CTRL® MS1 powered by e-Tint®

When you need ballistic eye protection, there are plenty of options.

But when you need ballistic eye protection with electronic transition capabilities, the CTRL MS1 sets the standard.

The CTRL® MS1 eyewear powered by e-Tint® is the only Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL) approved military ballistic eye protection on the market with on-demand electronic tint.  CTRL® Eyewear allows fast movement in and out of light without the need to change lenses or take hands off your weapon.

The MS1 includes both manual and automatic modes and has custom adjustable light-sensitive settings.   CTRL® products also meet or exceed all other APEL parameters, including impact-resistance, durability,  ballistics, and optics.  The MS1 lenses are anti-fogging, 100% UV blocking, and include fail-safe features that turn the lens clear in the event of power loss.

The CTRL® MS1 satisfies multiple demands during performance, including safety, control, and convenience.  The patented, award-winning liquid crystal e-Tint® technology enables the user to change from light to dark tint in less than 1/10th of a second.

  • Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL) approved
  • Exceeds U.S. Military eyewear ballistic impact resistance requirements (MIL-PRF-32432A)
  • Matte black frame and smoke lens
  • Instant electronic tint change in < 0.1 of a second
  • Sleek open-face frame design
  • Hands-free (Auto) mode
  • USB-rechargeable
  • Adjustable fit to maximize comfort
  • Fail-safe to clear
  • Prescription mount available


Regular Lens, Base 7.5

≥ 61% to ≤ 18% (smoke lens)


Silicon Photodiode

~1.6 oz. / ~45 grams

High Impact Nylon TR90


Lithium Polymer (with charge protection)
USB Rechargeable, 50 mAh, 3.7 V

500 charge cycles (retain 80% + capacity)
Usage time: > 70 hrs. (typical usage ON 8 hrs. per day)
Charge time: up to 2 hrs. (from a fully depleted battery)Storage time: Average of 3 weeks

Operating: -10° to 45°C (14° to 113°F)
Charging: 0° to 45°C (32° to 113°F)

-10° to 45°C (14° to 113°F)



Product Description

SPEEDWhen seconds count, your Eyewear should enable you to react instantly. In any environment, walking into a darkened building or stepping into the glaring sun, the CTRL® MS1 adjusts faster than any other eyewear on the market. Switch the tint manually utilizing the on/off power button.  Or go hands-free and switch automatically in less than 1/10th of a second.

CONTROL: Tinting that responds to your command. The CTRL® MS1 can operate with a simple press of a button or in the hands-free mode that you can adjust to your preference. With a built-in light sensor that you can program to your exact needs, this Eyewear is the next-gen solution for today’s warriors.

SAFETY:  When focus is mission-critical, CTRL® MS1 is in your corner. The split-second tint change in hands-free mode leaves you free to concentrate on what matters when entering buildings, tunnels, or any shadowed area. When your Eyewear actively adapts to changing light conditions, there is no need to lift your Eyewear or mechanically shift the lens, leaving your eyes unprotected in dangerous, fast-paced situations.

The Eyewear is built to survive stringent U.S. ballistic impact requirements and has been impact tested to ANSI z87.1 for use in military and tactical operations. The high-quality optics of the lens meets MIL-PRF-32432A standards, in addition to anti-fog and 100% UV blocking. Equipped with a fail-safe mechanism to ensure your safety – in the event of a loss of power, the lens will automatically go clear.

CUSTOMIZE: CTRL® MS1 utilizes several versatile features that allow you to enhance your experience. The Eyewear includes adjustable nose pads and temple arms to allow for a comfortable and customized fit. The hands-free (auto) mode will enable you to tailor the point at which it tints to adapt to your specific needs and can be reset anytime your needs change in only a few seconds. Both the e-Tint® and clear lens are interchangeable, giving you greater flexibility.  Furthermore, a prescription lens mount is available to enhance your sight even further!


  • Matte Black Frame and Nose Piece
  • Smoke e-Tint® lens
  • Clear Lens
  • Hard Case with Belt Clip
  • Micro-USB Cord
  • Microfiber Carrying/Cleaning Bag
  • Retaining Head Strap
  • e-Tint® Charger Pack
  • Anti-fog Solution
  • UPLC Compatible Nosepiece
  • Quick Start Guide & Owner’s Manual


Ballistic Eyewear for the Military

Modern warfare can be decided in a matter of seconds. CTRL® assures that you keep your eyes protected and your mind on your mission.

CTRL eyewear® is the only APEL approved military eyewear that offers tint adjustment in a fraction of a second. Switch between clear and dark in 0.1 seconds. Powered by award-winning liquid crystal e-Tint® technology, CTRL Eyewear® allows fast movement in and out of light without the need to change lenses or take hands off your weapon.

CTRL eyewear® has been designed to directly meet the unique needs of American military professionals. With both Manual and Automatic modes, custom adjustable light sensitive settings, and Fail-Safe features, CTRL® products also meets or exceeds all other APEL parameters, including impact-resistance, durability,  ballistics, and optics.

The e-Tint® CTRL MS1 spectacle consists of a polycarbonate lens laminated with a liquid crystal layer that provides the capability to automatically transition the lens between light and dark in less than one second based on ambient light. The MS1 spectacle is offered in two sizes, Regular and Large, provides ballistic-fragmentation protection, and meets MIL-PRF-32432A optical and safety requirements. The lens material blocks 99.9% of all UVA and UVB light. This product is UPLC compatible.

APEL®, Authorized Protective Eyewear List, is a Qualified Product List of commercially available protective eyewear. Only eyewear passing the Army’s stringent ballistic fragmentation (MIL-PRF 32432 and ANSI Z87.1 2010) makes the list. Other commercial eyewear products, even if marked ANSI Z87.1 compliant, do not necessarily meet military impact requirements. Army officials update the APEL on a regular basis and APEL qualified eyewear will carry the APEL logo on the eyewear itself.  Eyewear that is not on the APEL® is not authorized for wear during combat, training, or when there is a risk of impact injury to the eyes.

When lives are at stake, there is no time to adjust to new lighting as you move indoor, outdoor and around. Sunny or cloudy, day or night, CTRL eyewear® is the premier APEL® approved eyewear for your mission.