How to Choose Lens Color and Tint

Do they really matter or is it simply about which color you like? It’ll surprise you but there are different purposes to these various hues and tints. Black? Blue? Pink? Brown? Learn how each affects you and get more out of each pair of sunglasses you own from now on.

What Effect Does Each Color Have?
The colors are not only for style, even if that’s one reason why sunglasses are great, but several options are meant to offer a diverse set of functions.

Gray

Gray, brown and green lenses are generally good for blocking out bright lights and lessening eyestrain. They’re also recommended for driving, except for green, and for pilots. Wear them for sunny or gloomy weather, while green is the most flexible because you can even wear them in rain.
Gray can be worn for any outdoor sport in brightly lit conditions. Brown is terrific for distinguishing green grass, water, and the sky so use it for outdoor sports held in nature.
Yellow/Orange

Amber, orange and yellow shades are great for shielding eyes from vision-damaging blue light but increase contrast and have some color distortion, so they’re seen as traffic hazards. Amber can also be worn in either sunny or gloomy weather while yellow is advised for cases of fog, haze, and smog.

Yellow and orange are recommended for sports involving low-light, whether outdoors or indoors. Hunting, skiing, shooting, cycling, snowboarding, tennis, and indoor basketball are a few. Amber is also prescribed for people with macular degeneration but they’re advised to switch to gray when driving.
Purple/Red

Pink and rose tints should be used sparingly because of the high color distortion and increase in contrast. They’re great for fishing, water sports, snow sports and imbuing summer vibes. Pink, blue, red, and purple is best for when there’s snow or mist in the air.

Other Facts You Need to Know When Picking Lens Color:

 Color and tint don’t determine UV protection. Whichever you choose, always inquire about the UV protection and look for the label.

The right hue would improve your performance, decrease eye fatigue, and improve eye comfort.

Consider the situation of when you plan to use your sunglasses before purchasing.

 This would be a good time to rethink the shades you have, and when and where you’ve worn them. Sunglasses are used in many kinds of circumstances so now you’re free to wear them more often but now making more appropriate choices.