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Discussion in 'Oakley Sunglasses Discussion' started by SpliceD, 7/21/11.

  1. SpliceD


    We all know how to find out the light transmission of the various lenses Oakley has to offer, but the subject of being able to see your eyes from the other side of the lens seems to come up a lot. It also tends to be one of the main features that steers us toward a particular lens shade.

    I think having this listed here could benefit anyone on this forum. I don't think any one person owns all the different lenses Oakley makes, so this would be where the community would step in and contribute. Please help out by posting the color of the lens and if you or someone else can see your eyes. I'll compile all the posts on the 2nd post of this topic.

    Thanks in advance to all those who can contribute.

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  2. SpliceD


    Standard Lenses
    Lens Tint -- can you see your eyes: yes/no)

    24K Iridium -- No
    Black Iridium -- No
    Black Violet Iridium
    Blue Iridium -- No
    Bronze --Yes
    Chrome Iridium -- No
    Clear -- Yes
    Dark Bronze -- Yes
    Dark Grey -- Yes/Maybe
    Emerald Iridium -- No
    Fire Iridium -- No
    Fire Iridium Polarized -- No
    G20 -- Yes
    G26 Iridium -- ?
    G30 -- Yes
    G30 Iridium -- ?
    G40 -- ?
    Gold Iridium -- No
    Grey -- Yes
    H.I. Persimmon Iridium -- ?
    H.I. Yellow -- Yes
    Ice Iridium --No
    Jade Iridium -- No
    Light Positive Red Iridium -- Yes
    OO Red Iridium Polarized -- ?
    OO Black Iridium Polarized -- ?
    Persimmon -- Yes
    Positive Red Iridium -- Yes/Maybe
    Pink Iridium --Yes
    Ruby Clear -- Yes
    Ruby Iridium -- No/Maybe
    Slate Iridium - Yes/Maybe
    Titanium Iridium -- No
    Titanium Clear Iridium -- Yes
    Violet Iridium -- ?
    VR28 -- Yes
    VR28 Black Iridium Polarized -- No
    VR28 Blue Iridium -- ?
    VR28 Gold Iridium Polarized -- ?
    Warm Grey -- Yes/Maybe
    Yellow -- Yes

  3. jk-27

    jk-27 Premium Member

    With the Pink Iridium lenses in the Oakley Frogskins STPL's you can see your eyes.

  4. SpliceD


    Thanks for your feedback :) If you have any experience with any other lens colors i missed in the above list, please contribute :)

  5. the piper

    the piper

    Titanium would be a no and warm grey a yes/maybe...like Dark Grey

  6. ucdavis4PT0gpa


    VR28 Black Iridium Polarized-No.....mostly. the less light leakage the more your eyes hide. On my Pit Boss a big no and on my X Squared a moderate no.

    Also...Positive Red Iridium has been all over the place over the years. My only experience is on the New Straight Jacket II where its a big no....almost to the Fire Polarized degree

  7. jk-27

    jk-27 Premium Member

    This could be a tricky list to compile because transparency may differ from model to model. For example, on the Oakley Frogskins Rootbeer Cyan Fade which come with blue iridium lenses you can see your eyes. With the Oakley Frogskins Grenade Fade, which come with black iridium, you can see your eyes a little too. I think Oakley are quite liberal with the transparency of lenses across their model range, as ucdavis4PT0gpa mentions.

  8. ucdavis4PT0gpa



  9. SpliceD


    I hear what you guys are saying because when i wear the Ice Iridium on my Half Jackets, no one can see my eyes, but when i wear my Split Jackets with Ice Blue, i can see my eyes depending on how where the sun is. So it's a hit or miss.

    So do you all still think this little project is even worth continuing?

  10. music_man185


    definitely a good idea. i think this should be a sticky. even if not 100% accurate, it still gives a good idea to those looking to buy a particular lens. i know that for me personally, if you can see my eyes through the lens, its a deal breaker. so i would definitely like a reference as to which lenses the eyes are visible through.

    edit: i noticed slate iridium is missing from the list. i dont have any experience with this lens, but i've read mixed reviews where some say the eyes are visible, and some say they aren't.

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