Oakley

Oakley eyewear is the perfect choice for an active lifestyle.

Founded in 1975 by Jim Jannard, a Californian Motorcross enthusiast, the company began by selling motorcycle grips. The “Oakley Grip” was made of a unique hydrophilic rubber, created and patented by Jannard.  Named “Unobtanium”, the rubber grip effect increases as it becomes moist with perspiration. As lasting proof of its success, this material is still used to make “earsocks” and many of the nosepieces today.

Many design features in Oakley frames and sunglasses derive from Motorbike technology. The inspiration for the Hollow Point joint originates from the cam compression system in a motorbike back wheel. The result is a hinge without a screw, so it doesn’t need regular tightening and the sides on the glasses won’t “go floppy”.

Most of Oakley’s innovative designs have been developed with extensive athlete input and testing in the field, often to extreme conditions. In endorsement of their rugged and highly protective characteristics, their sunglasses are supplied to the U.S. military as Standard Issue.

The new Prizm lenses offer the most advanced technology yet with tints and filters precision tuned to optimise vision in specific environments. Oakley Prizm technology filters out the background “Noise” that interferes with vision, the result is a lens that dramatically enhances vision in each environment. Prizm Trail is recommended for running and cycling off-road, Prizm Road for driving and road cycling and Prizm Daily is a good all-rounder. More options include Prizm Snow, cricket, golf, fishing amongst others. Ask in store about the best Prizm lens for you.

Oakley sunglasses are favoured by top sportsmen and women. Brand ambassadors include cyclists Mark Cavendish and Chris Froome, Valentino Rossi and Kevin Pieterson.

Authentic Oakley prescription sun lenses and clear lenses are available as a complete package comprising Oakley branded frame and lenses. With Oakley True Digital Technology, the lens optics are tailored to the specific frame and individual prescription, resulting in the best vision possible.  Oakley offers a choice of single vision or progressive (varifocal) lenses in powers from +4.00 to -6.00.

Explore the latest collection of Oakley frames and sunglasses at Claudine Ickeringill Opticians, Chichester and find the perfect solution to suit an active lifestyle!