Did you know the color of your lenses can actually impact your performance? Sporting equipment companies make different colored lenses for nearly every outdoor activity you can imagine. Oakley launched what they call Prizm Lens Technology in October 2014, but has been building on the line ever since. The company debuted a collection of goggles for snow sports this year that fine-tunes vision specifically for winter conditions, accentuating certain colors to help you see contrast in the snow.
Oakley isn’t the only brand making sport-specific shades, though. Brands like REI, Nike, and Wiley-X offer similar technology. Whether you’re a skier, golfer, runner, or biker, there’s a unique lens that will help you see more detail, depth, and definition. Read on for highlights from Oakley’s latest line of sport-specific replica sunglasses and goggles.
The Best Sunglasses For Road Biking
Opt for the red-tinted road lenses if you’re running or road biking this summer. The Oakley Prizm Road lenses will improve your vision in both bright light and shadows. Traffic lights, yellow lines, and imperfections on the road will become more vibrant and distinguished.
“We do this by making those surfaces and that dominant black surface richer and deeper,” says Wayne Chumbley, the vision performance lab manager at Oakley outlet. “All the other colors on that black surface like tar, dirt, and paint lines become more vibrant. Black absorbs all color, making it difficult to see contrast on. By making the surface darker and richer, we are building contrast to help you see better. ”
The Best Goggles For Skiing
Snow environments are dominated by white and lack any particular color. Oakley’s Prizm Inferno Line Miner Snow Goggle accentuates cyan and reds, enhancing contrast in the snow. That means no more surprise bumps or sudden sunlight blindness while shredding downhill.
You can further specialize your lens selection based on the conditions of a particular day. For overcast days, Oakley makes rose-tinted goggles that make it easier for you to distinguish the grey sky from the white snow while you’re standing at the top of the mountain. For super sunny days, the Prizm Black Iridium will allow you to see shadows and rollovers on the slopes, and protect your eyes from blinding sunlight.
These goggles have another cool feature: You can combat fog with a push of a button. When your goggles begin to fog, simply press a button on the side of the goggles and uniformed heating will activate across the lens, causing the fog to evaporate. Think of it as a defroster for your face.
The Best Sunglasses For Golf
Read the greens and gauge distance more accurately with the violet-tinted Prizm Golf lenses. It improves contrast, which helps you distinguish breaks on the green and gives you more cues to gauge how far you are from the green and the grass conditions in between.
The Best Sunglasses For Water Sports
Prizm Deep Water Polarized lenses filter out the shades of blue that overwhelm your vision on open water. Whether you’re tubing, fishing, or driving your jet ski, you’ll want these lenses to better see below the surface any time you’re on the water. The added polarization cuts through the glare of the water.
Silver Prizm Shallow Water Polarized lenses are perfect for fishers. They boost green and copper hues that define hiding spots and maintain bright whites to spot the fish and flies more easily. They also help detect the fish’s shadows underwater, according to replica Oakley.
The Best Sunglasses For the Trails
You can bike, hike, and run knowing that you won’t wipe out while wearing the red-tinted Oakley Prizm Trail Lenses. These replica sunglasses are engineered to enhance the definition of reds and browns, allowing you to see and react faster to creases and patches of sand, roots, and rocks.
“Color separation is the key,” says Chumbley. “This lens allows you to identify texture and hazards, giving you the ultimate depth perception needed at the high speeds of off-road mountain biking.”