Oakley PRIZM Lens Technology introduces a new way of looking at goggles…literally. PRIZM Snow tailors the lens and tints to specific environments and conditions you will encounter out on the mountain. It drastically increases contrast and visibility, bringing you an experience, like you’ve never seen before. Scope out the video below to see Sunglass Rob and veteran optician, Tyler, show you all of the PRIZM lenses and explain the types of conditions that they are great for.

With seven different options to choose from, there is always a PRIZM lens to meet YOUR needs. Explore all the Oakley PRIZM Snow lens options below. We have a Complete Oakley Goggle Guide if you are still trying to make up your mind on which model to choose.

Oakley PRIZM Snow Lenses

-PRIZM Black
-PRIZM Dark Grey
-PRIZM Sapphire, PRIZM Jade, and PRIZM Torch
-PRIZM Rose
-PRIZM Persimmon
-PRIZM HI Pink


 

Oakley PRIZM Snow Lens Chart

We created this PRIZM Snow Lens Chart as a quick reference for you to discover the differences between all the PRIZM Snow lenses. The lenses are arranged from bright light to low light so you can find something for every condition you will encounter out on the slopes.

PRIZM TypeColorActivitiesLight ConditionsVLT %Rx-able?
Blackoakley prizm snow blacksnowLight Conditions Icons Medium to Bright5.5%yes
Dark Greyoakley prizm snow dark greysnowLight Conditions Icons Medium to Bright12%yes
Sapphireoakley prizm snow sapphiresnowLight Conditions Icons Low to Bright13%yes
Jadeoakley prizm snow jadesnowLight Conditions Icons Low to Bright13%yes
Torchoakley prizm snow torchsnowLight Conditions Icons Low to Bright17%yes
Roseoakley prizm snow rosesnowLight Conditions Icons Low to Bright26%yes
Persimmonoakley prizm persimmonsnowLight Conditions Icons Low to Medium38%yes
HI Pinkoakley prizm hi pinksnowLight Conditions Icons Low to Medium46%yes

 

*VLT-visible light transmission is the amount of light that passes through the lens to your eye. For example, a darker tint lens will have a lower VLT percentage and a lighter tint lens will have a higher VLT percentage.


 

PRIZM Black

PRIZM Black is constructed for the bright, blue bird days. This lens has a light transmission of 5.5%, making them the darkest tint in the PRIZM Snow collection. PRIZM lens technology guarantees the best possible contrast so you can find your lines with ease.

Oakley Flight Path XL

Oakley Flight Deck XL in Matte Black with a PRIZM Black lens

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Lens Details:

  • Conditions: bright and sunny
  • VLT: 5.5%
  • Base color: rose

 

Check out our full review of PRIZM Snow Black.


PRIZM Dark Grey

PRIZM Dark Grey is PRIZM Black without the mirror coating on the outside of the lens. The absence of this mirror gives this lens a more stealthy appearance than the flashy PRIZM Black lens. You will also tend to see more of the rose base tint. This is another great lens for bright conditions and it won’t leave you hangin’ when the clouds roll in.

Oakley Flight Deck XM

Oakley Flight Deck XM in Matte Black with PRIZM Dark Grey lens

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Lens Details:

  • Conditions: bright and sunny
  • VLT: 12%
  • Base color: rose

 

PRIZM Sapphire, PRIZM Jade, and PRIZM Torch

PRIZM Sapphire, PRIZM Jade, and PRIZM Torch are all similar functionally. The main difference between these three all-condition lenses is the outside appearance of the lens. When deciding which lens tint is right for you, it ultimately comes down to which iridium mirror color you like best. The light transmission ranges from 13-20% on all three lenses, making them perfect for a variety of conditions.

PRIZM Sapphire

Oakley Flight Tracker XL

Oakley Flight Tracker XL in Factory Pilot Black with a PRIZM Sapphire lens

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Lens Details:

  • Conditions: everyday, cloud and sun, variable weather
  • VLT: sapphire-13%
  • Base color: rose

 

Learn more about PRIZM Sapphire.


PRIZM Jade

Oakley Fall Line XM

Oakley Fall Line XM in Dark Grey Brush with a PRIZM Jade lens

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Lens Details:

  • Conditions: everyday, cloud and sun, variable weather
  • VLT: sapphire-13%
  • Base color: rose

 

Dive deeper into this lens in our PRIZM Jade review.


PRIZM Torch

Oakley Flight Path XL

Oakley Flight Path XL in Matte Black with a PRIZM Torch lens

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Lens Details:

  • Conditions: everyday, cloud and sun, variable weather
  • VLT: sapphire-17%
  • Base color: rose

 

Explore more details on PRIZM Torch in our full lens review.


 

PRIZM Rose

PRIZM Rose is very similar to HI-Pink, with a few key differences. PRIZM rose is also ideal for low light or overcast conditions but features a lower visible light transmission of 25-28%. This means that PRIZM Rose is a slightly darker lens than PRIZM HI-Pink. We also have a separate blog explaining the differences between PRIZM Rose and PRIZM HI-Pink.

 

Oakley Lien Miner XM

Oakley Line Miner XM in Matte Black with a PRIZM Rose lens

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Lens Details:

  • Conditions: cloudy/overcast, minimal sun, snow
  • VLT: 26%
  • Base color: rose

 

Find out why this lens may be right for you in our PRIZM Rose lens review.


 

PRIZM Persimmon

PRIZM Persimmon, the newest addition to the PRIZM lineup, brings back the beloved tint that we have seen in the past. The difference here is the addition of PRIZM contrast. The original Oakley persimmon lens has now taken a back seat due to the popularity an superb performance only this new type of lens can provide. This lens functions very similarly to HI Pink and the main difference between PRIZM Persimmon and PRIZM HI Pink is aesthetics.

Oakley Line Miner XL

Oakley Line Miner XL in Factory Pilot Black with a PRIZM Persimmon lens

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Lens Details:

  • Conditions: low light, overcast, whiteout
  • VLT: 38%
  • Base color: persimmon

 

Get more details on PRIZM Persimmon.


 

PRIZM HI Pink

PRIZM HI-Pink is Oakley’s answer for the ultimate low-light lens. It will bring you unbelievable contrast on white out or overcast days, allowing you to see every little detail. HI-Pink has a visible light transmission of around 46% with boosted contrast. A higher VLT will allow more light through the lens than a darker tint so you can see more clearly. The increase in contrast from PRIZM lens technology makes picking up on details in the snow easier, giving you a safer riding experience.

Oakley Flight Deck XM

Oakley Flight Deck XM in Matte Black with a PRIZM HI Pink lens

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Lens Details:

  • Conditions: low light, overcast, whiteout
  • VLT: 46%
  • Base color: pink

 

Learn more about this low light lens in our PRIZM HI Pink review.


Which Oakley Lens is Best for Skiing?

Ultimately, the choice is up to you. For bright blue bird days we recommend PRIZM Black. On white out days we would probably choose PRIZM HI Pink or Persimmon. And then of course PRIZM Sapphire, Torch, and Jade for everything in between-also a great choice if you want one lens to do it all. Picking up on all the details on the mountain is of utmost importance for advanced and beginners alike. The contrast needed to do so is exactly what makes a PRIZM lens more than just another lens. Whether you are navigating the bunny hill or charging down double blacks, the boost in contrast will make everything in your environment easier to see.

Oakley Prizm Snow Lenses, Oakley snow goggles

If you are struggling to find the perfect size Oakley goggles, we also have an Oakley Goggle Size Guide. In the meantime, you can scope out all the Oakley PRIZM snow lenses from lightest to darkest below.

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Oakley PRIZM Snow Lens Technology will enhance your vision and give you a more vibrant and exciting experience out on the slopes. With so many PRIZM Snow lenses available and the Best Oakley snow goggles to choose from, we will have something to meet your specific riding needs. If you are in need of a Oakley PRIZM prescription snow goggle option, we can do that too! Contact us if you need help placing an order or if you have any additional questions!