We gave the lens orbitals some angular attitude and let the sizing go big with personality, creating an on-trend look in lightweight O Matter that features Unobtainium icons and front curvature that’s more linear to salute vintage frames.
Oakley was founded in 1975 by James Stannard and believe it or not their first product was super grippy motorcycle handles for motocross riders. This introduction into sport and technical performance set the benchmark for their approach, and in the 44 years since, Oakley has become synonymous with performance sports and lifestyle products.
The move into eyewear came as the company produced goggles with the famous ‘O’ logo and ski goggles in 1983. Sunglasses followed in 1984 and the first ever Frogskin arrived in 1985. Since then the company has moved into various sporting fields and has produced equipment for track and field athletes, cyclists, snowboarders, golfers and tennis players, to name but a few sports. One of their distinct selling points is that products are developed with extensive athlete input and testing in the field, thus increasing their effectiveness for the wearer. They are also the standard issue brand for the US military and law enforcement due to their effectiveness and reliability.
Oakley eyewear now covers various activities and its focus on technical excellence means they tailor their lens options for a wide range of activities.
The Prizm lens is the best lens Oakley produce and is designed to improve contrast and clarity in varying light conditions. Coupled with high levels of polarization and superb iridium finishes for reflection and extreme colour definition, the range offered by Oakley for the active person is unmatched. Choose also from a range of frame Frame Shapes and styles, tailored to your activity, to further enhance the wearing experience, and you truly have a performance brand you can rely on.
Oakley glasses give superior clarity; no unwanted magnification, no distortion, just clear, precise vision. They also include impact protection that surpasses industry standards–something you’ll be thankful for when a stone from the tire of the guy in front flies in to your face. All Oakley sunglasses protect 100% against UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light up to 420nm.