Oakley PRIZM Lens Technology has paved the way for sport performance eyewear. PRIZM exists in three distinct categories; PRIZM Sport, PRIZM Everyday, and PRIZM Snow. PRIZM Sport lenses are built specifically for a handful of sports including baseball, golf, mountain biking, cycling, and fishing. And when I say specific I mean it. Oakley engineers measured the visible light spectrum in these sport environments to determine how they could build a lens that would outperform the rest by making the details easier to see. As an athlete, wearing Oakley PRIZM lenses is almost an unfair advantage. Through contrast enhancement and increased optical clarity, Oakley PRIZM Sport lenses can actually help you improve your athletic performance. Learn more about each PRIZM lens in the guide below.
Oakley PRIZM Sport Lenses
Oakley PRIZM Sport Lens Chart
We created this PRIZM guide to help you make the best possible lens choice for your favorite activity.
|PRIZM Type||Color||Activities||Light Conditions||VLT %||Polarized?||Rx-able?|
|Road Black||cycling, running||11%||no||yes|
|Deep Water||fishing, boating||12%||yes||yes|
|Road Jade||cycling, running||15%||no||yes|
|Shallow Water||fishing, boating||15%||yes||no|
|Dark Golf||golf, tennis||22%||no||yes|
|Trail Torch||mtb, hiking||35%||no||yes|
|Low Light||cycling, running||75%||no||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 Road lenses will enable you to see all the details and changes of the road surface or trail you are riding on, as well as enhancing the blues and greens of their path for a more enjoyable ride. As great as the PRIZM Road lens is, Oakley saw an opportunity to bring something new to the market by identifying every possible need for a cyclist. PRIZM Road Black is designed specifically for the sunny road environment, allowing less light through the lens to your eyes. See all that you are meant to see and more with Oakley PRIZM Cycling Sunglasses.
PRIZM Road Black
PRIZM Road Jade
- Improved vision in both bright light and shadows
- Traffic lights become more vibrant, and white and yellow lines are more clearly differentiated
- Blues and greens are enhanced for a more pleasant ride
- Both PRIZM Road, Road Jade, and Road Black are available in prescription in Oakley dual lens sport sunglasses
Likewise with baseball, there can be completely different light conditions for fishing and so Oakley created PRIZM Shallow Water Polarized and PRIZM Deep Water Polarized lenses. Both of these water-specific lenses have been enhanced with HDPolarized filtering to block 99% of reflected glare, leaving out distortion. So whether you’re a deep sea fisherman or a stream fisher, there is a pair of Oakley PRIZM Fishing Sunglasses for you.
PRIZM Deep Water Polarized
PRIZM Shallow Water Polarized
KEY BENEFITS OF OAKLEY PRIZM WATER LENSES:
PRIZM Shallow Water Polarized:
- Boosts green and copper hues that define hiding spots
- Maintains bright whites to easier spot the fish and flies on the surfaces of the water
- Helps define shadows of the fish
PRIZM Deep Water Polarized Lenses:
- The deep water lenses filter out specific shades of blue that crowd your vision on the open water so you can see below the surface
- Strengthens the reds and greens colors that will give you a better view of the activity below the surface
- Darker than the shallow water PRIZM lenses
- PRIZM Deep Water Polarized is available in prescription
We also have a comparison review of PRIZM Deep and PRIZM Shallow Water lenses if you want to discover all of the differences.
PRIZM Field lenses work to enhance contrast between the ball and the background, making the important colors more vivid. This makes the ball easier to see among the other colors present in a baseball field environment. Perform at your peak with Oakley PRIZM Baseball Sunglasses.
KEY BENEFITS OF OAKLEY PRIZM FIELD LENSES:
- Gives you the ability to see the greens and reds which allow the ball to stand out more against the grass and dirt
- Enhances the sky colors to yield better contrast for fly balls
- PRIZM Field is available in prescription
PRIZM Golf and PRIZM Dark Golf lenses allow a golfer to see the changes in texture and the different greens so they can recognize where the rough begins and the green ends. PRIZM Golf lenses are suitable for low to medium light conditions, whereas PRIZM Dark Golf lenses are ideal for bright light conditions. Gauge distance and grass conditions better than ever when hitting the course in a pair of Oakley PRIZM Golf Sunglasses.
PRIZM Dark Golf
KEY BENEFITS OF OAKLEY PRIZM GOLF LENSES:
- Helps you spot grass textures you might otherwise miss
- Improves contrast between changes in the greens, therefore helping you spot fairways/fringe/rough transitions
- Enhanced ability to see and track the ball
- PRIZM Golf and Dark Golf is available in prescription
PRIZM Trail lenses are perfect for trail running, hiking, and mountain biking because it enhances the colors on the trails along with the light conditions in and out of shadows. You will be able to see and react faster to the patches of sand, roots, rocks, and other obstacles that are crucial to avoid. And now PRIZM Trail Torch offers a new aesthetic and slightly darker tint with the same amazing boost in contrast. Experience the trail like never before with Oakley PRIZM Trail MTB Sunglasses.
PRIZM Trail Torch
KEY BENEFITS OF OAKLEY PRIZM TRAIL LENSES:
- Enhances reds and browns
- More vividly represents plants and foliage colors
- Improved vision in both bright light and shadows
- PRIZM Trail and Trail Torch is available in prescription
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