Back in 1975 a man by the name Jim Jannard started Oakley with $300 and the idea to make products better than any other company out there. Always trying to push the envelope, Jim was never satisfied with industry standards. His first attempt was to design a different type of sunglasses for the sports market. At that time no one believed it was possible to compete with the big companies, but Jim managed to create Eyeshades, a design later to be demanded by athletes.
Greg LeMond the three-time winner of the Tour de France was the first to become interested in the new design. Later pros like Mark Allen, Lance Armstrong and Scott Tinley demanded the quality and protection offered by Eyeshades.
Decades later new technology implemented to make the sunglasses better and cohesiveness with art have resulted in 540 patents worldwide for Oakley sunglasses. Now more than 110 countries enjoy the wide array of Oakley products available today.
Even The exceptional Oakley polarized lens utilizes seven different technologies which put it at the top of its class. It’s various technologies such as High Definition Optics (HDO) lets you see clearer and sharper with the magnification of ordinary lenses. Unlike other more common lenses you will be able to see everything exactly where it is. Not only this but the polarized lenses block the glare cause by water, snow and other high light reflective surfaces, resulting in increased vision clarity and improved depth perception.
Oakley sunglasses also filter out 100% of all the harmful UV rays of the sun. The Plutonite which blocks the rays is built directly in the lenses instead of applied as a coating like other sunglasses. Also the unique hydrophobic coating helps keep the lens from building up moisture and utilizes an anti-smudge technology which repels oils and contaminants that can corrupt your vision during sports competition.