1. Want to see less ads, private areas and be able to post? Register Today to receive all these benefits and more!
Dismiss Notice

Want to see less ads, post content and the ability to buy & sell Oakleys?

Register Today or Login

  1. emo72

    emo72 Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    53
    hi guys, i have a pair of these i think they are about 18 years old. i have them from new and put presciption lenses in them from new. the opticians where i bought them closed years ago, and i stopped wearing them years ago, cos i had to buy raybans unfortunately due to them being a more suitable shape for my prescribed lenses.

    so where can i get prescription lenses nowadays? is it possible? first post, many questions, sorry!
    thanks guys
    emo
     
    Chris A Hardaway likes this.
    Shade Station Oakley Sunglasses

    Register to Not see this ad
  2. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

    Messages:
    16,736
    Trophy Points:
    2,993
  3. emo72

    emo72 Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    53
    thanks kronin,
    will look him up. i always thought i had romeos, but i pulled out the box and it says XX "Frame Tio2-----Lens Black Iridium. the original unused lenses are still there in the box. some spare rubber bits and the big coin X METAL 1999. im glad i didnt let my OH throw the box out.
     
  4. Sun & Sand

    Sun & Sand Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    384
    Trophy Points:
    253
    When I called Oakley Customer Service earlier this year, Oakley's Rx department assured me they would make Rx lenses for my Juliets, so I imagine Oakley would make Rx lenses for XX frames, too. If so, you could order Oakley Rx lenses through an Oakley Rx dealer or through one of the O Stores that has an optician on staff.
     
    Chris A Hardaway likes this.
  5. Chris A Hardaway

    Chris A Hardaway The Man Loves to Chop 'Em. Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,126
    Trophy Points:
    743
    Hey thanks for the heads up guys. If you send me a picture of your prescription, and a picture of the frame. I can give you a price quote. We can always do it over the phone too. I've done RX through Oakley for about 12 years. It won't be any problem my friend. I'll give you info about my business if you private message me! I can probably do lenses only, but you'd need to install the lenses yourself that way. Or you can send me the frame and I'll ensure a perfect fit!
     
    kronin323 and CarGuy like this.
  6. stephie

    stephie Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    3
    You can get them cut, but its entirely dependent on the base curvature of the lenses for your frames and the strength of your prescription. I went into a lenscrafters (owned by oakley's parent company, luxottica) here in Canada for oem prescription oakley lenses to be cut for my friend's tiO2 XXs, and they said they could not cut a pair as his prescription was too strong (-5.00 including asitigmatism correction iirc). Also the stronger your prescription, the more distorted your peripheral vision will be, according to the lenscrafters people.
     
    Chris A Hardaway likes this.
  7. Sun & Sand

    Sun & Sand Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    384
    Trophy Points:
    253
    Your friend may want to contact Oakley's Rx department directly to ask what options Oakley has available for putting his strong prescription into an XX frame. For example, Oakley offers OTD Edge lenses that are specifically designed to address the difficulties of putting strong prescriptions into high-wrap frames. Oakley claims that OTD Edge lenses can be made into prescriptions as strong as -6.00:
    Oakley
     
  8. Chris A Hardaway

    Chris A Hardaway The Man Loves to Chop 'Em. Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,126
    Trophy Points:
    743
    Just keep in mind OTD Edge is limited to a select range of frames, x metals are not included.
     
    kronin323 likes this.
  9. Sun & Sand

    Sun & Sand Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    384
    Trophy Points:
    253
    If your friend has his heart set on putting prescription lenses in his XX frames, and Lenscrafters and Oakley can't make them, he might try asking an optician who dispenses high-index glass lenses about fitting prescription lenses for the XX. High-index glass lenses are thinner than the thinnest plastic lenses for the same prescription, so they may fit frames that plastic lenses cannot. Typically, glass lenses are heavier, less shatter-resistant, and more scratch-resistant than plastic, so they may not be appropriate for all uses. If no local opticians dispense high-index glass lenses, several labs on the internet fit custom prescription lenses from high-index glass.
     
    Chris A Hardaway likes this.
  10. Chris A Hardaway

    Chris A Hardaway The Man Loves to Chop 'Em. Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,126
    Trophy Points:
    743
    I'd also recommend a Shamir Autograph Attitude brand lens. Digitally surfaced, compensated for aberrations in the wrap design. Go ask the docdoc 'bout it ;)
     
    Sun & Sand likes this.