Oakley Specific Progressives
Athletes depend on their gear to perform to their personal best. For example, if
you’re a cyclist your performance is heavily influenced by, bike maker and construction,
sprocket ratios, derailleur, shifters, seat and tube, wheels, fork, pedals,
shoes, jersey and arm warmers. Each part of the bike and the clothes you wear
contributes to your safety and performance.
For cyclists that wear prescription eyewear, the right outdoor eyewear is as
important as the bike or cycling gear. Nonetheless, presbyopes had to compromise
their vision; potentially limiting their sport performance, by wearing regular
general-purpose multifocals. General-purpose multifocals are designed for
common daily activities such as driving, walking around and working at a desk.
Athletes have different visual needs for their unique sport. Oakley True Digital is
the first progressive lens that further differentiates into a suite of sport- specific
progressive lenses to deliver optics designed for cycling, golf and fishing.
The illustration below defines a variety of specific areas of use and a cyclist’s bike
position when viewing through that point on the lens. Above the lens midline, good
distance vision is required for a range of head/chin down positions. At the midline
and below the cyclist benefits from any assist for glance back, views of the road
and cycling computer.
Oakley True Digital Road Cycling is designed to address various riding
positions. The cycling-specific design allows the optician to deliver a lens with a large clear distance,
long intermediate, narrow near with increased mid /far peripheral clarity.
A cycling-specific distance zone, up to 20° above the fitting cross, provides sharp
vision at a rider’s natural head position: chin down, eyes rotated up.
A cycling-specific intermediate and reading zone, allows the rider a clear view of
the bike computer without hiding road obstacles hidden by a wider near