New Release

Introducing Nova

Megan Fudge wearing RIA's new Nova pickleball sunglasses

At RIA Eyewear, we're excited to unveil our latest innovation in sports sunglasses: Nova. Designed with the modern athlete in mind, Nova combines high-performance features with a sporty, stylish design perfect for smaller face shapes. The Nova is an instant game-changer on tennis and pickleball courts, the golf course, and anywhere else life takes you.

Features and Design

The new features in Nova include a more rounded lens shape and a keyhole bridge. Its slightly narrower lens width of 52mm offers a snug fit that complements smaller facial profiles while maintaining the wide field of vision that athletes require for optimal performance. The frame is built from TR90 Swiss Nylon and boasts our patented frame design, featuring integrated spring hinges that provide the most comfortable fit possible.

Technical Specifications

  • Lens Width: 52mm
  • Lens Height: 42mm
  • Nose Bridge: 18mm
  • Temple Length: 137mm
  • Frame Material: TR90 Swiss Nylon
  • Weight: 25 grams (<1 oz.)
  • Origin: Made in Italy

Lens Options

  • Court HD+: Designed for tennis and pickleball, featuring a brown-amber tint that enhances contrast and comes with a Spectra Blue mirror for anti-glare.
  • Golf HD+: Perfect for golf, with a rose-copper tint that improves contrast for reading greens and tracking the ball against the sky.

If you have a prescription, Nova is ready to be your next favorite pair of prescription sports sunglasses. We have both single-vision and progressive prescription lens options to choose from to fit your needs, custom-made right here in the U.S.

Frame Colors

  • Carbon Black
  • Blonde Tortoise
  • Mulberry (translucent purple)
  • Fusion Peach (translucent peach)

Forte vs. Nova

To help you understand how the Nova fits within our lineup, here's a side-by-side comparison with its close relative, the Forte:

 Features Nova Forte
Nova [Court HD+] Tennis and Pickleball Sunglasses
Forte [Court HD+] Tennis and Pickleball Sunglasses
Lens Shape Rounded Traditional/Rectangle
Nose Bridge Shape Keyhole Saddle
Lens Width 52mm 54mm
Lens Height 42mm 42mm
Nose Bridge 18mm 18mm
Temple Length 137mm 137mm
Frame Material TR90 Swiss Nylon TR90 Swiss Nylon
Weight 25 grams 25 grams
Made In Italy Italy
Lens Options Court HD+, Golf HD+ Court HD+, Golf HD+
Prescription Options Single Vision, Progressive Single Vision, Progressive
Frame Colors Carbon Black, Blonde Tortoise, Mulberry, Fusion Peach Carbon Black, Havana Sport, Midnight Blue, Pacific Teal, Fusion Peach


Vera Meixner in RIA Eyewar Nova [Golf HD+] golf sunglasses hitting a drive

While both models share many of the same high-quality features and options, the Nova introduces a more rounded frame shape, a keyhole bridge, new frame colors, and a slightly narrower lens width, catering to athletes seeking a more compact fit without compromising on the field of vision and protection RIA Eyewear is known for.

The Nova is not just a new product; it's a new vision for athletes who demand the best in performance, protection, and style. Whether you're dominating the court, showcasing your skills on the golf course, or enjoying a social hour after a match, the Nova will enhance your game and your style.