How Oakley Prizm Lenses Work

Prizm Lens Technology

Oakley Prizm lenses provide peak performance that starts with a razor-sharp focus. Prizm lenses also enhance the human eye's ability to adapt and see with sharpness. Oakley eyewear also provides stellar protection and comfort.

Oakley combined an understanding of how color vision works with extensive lab and field research to develop lenses that:

  • Enhance color and contrast to see more detail
  • Create a more vivid, vibrant world
  • Increase depth perception
  • Highlight features in the surrounding environment
  • Reveal details invisible to the naked eye

Oakley Prizm lenses provide razor-sharp clarity in all conditions.

Optimal Vision

Oakley Prizm lenses provide optimal vision in a variety of field conditions. They do this by blocking wavelengths along the color spectrum. They also maximize contrast between colors. The result is enhanced vision and reduced eye fatigue.

This contrast enhancement technology resulted in a process that ultimately created lenses that bring out certain colors and minimize others. That process, in general, included:

  1. Identifying how to filter light based on the human eye's natural sensitivities.
  2. Manipulating the light entering the lenses to fine-tune it according to an environment's specific needs.
  3. Analyzing unique environments with different visual demands. Doing so leverages specific colors that give important visual cues.

This technology and additional lens features result in eyewear that allows wearers to see clearly, react faster, and perform confidently.

Prizm Lens Features

Made with Plutonite, Oakley's high-purity optical-grade polycarbonate allow Prizm lenses to protect wearers from impact hazards. All lenses also block 100% UVA, UVB, UVC, and harmful violet-blue light up to 400nm.

Oakley Prizm lenses provide razor-sharp clarity in all conditions

Standard Features

Also standard in Oakley Prizm lenses:

  • A smudge-free lens coating
  • A secure fit even in wet conditions via hydrophilic Unobtainium nose pads
  • Advanced backside anti-fog coating
  • Front-side hard coating for scratch resistance

Oakley engineers have developed lenses tailored to specific environments using decades of research on color science and the workings of the human eye. The technology used for contrast enhancement enhances specific colors while reducing others to create the best visual experience.

Prizm Lens Types

Oakley wearers select lenses based on their environment to improve visual clarity and detail recognition, thus enhancing their performance and safety.

There are several different types of Prizm lenses, including:

  • Prizm Shooting
  • Prizm Maritime
  • Prizm Snow
  • Prizm Grey
  • Prizm Everyday

Oakley's Prizm Shooting Lenses boost a shooter’s recognition of targets by blocking background distractions such as dirt, trees and sky.

Prizm Shooting

Developed in conjunction with US Special Operations Forces and the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU), Oakley Prizm shooting lenses are color-tuned specifically for shooting. They boost a shooter's recognition of targets by blocking background distractions such as dirt, trees, and sky.

They also improve a wearer's ability to see reticle patterns through a scope more clearly. These color enhancements allow shooters to determine scale or position better when homing in on targets.

Oakley Prizm shooting eyewear includes the TR22 & TR45 lenses. They are available in several styles, including the Oakley SI Tombstone Spoil and Oakley SI Ballistic M Frame 3.0 Hybrid Array.

Prizm Maritime

Requested by Special Operations Forces operating in an open ocean environment, Prizm Maritime eyewear reduces glare and enhances contrast. Styles include SI Speed Jacket Safety Sunglasses and SI Double Edge Sunglasses.

Prizm Snow lenses enhance contrast and visibility over a wide range of light conditions.Prizm Snow

Prizm Snow lenses enhance contrast and visibility over a wide range of light conditions for anyone traversing, navigating, or climbing through alpine environments. They are available in array kits providing options for changing light conditions. Styles include the Gascan Sunglasses with Steel Frame and Black Polarized Lens.

Prizm Grey

Prizm Grey lenses are aesthetically neutral to provide a low-profile appearance while at the same time providing maximum contrast and clarity. They are authorized lenses for uniform, law enforcement, or military applications and come in various styles.

Additional Options

In addition to the lenses detailed above, Oakley also offers:

  • Prizm Deep Water
  • Prizm Shallow Water
  • Prizm Golf
  • Prizm Road

For more options, peruse the comprehensive selection of Oakley Prizm lenses available at Safety Glasses USA.

Oakley Prizm lenses are engineered to provide greater richness in your visual experience.

Ordinary to Vibrant

Elevate your visual experience with Oakley Prizm lenses. These expertly crafted lenses elevate your eyesight with richer and more precise color tuning, optimizing every detail. Unlike ordinary lenses that provide a flat and lifeless view, Oakley Prizm lenses create a vibrant and dynamic world.

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