WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN OAKLEY SUNGLASSES
Before we get into the frame breakdown, there are a few key features to consider when choosing the right Oakley sunglass to meet your specific needs. When you familiarize yourself with these, it will make choosing your sunglasses that much easier.
Here at SportRx we love to highlight prescription-friendly frames so you can get more enjoyment out of the activities that you love. If you have a tough Rx and are curious as to whether it will work in a given frame, you can always contact one of our certified opticians to find out.
When it comes to contrast enhancement, PRIZM is second to none. The lenses use specific dyes that filter out distracting colors while boosting the colors your eye is more sensitive to. The result is increased vividness and attention to detail in your environment. With multiple options for everyday and sport use, PRIZM has you covered no matter what you are getting into. And the best part is that they are available with prescription!
Unobtainium is Oakley’s proprietary grip materia that gets stickier and tackier the MORE you sweat, making it perfect for sports.
When you shop Oakley, you can stop worrying about the durability of your sunglasses. All of the sunglasses in this guide are constructed of O Matter. This proprietary frame material makes the frames both lightweight AND impact-resistant. Top athletes across the globe depend on O Matter frame material to withstand their demands. Enough said.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s get into the sunglasses!
Before we get into our top picks, it’s important to know what features to look for when buying a pair of Oakley sunglasses.
From Unobtainium grips to Prizm lenses, we’re breaking down the top Oakley features you need to know!
Today most Oakley frames are made of O Matter, C-5 alloy, or Titanium. All of these materials bring their own unique benefits which we’ve outlined below:
- O Matter is a durable, flexible, lightweight plastic that is ideal for sports frames
- C-5 alloy is the five-metal alloy Oakley primarily uses for its Wires collections
- Titanium is a titanium metal alloy that’s strong, lightweight and durable commonly found on metal frames
One of Oakley’s first patented materials, Unobtainium, is a high grip rubber typically found on ear socks, and nose pieces.
Unobtainium helps your sunglasses stay in place even when they’re wet or you’re covered in sweat!
But be careful! Not every Oakley frame features Unobtainium grips so you’ll want to keep an eye out for them when buying.
Oakley lenses have always been at the front of innovation. And Oakley Prizm lens technology is no exception!
Oakley Prizm lenses work to provide increase color and contrast, and decreased glare in various lighting conditions.
Originally designed as a sport-specific lens, Oakley now offers Prizm lenses for almost every sport and even everyday life!
Finding the right size Oakley frame is almost as important as the sunglasses themselves!
Luckily, it doesn’t need to be hard!
Oakley offers ‘XS’, ‘Standard’, and ‘XL’ sizes on many of their most popular frames. This means you can always find the perfect fit for your head shape and size!
These sizes will be noted in the name of the frame when you’re buying – such as “Oakley Holbrook XL” or “Oakley Frogskins XS”.