Oakley Prizm™ is a revolution in lens optics built on decades of colour science research. Prizm™ lenses provide unprecedented control of light transmission resulting in colors precisely tuned to maximize contrast and enhance visibility.
After 15 years in the making Oakley Prizm™ lenses have finally hit the open market, so what’s all the hype about? With claims that ‘you’ll never see life the same way again’ and that you’ll only need one lens for all light conditions, the Oakley Prizm™ is positioning itself as the cream of the crop, and preferred lens for professional athletes and tech conscious amateurs alike.
The data-loving science bods at Oakley spent months collecting atmospheric light condition stats from a range of environments as part of their initial research to design their innovative new lens. From the outset Prizm sought to develop a solution for different sports, terrains and conditions.
One of the problems it needed to overcome for snow sports was that of light saturation and ‘white out’ effect caused in certain snowy conditions. Due to the white balance of snow it reduces the accuracy of depth perception, and it obliterates a large percentage of visible detail. Boarders and skiers alike can struggle at times to clearly see the best line to ski as a result; that’s our excuse for wiping out anyway!