Oakley PRIZM Polarized provides amazing optics, but it isn’t for everyone. Stick around as we break down the benefits and disadvantages of PRIZM Polarized so you can decide if it’s right for you.

Oakley PRIZM Polarized Lenses

1. What does Polarized Mean?
2. Are All PRIZM Lenses Polarized?
3. PRIZM Polarized Lenses
4. Oakley PRIZM Polarized in Prescription

Oakley PRIZM manipulates the light spectrum and boosts contrast to make everything in your environment vivid and colorful. PRIZM comes in polarized and non-polarized lens offerings. If you want to learn more about PRIZM Polarized, keep reading or watch Sunglass Rob and Andrew fill you in on everything you need to know. For an overview of PRIZM overall, check out our ultimate PRIZM Guide.

What does Polarized Mean?

Polarized sunglasses create glare reduction. Sunrays create glare when light bounces off a surface. This blinding light is at its most extreme when bouncing off shiny objects like water or car bumpers. On a bright day, traffic is especially far from a great experience.

A proper polarized lens will cut out intense glare, making it easier for you to see. And as non-polarized lenses do, polarized lenses offer UV protection from the sun. While the term "polarized" has become somewhat of a buzzword in the sunglasses community, it may be useful to have in your everyday pair. Keep reading to see if it’s right for you.

Are All PRIZM Lenses Polarized?

No, and rightfully so. Polarized lenses aren’t right for all circumstances. Many PRIZM Sport lenses are not polarized because polarized lenses can interfere with depth perception. This poses an issue for sports like mountain biking, where noticing changes in terrain is crucial, or those that require hand-eye coordination, such as golf and baseball.

On the other hand, polarized lenses are suitable for water sports such as fishing. This is why PRIZM Deep Water and Shallow Water are polarized. We also recommend polarized lenses for everyday activities in sunny environments, such as driving. Thankfully, all PRIZM Everyday lenses are offered in both polarized and non-polarized options.

Polarized Oakley PRIZM lenses are as follows:

  • Shallow Water — specifically made for spot fishing or days on the dock.
  • Deep Water — specially made for days at sea or fishing where there is no overhead sun protection.
  • Everyday — available with both polarized and non-polarized lenses.

Oakley PRIZM Polarized Lenses

Oakley HD Polarized

All Oakley Authentic HDPolarized lenses reduce 99% of reflective glare, guarantee maximum clarity, and provide 100% UVA, UVB, and UVC protection. Oakley ensures a centered axis of polarization by manufacturing both lenses at the same time. Other brands manufacture their lenses at different times, which throws off the axis of polarization and lets more glare pass through the lens.

The production of every PRIZM Polarized lens is another factor that sets Oakley polarized lenses apart. Some brands sandwich a polarized filter between layers of the lens, reducing optical clarity. Oakley creates PRIZM Polarized as a comprehensive single-layer lens for top optical performance.

Oakley Polarized Sunglasses in Prescription

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