Model One

Rated 4.7 stars
507 Reviews
Regular price$189.00
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Meet Model One, our founding style of sunglasses built to give uncompromised vision and protection on the tennis and pickleball court featuring our seamless, one-piece lens, designed in collaboration with ZEISS and housed in our patented Italian frame design.

Lens Material: Polycarbonate (shatterproof and 100% UVA/B protective)

Frame Material: Swiss Nylon (durable, yet lightweight)

Premium Coatings: A-RID antifog, antiscratch, and anti-smudge

Lens Category: 3 - ☀ bright light, full sun

Tint Color: Amber-Brown

Mirror Color: Cobalt Blue

Where It's Made: Italy

• Soft rubber tips for grip and temple comfort
• Interchangeable lens system
• Driving Suitable
• VLT: 17%

Weight: 28 grams (less than 1 oz)

Measurements: 135mm lens width, 120mm hinge to temple tip. This is industry standard medium fit. However, our frame material - Swiss nylon - allows the arms to flex considerably to fit different head sizes.

Extended Holiday Return Policy: For all purchases between November 1-December 31st 2022 we are offering returns and exchanges through January 31st 2023.

We offer free shipping (US-only) on orders over $100, and have a 30-day return policy. We encourage you to try your eyewear on the court, not just at home. If they aren't quite for you, we pay for the return label.

Shipping Timeline: Orders are generally shipped the day after they are placed. USPS Priority and UPS orders placed before 5pm EST will ship the same day. Please note USPS Priority Mail timelines are estimated while UPS are guaranteed.  

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What You See

The Model One frame comes with our Court HD+ lens, which is in the brown-amber color family and adjusted precisely in collaboration with ZEISS™ to give the optimal contrast of the ball against the tennis and pickleball court background. Purposefully not polarized to maintain optimal depth perception (does not affect UV protection).

What They See

Our seemless, one-piece lens gives you impact and 100% UVA/B protection while providing relief from glare with our Cobalt Blue Mirror coating on the front of the lens for an enhanced anti-glare and aesthetic experience on the tennis and pickleball court.

Female Tennis Player Wearing Sunglasses

Made In Italy

Superior inputs equals superior output.
Stefano Ianni Wearing Reflex Protective Eyewear

Max Coverage

From straightline vision to peripherals, we have you covered.

Purchase Includes:

RIA Eyewear Sunglass Case Hard Shell
RIA Eyewear Sunglass Drawstring Silk Bag
RIA Eyewear Microfiber Cleaning Cloth


135mm lens width, 120, hinge to temple tip. This is industry standard medium fit. However, our frame material - Swiss nylon - allows the arms to flex considerably to fit different head sizes.

We currently do not, as prescription is hard to put into a shield style frame without adding an insert, which would compromise our frame design.

Our racquet-sport lenses are not polarized as polarized lenses block horizontal glare - while this is useful for everyday wear, it can have a negative effect on your depth perception on the court. When you need to see the ball clearly to time your swing, a polarized lens will be an impediment. Regardless, all of our lenses are still 100% UVA/B protective.

Unfortunately, for now we are only selling from our website - however, we do free returns for 60 days after buying so that you can try them on at home without committing. Check out our full return policy here.

Check out our Model One video tutorial here: Sunglass Care.

Rated 4.7 stars
Based on 507 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 410 Total 4 star reviews: 58 Total 3 star reviews: 27 Total 2 star reviews: 8 Total 1 star reviews: 4
92%would recommend this product
507 reviews
  • CM Profile picture for Chad M.
    Chad M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Best Pickleball Glasses

    After using and playing pickleball with these on, I would buy them again without hesitation.

    They are sharp looking and and very easy to see through. They do make the ball stand out to me much more and do a great job in protecting my eyes. The fit is excellent they are light and feel great up over the ear’s. If I get time I’m going to review these glasses via YouTube soon.

  • MS Profile picture for Michael S.
    Michael S.
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    My favorite eyewear

    These work great in humid South Florida, whether it is daytime sun or switch to clear lens to keep the bugs out of my eyes under the lights.

  • JB Profile picture for Jennifer B.
    Jennifer B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    RIA Eyewear Model One for Pickleball

    RIA Eyewear are the first sunglasses that I can actually wear during sweaty, hot conditions on the pickleball court. All the other glasses fog up and everything is blurry. I am a full time pickleball instructor and encourage all my students to wear eye protection. I will promote RIA Eyewear for all my pickleball students. I also am an IPTPA Director (I get instructors certified to teach pickleball), and will encourage all of them also. The quality of the lenses is far superior to any other sunglasses I have tried.

  • JG
    Julie G.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Pickleball eye protection

    I got these to protect my eyes during games. I love the look and the way they change with the sun. They emphasize the colors of the balls and make it easy to see. Love em

  • PV
    Pamela V.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Top Notch Eyewear for Pickleball

    They are the BEST glasses for this sport. Weather it’s Sunny or cloudy and especially very humid! I have tried many different brands, however, RIA EYEWEAR is the BEST! I am so glad I took the plunge to purchase these! Superior Quality!

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