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Oakley Sunglasses Lens Tint Guide


Tint Description VLT* Conditions
Prizm Black Iridium Polarized Excellent all-purpose lens for sunny conditions. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail 11% Bright light, full sun. Everyday.
Prizm Sapphire Iridium Polarized Excellent all-purpose lens for sunny conditions. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail 12% Bright light, full sun. Everyday.
Prizm Jade Iridium Polarized Excellent all-purpose lens for sunny conditions. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail 13% Bright light, full sun. Everyday.
Prizm Rose Gold Iridium Polarized Bronze base-tint creates even more contrast in this all-around lens. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail 13% Bright light, full sun. Everyday.
Prizm Tungsten Iridium Polarized Bronze base-tint that provides moderate contrast while eliminating distractions. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail 14% Bright light. Everyday.
Prizm Ruby Iridium Polarized All-around lenses with a flashy red look. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail 17% Bright light. Everyday.
Prizm Road Black Brings out details in the road, and enhances blues & greens. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail. Darker than PRIZM Road 11% Sunny, bright light. Cycling.
Prizm Road Brings out details in the road, and enhances blues & greens. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail 20% Medium to bright light
Prizm Deep Water Polarized Black Blocks out glare, and filters out specific blue hues to improve under-surface vision. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail 12% Medium to bright light. Fishing
Prizm Shallow Water Polarized Enhances green and copper hues to help define shadows and see fish. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail 15% Medium to bright light. Fishing
Prizm Field Enhanced contrast in the sky, and greens, helping to isolate the ball in field sports like flyballs in baseball. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail 15% Medium to bright light. Field sports
Prizm Dark Golf Creates contrast in green hues, allowing for better reads of greens and golf courses. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail 22% Medium to bright light. Golf
Prizm Golf Creates contrast in green hues, allowing for better reads of greens and golf courses. Lighter than PRIZM Dark Golf. PRIZM technology for increased contrast & detail 30% Medium to low light. Golf
Prizm Trail Torch Creates 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 Trail Creates 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 Iridium Excellent all-purpose lens for sunny conditions. Offers truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare 10% Extremely bright light
Black Violet Iridium Enhanced contrast with an Iridium® coating to reduce glare 38% Medium light
Blue Iridium Utilizes a contrast-enhancing VR28® lens tint with an Iridium® coating to further tune contrast and reduce glare 15% Medium to bright light
Bronze Excellent all-purpose lens with enhanced contrast for sunny conditions 22% Medium to bright light
Chrome Iridium Excellent all-purpose les for sunny conditions. Offers truer color perception, features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare. 12% Medium to bright light
Dark Bronze Excellent all-purpose contrast-enhancing lens for sunny conditions 12% Extremely bright light
Dark Grey Excellent all-purpose lens that offers truer color perception in sunny conditions 10% Extremely bright light
Emerald Iridium Neutral lens tint for truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare. Excellent in hot, sunny conditions 13% Medium to bright light
Fire Iridium Improves visual acuity. Features an Iridium® coating to further tune contrast and glare 16% Medium to bright light
G20 High-contrast rose tint for improved image resolution (visual clarity) in a wide variety of conditions 20% Medium to bright light
Gold Iridium Excellent all-purpose contrast-enhancing lens for sunny conditions. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare. 12% Extremely bright light
Grey Excellent all-purpose lens offering truer color perception in sunny conditions 18% Medium to bright light
Ice Iridium Neutral les tint for truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare. 10% Extremely bright light
Jade Iridium Neutral 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 Iridium Features a neutral lens tint with specialized Iridium® coating to tune contrast and reduce infrared light   Medium light
Positive Red Iridium Features a neutral lens tint with an Iridium® coating to tune contrast and reduce glare 15% Medium to bright light
Ruby Clear Features a subtle Iridium® coating to increase contrast and reduce glare caused by artificial lighting 92% Very low light, indoor use
Ruby Iridium Neutral lens tint for truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare. Excellent in hot, sunny conditions 14% Medium to bright light
Violet Iridium Features a neutral lens tint with an Iridium® coating to tune contrast and reduce glare. 14% Medium to bright light
VR28 Blue Iridium Utilizes a contrast-enhancing VR28® lens tint with an Iridium® coating to further tune contrast and reduce glare 15% Medium to bright light
Black Persimmon Iridium Filters blue light to boost contrast and enhance depth perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare 44% Flat to low light
Emerald Slate Iridium Neutral lens tint for truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare 24% Medium light
G20 Black Iridium Rose tint to enhance contrast and image resolution (visual clarity) in low light. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare. 15% Medium to bright light
G30 Rose base with a subtle Iridium® coating to improve contrast and depth perception in blues and greens. Excellent for golf 30% flat to medium light
G30 Black Iridium Rose base with an Iridium® coating to improve contrast and reduce glare 25% flat to medium light
High Intensity Yellow Features an Iridium® coating for tuned contrast and reduced glare, perfect for extremely flat light or foggy conditions. 86% Flat to very low light
Light Grey Neutral lens tint for truer color perception 39% Medium light
Persimmon Filters blue light to boost contrast and enhance depth perception in overcast or shaded conditions 61% Flat to low light
Pink Black Iridium Enhances detail and depth perception 51% Flat to low light
Slate Iridium Neutral lens tint for truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare 23% Medium light
Titanium Iridium Sharpens visual acuity and improves depth perception. Features an Iridium® coating to reduce glare and balance transmission 10% Extremely bright light
Tungsten Iridium Sharpens visual acuity and improves depth perception. Features a subtle Iridium® coating to reduce glare and tune contrast 15% Medium to bright light
VR28 Filters blue light to increase contrast and improve depth perception in a wide variety of conditions 28% flat to medium light
VR28 Black Iridium Filters blue light to increase contrast and improve depth perception in a wide variety of conditions. Features an Iridium® coating to diminish glare 18% Medium to bright light
VR28 Gold Iridium Filters blue light to increase contrast and improve depth perception in a wide variety of conditions. Features an Iridium® coating to diminish glare 17% Medium to bright light
VR50 Filters blue light with a subtle tint to enhance visual acuity and improve depth perception 50% Flat to low light
VR50 Gold Iridium Subtle tint with an Iridium® coating to tune contrast and reduce glare 35% Medium light
Warm Grey Comfortable lens tint that offers truer color perception 10% Extremely bright light
Black Gradient Neutral tint with smooth transition in shading from darker top to lighter bottom. Offers truer color perception. 35% Medium to low light
Black Grey Gradient Excellent all-purpose lens, Neutral tint for truer color perception. Smooth transition in shading from darker top to lighter bottom 16% Medium to bright light
Black Violet Gradient High contrast tint that enhances detail. Smooth transition in shading from darker upper to lighter bottom 23% Medium light
Brown Gradient Contrast-boosting tint with smooth transition in shading from darker top to lighter bottom. 25% Medium light
Dark Brown Gradient Subtle, contrast boosting tint with smooth transition in shading from darker top to lighter bottom. Excellent all-purpose lens 24% Medium light
G40 Black Gradient Muted rose tint for improved contrast and image resolution (visual clarity) in low light. Smooth transition in shading from darker top to lighter bottom 19% Medium to bright light
VR50 Brown Gradient Subtle, contrast-boosting tint with smooth transition in shading from darker top to lighter bottom. Excellent all-purpose lens 24% Medium light
Light Grey Polarized Neutral transmission for truer color perception. Ideal for cutting glare in mixed or changing conditions 35% Medium light
Grey Polarized Excellent all-purpose lens that cuts blinding glare while offering truer color perception. 17% Medium to bright light
Emerald Iridium Polarized Filters harsh glare while offering truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating that subtly tunes contrast 13% Medium to bright light
Ice Iridium Polarized Features a truer color perception with a highly reflective lens for maximized glare reduction 9% Extremely bright light
Black Iridium Polarized Comfortable lens tint that offers truer color perception. Features an Iridium® coating for maximized glare reduction. 9% Extremely bright light
Amber Polarized High contrast design that cuts blinding glare while enhancing visual acuity. Excellent for shallow water fishing. 30% Flat to medium light
Amber Black Iridium Polarized Boosts 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 Polarized Cuts Blinding glare while filtering blue light to increase contrast and improve depth perception in a wide variety of conditions 16% Medium to bright light
Bronze Polarized Medium to bright light. Excellent all-purpose lens that cuts blinding glare while boosting contrast and depth perception 15% Medium to bright light
Tungsten Iridium Polarized Cuts harsh glare and sharpens visual acuity. Features a subtle Iridium® coating to further reduce glare and tune contrast 15% Medium to bright light
VR28 Blue Polarized Cuts blinding glare while filtering out blue light to increase contrast and improve depth perception in a wide variety of conditions 14% Medium to bright light
Titanium Iridium Polarized High-contrast glare-cutting lens with a highly reflective Iridium® coating  12% Medium to bright light
VR28 Gold Iridium Polarized Cuts blinding glare while filtering blue light to enhance visual acuity and improve depth perception. Features an Iridium® coating to further tune contrast 11% Extremely bright light
VR28 Black Iridium Polarized Cuts blinding glare while filtering blue light to enhance visual acuity and improve depth perception. Features an Iridium® coating to further tune contrast 10% Extremely bright light
Fire Iridium Polarized High-contrast glare-cutting design with a highly reflective Iridium® coating to enhance greens and reds 10% Extremely bright light
Gold Iridium Polarized Excellent all-purpose contrast-enhancing les for sunny conditions. Features an Iridium® coating for maximized glare reduction 9% Extremely bright light
Deep Blue Polarized Engineered to cut out harsh glare in a dominantly blue environment. Ideal for bright and sunny conditions on the open water 17% Extremely bright light
Shallow Blue Polarized Fishing 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 flats 20% Medium to bright light
Positive Red Iridium Polarized Features a neutral lens tint with an Iridium® coating to tune contrast. Polarized filter reduces glare reflected off  surfaces like pavement or asphalt 18%  
OO Grey Polarized   19% Enhanced Contrast
Light Grey Transitions Neutral transmission for truer color perception across a wide variety of light conditions 38% 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 areas 50% to 10% Flat to bright light
Black Persimmon Iridium Photochromatic Filters 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 areas 42% to 10% Flat to bright light
VR50 Transitions Subtle 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 areas 50% to 10% Flat to bright light
G40 Transitions Muted rose tint for improved contrast and image resolution (visual clarity) across a wide variety of light conditions 40% to 9% Medium to extremely bright light
Clear-Black Iridium Neutral transmission for truer color perception across a wide variety of light conditions 10% to 66% Overcast to sunny
Ruby VR50 Photochromatic Cycling 16% 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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