Oakley world’s leading sports performance brand
Sunglasses Optimized for Safety and Performance
Get your pair of Oakley sunglasses only from SUNGLASS IMAGE in Aiken, South Carolina. Oakley High-Definition Optics® (HDO®) lenses are designed for safety and performance to meet the demands of professional athletes who require nothing less than the clearest, sharpest, and most accurate vision.
HDO® offers truer and more accurate vision than ordinary lenses that magnify images and make objects seem shifted from their actual position. With HDO®, Oakley lenses are able to meet, or even exceed, the testing standards of the American National Standards Institute, which is the measure of performance for the eyewear industry.
The clarity test evaluates the sharpness of images viewed through the lens while the refractive power test assesses how inferior lenses warp vision by magnifying images. Finally, the prism test measures how the lenses bend light as well as make objects seem shifted from their actual position. These tests determine how ordinary lenses can compromise your vision.
Oakley UV Protection Technology
An unseen form of radiation, UV rays can pelt your retinas at 186,000 miles per second, which may cause eye injuries such as cataract, photokeratitis, and pterygium. The damages caused by UV rays build up over time, so you initially don’t feel anything unusual. You won’t get any warning that there’s damage being done to your eyes.
Although clouds can minimize the level of UV reaching your eyes, they don’t block UV completely. This means your eyes are exposed to UV rays even on cloudy days. This is where Oakley Plutonite® lens comes in.
Oakley Plutonite® lenses are made from a material that can stop every wavelength of ultraviolet radiation that comes from the sun‘s thermonuclear furnace, not just the lower energy form known as “UVA.”
Established in 1975 and acquired by Luxottica in 2007, Oakley is one of the world’s leading product design and sport performance brands and is preferred by world-class athletes. The company holds more than 850 patents and known for its advanced lens technologies, including PRIZMTM.
Apart from being a sports eyewear brand, Oakley also offers apparel and accessories. Carrying an impressive selection of merchandise designed for men and women, the brand appeals to athletes as well as active and lifestyle consumers.
How Do Oakley PRIZM Lenses Work
A new Oakley lens technology, PRIZM optimizes vision for specific environments. The lenses highlight colors where the eye is most sensitive to detail, help you enhance your performance and safety.
While conventional sunglass lenses force you to make a compromise between the colors that you want to see in an environment and the other colors that obstruct your perception, Oakley PRIZM filters out any "noisy" light that could interfere with vision. It emphasizes the colors required for optimal performance.
Key Benefits of Oakley PRIZM Lenses
Sharpens visual perception to let you see more clearly and react faster
Enhances color recognition with boosted contrast to let you spot what you need to see as quickly as possible
Improves your ability to spot the important moving objects around you
What Are Oakley PRIZM Lenses
All PRIZM lenses are manufactured from Plutonite, Oakley's proprietary lens material. A high-grade polycarbonate highly resistant to impact Plutonite is melted down to liquid form to create PRIZM lenses. Dyes are then added to give it the desired color and tint.
This manufacturing process is better than other methods because the lenses never fade over time. In addition, the UV protection is infused in the lenses, preventing it from being scratched off.
Are All PRIZM Lenses
No. This is because not every situation requires it. Some instances may even inhibit performance. Oakley PRIZM Polarized lenses are perfect in reducing glare. They are ideal for water activities or driving, wherein wavelengths from the sun would reflect off a surface, such as water or car bumper.
The main disadvantage to polarized lenses, however, is that they throw off depth perception because of the polarized filter that reduces the horizontal wavelength found in glare.