As a veteran-owned company,Wiley X, Inc.knows the importance of supporting America's paralyzed veterans.  So Wiley X continues its support of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and has renewed sponsorship of three key programs for 2013 - the PVA National Trapshoot Circuit, the PVA National Bass Tour and the PVA Hand Cycling Racing Team.  As part of its continuing sponsorship, Wiley X will be providing its high performanceprotective eyewearas featured prizes throughout the 2013 season of PVA shooting, fishing and hand cycling events. Wiley X

On the PVA National Trapshoot Circuit, disabled shooters and able-bodied shooters compete as equals in challenging trapshoot events.   In its 17th year, this exciting circuit will include competitive shooting events around the country, where the new WX Valor Model #CHVAL06 - a member of Wiley X's battle-proven Changeable Series - will be worn by staff, directors and volunteers.  In addition, Wiley X protective eyewear will be included in prize packages for the winners.   These advanced glasses combine crystal clear vision with protection that meets the new GL-PD 10-12 MCEP standard (which supersedes the MIL-PRF-31013 Ballistic Standard) for combat protective eyewear, as well as ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards for occupational-grade protection.  This Changeable Series model is ideal for shooting sports, because it comes as a three-lens package (Smoke Grey, Clear, Light Rust) that allows shooters to switch lenses based on light conditions.

Wiley X will again support the PVA National Bass Tour with its new Climate Control™ Series WX Echo Model #CCECH04, combining Gloss Black frames with Polarized Emerald Mirror lenses. These state-of-the-art fishing glasses will be provided to staff, directors and volunteers, as well as winning anglers.  The PVA Tour consists of seven tournaments, each consisting of an Open/Team competition for angers wishing to compete from a boat and a Bank Competition for anglers who prefer to fish from shore.

 This WX Echo model combines advanced lenses based on Wiley X's Filter 8™ polarizing technology with Wiley X's patented soft, removable foam Facial Cavity™ seal that blocks out wind, dust and reflected light.  This combination eliminates glare, reduces eye fatigue on the water and enhances the angler's ability to spot fish, underwater structure and bottom contour.  Wiley X's ANSI-Z87.1 safety rating (standard in every pair of glasses it manufactures), protects fishermen from a wide range of dangers found on the water, from airborne debris and low-hanging braches to flying, hook-laden lures.

Wiley X will also play an important role in PVA's hand cycling events, where these "road warriors" race wheel-to-wheel just inches from the pavement.  Wiley X sunglasses help racers read the road surface, while providing serious protection against a wide range of hazards like airborne debris and kicked-up rocks.

"Wiley X is proud to be associated with PVA and honored to support its shooting, fishing and hand cycling competitions," said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr.  "These events celebrate America's outdoor heritage and encourage men and women to excel - regardless of what physical challenges they may face.  We applaud the efforts of these athletes and the many staff and volunteers around the country who make these events possible,"
added Freeman.

To learn more about the 2013 PVA Bass Tour, 2013 PVA National Trapshoot Circuit or 2013 National Hand Cycling Competitions, visit  To learn more about Wiley X's extensive line of protective eyewear for fishing, shooting and all outdoor activities - visit Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 · Telephone: (800) 776-7842 · Or visit online at