Nothing beats a good pair of sunglasses on a bright sunny day.  Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV-rays.  They range from being fashion or luxury accessories to maximizing performance during sports to maximize.  Even more importantly, the color of the lenses and the lenses you choose can make a difference?

With so many tints to choose from, how do you know which sunglass tints are best for your lifestyle?

Dark colors (brown/gray/green):  These lenses are ideal for everyday use and outdoor activities. Darker tints cut the glare and reduce eyestrain in moderate-to-bright conditions.

Light colors (yellow/gold/amber/rose/vermillion): These lens colors excel in moderate- to low-level light conditions. They are great for skiing, snowboarding and other snow sports. They provide excellent depth perception, enhance contrasts in tricky, flat-light conditions, improve the visibility of objects and make your surroundings appear brighter.

The Color of the Lens Matters

If you want the darkest lens possible, go for gray. In premium light-reactive lens (such as Transitions), gray lenses block out more light than brown lenses. 

If you’re looking for better contrast to improve the sharpness of your vision, brown lenses will do the trick. Brown lenses enhance contrast and sharpness in the sun, accentuating green and red colors displaying a more vibrant scene. It’s the perfect lens if you golf, fish or participate in other outdoor activities where contrast is key.

G-15 is a combination of both grey and green lens tint and is a great option for sunglasses.  It reduces glare considerably, reducing eyestrain in bright sunlight.  G-15 color tint was made popular and inspired by RayBan sunglasses. 

Purple or Rose lenses enhance contrast of objects in a blue or green setting, especially if the object happens to be orange like a clay target used in target shooting.  Purple or rose lenses enhance the target against the background of the sky and trees.  They are ideal for hunting or water skiing!   

Yellow or Amber Lenses are usually worn at night or in low-light. Yellow will tame the glare of oncoming headlights and everything will appear much brighter. Many runners and cyclists are more comfortable and more confident when wearing yellow lenses at night as it reduces glare from passing vehicles. It can help improve depth perception making it a preferred lens when driving or hunting especially at dusk.  

Polarized lenses are great for those who are especially sensitive to glare.  By acting like microscopic built-in blinds, it reduces glare better than any other type of sun lens.  Polarized lenses actually neutralize glare from light reflecting off horizontal surfaces such as water, hood of cars or the road.  Polarized lenses tend to be a bit more expensive than the other types, but they make driving on a bright day much easier and the ultimate choice if you spend time fishing or on the water.

In some instances, polarized lenses react with the tints in windshields, creating blind spots and the visibility of LCD screens.  If this occurs, consider mirrored lenses as a glare-reducing alternative.

The Effect of Mirrored Lenses

If you love the look of Aviator sunglasses, we’re right there with you. Like colored lenses, mirrored lenses have a greater benefit than just the cool look. They significantly reduce the amount of light that will reach your eyes because most of it bounces off the mirrored surface.   Wraparound mirror sunglasses are also pretty good for extreme sports.

Can’t decide?

More often than not, our needs vary from day to day making it not unusual to need more than one pair of sunglasses.  Stop by our office to see samples of the color tints, mirrors, and gradient tints.

If you are looking for an inexpensive way to have several types of sunglass lens tints, consider Chemistrie Sunlens Clips.  These are personalized magnetic sunglass clips that are custom fitted to your glasses.  Choose from any color tint, make it gradient or solid color, mirror or even polarized lenses.  With a single hand you can clip into place or remove a pair of sunglasses.  

Beware Cheap Sunglasses

The price tags on high-quality sunglasses can make a lot of people balk, but these lenses are worth the extra cost. Cheap sunglasses can actually do more harm than if you simply went without sunglasses altogether.  If the sunglasses do not have adequate UV-protection, the dark tint can trick your pupils into dilating, which lets even more of those harmful rays in without the UV-protection.   

Come to Specs Appeal with Your Sunglasses Questions!

If you still have questions about what kinds of sunglasses would be right for you, just ask your Specs Appeal Eyecare optometrist! They can help you make sure you get sunglasses that protect your eyes the best for your favorite outdoor activities. In particular, they can help you make sure your sunglasses offer full UV protection!

Sunglass Sale

Now through July 31, enjoy 30% off all our plano fashion sunglasses including Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Gucci, OVVO and more.  Even more exciting, enjoy 50% off plano Rayban sunglasses!  Hurry in while supplies last.  Cannot be combined with insurance.

 

 

Nothing beats a good pair of sunglasses on a bright sunny day.  Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV-rays.  They range from being fashion or luxury accessories to maximizing performance during sports to maximize.  Even more importantly, the color of the lenses and the lenses you choose can make a difference?

With so many tints to choose from, how do you know which sunglass tints are best for your lifestyle?

Dark colors (brown/gray/green):  These lenses are ideal for everyday use and outdoor activities. Darker tints cut the glare and reduce eyestrain in moderate-to-bright conditions.

Light colors (yellow/gold/amber/rose/vermillion): These lens colors excel in moderate- to low-level light conditions. They are great for skiing, snowboarding and other snow sports. They provide excellent depth perception, enhance contrasts in tricky, flat-light conditions, improve the visibility of objects and make your surroundings appear brighter.

The Color of the Lens Matters

If you want the darkest lens possible, go for gray. In premium light-reactive lens (such as Transitions), gray lenses block out more light than brown lenses. 

If you’re looking for better contrast to improve the sharpness of your vision, brown lenses will do the trick. Brown lenses enhance contrast and sharpness in the sun, accentuating green and red colors displaying a more vibrant scene. It’s the perfect lens if you golf, fish or participate in other outdoor activities where contrast is key.

G-15 is a combination of both grey and green lens tint and is a great option for sunglasses.  It reduces glare considerably, reducing eyestrain in bright sunlight.  G-15 color tint was made popular and inspired by RayBan sunglasses. 

Purple or Rose lenses enhance contrast of objects in a blue or green setting, especially if the object happens to be orange like a clay target used in target shooting.  Purple or rose lenses enhance the target against the background of the sky and trees.  They are ideal for hunting or water skiing!   

Yellow or Amber Lenses are usually worn at night or in low-light. Yellow will tame the glare of oncoming headlights and everything will appear much brighter. Many runners and cyclists are more comfortable and more confident when wearing yellow lenses at night as it reduces glare from passing vehicles. It can help improve depth perception making it a preferred lens when driving or hunting especially at dusk.  

Polarized lenses are great for those who are especially sensitive to glare.  By acting like microscopic built-in blinds, it reduces glare better than any other type of sun lens.  Polarized lenses actually neutralize glare from light reflecting off horizontal surfaces such as water, hood of cars or the road.  Polarized lenses tend to be a bit more expensive than the other types, but they make driving on a bright day much easier and the ultimate choice if you spend time fishing or on the water.

In some instances, polarized lenses react with the tints in windshields, creating blind spots and the visibility of LCD screens.  If this occurs, consider mirrored lenses as a glare-reducing alternative.

The Effect of Mirrored Lenses

If you love the look of Aviator sunglasses, we’re right there with you. Like colored lenses, mirrored lenses have a greater benefit than just the cool look. They significantly reduce the amount of light that will reach your eyes because most of it bounces off the mirrored surface.   Wraparound mirror sunglasses are also pretty good for extreme sports.

Can’t decide?

More often than not, our needs vary from day to day making it not unusual to need more than one pair of sunglasses.  Stop by our office to see samples of the color tints, mirrors, and gradient tints.

If you are looking for an inexpensive way to have several types of sunglass lens tints, consider Chemistrie Sunlens Clips.  These are personalized magnetic sunglass clips that are custom fitted to your glasses.  Choose from any color tint, make it gradient or solid color, mirror or even polarized lenses.  With a single hand you can clip into place or remove a pair of sunglasses.  

Beware Cheap Sunglasses

The price tags on high-quality sunglasses can make a lot of people balk, but these lenses are worth the extra cost. Cheap sunglasses can actually do more harm than if you simply went without sunglasses altogether.  If the sunglasses do not have adequate UV-protection, the dark tint can trick your pupils into dilating, which lets even more of those harmful rays in without the UV-protection.   

Come to Specs Appeal with Your Sunglasses Questions!

If you still have questions about what kinds of sunglasses would be right for you, just ask your Specs Appeal Eyecare optometrist! They can help you make sure you get sunglasses that protect your eyes the best for your favorite outdoor activities. In particular, they can help you make sure your sunglasses offer full UV protection!

Sunglass Sale

Now through July 31, enjoy 30% off all our plano fashion sunglasses including Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Gucci, OVVO and more.  Even more exciting, enjoy 50% off plano Rayban sunglasses!  Hurry in while supplies last.  Cannot be combined with insurance.

 

 

The Ultimate Guide to Sunglasses!