Don’t waste money on Oakley replacement lenses until you read this guide!
You’ve put on your favorite pair of Oakleys and notice a scratch on the lenses. So what can you do? In this guide we’ll tackle your options of replacement lenses for Oakley sunglasses and how to save before you buy!
Oakley and Oakley Vault Stores
Likely your first stop to replace your Oakley lenses will have you asking – Why don’t I just go to Oakley? After all they did sell the glasses to you, they should be willing to fix them right? Maybe.
For many pairs Oakley will carry replacement lenses – for the complete list you can head over to their website. Additionally if you don’t see your pair listed there, you may have some luck calling customer service. It’s not uncommon for customer service reps to be aware of additional inventories of parts available specifically for older/discontinued models.
Lenses will typically run between $50-$100, but can fall outside of that range on occasion.
If you’re still out of luck, or looking to save a few bucks, you’ll find a number of aftermarket lens manufacturers. We’ve covered some of the biggest names below.
One of the largest names in aftermarket lenses, Walleva sells replacement lenses for a wide range of Sunglasses, in addition to other accessory parts. You’ll find most of their inventory through eBay, with a selection of lens colors and models for about $10-$35 a pair. Walleva is also a Forum Sponsor here at OakleyForum.com and has covered their product details fairly extensively – Walleva Isarc Replacement Lenses
Member Ventruck had the opportunity to review these lenses back in 2016 and was particulary impressed by their ability to match the tint of original Oakley lenses. You can read the full writeup here: Walleva Mr.Shield Lens Review
Started back in 2010, Revant surged onto the market via eBay and other marketplaces selling direct to consumers for only $30-$40 a pair, a fraction of the price of original lenses.
Since 2017, Revant has been producing all of their lenses in the USA. They’ve also begun offering a large amount of colors/models not available through Oakley.
We had the opportunity to review a pair of their Elite lenses a few years ago and were overall impressed with their quality and how they compared to original lenses. You can check out the complete write up here: Oakley Revant Frogskins Lens Review.
Another well established brand, which has expanded their offerings in the last few years to include most Oakley models. With one of the widest catalogs of lenses, they continue to offer them for ~$30 per pair.
Member ajirbl reviewed these for his Oakley X-Metal XX Sunglasses and found the clarify and quality to be the same as original manufacturer lenses. He did point out that you should determine the correct base curve (only applicable for certain Oakleys – specifically X-Metals). His full review can be found here: Fuse Oakley Replacement Lens Review
Based in the United States, Galaxy Lenses specializes in aftermarket replacement Oakley lenses and Rubber Kits. They currently offer parts for over 100 models of Oakleys – one of the widest offerings in the market. With Rubber kits priced around $10, and lenses ranging from $10-$30, they are definitely competitive price wise!
OakleyForum.com Exchange Areas / other Aftermarket exchanges
A last honorable mention on your journey for replacement lenses is purchasing original/aftermarket lenses second hand. A quick search of Oakley Forum’s Sunglasses Exchange shows 100’s of replacement lens listings! The key in these transactions is pictures and quality. One man’s “excellent condition” is another man’s scratched. Be sure to carefully review detailed photos before purchasing, regardless of where.
Now that we’ve covered your options to buy replacement lenses, it’s time to add one last minute twist. Have you ever thought of cutting your own? While not for the faint of heart – head over to this handy guide to read more and see if you have what it takes: How to Cut Oakley Lenses