Oakley photochromic lenses are adaptive lenses that darken and lighten when exposed to direct sunlight. These lenses are perfect for wearers who prefer not to switch eyewear frames when they go from inside to outdoors. They’re also an excellent choice for runners and others who often find themselves at the mercy of changing weather conditions.
Oakley photochromic lenses are available in a wide array of colors and other options. Whatever your lifestyle or favorite activity, Oakley makes a lens for you.
To learn more about photochromic lenses, how they work, and whether they’re right for you, visit our photochromic lenses FAQ page.
Yes! Oakley photochromic lenses for sunglasses and eyeglasses perform in an almost identical way to other transition lenses, including Transitions® brand lenses. These lenses will darken in bright, sun-drenched conditions and become clear indoors or in darker conditions.
Athletes who cycle or run through the woods or in changing light conditions will love Oakley lenses with photochromic technology.
Yes, they help protect your eyes from overexposure to damaging UV rays. Oakley photochromic lenses will protect your eyes and adapt to changing daylight conditions with the convenience of a single pair of frames.
They’re a smart choice for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts who want to avoid harmful UV rays and maintain clear vision.
Yes, some styles of Oakley photochromic lenses are available with polarization. Oakley’s HDPolarized® lenses filter out 99% of reflected glare without the haze and optical distortion often associated with polarization.
Oakley photochromic polarized lenses boast enhanced optical clarity combined with the versatility of adaptive lenses.
Yes, you can also choose Oakley photochromic lenses with an Iridium® lens coating. Clear to black Iridium® photochromic lenses offer optimal protection from glare caused by bright light from the sun. And they do so without the need to switch to glasses for indoor or evening wear.
No matter what tint you choose for your Iridium® photochromic lenses, they will help optimize contrast, and further minimize glare to give you the best balance between light reflection, transmission, and absorption.
Yes, you can order Oakley replacement lenses in a wide range of options, including photochromic.
Photochromic lenses usually last for two to three years. The lifespan of these lenses can vary depending on how you use them and how often you wear them.
No. Most car windshields block the ultraviolet rays that cause these lenses to darken lenses so they won’t get dark inside a car.
Whether you’re an avid runner looking for shades to wear on long runs or a committed cyclist who rides in changing afternoon to evening light conditions, our list lays out the features of each set of frames.
Every pair of Oakleys is made in their durable O Matter. Plus, many come with hydrophilic Unobtainium nose pads and temple tips that will increase their grip, even when you sweat. Read on and discover our favorites.
The Oakley Flak Beta is one of our favorite frames with photochromic lenses for its sleek, helmet- or hat-compatible design and lightweight semi-rimless profile. The wraparound design provides superior protection and a snug fit.
The Oakley Flak 2.0 XL sunglasses with photochromic lenses offer features to love. The large sunglasses come with a wide, unobstructed field of view and a comfortable saddle bridge. They’ll stay in place while you sweat, and allow you to see the road ahead in any light conditions.
With a unique, futuristic style, the Oakley Plazma easily earns its place as one of the best Oakley sunglasses with black Iridium® photochromic lenses. The wide, shield-style lens design mimics the coverage of goggles, without carrying the weight of goggle frames.
Opt for these shades if you need impact resistance and an extended field of view.
The wrap design of the Oakley Sutro Lite provides an unrestricted field of vision. These lightweight, semi-rimless frames make them ideal for wearers with thick or double lenses since there are no rims to interfere with the lens contour.
The Oakley Radar EV Path features an athletic design with wraparound plastic frames that provide maximum protection against wind and glare. Three-hole bridges keep the lenses secure so you can adjust their height for optimal vision inside or outside.
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