Oakley sunglasses defy convention and set the standard for design, performance, and protection by wrapping innovation in art. Oakley provides unrivalled performance and technical brilliance. And this philosophy has resulted in some of the best engineered sunglasses on the planet. With over 600 patents Oakley is where physics meets art. 'Mad scientist' Jim Jannard started Oakley in 1975 for elite athletes who see the limits of possibility as another challenge.