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Oakley 8027 11 53 Prescription Glasses

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Original price $142.00
Current price $87.00
   
 

Oakley started out in James Jannard's garage in 1975 with an initial investment of $300. The name "Oakley" was taken from his dog, an English Setter named "Oakley Anne". Jannard began by marketing what he called 'The Oakley Grip' at motocross events, selling them out of the trunk of his car. His motorcycle grips were different from those used at the time, using a proprietary material for which he used the name 'Unobtainium', a unique Jannard creation. The material is still used to make temple covers and nose bridges for Oakley eyewear. Oakley began producing number plates, gloves, grips, elbow pads, chin guards, and goggles for BMX and motocross.

The first professional athlete to be sponsored by Oakley was American cyclist Greg LeMond, a three-time Tour de France winner. LeMond began wearing Oakley sunglasses during competition in 1984. Since then, Oakley has sponsored a wide variety of athletes, most notably American cyclist Lance Armstrong, who has a lifetime contract with the brand.

Beyond the glasses

In the more than 30 years since its founding, Oakley has grown to include sportswear and footwear, luggage, [Watch|watches]] and protective padding gear.

ANSI crash tests are the gold standard for safety measurements. All Oakley eyewear undergoes these heavy duty tests because athletes insist on impact protection. In this way, the glasses of this brand are endowed with resistance to impacts against heavy objects at low speeds and to impacts against light objects at high speeds.

When it comes to hydrophobic and oleophobic technology, Oakley created an invisible barrier that doesn't come off with sweat, rain, sunscreen, oils produced by the skin, dirt or dust.

The lenses are very easy to clean and stay clean longer than normal lenses while maintaining the highest level of clarity. The stain resistant barrier also repels skin produced oils and other contaminants.

interchangeable temples