Oakley photochromic lenses are adaptive lenses that darken and lighten in response to exposure 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 come in a wide array of colors and other options, so 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's photochromic lenses for sunglasses and eyeglasses perform in an almost identical way to other transition lenses, including Transitions® brand lenses. The Oakley photochromic lenses will darken in bright, sun-drenched conditions and then lighten indoors or in darker lighting. Athletes who cycle or run through the woods or in changing light conditions will love Oakley's photochromic lenses.
Oakley offers a number of frames that come standard, or can be fitted with photochromic lenses. Many of Oakley’s frames feature their Switchlock Technology™ that makes changing from one pair of lenses to another easy. See the table below for Oakley frames that have their photochromic lens as an option.
Yes, they help protect your eyes from overexposure to damaging UV rays. Oakley photochromic lenses will protect your eyes and adapt to changing weather conditions with the convenience of a single pair of frames. They’re a smart choice for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts.
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 sun, without needing 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 minimizes 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.
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 of the best Oakley sunglasses with photochromic lenses lays out the features of each set of frames. Every pair of Oakleys is made in their durable O Matter, and many come with hydrophilic Unobtanium nose pads and temple tips that will increase their grip, even when you sweat. Read on and discover our favorite Oakley frames with photochromic lenses.
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 semi-rimless design tailored to work with most helmets and hats, the Oakley Flight Jacket easily earns its place as one of the best Oakley sunglasses with 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.
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