Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Southern California, the company’s optics brand portfolio includes Eye Safety Systems, Fox Racing, Mosley Tribes, Oakley, Oliver Peoples, and Paul Smith Spectacles. In addition to its wholesale business, the company operates retail locations including Bright Eyes, Oakley Stores, and The Optical Shop of Aspen.
Oakley blends science and art to redefine product categories by rejecting the constraints of conventional ideas. The company is recognized as one of the most coveted brands in performance technology and fashion. Its icon is embraced by the global culture of sport competitors who define their own lifestyle — the world-class athletes who exceed the limits of possibility. In its devotion to these athletes, Oakley does the same.
Striving to redefine the limits of possibility, Oakley has been awarded more than 575 patents worldwide. The authenticity of Oakley invention is backed by state-of-the-art research and production facilities. Ideas enter the virtual world of CAD/CAM engineering. They take shape as prototypes, built in 16-micron layers of vaporized polymers that solidify in electromagnetic radiation. Progressive builds are tested with spectrophotometers, impact accelerators and environmental simulation chambers. Only then are new inventions ready to be field tested by the world’s top athletes.
As the undisputed leader in performance eyewear, Oakley continues to advance sport technology and redefine the lifestyle market with patented optical innovations. Numerous patents have been awarded to the inventions behind the company’s High Definition Optics® (HDO®). HDO® virtually eliminates the problems of ordinary lenses, including distortion that bends light (so objects aren’t really where they appear to be) and optical flaws that magnify images in the manner of prescription lenses made for somebody else.
Eyewear is our passion. Some may say we’re obsessed and that’s okay. Since 1978, Oakley has led the way in maximizing lens style and technical performance. Right now, it’s only getting better for you. Oakley polarized lenses are engineered with a liquid infusion process that bonds the polarizing filter at the molecular level, eliminating the haze and distortion found in conventional technologies. Below are seven exclusive Oakley technologies that put our polarized lenses at the top of the game. We make the difference, and you reap the benefits when you strap a pair of Oakley’s on your head.
Athletes who exceed the limits of possibility know that Oakley earned its reputation by doing the same. Three decades of innovation have gained us the respect of world-class sport professionals that depend on our products in competition. The heritage continues with new milestone in technology - innovations that allow athletes to perfect their performane by allowing us to perfect their vision.
You don't have to be a professional athlete to be inspired by sports. Those who lead active lives know our icon represents the very best in performance and style. The sport culture of the brand echoes their own lifestyle as they aspire to live life to the fullest. They trust the Oakley brand to fuel their inspiration with innovation that speaks to their love of sports and appraciation of style.
The iconic collection serves as a platform for boldly innovative designs that utilize ultra-premium materials ranging from titanium to carbon fiber, and it is the category that introduced the renowned Oakley X Metal Series. Our icon has become the signature of style for those who define today's look with originality, and for the creations in this unique collection, we push the limits of what is possible with exotic materials and progressive technologies to offer the ultimate in eyewear.
This collection is an expression of Oakley lifestyle. Inspired by our athletes, the cultures they live in and their approach to life. This collection ir rendered with clean and uncomplicated style. It balances a pure and suthentic look with the innovation and craftmanship the world has come to expect from Oakley.