Dating back to 1975, Oakley has always been recognized as a brand that pushes the perceived limitations. Decades of innovation and over 800 patents later and Oakley continues to deliver the most technologically advanced sunglasses on the planet. Proprietary materials like O Matter, Unobtainium, and PRIZM sound cool but do you know what it all really means? We are here to explain how these materials and technology work and how they set Oakley apart from the competition.
Oakley PRIZM: Almost an Unfair Advantage
Oakley rocked the optics world with the introduction of PRIZM Lens Technology in 2014. The idea of having a fine-tuned lens to match the environment you are in was unheard of at the time and many brands are still scrambling to try to catch up. It wasn’t created overnight. Over fifteen years of research and development went into PRIZM. First, Oakley engineers measured the visible light spectrum in different environments. From there they studied the human eye to see how it responds to these colors and how that affects what we see. Then a specific dye was developed to match each environment. The dye used in PRIZM lenses manipulates the light spectrum and boosts contrast to make everything in your environment more vivid and easier to see. There are three distinct categories of PRIZM including Sport, Everyday, and Snow in which we will dive deeper into below.
No matter if you compete on the streets or in a stadium, PRIZM Sport lenses enhance your athletic performance. From fishing to baseball, the boost in contrast allows you to see every single detail and improve your reaction time. Wearing PRIZM lenses is almost an unfair advantage.
Why not enjoy PRIZM Lens Technology in your everyday life too? The PRIZM Everyday collection makes everything vibrant and vivid for a more pleasing and exciting experience whether you are on your daily commute or meeting up with friends.
Oakley HDPolarized Technology
Glare can ruin your day. It causes headaches and makes seeing anything below the surface of the water impossible. Oakley PRIZM Polarized lenses are for optimal glare protection. HDPolarized is Oakley’s patented polarized lens technology that blocks 99% of reflective glare! They are so successful at fighting glare because each set of lenses is made at the same time to guarantee the axis of polarization is centered across both. Other brands manufacture their lenses at different times which throws off the axis of polarization and lets more glare pass through the lens. This can lead to eye fatigue and a ruined day because of a splitting headache.
Can Oakley Sunglasses be Prescription?
YES! Here at SportRx we pride ourselves helping you to see better while doing the activities you enjoy. Most all Oakley sunglasses are available with custom prescription lenses. That’s right! Oakley Authentic PRIZM lenses in prescription. If you ride a mountain bike and have special clothes or gear you wear while riding, doesn’t it make sense to have a specific sunglass too? Oakley sunglasses with PRIZM Trail lenses will help you to spot roots, rocks, and dips ahead of time so you can have a safer and more enjoyable experience. Contact one of our certified opticians to learn more about how you can order a pair today!
Oakley Lens Material
Plutonite is Oakley’s proprietary lens material. It is a high-grade polycarbonate which strikes the perfect balance between optical clarity, impact resistance and weight reduction. Perhaps the most important characteristic of Plutonite is impact resistance, but it also blocks 100% UVA, UVB, and UVC light and blue light up to 400 nanometers.
Oakley Frame Material
The vast majority of Oakley sunglasses are made of O Matter. Oakley’s proprietary frame material was first developed for sport sunglasses but it has been found to be equally useful in lifestyle frames. O Matter is pliable enough to take a hit but durable enough to stand the test of time. It is the perfect blend of flex and weight without sacrificing strength. Having a sunglass that is lightweight and durable increases the overall comfort and longevity of your sunglasses.
What is Oakley Unobtainium?
Unobtainium is what first put Oakley on the map as a sport performance brand. This proprietary grip technology is embedded in all Oakley sport sunglasses. As sunglass Rob says, “the more you sweat, the stickier and tackier it gets”. Unobtainium keeps the sunglasses securely on your face so you don’t have to worry about readjusting your sunglasses when you are on the move.
Oakley Sunglasses Fit
We have a complete Oakley Sunglass Size Guide if you want to narrow down your selection and find a pair of sunglasses that fit you best. And if you have a big dome we have you covered with our Best Oakleys for Big Heads review.
Three Point Fit System
Not all sunglasses are created equal. Lucky for you, Oakley engineers understand the importance of comfort, especially when you are wearing your shades for hours on end. Every Oakley sunglass is designed to encompass Oakley’s Three Point Fit System. This means the frames evenly distribute weight between your temples and nosebridge. This reduces any overbearing pressure buildup and discomfort.
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Oakley Sunglasses in Prescription at SportRx!
Need prescription Oakley sunglasses? Done. When you shop with us, you’ll find video guides and tooltips throughout the build process as you customize the perfect pair. An answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with an expert, Contact Us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your prescription Oakley sunglasses.
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