From a garage in 1975 with a $300 investment, James Jannard created Oakley. Naming his company after his dog, “Oakley Anne”, Jannard began selling what he called “The Oakley Grip” from the back of his car at motocross events. These motorcycle grips were revolutionary at the time, with the material still being used today for ear socks and nose pieces on Oakley glasses, as well as bands on the brand’s watch collection. The brand gained recognition and increased prominence in the sports industry with the release of a pair of goggles called the O-Frame. Oakley began selling ski goggles in 1983, and the following year, the first Oakley sunglasses were released. These “Factory Pilot Eyeshades” were sport-oriented and resembled goggles, and the following year were complimented by the Oakley Frogskin, a casual sunglass style.
Oakley eyewear delivers the clearest, sharpest, and most accurate vision
Pushing technology to new levels, Oakley holds nearly 600 various patents
Beyond Oakley’s deep sports lineage, the brand outfits the everyday outdoorsman
While Initially producing sunglasses for motocross riders and outdoorsmen, Oakley glasses now include an incredible collection of custom prescription lenses for all activities and lifestyles. Oakley prescription glasses combine its history of excellence and dedication to performance. Oakley eyewear not only delivers the perfect blend of stylish durability and fashionable quality, but the brand’s prescription eyewear lenses provide crisp, clear vision along with a wide peripheral view. Oakley is an innovative designer of eyewear technology and currently holds several hundred patents for contemporary eyewear and related materials. Oakley time and again pushes ideas and technology to new levels and strives to be the very best in the industry.