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Oakley Sunglasses Lens Tint & Colors Guide


     
TintDescriptionVLT*Conditions
Prizm Black Iridium PolarizedExcellent all-purpose lens for sunny conditions. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail11%Bright light, full sun. Everyday.
Prizm Sapphire Iridium PolarizedExcellent all-purpose lens for sunny conditions. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail12%Bright light, full sun. Everyday.
Prizm Jade Iridium PolarizedExcellent all-purpose lens for sunny conditions. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail13%Bright light, full sun. Everyday.
Prizm Rose Gold Iridium PolarizedBronze base-tint creates even more contrast in this all-around lens. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail13%Bright light, full sun. Everyday.
Prizm Tungsten Iridium PolarizedBronze base-tint that provides moderate contrast while eliminating distractions. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail14%Bright light. Everyday.
Prizm Ruby Iridium PolarizedAll-around lenses with a flashy red look. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail17%Bright light. Everyday.
Prizm Road BlackBrings out details in the road, and enhances blues & greens. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail. Darker than PRIZM Road11%Sunny, bright light. Cycling.
Prizm RoadBrings out details in the road, and enhances blues & greens. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail20%Medium to bright light
Prizm Deep Water Polarized BlackBlocks out glare, and filters out specific blue hues to improve under-surface vision. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail12%Medium to bright light. Fishing
Prizm Shallow Water PolarizedEnhances green and copper hues to help define shadows and see fish. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail15%Medium to bright light. Fishing
Prizm FieldEnhanced contrast in the sky, and greens, helping to isolate the ball in field sports like flyballs in baseball. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail15%Medium to bright light. Field sports
Prizm Dark GolfCreates contrast in green hues, allowing for better reads of greens and golf courses. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail22%Medium to bright light. Golf
Prizm GolfCreates contrast in green hues, allowing for better reads of greens and golf courses. Lighter than PRIZM Dark Golf. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail30%Medium to low light. Golf
Prizm Trail TorchCreates contrast in both shadows and sunny spots for better on-trail vision. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail. Slightly darker than PRIZM Trail. 35%Medium to bright light
Prizm TrailCreates contrast in both shadows and sunny spots for better on-trail vision. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail.36%Medium to low light
24K Iridium 13%Medium to bright light
Black IridiumExcellent all-purpose lens for sunny conditions. Offers truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare10%Extremely bright light
Black Violet IridiumEnhanced contrast with an Iridium® coating to reduce glare38%Medium light
Blue IridiumUtilizes a contrast-enhancing VR28® lens tint with an Iridium® coating to further tune contrast and reduce glare15%Medium to bright light
BronzeExcellent all-purpose lens with enhanced contrast for sunny conditions22%Medium to bright light
Chrome IridiumExcellent all-purpose les for sunny conditions. Offers truer color perception, features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare.12%Medium to bright light
Dark BronzeExcellent all-purpose contrast-enhancing lens for sunny conditions12%Extremely bright light
Dark GreyExcellent all-purpose lens that offers truer color perception in sunny conditions10%Extremely bright light
Emerald IridiumNeutral lens tint for truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare. Excellent in hot, sunny conditions13%Medium to bright light
Fire IridiumImproves visual acuity. Features an Iridium® coating to further tune contrast and glare16%Medium to bright light
G20High-contrast rose tint for improved image resolution (visual clarity) in a wide variety of conditions20%Medium to bright light
Gold IridiumExcellent all-purpose contrast-enhancing lens for sunny conditions. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare.12%Extremely bright light
GreyExcellent all-purpose lens offering truer color perception in sunny conditions18%Medium to bright light
Ice IridiumNeutral les tint for truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare.10%Extremely bright light
Jade IridiumNeutral Lens tint for truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare. Excellent in hot, sunny conditions.17%Medium to bright light
Light Positive Red IridiumFeatures a neutral lens tint with specialized Iridium® coating to tune contrast and reduce infrared light Medium light
Positive Red IridiumFeatures a neutral lens tint with an Iridium® coating to tune contrast and reduce glare15%Medium to bright light
Ruby ClearFeatures a subtle Iridium® coating to increase contrast and reduce glare caused by artificial lighting92%Very low light, indoor use
Ruby IridiumNeutral lens tint for truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare. Excellent in hot, sunny conditions14%Medium to bright light
Violet IridiumFeatures a neutral lens tint with an Iridium® coating to tune contrast and reduce glare.14%Medium to bright light
VR28 Blue IridiumUtilizes a contrast-enhancing VR28® lens tint with an Iridium® coating to further tune contrast and reduce glare15%Medium to bright light
Black Persimmon IridiumFilters blue light to boost contrast and enhance depth perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare44%Flat to low light
Emerald Slate IridiumNeutral lens tint for truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare24%Medium light
G20 Black IridiumRose tint to enhance contrast and image resolution (visual clarity) in low light. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare.15%Medium to bright light
G30Rose base with a subtle Iridium® coating to improve contrast and depth perception in blues and greens. Excellent for golf30%flat to medium light
G30 Black IridiumRose base with an Iridium® coating to improve contrast and reduce glare25%flat to medium light
High Intensity YellowFeatures an Iridium® coating for tuned contrast and reduced glare, perfect for extremely flat light or foggy conditions.86%Flat to very low light
Light GreyNeutral lens tint for truer color perception39%Medium light
PersimmonFilters blue light to boost contrast and enhance depth perception in overcast or shaded conditions61%Flat to low light
Pink Black IridiumEnhances detail and depth perception51%Flat to low light
Slate IridiumNeutral lens tint for truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare23%Medium light
Titanium IridiumSharpens visual acuity and improves depth perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare and balance transmission10%Extremely bright light
Tungsten IridiumSharpens visual acuity and improves depth perception. Features a subtle Iridium® coating to reduce glare and tune contrast15%Medium to bright light
VR28Filters blue light to increase contrast and improve depth perception in a wide variety of conditions28%flat to medium light
VR28 Black IridiumFilters blue light to increase contrast and improve depth perception in a wide variety of conditions. Features an Iridium® coating to diminish glare18%Medium to bright light
VR28 Gold IridiumFilters blue light to increase contrast and improve depth perception in a wide variety of conditions. Features an Iridium® coating to diminish glare17%Medium to bright light
VR50Filters blue light with a subtle tint to enhance visual acuity and improve depth perception50%Flat to low light
VR50 Gold IridiumSubtle tint with an Iridium® coating to tune contrast and reduce glare35%Medium light
Warm GreyComfortable lens tint that offers truer color perception10%Extremely bright light
Black GradientNeutral tint with smooth transition in shading from darker top to lighter bottom. Offers truer color perception.35%Medium to low light
Black Grey GradientExcellent all-purpose lens, Neutral tint for truer color perception. Smooth transition in shading from darker top to lighter bottom16%Medium to bright light
Black Violet GradientHigh contrast tint that enhances detail. Smooth transition in shading from darker upper to lighter bottom23%Medium light
Brown GradientContrast-boosting tint with smooth transition in shading from darker top to lighter bottom.25%Medium light
Dark Brown GradientSubtle, contrast boosting tint with smooth transition in shading from darker top to lighter bottom. Excellent all-purpose lens24%Medium light
G40 Black GradientMuted rose tint for improved contrast and image resolution (visual clarity) in low light. Smooth transition in shading from darker top to lighter bottom19%Medium to bright light
VR50 Brown GradientSubtle, contrast-boosting tint with smooth transition in shading from darker top to lighter bottom. Excellent all-purpose lens24%Medium light
Light Grey PolarizedNeutral transmission for truer color perception. Ideal for cutting glare in mixed or changing conditions35%Medium light
Grey PolarizedExcellent all-purpose lens that cuts blinding glare while offering truer color perception.17%Medium to bright light
Emerald Iridium PolarizedFilters harsh glare while offering truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating that subtly tunes contrast13%Medium to bright light
Ice Iridium PolarizedFeatures a truer color perception with a highly reflective lens for maximized glare reduction9%Extremely bright light
Black Iridium PolarizedComfortable lens tint that offers truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating for maximized glare reduction.9%Extremely bright light
Amber PolarizedHigh contrast design that cuts blinding glare while enhancing visual acuity. Excellent for shallow water fishing.30%Flat to medium light
Amber Black Iridium PolarizedBoosts contrast and increases visual acuity in a wide variety of conditions. Features an Iridium® coating to further reduce glare.18%Medium to bright light
VR28 PolarizedCuts Blinding glare while filtering blue light to increase contrast and improve depth perception in a wide variety of conditions16%Medium to bright light
Bronze PolarizedMedium to bright light. Excellent all-purpose lens that cuts blinding glare while boosting contrast and depth perception15%Medium to bright light
Tungsten Iridium PolarizedCuts harsh glare and sharpens visual acuity. Features a subtle Iridium® coating to further reduce glare and tune contrast15%Medium to bright light
VR28 Blue PolarizedCuts blinding glare while filtering out blue light to increase contrast and improve depth perception in a wide variety of conditions14%Medium to bright light
Titanium Iridium PolarizedHigh-contrast glare-cutting lens with a highly reflective Iridium® coating 12%Medium to bright light
VR28 Gold Iridium PolarizedCuts blinding glare while filtering blue light to enhance visual acuity and improve depth perception. Features an Iridium® coating to further tune contrast11%Extremely bright light
VR28 Black Iridium PolarizedCuts blinding glare while filtering blue light to enhance visual acuity and improve depth perception. Features an Iridium® coating to further tune contrast10%Extremely bright light
Fire Iridium PolarizedHigh-contrast glare-cutting design with a highly reflective Iridium® coating to enhance greens and reds10%Extremely bright light
Gold Iridium PolarizedExcellent all-purpose contrast-enhancing les for sunny conditions. Features an Iridium® coating for maximized glare reduction9%Extremely bright light
Deep Blue PolarizedEngineered to cut out harsh glare in a dominantly blue environment. Ideal for bright and sunny conditions on the open water17%Extremely bright light
Shallow Blue PolarizedFishing specific. Designed to knock down glare in shallow water conditions while improving depth perception and enhancing the ability to read underwater terrain. Ideal for fish sightingers, lakes, or saltwater flats20%Medium to bright light
Positive Red Iridium PolarizedFeatures a neutral lens tint with an Iridium® coating to tune contrast. Polarized filter reduces glare reflected off  surfaces like pavement or asphalt18% 
OO Grey Polarized 19%Enhanced Contrast
Light Grey TransitionsNeutral transmission for truer color perception across a wide variety of light conditions38% to 9%Medium to extremely bright light
VR50 Photochromatic Subtle tint that boosts contrast in a wide variety of light conditions. Excellent for mountain biking and golf, and any other sport that takes you in and out of shaded areas50% to 10%Flat to bright light
Black Persimmon Iridium PhotochromaticFilters blue light to boost contrast and increase depth perception in a wide variety of light conditions. Excellent for mountain biking and golf, and any other sport that takes you in and ouaded areas42% to 10%Flat to bright light
VR50 TransitionsSubtle tint that boosts contrast in a wide variety of light conditions. Excellent for mountain biking, trail running, or any other sport that takes you in and out of shaded areas50% to 10%Flat to bright light
G40 TransitionsMuted rose tint for improved contrast and image resolution (visual clarity) across a wide variety of light conditions40% to 9%Medium to extremely bright light
Clear-Black IridiumNeutral transmission for truer color perception across a wide variety of light conditions10% to 66%Overcast to sunny
Ruby VR50 PhotochromaticCycling16%Low to medium light
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Oakley has long been known to make some of the best sunglasses lenses available, with durable construction and plenty of options to suit all different occasions. There are a couple of important dimensions to take into consideration when choosing the lenses of your sunglasses,, the most important of which is VLT. Learn more below, and compare Oakley lens colors with our full Oakley lens guide here to help you pick out the perfect lenses.

VLT (Visual Light Transmission)

Visual Light Transmission is the percentage of light allowed to pass through a lens. In other words, this is how “dark” a pair of sunglasses will be. The lower the VLT % of the lens, the less light that the sunglasses will let in. “Normal” sunglasses for bright and sunny days will usually have a VLT percentage in the teens, while other more specialized lenses for activities like low-light cycling may have higher VLT values.

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