Oakley has taken leaps and bounds into the future of cycling sunglasses with the evolution of PRIZM Lens Technology. Oakley launched PRIZM Road to deliver enhanced visual clarity for an experience on the bike like never before. Sunglass Rob and UCLA cyclist star, Evan Christenson, sit down to discuss why PRIZM Road lenses are their top pick for any road cycling adventure.

What is Oakley PRIZM Road?

PRIZM Road lenses enhance your vision in both bright light and shadows, helping riders spot subtle changes in texture of the road surfaces so they can react faster and perform at their best. This cycling lens sharpens contrast of white and yellow lane lines to enhance your safety and it adds a pop of color to the environment around you.

Engineered with a unique rate of transmission, Oakley PRIZM Road lenses specifically cater to your vision needs out on the streets. PRIZM Road lenses holds a 20% rate of transmission, meaning that the rider is completely protected from blinding light without being shut out from the road ahead. You may be wondering if PRIZM Road is also usable on trails and the short answer is yes. However, in our PRIZM Road vs PRIZM Trail Guide you will learn what makes each lens unique to the specific environment it was designed for.


  • Enhanced vision in both bright light and shadows.
  • Improved reaction time, potholes and oil slicks are more visible.
  • White and yellow lane lines are vivid, and traffic lights are more vibrant.
  • Sky and greenery are color enhanced for a more pleasant riding experience.
  • With so many great choices in the Oakley lineup, you really cant go wrong. Here is a short list of some of the top Oakley Cycling Sunglasses.

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL prescription sunglasses, Oakley Prizm Road

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Matte Grey Smoke with PRIZM Road Lenses

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Oakley Jawbreaker

Oakley Jawbreaker PRIZM Road, Oakley PRIZM Road

Oakley Jawbreaker in Polished White PRIZM Road

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Are PRIZM Road Lenses Polarized?

PRIZM Road is not polarized. Not all Oakley PRIZM Sport lenses are polarized this could inhibit your sport performance. Polarized lenses are great for glare reduction and recommended for water activities or driving but the main drawback to polarized lenses is that they throw off depth perception due to the polarized filter that cuts out the horizontal wavelength found in glare. Being able to spot an oil slick or some water on the road ahead is crucial to your safety as a cyclist. But don't worry, your eyes are still safe from the sun because any Oakley Authentic lens is 100% UVA, UVB, and UVC protected.

How does PRIZM Road Black Compare?

Oakley engineers took PRIZM Road technology one step further with the introduction of PRIZM Road Black. This new evolution of PRIZM Road is darker an iridium mirror coating to keep you shaded in bright light environments. Check out all of the differences between PRIZM Road and PRIZM Road Black in our comparison review.

Oakley PRIZM Road Prescription Sunglasses Available at SportRx

The benefits are endless when you get yourself a pair of Oakley Cycling Sunglasses with PRIZM Road lenses. Whether you are seeking better performance, clarity, or safety, Oakley PRIZM lenses have you covered. For more information on Oakley PRIZM technology or if you any questions about Oakley PRIZM prescription sunglasses, feel free to contact us!