Want to know if that super inexpensive pair of Oakley sunglasses you have are real? There are plenty of knockoffs out there so don’t be fooled! We are here to help you identify your sunglasses and tell if they are authentic or not. Tyler and Andrew let you know everything you need to know in the video below.

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PRICE

The most obvious way that you can tell if you have fake Oakleys is by how much you paid for them. If you bought the sunglasses far below MSRP (manufacturer suggested retail price) then there is a good chance they are not authentic. MSRP is set at a specified amount for each style to ensure the retailer gets a proper margin for the wholesale price they paid for the sunglasses. Cutting MSRP beyond a reasonable amount should always be a red flag.

EXTERNAL PACKAGING

All Oakley authentic sunglasses will come in a cardboard box. The cardboard boxes we sampled were pretty decent replicas of the real box, but they did not have any labels/bar codes on the outside of the box to identify what is inside the box. Imitators have used Oakley logos on their boxes but they are often grainy and low resolution.

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

This comes with any Oakley Authentic Sunglass. As you may have noticed in our video, some of the fake frames also have this certificate along with a warranty card. However, we noticed the mailing address on the fake warranty card was totally bogus.

SKU CHECK

The SKU (stock keeping unit), also known as part number is a unique identifier to the frame model, size, and colorway. It can be found on the inside of the temple arm. Oakley sunglass SKUs will start with OO and eyeglasses start with OX. The OO is followed by 4 digits which pertain to the frame model. This is followed by a dash and more numbers which relate to the colorway. Typing the entire SKU into google is the easiest way to check that the SKU is authentic. However, some fakes even have the real SKUs printed on the frames!

LENS ETCHINGS

Every authentic Oakley PRIZM sunglass will have either ‘PRIZM’, ‘POLARIZED’, or ‘PRIZM P’ etched into the lens. Any non-prescription Oakley sunglass with an ‘O’ on the lens is fake. However, if you order a Oakley prescription sunglass, it will come with the ‘O’ etching on the lens. If your sunglasses have non-PRIZM lenses there will be no markings on the lens.

STICKERS

Some fakes have stickers on the lenses. A ‘P’ sticker is common, and this does not indicate a polarized lens. Other stickers are made to look like lens etchings but when you run your finger along the edge of the sticker you can clearly tell that it is not an etching. Also, the stickers on fake Oakleys will often leave residue on the lens itself.

HINGE CHECK

O Matter is Oakley’s proprietary frame material which is used in most Oakley sunglasses. It is a pre-dyed nylon-based material which means that the color of the frame will always be true along any edges or hinges. Fake frames may chip or flake and appear to be a different color on the inside of the hinges.

LENS CLARITY

Oakley High Definition Optics provide the utmost clarity in your sunglasses. Conventional sunglass lenses may warp images or make them appear larger than they are. Oakley authentic lenses give you a truer and more accurate view of your surroundings with none of the fuzzy or blurred distraction.

 

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