If you have a question that is not covered here, please contact us.

Where can I buy spare lenses and small parts?

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.

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How do I change the lenses on my interchangeable sunglasses?

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

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How do I clean my Tifosi eyewear?

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.

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Is my Tifosi cleaning bag washable?

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.

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What do the interchangeable sunglasses include?

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

Tifosi Optics offers three interchangeable lens systems: Standard, All-Sport and Polarized. Standard systems come with Smoke or Brown, AC Red and Clear. Some Standard systems also come with Yellow lenses. All-Sport systems come with Smoke, GT and EC lenses. Polarized systems come with one Brown or Smoke Polarized lens, AC Red and Yellow.

Click here to see all of our Interchangeable models.

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What are Fototec lenses?

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 100 percent 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.

Tifosi also offers two polarized Fototec lenses 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.

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What are polarized sunglasses?

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.

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What is UV protection?

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is part of the natural radiation found in the invisible light spectrum. There are 3 ranges of UV: UVA, UVB and UVC. Prolonged exposure to UVA and UVB rays may increase the possibility of significant eye damage, including temporary discomfort to long-term vision problems such as cataracts. All Tifosi Optics lenses offer 100% UVA and UVB protection.

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Do all Tifosi lenses block UVA/UVB rays?

Yes, all Tifosi lenses offer 100% protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays.

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Is lens color important?

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.

Yellow lenses offer an extremely bright view in overcast or rainy 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.

The GT (Golf/Tennis) 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 EC (Extreme Contrast) lens is ideal for situations where high contrast is a must, such as when reading greens on the golf course or picking up the lines of a single track. This purple lens filters out the hazy blue light spectrum that is responsible for optical blurring and distortion.

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What is Grilamid TR-90?

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.

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Does any Tifosi Optics eyewear have options for corrective lenses?

Yes, Tifosi Optics offers a wide variety of frame options for RX lenses. All RX sunglasses must be ordered through a Tifosi Optics certified dealer and can only be done by dealers in the following states: AL, CO, DE, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NM, ND, OK, OR, PA, SD, UT, WV.

Click here to see our selection of RXable models. Visit our Dealer Locator to find a dealer near you.

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Where do I find my Tifosi eyewear model number?

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

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How do I get Team/Individual Athlete Sponsorship through Tifosi Optics?

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:http://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.

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How do I get Event Sponsorship through Tifosi Optics?

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 only be submitted by an Authorized Tifosi Optics Retailer and must be done online via the Event Sponsorship Application. This application can be found via the Tifosi Login at the bottom of this webpage or by following the link here:http://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.

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I was sponsored by Tifosi last year; do I need to submit a proposal again?

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.

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