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Oakley lens guide

PRIZM Black Iridium
PRIZM™ LENS CONDITIONS VLT
PRIZM Black Iridium PRIZM™ Black Iridium Bright
Sunny weather
3 - 8%
S3
PRIZM Sappphire Iridium PRIZM™ Sapphire Iridium Bright / Medium
Clouds
8 - 18%
S3 - S2
PRIZM Jade Iridium PRIZM™ Jade Iridium Bright / Medium
Clouds
8 - 18%
S3 - S2
PRIZM Torch Iridium PRIZM™ Torch Iridium Bright / Medium
Clouds
8 - 18%
S3 - S2
PRIZM Rose PRIZM™ Rose Medium / Low
Snow & fog
18 - 43%
S2 - S1
PRIZM High-intensity pink PRIZM™ Hi Pink Iridium Low
Snow & fog
43 - 80%
S1
LENS CONDITIONS VLT
Fire Iridium Bright
Sunny weather
8 - 20%
S3
24K Iridium Bright
Sunny weather
8 - 20%
S3
Black Iridium Bright
Sunny weather
8 - 20%
S3
Jade Iridium Bright
Sunny weather
8 - 20%
S3
Dark Grey Bright
Sunny weather
8 - 20%
S3
VR50 Pink Iridium Bright / Medium
Clouds
21 - 40%
S3 - S2
Violet Iridium Bright / Medium
Clouds
21 - 40%
S3 - S2
Persimmon Low
Snow & fog
40 - 80%
S1
HI Persimmon Low
Snow & fog
40 - 80%
S1
High-intensity Yellow Low
Snow & fog
40 - 80%
S1
Clear Low
Snow & fog
80 - 100%
S1
What is VLT?


VLT (visible light transmission) expresses the amount of sunlight a lens allows to pass through, expressed as percentage.

On bright sunny days, you need lenses with low VLT to protect you from being blinded and reduce eye fatigue. Lenses with low VLT usually have darker tint to keep more light out and are often equipped with mirrored coating which makes it easier to see the contours and the bumps on the slope when travelling at speed.

On snowy and foggy days, when the light conditions are low, lenses which allow higher VLT perform better.

What are S3/S2/S1 lens categories?


S3 - Sunny weather
Next to blocking 100% of the harmful UV rays, high tint offers maximum glare protection. Allows you to see comfortably when the weather is very good.


S2 - Clouds
Most commonly purchased type of lens, capable of dealing with varying light conditions. Provides perfect vision in both sunny and cloudy weather, perform beautifully when afternoon shadows start to creep onto the slope.


S1 - Snow & fog
Provides crystal clear view when the visibility on the slope is poor. You want to be equipped with high-VLT lenses when when snow falls heavily or when you find yourself riding past the sunset.