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Transforming Vision

Automatic Darkening Eyewear

AshChromics’ technology changes as you see your world.

We are innovation veterans leveraging advanced research and development skills honed in the defense and aerospace industries to reengineer everyday products. AshChromics has transformed the auto-darkening lens industry with our FADES® technology.

Color Change

Our lenses create intermediate states of darkness and colors including transparent, light gray, blue-gray, and dark blue-black.


FADES® utility transcends eyewear. We’ve adapted our utility for visor inserts and building windows, and continue to develop other applications for impactful, multipurpose invention.

Rapid Response

Our lenses change from light to dark in under three seconds without the need for UV light.

Very High L/D Contrast

Our sunglasses withstand the harshest of wear while providing perfect, optical acuity.

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AshChromics is:

  • Direct
  • Cutting-Edge
  • Dynamic
  • Forward-Thinking
  • Intentional
  • Ambitious
  • Innovative
  • Authentic
  • Confident