, these glasses fit me perfectly and he jumped through the hoops to find them for me. Thank you Electric and most of all Phong, made it so effortless, we need more of you........Thanks again ...Chris.

    P.S. you've got to bring the bourbons back.

  • Review by Sean (USA)

    August 14, 2015

    Amazing glasses. Joel and Phong in customer service are the best I've ever dealt with in a large business. They are the absolute best and because of them I will never buy any other brand of shades!

  • Review by Sean (USA)

    August 14, 2015

    Amazing glasses.

  • Review by Jonny (USA)

    August 12, 2015

    Had some trouble with my shades and contacted customer service. After a quick phone conversation, Phong emailed me direct and walked me through their return/warranty process. Of course I waited until the last minute to handle the issue before leaving on a trip I had planned, but with his help I got a brand new replacement pair within 2 weeks of me sending back my old ones!
    So stoked on the customer service Phong provided, quick responses, keeping me up to date on the status of my return, providing a tracking number and of course the super quick turnaround.
    Will definitely continue to purchase their products based on this experience alone, but obviously all their gear is pretty awesome as well.

  • Review by Liam (Canada)

    August 11, 2015

    Owned 2 pairs of knoxville's now, these glasses are awesome! Comfortable, lightweight and great looking. Claimed warranty on a pair and got amazing customer service. Very pleased with these glasses and the way electric goes about serving customers.

  • Review by Alma (USA)

    July 31, 2015

    Electric is the best company I have ever purchased sunglasses from. I scratched the lenses on my Knoxville's and since it wasn't a manufacturers defect I was unable to get them replaced. Electric made sure I was happy as a customer and gave me a deal on a new pair of shades. Definitely is one of the best quality sunglasses I have bought. Keep doing what you're doing Electric, y'all rock. Thank you Joel Harris for having awesome customer service as well!!!

  • Review by Michael Gallagher (USA)

    July 23, 2015

    I have the gloss black polarized Knoxville sunglasses. My original sunglasses had a manufacturer's defect but with the speediness response and actions from Electrics customer service is what makes it 5 stars. Phong Nguyen (a Electric Customer Service Rep) responded to every email I sent (about 5) in regards to my sunglasses in less than 15 minutes each time I emailed Electric. I wanted to give special recognition to him because he made making a warranty claim easy and painless. I love the sunglasses, they fit my face great and are extremely comfortable. Combined with the style and great customer service I'll remain a loyal customer.

    Previous electric purchases:

    Electric Technician sunglasses- fit great and comfortable
    Electric snowboarding EG 2.5 goggles- fit great and never fog up.

  • Review by BeachBum (USA)

    June 25, 2015

    I searched forever for a pair of sunglasses that fit my face perfect. I like the classic look in which you can wear these in a suit or at the beach styling your board shorts. Joel in customer service is amazing! I will def be back and keep up the awesome work and great customer service Electric!

  • Review by Paul

    June 9, 2015

    I am not usually someone who writes a review unless there I have something negative to say, but I feel obligated to express my pure obsession over my Knoxville sunglass. The wide lens allows for full sun coverage, while also fitting tight to my face. The thick frames allow for a durable feel that makes me feel confident about my sunglasses lifespan. One reason I bought these sunglasses is for the product defect warranty that electric provides in case the product has any defects. Overall, these sunglasses kick some major tail and I personally believe Electric blows the competition out of the water. For 100$, there is not a better sunglass on the market.

  • Review by Joseph (USA)

    March 9, 2015

    By far my favorite glasses. I have multiple pairs of the Knoxville, both level II and III polarized. They are extremely comfortable and go great with anything. I highly recommend!

  • Review by Russ (USA)

    January 7, 2015

    Just got the Knoxvilles a month or so ago and couldn't imagine rocking anything else. Had a few questions for customer service and they killed it, helping with whatever questions I had. Best shades out there and great heads to communicate with.

  • Review by Ethan (USA)

    August 6, 2014

    Hands down these are may favorite glasses to wear! They are extremely comfortable and with the keyhole nosepiece, they sit perfectly on the bridge of my nose. The Knoxville's offer great style, comfort, and durability that everyone should look for in a pair of glasses.

  • Review by Drew (USA)

    June 10, 2014

    These sunglasses are by far the best on the market concerning the shape and design. I purchased my first pair in the summer of 2011 and never looked back. A few weeks ago I sent them in because one of the hinges was loosing and the response I got from the the customer service was top notch. They were very quick and dynamic in figuring out what the problem was and what they could do to resolve it. I highly recommend Electric eye wear to anyone and in all aspects of of life. From lifestyle to snowboard goggles they are the best you can get. Stay classy Electric!

    with love, from Colorado.

  • Review by Chris (USA)

    March 17, 2014

    Electric visual has one of the best customer service departments that i have ever dealt with!!!

    The lightening fast response time, and courteous team of professionals made my purchase and exchange simple and stress free.

    This is my 2nd pair of Knoxvilles and my 10th pair of Electric sunnies overall. The quality and style is unmatched.

    If you are looking for sunglasses with a classic look and amazing fit.... Look no further. The Knoxville is it.

    Thanks Electric! Keep up the good work! Cheers!

  • Review by Ko-D (USA)

    January 23, 2014

    I have a hard time finding sunglasses that look right on me, and ones that are comfortable. I have never in my life paid more than $30 for sunglasses, until I bought a pair of Knoxvilles. Which in my mind, I couldn't have made a better choice, these are some gnarly shades! They are lightweight and are super comfortable to wear. Going places and receiving compliments on my sunglasses, has never happened before lol. The are a 100% great buy, you can't go wrong. Plus the service i have receiived from Electric themselves has been remarkable and has made my shopping experience that much better! I appreciate all the help. Keep pumping out these killer glasses.

  • Review by Jon (USA)

    October 1, 2013

    I purchased the Knoxville glases without much comparison shopping and hoped I made the right choice.... I have a smaller head size and its hard to find hats and glasses that look good and feel good but loved these shades! UNFORTUNATELY I broke them the first day I had them by dropping at a Major lazor concert.... however I liked them so much i went and bought another Identical (with the POLARIZED option this time) pair because I dug them so much! I usta only where cheapo shades, but the optics make a world of difference!