Lens Color Guide for Sunglasses

Choosing a sunglass lens color is easy when you match up your lifestyle and favorite activities with the features and benefits each lens color provides. Use the lens tint guide below to discover the perfect lens colors that can elevate your sports performance, enhance your leisure activities, or complement your savvy fashion sense.

Polarized Lenses
Whether you love being on the water or in the snow, reduce sun glare and reflection with polarized lenses. Increase visual clarity and protect your eyes from UV rays.

Mirrored Coating
For a high-fashion look in multiple colors, try a mirror coating. This ultra-sleek look reduces glare and helps prevent eye fatigue.

Shades of Gray Tint
Gray sunglass lenses are a very popular lens tint because they are suitable on both cloudy and sunny days, providing anti-fatigue benefits and overall protection from glare – especially glare shining off water and wet roads. They are a perfect choice for outdoor activities, including cycling, fishing, and active sports. And for nature lovers, gray lenses have the added benefit of allowing the color of objects to be seen in their purest form.

  • Perfect for general, all-purpose use, including driving, baseball, tennis, football, soccer, water sports, and other outdoor activities
  • Anti-fatigue
  • True color perception
  • Dark enough to provide overall protection
  • Reduces glare, especially off water
  • Great for variable weather on sunny or overcast days

Blue Light Blocking Brown/Amber
The red hue in brown and amber sunglass lenses improve depth perception making these lenses great for activities where distance needs to be judged. They’re not recommended on cloudy days or in low-light conditions, but you’ll benefit from your amber sunglass lenses in sunny conditions comforting your eyes and heightening contrast against green landscapes and blue skies. Think of putting on this pair when you’re on the putting green or sailing on the deep blue.

  • Enhances contrast
  • Great for variable conditions
  • Improves depth perception
  • Perfect for driving, racing, golfing, and fishing

Get into the Green Scene
Green sunglass lenses can do what gray and brown lenses can do, but better! Sunglasses with green lenses provide better contrast than gray lenses and transmit color accuracy better than brown lenses. Ideal for both sunny and low-light environments, green lenses have a way of reducing glare while brightening shadows. Perfect for water or field sports, cycling or skiing, these lenses protect and comfort your eyes on foggy, cloudy, or bright, sunshiny days.

  • Perfect for any outdoor activity, in rain or shine
  • Transmits all colors evenly
  • Good for general purpose use
  • Dims glare while brightening shadows

Say Hello to Yellow Lenses
From baseball players to target shooters, yellow lens tints can be spotted on outdoor enthusiasts who may find themselves having to focus their eyes on moving objects in low-light, hazy conditions. Yellow lenses provide greater clarity, perfect for pilots, and can also reduce eye strain for computer users and gaming fans. Whether you spend your leisure time in front of a screen, on the tennis courts, or the shooting range, you’ll enjoy greater clarity and comfort with yellow tinted sunglasses.

  • Perfect for skiing, mountain biking, hunting, aviation, tennis, and target shooting
  • Provides greater clarity in fog, haze, and other low-light conditions
  • Filters out blue light that can cause eye strain
  • May cause color distortion

Blue Sunglass Lenses
Blue or purple lenses are both fashion-savvy and practical for UV protection. While the blue tint enhances the contours around objects and improves color perception, it also can have a calming effect on the eyes. Wear blue lenses to reduce glare during snowy conditions, while enjoying water sports, or enjoying sunny leisure activities. Whether you’re out hitting the links on the golf course or enjoying a weekend on the snowy slopes, blue sunglass lenses will offer you several fashion and leisure benefits.

  • Perfect for spectator and golf
  • Reduces glare
  • Helps to see contours
  • Improves color perception
  • Fashionable and cosmetically appealing
  • Good in misty, foggy, and snowy conditions

Rockin’ Red Sunglass Lenses
Red or pink lens sunglasses comfort and help the eyes adjust to contrast. Winter sports fans hitting the slopes are often spotted sporting these rosy tinted lenses. Great for increasing depth of field and vision, these rose-tinted lenses provide enhanced driving visibility. A favorite lens tint among computer users and gamers, sunglasses with red lenses reduce eye strain by blocking blue light.

  • Enhances visual depth
  • Reduces eye strain
  • Provides good road visibility
  • Comforting to the eyes
  • Helps adjust contract
  • Good in most weather conditions, especially in snow

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