The difference between lens colours for sunglasses

Sunglasses are more than just a fun fashion statement. The colour of lenses you choose can mean different things for your vision. Your eyes and the delicate skin around them are especially vulnerable to sun damage from UVA and UVB rays. Although some contact lenses are equipped with embedded UV filters, and the lenses in our prescription eyeglasses come with a protective UV coating, it’s important to up your protection factor and make sunglasses a regular accessory. And, yes, even on cloudy days!

It’s a common misconception that the darker the lens, the more protected you are. Instead, make sure the sunglasses you choose have UV filters. You may wish to consider polarised sunglasses, which, in addition to reducing brightness, also reduce glare by blocking or limiting reflected light.

We’ve simplified the benefits of several different lens colours, and hopefully just made your shopping a teeny tiny bit easier. It may be difficult to choose just one, but we don’t think you should!