From research and product development to manufacturing and digital channels, find out how innovation can be found across the board at Luxottica.

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    Oakley

    1981 UNOBTAINIUM®

    Unobtainium® is the first innovative material patented by Oakley and used for certain temple tips and nose pads. It ensures maximum comfort by increasing grip with perspiration and keeping the frame in place without slipping.

    1986 PLUTONITE®

    Plutonite® is Oakley’s durable and optically pure lens material that ensures maximum protection and visual excellence. Tested under extreme circumstances to guarantee uncompromising protection against high-mass and high-velocity impact. This innovative lens material also stops every wavelength of ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Fully consistent with the innovative Oakley’s DNA, Luxottica continues to invest in research and development, testing materials, technologies and cutting-edge, high-performance lenses.

    1990 HIGH DEFINITION OPTICS® (HDO®)

    Oakley High Definition Optics® (HDO®) offers the clearest, sharpest, most accurate vision versus conventional lenses, eliminating any kind of image distortion.

    1996 O MATTER™

    Lightweight O Matter™ is Oakley’s durable performance material with the comfort and impact resistance of controlled flexibility. It doesn’t deform over time like acetate. It’s twice as strong, yet 25% lighter.

    2009 SWITCHLOCK TECHNOLOGY

    Switchlock Technology allows you to change lenses in a matter of seconds. It offers adaptability to any environment and keeps up with changing light and weather conditions.

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    2012 OAKLEY AIRWAVE™

    One of the first examples of “wearable technology” applied to eyewear, this goggle designed for winter sports brings together Oakley’s outstanding optics, protection and design with integrated GPS, Wi-Fi, MFi Bluetooth® and more, to give you instant access to a world of information, connect with friends and social media.

    2014 OAKLEY PRIZM™

    This is a revolutionary lens technology, built on decades of color science research, that dramatically enhances contrast and visibility. Prizm™ lenses have been engineered to help you perform over a wider range of lighting conditions, reducing the need to switch lenses as lighting conditions change.

    2016 OAKLEY TRUE DIGITAL II TECHNOLOGY

    With the evolution of Oakley True Digital Technology, the brand’s new lens technology, Oakley True Digital II, allows it to process high prescriptions in most high wrap Oakley Sport frames, without adding frost in the periphery of the lenses. It maintains a more consistent power profile across the surface of the lens, minimizing oblique astigmatism and enabling a wider field of view in all Oakley styles.

    2016 OAKLEY RADAR PACE

    The latest evolution of wearable technologies is a prototype smart eyewear developed in collaboration with Intel. Featuring a voice-activated, real-time personal coaching system, it is designed for helping runners, cyclists and workout enthusiasts to improve their sports performance.

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