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SportRx Reveals 2018 REXY Award Winners

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San Diego, CA (October 2, 2018) – The first annual SportRx Awards, also known as The REXYS, was held Thursday night during the Vision Expo West industry show in Las Vegas, Nevada. SportRx, the leader in sport prescription eyewear, hosted The REXYS to recognize sports optical brands for their product quality, design, and innovation across 12 different categories: 

Best Motorcycle Sunglasses – Winner: Wiley X Gravity

Finalists: 7 Eye Panhead, Bobster Gunner, Bolle Anaconda

Best Snow Goggles – Winner Oakley Flight Deck

Finalists: SMITH IO/X, Anon WM1, Dragon X2

Best Cycling Sunglasses – Winner: 100% Speedcraft

Finalists: Oakley Jawbreaker, ROKA SL-1X, SMITH Pivlock Attack Max

Best Safety Sunglasses – Winner: Wiley X Saint

Finalists: SPY Bounty, Oakley Det Cord, SMITH Director Elite

Best Kids Sport Sunglasses – Winner: Oakley Quarter Jacket

Finalists: Wiley X Fierce, Nike Varsity, Julbo Rookie

Best Women’s Sport Sunglasses – Winner: Nike Vital

Finalists: adidas Excalate, Oakley Split Time, Tifosi Wasp

Best Athleisure Sunglasses – Winner: Kaenon Burnet

Finalists: ROKA Phantom, Julbo Renegade, Costa Rincon

Best Lifestyle Sunglasses – Winner: SMITH Outlier 2

Finalists: RAEN Remmy, Ray-Ban Aviator, SPY Helm 2

Best Fishing Sunglasses – Winner: Costa Tuna Alley

Finalists: SMITH Guide’s Choice, Kaenon Capitola, Maui Jim Peahi

Best Eyeglasses – Winner: SPY Weston

Finalists: Costa Ocean Ridge 110, Oakley Crosslink MNP, SMITH Bowline

Best High Rx Sport Solution – Winner: Nike Mercurial 6.0

Finalists: Oakley Mainlink, 100% Centric, Ray-Ban Daddy-O

Best All-Around Sport Sunglasses – Winner: Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

Finalists: Nike Bandit, Tifosi Synapse, SMITH Tempo

REXY winners were selected based on sales data, customer reviews, and SportRx optical expertise. “Sport prescription eyewear has been our specialization for over 20 years. We carry the top brands and have customized millions of prescription eyewear combinations for our customers. Because of that, we have a unique view of the industry,” describes Dan Bruton, SportRx President. “The SportRx Awards is our way of thanking our brand partners for creating quality product that we trust to put onto the faces of our customers. It is also how we let customers know the best available options on the market,” explains Rob Tavakoli, SportRx Vice President.

In 1996, SportRx began making prescription lenses in wrap-around sport frames, spearheading the category of sport prescription eyewear. Today, over 200 years of combined optical expertise work within the walls of SportRx. This collective team of sports optical experts have developed an awards system to recognize eyewear brands for their outstanding product design and innovation, by which they entrust with their customers daily. The REXY will soon become the most sought-after award in sports optical.

To learn more about REXY nominees and winners, visit

About SportRx

SportRx is a San Diego-based company that was built by active opticians who ride their bikes, run their races, push their jogging strollers, and bomb down slopes. Over the last two decades, we have specialized in custom prescription sport sunglasses (and prescription snow goggles!) for athletes in virtually every sport with virtually any prescription. Since 1996, we’ve been on a mission to help people see better while doing the things they love. Every member of our friendly customer service team is an ABO Certified Optician. With free shipping, free returns, and a five-star customer rating, we alleviate any uncertainty when it comes to buying prescription eyewear online. We have educated millions of viewers on the best sport sunglasses and goggles through our YouTube channel. Visit the SportRx YouTube channel and SportRx Blog for in-depth sports eyewear reviews and buyers’ guides.