The Oakley brand is renowned for the amount of research and development they invest in bringing the highest quality lenses to the market. The performance of their sunglasses, especially for sport, is a major selling point for athletes (and everyday people who take their hobbies seriously.)
Oakley utilizes patented technologies to create lenses with advanced clarity and accuracy that far surpass conventional lenses based on the testing standards of the ANSI (American National Standards Institute).
Here are some of the impressive features of Oakley lenses:
High Definition Optics® (HDO®) which...
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Sport Specific Prizm™ lenses
Oakley has invented specially engineered lens tints to emphasize only the colors that you need to see based on specific sports and environments. Oakley Prizm™ technology filters out the background "noise" of light and fine tunes the color spectrum to improve your performance and ensure ultimate safety while you're at play.
Prizm Road helps riders spot subtle changes in the texture of the road so they can react more quickly and ride safer
Prizm Trail enhances reds and browns so you can quickly spot sand rocks roots and other transitions in shade and bright light
Prizm Golf improves contrast for better separation of color and gives you more depth cues to gauge distance and grass condition
Prizm Baseball Outfield accentuates the blue of the sky to enhance the contrast of a fly ball
Prizm Baseball Infield helps you track ground balls. makes greens and reds of the grass and dirt richer so that the white of the baseball stands out
Prizm Daily Polarized dull colors become warm and rich for sharper contrast and a more pleasing relaxing visual experience
Fans of Oakley sunglasses are already familiar with their high quality lenses and the amount of advanced technology that goes into the frame construction. However, with many of the sportier lens shapes - specifically the wrap-around lenses - it used to be difficult to get a prescription to work without distortions in peripheral vision. This problem was exacerbated for people with higher prescriptions, many weren't even able to order sporty wrap-around sunglasses in their prescriptions at all.
Unsurprisingly, Oakley has come up with a solution for these problems, addressing them with state-of-the-art materials and patented technologies. With Oakley True Digital™ lenses you can get -4 to -6 power lenses with exceptional visual clarity, even in wrap-around lenses.
Oakley True Digital™ use their Oakley Dual-Peripheral Technology™ for:
Oakley True Digital Edge™ lenses provide curvature for side protection against sun, wind and impact, while still allowing those with a high prescription to have a cosmetically attractive thin lens. Oakley's ThinZone technology uses proprietary software to sculpt a thinner lens profile, with a thickness reduction of up to 40%.
Dynamic Frost Technology
Another lens advancement from Oakley is Dynamic Frost Technology, which applies a satin frost finish to minimize any visual distortion. Oakley True Digital™ lenses include this frosted finish because the curves created by the ThinZone method also cause varying prism and power. If left clear, this would result in intermittent and confusing vision. The frosted area can be up to 11mm and will vary with prescription, pupil distance and frame.
Oakley True Digital™ Sport-Specific Progressive
Oakley frames are progressive friendly, but if you have a certain hobby you'd like to optimize your vision for, they also offer a Sport-Specific version. OTD™ Sport Specific Progressive Lenses maximize performance in each zone of focus to give you the best vision possible for cycling, golf and fishing.
If you have concerns about ordering prescription lenses online, be assured FramesDirect.com have plenty of resources to make the process easy. Buying glasses online can be less expensive and simpler than visiting your local optician.
Don't hesitate to call one of our certified opticians at 1-800-248-9427 (Int'l: +1 512 402 8557) if you have any questions about Oakley lenses.