Soldiers are required to wear only eyewear that is on the US Army’s APEL list (Authorized Protective Eyeewr List…). After requests by the Army to develop a protective eyewear that is capable of electronically switching between clear and dark states, AlphaMicron developed the first LC-powered switchable eyewear incorporating its e-TINT® technology.

In Dec 2017, and after three years of rigorous testing, the Army’s APEL list specifications were updated to incorporate a new category of protective eyewear that can instantaneously change its tint on demand.

AlphaMicron is on track to provide the first electronically switchable eyewear on the Army’s APEL list.