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Oakley Prizm Lens Technology


Prizm™ is a new Oakley lens technology that fine tunes vision for specific sports and environments. Emphasizing colors where the eye is most sensitive to detail, Prizm™ improves performance and safety by enhancing vision without the compromises of conventional lens tints. This is the first time lenses have been purpose-built for specific activities, and the benefits of this visionary technology are game changers:

  • Sharpens visual acuity to help you see more clearly and react faster.
  • Enhances color recognition to help you spot what you need to see.
  • Optimizes your ability to see and track moving objects in your periphery.
  • Improves performance and safety to help you compete with confidence.


The human eye is extremely sensitive to detail but each environment puts its own unique demands on vision. Seeing the right colors helps you differentiate things in your visual field like subtle changes in the texture of road surfaces or where a golf green ends and the rough begins. Peripheral vision is less sensitive to details, so any improvements in color contrast make for big performance improvements for the athlete.


Using specially engineered lens tints, Oakley Prizm™ technology filters out the background “noise” of light that interferes with vision while emphasizing the colors you need to see for optimal performance. Think of it as ultra-precise color tuning, designed specifically for the environment of your sport or activity. Additionally, every iridium coating has been chosen to interact precisely with the Prizm™ lens and environment for optimal performance


Conventional sunglass lenses are like the volume knob on a stereo. It turns down all the wavelengths of sound together, with no fine tuning.


A stereo equalizer lets you adjust sound precisely, increasing or decreasing the bass and treble in specific parts of the spectrum. That’s what Prizm™ does with light, precisely tuning each part of the spectrum with specially engineered lens tints tailored for specific sports and environments.

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