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Order your Oakley Prescription Sunglasses

For many of us who use a strong prescription, we have not had the luxury of wearing wrapped sunglasses… until now.

Wrapped sunglasses usually mean that the curvature of the lens is too high to offer a high prescription without causing distortion or ending up with heavy and bulky lenses.

But with Oakley's Prescription Sunglasses that has changed. EyeQ is proud to announce an in store offering of the "OAKLEY TRUE DIGITAL" concept which will allow you as our valued customer to order your own Oakley Sunglass Lenses made up in your prescription!

All you have to do is bring your current pair of Oakley's down to one of our EyeQ stores in Cape Town or Pretoria and speak with an eye care specialist to put in your order. We will send your specs off to Oakley, who then make the new lenses themselves to the same specifications and coatings as your original lenses, but this time in your prescription. Alternatively, if you don't own your own pair of Oakley sunglasses, you can come in to store, select the pair you like and we can order the compete pair from Oakley international in your prescription.

What is Oakley True Digital?

The problem with traditional lenses in high-wrap frames, is that they lead to blurring and distortions in your peripheral vision. This is because high prescriptions increase the thickness of the lens. To combat this, Oakley designed a new form of lens technology called "Oakley True Digital" that both increases the range of prescription while decreasing the thickness of the lens, all the while providing high wrapped lenses perfect for their range of sunglasses.

In their announcement of the new lens technology, Oakley said: “OTD Edge delivers on the promise of thin lenses, with a clear, uninterrupted field of binocular view and minimized distortion”. In this way, the Oakley True Digital lenses offer a sport performance option for athletes and outdoors types who previously only had the option of wearing contact lenses.

Previously the best we could have asked for in Oakley Prescription Sunglasses was a prescription range of +2.00 to -3.00, now with this True Digital Prescription Sunglasses; we have a fantastic range of +4.00 to -6.00!

There is still the problem of peripheral distortion though, but as always, Oakley has the answer. Along with this fantastic increase in range for Oakley's new range comes their Dynamic Frost Technology which frosts the edges of the lens to lessen the disruptive effect in your peripheral vision.

Get your Prescription Lenses Today

So if you are keen on trying out Oakley's new "True Digital" lenses, then head down to one of our EyeQ stores and place your order. One of our qualified optometrists will take down the specs of your sunglasses and put in an order to Oakley's unique digital lens production facility for you.

Or if you have any questions on this service, please feel free to give us a call on 0861 693 937, we are always happy to help. And don't forget (for those of you in Pretoria), we now have an Optometrist store in Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria East, come down and visit, we look forward to meeting you!

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