Oakley's Three-Point Fit maximizes comfort while holding the lenses in precise optical alignment, letting the innovations of High Definition Optics do its work. Optical performance and impact protection meet ANSI Z87.1 standards, and with 9 base lens curvature, you’ll have extended peripheral vision and improved side protection against sun, wind and impact.
Pro Tip: Are polarized sunglasses better? Are they worth the price?
In many cases, yes. All sunglasses reduce brightness and block some amount of harmful UV rays. However, only polarized sunglasses are scientifically constructed to eliminate glare. Not just reduce it, but eliminate it. Polarized sunglasses are ideal for driving, where you get glare from your dash, your windshield and other vehicles. They perform much better than standard sunglasses – reducing eye strain and helping you see better – around water, snow, sand or any other reflective surroundings.
9 Base Curvature - The base curvature corresponds to the curve of the lens. The higher the number, the higher the curve. 6 base styles have a “flatter” look. 8-9 base curves hug closer to the face.
These measurements include the width of the lens, the width of the bridge, the height of the lens and the length of the arms measured in millimeters.
For example, a 56-17-45-144 frame:
1) Lens Width - 56mm
2) Bridge Width - 17mm
3) Lens Height - 45mm
4) Arm Length - 144mm
O Matter Frame Material - This lightweight synthetic is engineered for all-day comfort, shock absorption and durability against the punishment of environmental extremes.
Three-Point Fit - Oakley’s unique Three-Point Fit holds the lenses in precise optical alignment. Their frame materials balance durability and comfort with impact absorption for athletic competition, and these frame geometries maximize your peripheral vision.
Plutonite 100% UV Protection - Lightweight Plutonite® lens material offers superior comfort, clarity and protection against impact and ultraviolet radiation. Maintaining the proven safety characteristics of Oakley eye-wear, the impact-resistant material blocks 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light.
Unobtainium Nosepads - Thanks to Unobtainium, the frame actually grips better when you sweat. The textured Unobtainium nose pads also add comfort to your wearing experience.
High Definition Optics - Ultimate clarity and protection, made to meet the demands of the world's greatest athletes. Engineered for a clearer, sharper image with unrivaled impact resistance and 100% UV filtering.
HD Polarized - Oakley HD Polarized sunglasses block 100% of all ultraviolet light. Because building an optical force-field means protecting you from everything but the safest, clearest, most glare–free light. Ultimate clarity and protection, made to meet the demands of the world's greatest athletes.
Iridium - Oakley Iridium® lens coatings allow the wearer to tune transmission for any light condition. Superheated metallic oxides are fused to the lens at the molecular level, permanently bonding to create a uniform filtering layer that optimizes contrast and minimizes glare.
Tuned to transmit from 9 to 92 percent of available light, the coatings are specifically formulated for optimal balance between reflection, transmission and absorption, depending on the targeted environment for usage.
Meets ANSI Z87.1 Impact Standards - Impact protection based upon ANSI Z87.1 test methods for high mass and high velocity impact resistance.