Oakley prescription lenses

Oakley prescription sunglasses are available with many prescription lenses options.  This article will help guide you through your options.

With even more choice than ever it can be difficult to know which correct Lenses to choose for you Oakley Prescription Sunglasses.

Once you narrowed it down to which pair Oakley sunglasses you want this article will help you choose the correct set of Oakley lenses.

There are three main areas we can first split the options into;

  1. General wear (Driving, Holidays, general sunshine)
  2. Specific sports
  3. All purpose (General wear with occasional sporting activity)

Before we begin here’s what Oakley’s names mean;

oakley2Plutonite – Polycarbonate lens material, durable, lightweight and impact resistant.

Iridium – Mirror coated lens

Polarised – Some lenses come as a polarised version, the polarised filter eliminates glare. It can’t be said that a standard tint doesn’t reduce glare because it does but if you suffer from glare and are sensitive to sunlight then getting a polarised lens will ensure maximum protection from squinting and eye fatigue.

H2 – Hydrophobic coating provides a smudge protective layer on the front of your prescription lenses. The layer also allows rain water to freely run off the lens surface maintaining clear vision. H2 coatings are supplied on all Truly Digital Prescription lenses.

Photochromic – Also referred to as ‘transitions’ and ‘reactions’. These lenses react to the sunlight. The brighter the sun the darker the tint becomes.

General Wear

oakley3Black Iridium – Grey base tint with a silver Mirror for extremely bright light. Ideal all purpose lens for sunny conditions that offers true colour perception. Available Polarised

Ice Iridium – Grey base tint with a Blue Mirror for extremely bright light. Ideal all purpose lens for sunny conditions that offers true colour perception. Available Polarised

Emerald Iridium – Grey base tint with a Green Mirror for extremely bright light. Ideal all purpose lens for sunny conditions that offers true colour perception Not Available Polarised.

Gold Iridium – Bronze base tint with a Gold Mirror for extremely bright light. Ideal all purpose lens for sunny conditions. The bronze tint also enables wear in medium light conditions. Available Polarised

VR28 Black Iridium – Reddish Brown base tint with a silver mirror for extremely bright light. The brown tint also enables wear in medium light conditions. Available Polarised

Grey – Grey base tint for medium to bright light conditions that offers true colour perception. Available Polarised

Bronze – Brown (Bronze) based tint for medium to bright light conditions that offers true colour perception. Available Polarised

Sports Specific

Any of the general wear lenses (as described above) can be used as well as the following sports-specific prescription lenses for sports Oakley Prescription Sunglasses. All our Oakley Prescription Sunglasses

G30 – Rose based tint for medium light. Iridium coating reduces glare. Available Polarised

VR28 – Reddish Brown based tint for flat to medium light. Filters blue light to increase contrast and depth perception in varying light conditions. Available Polarised

Tungsten Iridium – Brown based tint for medium to bright light conditions, sharpens acuity and improves depth perception. Subtle iridium coating reduces glare, Available Polarised

oakley4Persimmon – Orange based tint for low to medium light conditions. Not Available Polarised.

Clear – No tint for winter to low light conditions, available with Anti-Reflection coating to reduce glare. Not Available Polarised

Fire Iridium – Amber Based lens for medium to bright light conditions with a orange mirror. Not Available Polarised

Positive Red Iridium – Grey based lens for medium to bright light conditions, improves depth perception and contrast. Available Polarised

Deep Blue Polarised – Fishing specific lens for bright sunshine, ideal for stopping glare from the waters surface. Only Available Polarised

Shallow Blue Polarised – medium to bright light conditions, ideal for winter to summer fishing cutting glare from the waters surface. Only Available Polarised

Transitions Grey – Light sensitive lens that reacts with sunshine, the brighter the light the darker grey the base tint becomes. Available with Anti-reflection (ideal if using at night time), black iridium (silver mirror) or emerald iridium coating.

Transitions Brown – Light sensitive lens that reacts with sunshine, the brighter the light the darker brown the base tint becomes. Available with Anti-reflection (ideal if using at night time), black iridium (silver mirror) or emerald iridium coating.