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What Lens Color Is Best For Sunglasses?

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Are you shopping for stylish new shades but aren’t sure which lens tint to choose? We’re here to help.

Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about the various lens color options available, so you can make the best choice for your vision needs and lifestyle.

Gray Lenses

Gray or smoke-colored lenses are the most popular choices. That’s not surprising, since they provide a clear image on both sunny and cloudy days, and provide great overall protection against glare.

Additionally, gray lenses allow true color recognition so you’ll see colors in their truest form. Gray lenses are the perfect choice for outdoor activities including cycling, driving, water sports, tennis, hiking and more. They also help combat eye fatigue.

Brown Lenses

Brown lenses provide excellent visual contrast and depth perception, and are ideally suited for bright, sunny environments. The red and warm hues in brown lenses also help filter out blue light.

Brown lenses are ideal for bright outdoor activities like golfing, driving and sailing.

Green Lenses

Green lenses combine the functions of both gray and brown lenses. They provide better color perception than brown lenses, and higher contrast than gray lenses.

Lenses with a green tint are perfect for both sunny and low-light conditions, and reduce glare while making shadows brighter. Green lenses are a great all-purpose choice because they provide clear and comfortable vision, rain or shine.

Yellow Lenses

[Favored] by baseball players, pilots and gamers, yellow lenses are ideal for individuals who spend a lot of time rapidly shifting their focus from one object to another.

Yellow lenses block the most blue light and provide crisp vision in foggy, hazy or low-light environments. Keep in mind that yellow lenses may cause color distortion in certain settings.

Red/Pink Lenses

Ruby-red tints significantly increase contrast in overcast or foggy conditions. They also provide excellent depth perception and enhanced driving visibility. Consider red or pink lenses if you play winter sports or water sports, or if you’re a gamer. They also help reduce eye strain by blocking blue light.

Blue Lenses

A popular choice among the fashion-savvy, blue or violet lenses are excellent at reducing glare in snowy or wet conditions. They also enhance contours and improve color perception.

Whether you’re on the golf course or the slopes, blue lenses will enhance both your look and your vision.

Get Your New Sunglasses at Giddens Optometry

No matter what lens color you prefer, we’ve got you covered.

At Giddens Optometry, we carry a wide range of high-end sunglasses with superior-quality lenses that can elevate your look while keeping your eyes healthy. You can also add custom features to your lenses, like anti-fog or scratch-resistant coatings.

Stop by Giddens Optometry in Georgetown today to pick up a new pair of sunglasses and take your look to the next level!


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