Oakley Prizm Lenses: What you need to know

Theres nothing more beautiful than being active outdoors on a sunny day with bright blue skies and that gorgeous feeling of the rays on your skin, toasty, warm and delicious.  It is however vital that we wear sunglasses, all year round, to protect our eyes from the harmful rays of the sun, reduce the glare, prevent sunburn and of course look and feel good.

We also want to see more, not less, and to see clearly. This is when Oakley Prizm Lenses come into play. Oakleys have a fantastic range of sunglasses for men and women, designed for leisure wear and sport, that use the most cutting edge technology.  It is this technology that has placed Oakley Prizm as the most desirable lenses for sportsmen and women, for people who are active, and for people who look after their eyes and want to look good.  Read more about the importance of wearing sunglasses.

What are Oakley Prizm lenses

Oakley Prizm lens technology is extraordinary in that it offers the wearer full protection while being able to see their surroundings sharply and clearly. Often sunglasses look good and block out the sun, but also block out clarity.  How often do you see someone wearing sunglasses but struggling to see clearly? The answer is often. The technology used behind the Oakley Prizm Lenses means the wearer can see in more detail, with more depth and better definition, while also blocking out the sun.  The technology used means that the individual wavelengths of color are finely tuned, sharpening nuances that would be missed in day to day life and things become sharper and clearer with Oakley Prizm Lenses, while your eyes are well looked after.

Oakley Prizm Lenses use the best technology for sport

If you are a sports fan then you will know that most of your favorite sports stars wear Oakley Sunglasses.  The Oakley lenses are optimized for sports and because each sport has its own specialty, so do the sunglasses.  Each Oakley Prizm Lens is designed for a specific activity - golf, cycling, skiing, surfing, fishing and snowboarding to name a few.  The lenses are custom engineered for that specific activity and will ultimately increases contrast and reduce glare. Read more about Oakley interchangeable lenses.

Choose Prizm Lenses, Polarized Lenses, or a combination of the two.

The Oakley Prizm HD polarized lenses are designed to ensure that none of the suns harmful rays reach your eyes.  Wearing a pair of Oakley sunglasses means you will not be prone to sun related eye disease or injury.  Oakley Prizm lenses give you that extra clarity, perfect visuals, vision, safety, and improvement in contrast and greater visual detail to your specific environment.

The Oakley technology used is cutting edge, precise and innovative. Part of the manufacturing strategy is not to use glue which is often the cause of a diminished or distorted vision. Oakley is way ahead of their competition when it comes to manufacturing lenses.  By not using glue their lenses are superior. No glue means clarity, definition, depth and detail and that is what Oakley lenses give you. One lens means - clarity.  

With Oakley lenses you can decide if you want to go Prizm vs Polarized, or have both, because Oakley sunglasses give you the option. Read more about Oakley polarized lenses.

It is also important to note that the lenses in any one pair of Oakley sunglasses are made to align perfectly.  Each lens is identical and this is another reason why sports stars choose Oakley. Their vision is not compromised in any way, it is in fact enhanced.


Depending on your environment, your lifestyle or your sport of choice, you can choose the Oakley Prizm Lenses that are the right match for you. Each design can be customized specially for you, with individual colors that include daily, black, sapphire, jade, tungsten and ruby.  You can wear a pair of Oakley Prizms to protect your eyes from the sun, to look super cool and to have the extra edge during athletic performance.  Remember, the Prizm lenses are custom designed, NO glue is used, each lens in a pair of sunglasses is identical (which is often not the case with other glasses), and the quality is one step ahead of the sunglass competitors.  Actually, its a whole lot of steps ahead as a whole new technology is used, and this is the Oakley technology.

Every Day Oakley Prizm Lenses

These are the sunglasses that you will wear when you go for a walk, meet your friends for a coffee, run the dog, do yoga in the park, go shopping or do any general outdoor activity.  They are stylish, athletic and look good with anything. Your eyes will be well protected from the sun, your sunglasses will last for years and always be on trend. You will also be astonished at how clear everything is.  Depth of vision is something that is often lost when wearing sunglasses, and sometimes it can be hard to distinguish sun and shade. Not with the Oakley Prizm glasses because the lenses are PRIZM,  polarized or both.

Sport Oakley Prizm Lenses

There are several categories for the Sport Oakley Prizm Lenses.  

  1. Golf Prizm: These glasses, and remember you can choose your style and color, will help you gauge distance.  Your vision will be super clear allowing you to see every aspect of the game clearly, including the grass, ball, density and even ball speed.  Take a look at the Golf - Flak 2.0, Flak Draft, Radar EV Path

  1. Road Prizm: These are excellent for running and fast walking as you can see light and shadow easily, spot changes in the road surface quickly, and react fast too.  Clarity, depth and definition are all excellent. Take a look at the Road - Flak 2.0 XL, Radar EV Path, M2 Frame XL
Road Prizm Lenses

  1. Trail Prizm: If you are in the wilderness, walking, running or cycling, the Trail Prizm Oakley sunglasses are designed so you can easily tell the difference between sand and rocks, dirt or tar and the outdoor red and brown colors.  Again, clarity, definition and depth are all brilliant. Take a look at the Trail - Flak 2.0 XL, Radar EV Path

  1. Field Prizm: If you ever wanted the perfect pair of sunglasses while you play baseball, softball or any other field sport, the Field Prizm Oakley Sunglasses will reduce the glare and most importantly, ensure that the color of the ball is enhanced against the sky, grass or dirt. Take a look at the Field - Baseball - Flak 2.0 XL
Field Prizm Lenses
  1. Deep Water Prizm: These incredible Oakley Sunglasses filter out the various shades of blue that can be overwhelming when out on the water.  These glasses are particularly used by yachtsmen, sailors, divers and surfers, especially when needing a better view of what is going on.  Superb for ocean clarity. Take a look at the Deep Water - HolbrookFives Squared
Deep Water Prizm Lenses
  1. Shallow Water Prizm: These are especially popular with fisherman and are specially engineered to enhance contrast and clarity when fishing in shallow waters.  The Prizm Lens Technology fine tunes the color of the water allowing for perfect vision.

Take a look at the Shallow Water - Radar EV Path

Snow Oakley Prizm lenses

If you are into skiing or any snow sport, you know all about glare.  You also know how important it is to have the best possible vision, visibility and light.  You do not want to be disturbed when you go from sun to shade, by shadows or by snow blindness.  The Snow Oakley Prizm Lenses use extreme and precise technology to ensure the best possible clarity, to maximize contrasting conditions and to enhance your visibility.

Oakley Lenses meet and exceed the testing standards of the American National Standards Institute, which are the yardstick of performance for the eyewear industry.  

The Oakley High Definition Optics have a brilliant range of sunglasses.  They are the right lenses for you!

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