Oakley Prescription Sunglasses – Breakdown

Oakley prescription sunglasses enable you to purchase exactly what you want and have seen online or tried on in store. But with your spectacle prescription seamlessly fitted into the Oakley sunglasses.

Oakley True Digital Prescription lenses are manufactured to provide the best clarity on an individual level. With pinpoint accuracy due to digitally mastered manufacturing Oakley prescription lenses widen your angle of view compared to their competitors.

So whether its making sure the golf ball remains in focus. The potholes remain clear in your peripheral view when cycling. You need to see that other vehicle coming up to the side of you when driving Oakley Prescription Sunglasses will deliver what their name stands for, High Definition Optics at every angle.

Oakley Prescription Sunglasses – Technology

Oakley True Digital Prescription Lenses

For nearly 20 years Oakley has been leading the way in sports Oakley prescription sunglasses. Constantly reinvested in new technology including Oakley True Digital and Oakley Edge prescription lenses.

What makes Oakley Prescription Sunglasses unique is their drive to perfect prescription lenses. To eliminate the distortion traditionally associated with curved lenses and to deliver sharp focus even when viewing through the sides of the lenses.

The era of Digital technology is here and Oakley were the first to make sure they were using this tech. This enables them to individually manufacture prescription lenses for every wearer, so the lenses are unique to you. You now get Oakley True Digital individually crafted lenses with ever pair of Oakley prescription sunglasses from extreme-eyewear.

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Oakley prescription sunglasses HDO

Oakley DDO optics in True digital lenses helps improve safety and performance by increasing your field of view and sharpening your vision. Normal lenses maximise images and object shifting, True Digital lenses correct your vision at every point within the curved lenses to maximise peripheral view and minimise object shifting like no other prescription lens.

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Oakley prescription sunglasses Polarised lenses

Oakley Polarised prescription lenses are like no other, literally! They have the polarised filter vacuumed onto the Oakley prescription lens which creates a perfect seal, with no distortion thats associated with all other brands. Traditionally polarised lenses are glued onto the main lens. This wasn’t good enough for Oakley so they developed their own distortion free way to fuse the polarised filter into the lenses.

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Oakley prescription sunglasses UV protection

Oakley’s UV protection is embedded into the lens material to ensure even after a few years of wear your vision is 100% protected.

Oakley Prescription lenses impact resistance

Oakley Plutonite lens material is a form of polycarbonate, which is picked for its purity and clarity. The impact resistance of polycarbonate is incredibly high, meeting all safety requirements and then some.

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Oakley prescription sunglasses lens choice

Oakley prescription lenses are available in over 30 colours, with all their patented finishes including Iridium coatings, polarised and transition lenses.

Oakley prescription transitions lenses

Oakley knew that to create the world’s leading reaction lens they would have forge an agreement with ‘transitions’ the optical company that own the world’s fastest reaction lens.

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So what makes Oakley polarised prescription sunglasses different to the rest of the market. Well there is the you’re getting the widest field of view thanks to Oakley True Digital technology. Plus every other supplier Oakley’s polarised filters are adhered to the prescription lenses at a molecular level and not simply Glued on. Yes you heard us right every other brand does literally glue the polarised filter to the front or back of their prescription lenses. This method eliminates the distortion which can be seen when using glue to form lenses.

Oakley Prescription Sunglasses EDGE

Please note: this technology still is part of the Oakley prescription lenses, however it has now been seamlessly blended into the standard lens. This means there are no more back frosting for any prescription.

Oakley Edge lenses  are available in the entire prescription range plus more. With the highest power range Oakley has ever done in prescription sunglasses. This amazing technology developed in conjunction with Oakley and their requirements to push the boundaries of possibilities has created a lens that is over 30% thinner than traditional curved lenses.

The technology was based on several years of research into studying our eye movement during general activity and sport. The research showed that the vast majority of prescription eyewear wearers never use the most temporal edges of their prescription lenses. So the Oakley Edge prescription sunglasses utilise this by edging and frosting off the last 5-10mm of the temporal edges of the lenses.

At extreme-eyewear we have found a staff member that traditionally couldn’t have Oakley prescription sunglasses due to his prescription being to high and have made him up a pair to trial for us. The outcome after calming him down  with the excitement of actually being able to get Oakley sunglasses was astonishing. The temporal edge frosting wasn’t noticeable when wearing the sunglasses and from a point of view of someone looking at him wearing the sunglasses we couldn’t see the frosting from the front.  End result was a thinner and lighter pair of Oakley prescription sunglasses that look like a normal pair when worn, well done Oakley.

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Replacement Oakley Prescription Lenses

All Oakley prescription sunglasses with switchlock technology have the option to interchange the prescription lenses. So if you already own or are about to purchase the Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ, Racing Jacket, Flak 2.0 XL,  RadarLock, M-Frame, or Jawbreaker you can purchase replacement lenses. These will be pre-cut and ready for you to interchange straight into your own frame.

If you already have a pair of Oakley prescription sunglasses but it’s not part of the switchlock family you can return them to ourselves and we will forward to Oakley to have the lenses replaced. In these instances please email or call us for further information. Why do you need to return the sunglasses to Oakley? With all full rim non-interchangeable frames it important that Oakley get a perfect fit. When cutting your lenses and the only way to achieve this is for the Oakley prescription department to trace around each individual frame. The lead time for this service is between 2-3 weeks.

Oakley Prescription Sunglasses Warranty

All Oakley prescription sunglasses come with a 2 year warranty for manufacturing faults. If you have any issues with your purchase with in the warranty period simply return them to us and we’ll deal with Oakley on your behalf. In fact this 2 year warranty is only available through gold account, of which there are only a hand full in the UK. But don’t worry as we are one of them. The standards Oakley prescription sunglasses warranty is 1 year so it’s worth buying through us to get an extra years cover.

Oakley prescription sport specific guide

Oakley prescription cycling, skiing, golf and running sunglasses – Quick look at top sellers

1) Racing Jacket (Ideal if you intend to purchase purely for your sport of choice, huge sun and wind protection with vented prescription lenses being available, maybe slightly aggressive looking for general use)

2) Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ and Half Jacket 2.0 (Ideal for weekend sport but also general sunwear)

3) Oakley RadarLock (True sports sunglass with a definite sports feel to the frame, this Oakley sunglass gives you impeccable wind and sun protection with a full visor)

4) Oakley Jawbreaker (Brand new, offering the largest field of view of any sports sunglass and the quick switchlock interchangeable lens system – this frame has set a new benchmark in eyewear)

If you have already tried a particular model on and it felt comfortable then go for it, after all the whole Oakley sunglasses range rocks.

Oakley Prizm prescription lenses are here

Available in Oakley prizm Trail, for mountain bikers or cyclists who prefer a lighter tint for winter road cycling

Oakley Prizm Road, for road cycling in mixed weather conditions

Oakley Prizm Golf for golf players in mixed weather conditions, winter and summer.

Each Prizm prescription lens is tailored for a specific sport, bring out the contrast and depth perception specific for the sport in question. Your vision becomes 3D with enhanced clarity you can pick up contours previously missed, nothing comes close to Oakley prescription prizm sunglasses.

Prescriptions outside the Oakley Prescription Sunglasses Power range

At extreme-eyewear we have made some powerful relationships with world leaders in prescription lenses for curved frames in order to make sure we can deliver prescription lenses to the same quality as the leading brands.

We have done this by digging deep in order to locate the name of the company responsible for the design of Oakley’s own True Digital Prescription lenses and then have them agree to supplying extreme-eyewear with ‘a very close digital lens design’.

This is amazing news for customers with high prescriptions, our own Digital FREEFORM lenses are available with mirror coatings, polarised filters and in transitions.

If you’re confused and need some optical advice just give us a call or email, we are more than happy to help.

Oakley Prescription Sunglasses – New for 2016

Additions and Discontinued Oakley prescription lenses

Oakley have added and removed some well known Oakley prescription lenses, check out what has changed here.

New Oakley prescription lenses added to the Rx programme

Sapphire Iridium Polarised and unpolarised.

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Oakley prescription transitions lenses get cutback

As of 2016 two Oakley transitions lenses have been discontinued.

Oakley prescription Grey Emerald Iridium

Oakley prescription Brown Gold iridium

New Oakley prescription sunglasses frames added to Oakley’s Rx programme

Carbon Shift

Ok so this is the coolest Oakley sunglass to be released for years in the Oakley Prescription programme, blending carbon fibre and lightweight aluminium, featuring,

  • Unobtainium earsocks to increase grip
  • combination of premium materials
  • Comfort and performance of Oakley’s Three-Point Fit that holds lenses in precise optical alignment

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Cohort Prescription Oakley Sunglasses

Here we have a new ladies specific release, featuring all the benefits of Oakley sunglasses but combined with a stylish ladies shape.

This stylish ladies sunglasses takes on a traditional ladies sunglass shape whilst been sculptured from a thin plastic to give elegance. The Oakley Cohort prescription sunglass is softened in appearance and offers these features,

FEATURES
  • Hydrophilic Unobtanium nose pads ensuring a secure and snug fit
  • Comfort and performance from Oakley’s Three-Point Fit.
  • UV protection  that filters out 100% of UVA / UVB / UVC & harmful blue light up to 400nm

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Oakley Prescription MoonLighter Sunglasses

Oakley take inspiration from their classics, Frogskins, holbrook and have developed the Oakley moonlighter. This frame combines the very best Oakley features and combine this with a feeling of fun and excitement.

Patented hydrophilic Unobtanium® nosepads ensure a snug, secure fit

  • Comfort and performance of Oakley’s Three-Point Fit that holds lenses in precise optical alignment
  • UV protection of Plutonite® lens material that filters out 100% of UVA / UVB / UVC.

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Oakley Proxy Prescription Sunglasses

Same features as the above Oakley Cohort sunglasses, with a slightly larger and squarer lens shape.

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Oakley Stringer prescription sunglasses

Its nice to see a rounded style sunglass coming out, full of all your Oakley top features.

  • Comfort of Three Point Fit that holds lenses in precise optical alignment
  • UV protection of Plutonite® lens material that filters out 100% of UVA / UVB / UVC

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Oakley Thinlink Prescription Sunglasses

The Oakley thinlink is a perfect mash up of sports and leisure. With a semi-rimless style and seamless frame, these can be easily worn for both weekend cycling / running and in holiday sun.

  • Durability and lightweight
  • Comfort and performance from Oakley’s Three-Point Fit that holds lenses in precise optical alignment
  • UV protection of Plutonite® lens material that filters out 100% of UVA / UVB / UVC

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Oakley Prescription Sunglasses – Prizm technology

Prizm is a revolutionary lens technology that greatly enhances contrast and visibility over a wide range of light conditions. They have done several versions of the Oakley Prizm lenses with each one being individually customized for a particular sport.

In the Oakley prescription programme there are three Prizm lenses available,

  • Oakley Prizm Road (Road Cycling)

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  • Oakley Prizm Trail (mountain biking also very good for skiing)

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  • Oakley Prizm Golf

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As Oakley have released several versions of the lens tint used in Prizm they are able to fine tune for each sport, so there really isn’t any prescription lens better for your chosen sport.

Oakley have spent decades researching the science of tint colours to finely tune their lenses to maximize contrast and enhance visibility. Any light that naturally creates blurring and glare is removed / filtered by the lens, any light that helps lift contrast and improve visibility is enhanced.

What does extreme-eyewear thinks of this new prescription lens technology?

This is the easiest question to answer, its simply amazing!

OK so all the usual Oakley marketing wizardry came out with the new Oakley prescription prizm lenses, as you would expect. So we took it nice and slow to see what the reaction was going to be like.

The hard core Oakley follows all came in the first week of release and with in days the reports and reviews started feeding back about how its the best lens Oakley has ever released (for Oakley followers some even said it was better than VR28 Black Iridium! )

So that was a good start, to add to this we thought we’d better get some Oakley prescription sunglasses with Prizm lenses made up for our staff who wear glasses. one set for a road cyclist and another set for a tennis player (As such Oakley have not released a Tennis Prizm lens but we used Oakley prescription prizm trail).

Field Testing Results for Oakley Prescription Sunglasses Prizm Road

Due to the road being a little more open than mountain biking etc the Oakley Prizm road lenses are a little darker than the Prizm trail lenses so offer more protection in direct sunlight. However our experience showed that even at dusk / overcast conditions the lenses adequately picked up the depth perception and contrast to make potholes and hazards stand out.

Verdict: If you are after a set of lenses for the UK the Oakley prescription prizm road is the best lens on the market.

Exceptions: If only using as a sunglass / in bright conditions we still prefer a sports Oakley polarised lens.

Field Testing Results for Oakley Prescription Sunglasses Prizm trial (used for Tennis)

We were torn between using Oakley Prizm Golf or Oakley Prizm trail but opted for trail for the reason that they played on both grass and concrete surfaces. From the start the Oakley Prescription Prizm trail lenses were seen to dramatically lift contrast, making the ball stand out against both backgrounds.

The player has opted to keep playing in them stating that the Prizm Trail lens tint combined with the Oakley prescription OTD technology is simply breathtaking and takes sports prescription sunglasses to a new level.

 

 

 

 

Oakley Prescription sunglasses Case Studies

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Customer: 45 years old, just at the start of requiring reading glasses.

Customer had their first prescription issued which included an addition for reading.

On analyses of the customer’s prescription it was firstly evident that his current reading addition was small and cancelled his distance prescription out (so effectively they needed no prescription for reading)

This required a perfect fit from a pair of Oakley prescription sunglasses, which gave full wrap eye coverage whilst allowing the customer to look down (under the sunglasses) for reading.

The solution was a pair Oakley Flak 2.0 prescription sunglasses but with the nose pads changed to the thicker set which Oakley include with all Prescription Flak 2.0 sunglasses. This lifted the sunglasses up by around 2-3 mm which was just enough to allow the customer to peer beneath the prescription sunglasses whilst still offering protection from sunlight and glare / wind protection.

 

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