Are you thinking about purchasing Oakley sunglasses or Oakley prescription sunglasses but don’t know which lenses to go for?
This blog post will help you to decide which Oakley lenses are right for you based on your needs. Whether you wear your sunglasses occasionally or regularly for sports or driving, there are lenses specifically designed for those purposes.
Why is Oakley so popular with celebrities and sports legends? Oakley is one of the leading product design and sports performance brands in the world, established in 1975 and acquired in 2007, Oakley is chosen by world-class athletes to be worn in top-class competitions. Oakley is known for its innovative lens technologies including PRIZMTM, and a holder of more than 850 patents. As well as selling top class sunglasses, Oakley has now extended their position into spots apparel and accessories as well as an eyewear brand for both men and women, appealing to sports performance, active and lifestyle consumers.
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The Guide To Oakley Lenses
Oakley develops special lenses that help to improve visual acuity, clarity and boost contrast for every purpose; from daily use to skiing on the mountain slopes. Below, are the recommended Oakley lenses you should choose for your prescription sunglasses. There is a lot of lenses to choose from when buying Oakley glasses. You have a choice of five lens technology; Clear, Prizm, HD Polarised, Iridium, Non-Iridium and Transitions. Once you have chosen the right lens technology you have then a large selection of tint technology to choose from. Our website explains the functions of each tint. We also provide sports-focused lens technology packages to help you even further, you can choose; Authentics, Cycling, Fishing or Golf if these sports are for you.
Oakleys most new and innovative technology is Prizm TM which is our recommended lens choice that you go for. Especially if you are a sporting professional. Oakley provides the best lenses in the industry.
If you are looking for lenses to meet a particular purpose, here is a short guide to help you find your perfect frames.
Daily: Ideal for daily/leisure use and driving
Go for: Black Iridium Polarized lenses
For everyday use, holidays, or driving you only need the standard things from your eyewear. Black Iridium Polarized lenses are right for you in very sunny conditions as it can block out a lot of visible light and the polarization helps to reduce glare from the roads and pavements.
Trail: Ideal for mountain-biking and hiking
Go For: Red Iridium Polarized lenses
When climbing or biking up those mountains you can experience glare. Your eyes would also be exposed to harsh light from the sun. Red Iridium Polarized lenses will reduce glare and balance out any contrasting colours. These lenses are great in bright lighting and sunny/very sunny conditions such as the desert and hot countries.
Road: Ideal for running and cycling
Go For: Red Iridium Polarized lenses
When running, jogging or cycling, you need protection against glare from asphalt or the pavements. Red Iridium Polarized lenses are ideal in medium-bright light and Persimmon (see image) is designed for sports performance and works well in low light.
Water: Ideal for fishing and sailing
Go for: Bronze Polarized lenses.
When fishing or sailing, glare and haze which can affect your vision. To boost contrast and improve clarity, it is recommended that you opt for Bronze Polarized lenses. These are all-purposes lenses so they’re also a popular choice for leisure activities i.e. holidays.
Snow: Ideal for skiing and snowboarding
Go for: Fire iridium lenses
When skiing or snowboarding without protective sunglasses, you can experience temporary loss of vision (snowblindness) on top of glare and haze. Fire iridium lenses help to reduce glare and improve visual acuity allowing you to see better in the snow.
Grass: Ideal for golf
Go for: G30 lenses
G30 lenses are sports performance lenses. G30 helps to improve contrast and depth perception in blues and greens. This is why these lenses are excellent for golf but can also be worn for tennis and any other sports activities surrounded by a lot of greenery.
Now that you have a greater understanding of Oakley lenses, you can shop our frames” to "Now you know a bit more about the Oakley brand, why not shop for your perfect pair? From ski goggles to prescription glasses we have all the Oakley frames you could ask for.
Here are our bestsellers, simply click the image to shop:
Oakley Holbrook 009102
Oakley Frogskins 009013
Oakley Holbrook XL 009417
Have you got an iPad?
The OakleyView for iPad is available as a free download on the iTunes App Store. Take your Oakley experience a step further by testing out the different Oakley lenses in different weather conditions. The five different landscape settings available are similar to the ones in this post.
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