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Rarely does reputation equal reality. With Oakley it definitely does. Oakley sunglasses genuinely are the best on the planet. Frames made of patented O Matter, C5 alloy and Titanium provide impeccable comfort fit for all-day comfort. Within them you can find Oakley's High Definition Optics lenses, giving clean, sharp and accurate vision like no other.
From lifestyle to leisure to leading the field Oakley offer an eclectic selection of frames made for any challenge. Either browse our entire collection below or select a specific Oakley area below from Lifestyle, Active or Sports Performance if you're after something in a certain flavour. If you want to be optically prepared for any eventuality, or perhaps need to give your existing pair of Oakleys a new lease of life, then consider purchasing an accessory lens!
Since founder Jim Jannard created the Eyeshades in 1984 Oakley has become the definitive supplier of performance eyewear for professional athletes. The Oakley range is now extremely diverse, offering frames and lenses for practically any application.
Priding themselves on innovative developments such as the proprietary O Matter frame material and Plutonite lens material, Oakley eyewear is built to last. In recent years Prizm technology has helped give athletes the optical edge over rivals with fine-tuned lens tints.
Industrial and urban themes permeate through the range. Streamlined shapes as seen in the Valve and Chainlink are perfect for masters of understated style. However it is extreme models such as the Jawbreaker and Madman which define the brand!
Over decades Oakley have honed the art of sports optics, collaborating with professional athletes and striving to meet their exacting demands to provide the invaluable competitive edge. Their lens technology is the result of years of research and development, integrated into frames ideally suited to the active lifestyle.
Every Oakley lens begins with Plutonite. True to the spirit of innovation and performance ingrained into the Oakley DNA, optics have been taken one step further. With optical purity superior to that of standard polycarbonate, these lenses are some of the lightest, strongest and clearest available in the industry.
You can't see or feel UV radiation, but it has the potential to cause serious long-term damage to the eye. Plutonite lens material stops every wavelength of UV radiation from the sun, not just the lower energy form called "UVA." Every lens in the Oakley range, including clear, filters out 100% of all UV.
Oakley lenses are tested to the extreme, guartanteeing uncompromising protection from high-mass and high-velocity impact unlike that of any other lens. This ensures you can depend on your Oakley sunglasses in practically any sports application when you need them most.
Any lens is only as good as the vision it provides. In order to meet the uncompromising demands of professional athletes, Oakley developed High Definition Optics. It offers truer, more accurate vision versus conventional lenses that magnify images and make them appear shifted from their true position. With HDO, Oakley lenses meet or exceed the testing standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Oakley uses three tests to establish the clarity of its lenses. The first is the Clarity Test, which measures the sharpness of images viewed through the lens. The Refractive Power Test, as pictured above, measures how inferior lenses distort vision by magnifying images. The Prism Test measures how the lenses bend light and make objects appear shifted from their true position. These tests demonstrate how conventional lenses can compromise your vision.
Practically every Oakley model is available with optional HD Polarized lenses. With the ability to transform the way you see your world, HD Polarised technology enhances comfort and clarity using reliable industry-leading technology that won’t let you down when you need it most.
The Naked Eye
In direct sunlight the odds are against you. Glare from reflective surfaces like water can overpower your vision, increasing theintensity of daylight and the likelihood ofdeveloping eye strain and fatigue. Colours will look washed out, meaning you aren’t getting a true picture of your surroundings.
With HD Polarised Lenses
Oakley’s HD Polarized lenses filter out 99% of reflected glare. This means you can enjoy clearer, more comfortable views for longer without feeling eyestrain or fatigue. With a reduction in glare comes enhanced clarity. Colours will appear rich rather than washed out, so you get the truest picture of your surroundings.
Polarized lenses filter out most glare, but not all polarized lenses are made equally. The best polarized lens is just that – one lens. Oakley HD Polarised Technology eliminates the need for glues and films that distort your vision.
Oakley Infusion Moulding
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Oakley Aligned Polarised Lenses
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Oakley's HD Polarised lenses are in a class of their own. They use a precise infusion molding process to produce one comprehensive, single-layered lens. No glue, no sandwiching, no mustard or mayo. Just the clearest Polarised lens you can find.
Both lenses in a single pair of Oakley sunglasses are manufactured at the same time to perfectly align and center the axis of polarisation. Doing so prevents unwanted and distractive glare from sneaking through any part of the lens.
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Prizm™ is a new Oakley lens technology that fine-tunes vision for specific sports and environments.
Prizm™ lenses fine-tune vision for specific sports and environments by emphasizing colors where the eye is most sensitive to detail, and improves performance and safety by enhancing vision.
Oakley frames are constructed with as much care and attention to detail as their lenses. Riding the crest of a technological wave, Oakley grasps engineering breakthroughs in structural materials and utilises them in its designs, producing lightweight, high-performance frames achieving unmatched protection and comfort.
The backbone of the Oakley sunglasses range, O Matter is championed for its light weight, durability and controlled flexibility.
Oakley fuses five metallic compounds to create an ultra-strong, ultra-lightweight chassis which is sculpted into its wire frame shapes.
A luxury material used in lifestyle frames, handmade layered acetate allows for rich colours and textures, giving a premium look and feel.
Strong, lightweight and corrosion-resistant, the structural properties of stainless steel allow for the creation of thin but durable architecture.
The ultra-lightweight and durable Nano-Matter provides all-day comfort with a surprisingly high resistance to the elements.
Titanium is renowned for its remarkable strength. Used in fighter jets, Oakley uses this metal to produce some of its toughest, lightest frames.
Aerospace-grade aluminium boasts a high strength-to-weight ratio, enabling bold styling and sculptural designs at little expense to weight.
Years of R&D in sports innovation resulted in this ultra-lightweight material, woven into incredible shapes with an unmistakable aesthetic.
Oakley's Three-Point Fit ensures each frame makes contact only at the bridge of the nose and behind the temples. This serves a dual purpose. The first is to keep the lenses in precise optical alignment to prevent distortion and maximise protection. The second is to eliminate the discomfort of ordinary frames that put stress on pressure points.
Oakley frames are built to stay secure and comfortable all day long, but when you need a little help during the most demanding activities, Unobtainium earsocks and nosepads provide enhanced performance and comfort. They are hydrophilic, meaning their grip will actually increase in response to moisture such as rain or sweat.
Switchlock allows you to transform the function of your eyewear, creating massively versatile pieces of performance sport equipment. Switch mechanisms seamlessly integrated into selected frames easily release the fitted lenses to be replaced with another. Switchlock means athletes can take full advantage of Oakley's wide array of lenses to optimise their vision per light condition and environment. Conventional lens interchange systems can place uneven pressure on the lens, leading to distortion and inferior optics. Switchlock not only makes the process fast and simple, but the lens is also held securely in place for optical clarity of vision.
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Building on years of sports and optical experience, our experts have broken down Oakley's lenses. Mixing our expertise with your feedback, we have picked our favourites for every condition.
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