Tints for Sunglasses
There are many factors to take into account when choosing a pair of sunglasses, there are a wide variety of tints for sunglasses. 100% UV protection is of the utmost importance, neither the colour nor the darkness of the lens has an impact on the UV protection of the lens, in actual fact, clear lenses can be coated with a UV protective layer, blocking 100% of UV rays.
The size an curvature of the frame also plays an important role. The skin around the eyes is very sensitive and 100% UV protective sunglasses can prevent UV damage to skin. A wrap around frame is ideal for blocking the UV coming in from an angle, as well as keep dust and unwanted foreign objects from entering the eyes.
Many of us choose sunglasses as a functional device, whether to reduce glare or to enhance colours for certain activities. The lens colour is a choice based on lifestyle and personal choice. Let’s have a look at what the different tints for sunglasses have to offer:
- Grey lenses reduce brightness and glare but do not alter the perception of colour
- Used for driving, tennis, running and most outdoor activities
- Brown lenses block some blue light, reducing glare and increasing contrast. This gives them the ability to brighten vision on overcast days.
- Used for golf, fishing, driving
- Green lenses reduce glare and offer high contrast and sharpen vision. This is also an all purpose lens that can be used for driving and most sporting activities
- Rose lenses also block some blue light, reducing eyestrain and increasing comfort. The lenses also increase contrast in certain weather conditions and may be useful in cycling and golf. A lighter shade of rose tint has also been known to reduce glare on the computer screen,