Oakley Sunglasses are often considered an essential piece of equipment for cycling enthusiasts. Oakley has come up with several lens colors designed specifically for cycling, and they offer more polarized lens colors than any other brand. The Oakley Iridium coatings were also designed with cyclists in mind. These add an extra level of contrast as well as and a stylish mirrored look.
Prescription Oakley Sunglasses are now available with Free-Form Digital lens surfacing that recalculates a prescription at every point on the back of a lens. This provides the clearest vision ever possible throughout the entire lens. This new technique eliminates the “fishbowl effect” typically associated with prescriptions on wrapped sunglasses. The only drawback with these lenses is the prescription limits. Oakley prescription lenses for semi-rimless glasses like the popular Flak Jacket must be between +2.00 and -3.00. Fortunately, there is now a solution for athletes who are outside these limits.
The ADS Sports Eyewear optical lab uses the same type of Free-Form Digital lens design as the Oakley lab, but ADS Sports Eyewear prescription limits are +6.00 to -10.00. Putting these extreme prescriptions in large sports lenses would logically create a lens that is ridiculously thick. By using a new Lenticular Lens Design, ADS Sports Eyewear is able to place the prescription only where it is needed. The prescription power does not extend all the way to the edge of the lens, so the lens is 50% to 70% thinner. Since most people can’t see all the way to the outside edge of the lens this is an optical non-issue.
ADS Sports Eyewear is an authorized dealer for most of the major sports sunglasses brands. The company is optician owned and operated with a friendly staff that can answer all of your questions on the different frame and lens options. Oakley prescription orders also enjoy complimentary 2-day shipping anywhere in the continental United States.
Disclaimer: I received a free pair of Bolle Bolt Sunglasses in exchange for posting this article. Once I get a chance to try them out on a long bike ride, I will post more about those. They are really comfy for sure! And, they sure look super awesome! Thanks to the good folks at ADS Sports Eyewear!