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
colour is great for all sort of purposes and all types of lighting conditions,
meaning you can wear them according to your wants and needs. It's the darkest
tint available and tends to keep all colours true while providing great
This lens colour
is ideal for reducing general brightness. It improves colour perception, helps
with seeing contours, and is great at reducing glare. This means blue lenses are
perfect for spectators at events, for example. Blue is also quite fashionable
and works best in foggy or snowy weather
This colour is
the most common lens colour for sunglasses and is very effective under all light
conditions. They tend to work especially well when it's sunny or partly cloudy.
They enhance contrast, improve depth perception, and are the perfect choice for
driving or hiking.
These lens colours improve visual depth and reduces eye strain.
They offer the greatest amount of contrast and is perfect for driving and winter
sports. They are less effective in fog and haze but work perfectly in all other
lens colour provides great clarity in low-light conditions, such as haze or fog.
Yellow may cause some other colours to be distorted but also combats eye strain
with its capacity to filter out blue light from screens. Yellow lenses are a
great choice for skiing, mountain biking, hunting, or outdoor
Excellent for depth
perception and low-light conditions, gold is somewhere between yellow and brown
in terms of effectiveness. This means it works well in all sorts of weather
conditions, and it's a great choice for driving or
This lens colour
reduces brightness and is great for all outdoor activities. From sunny to
cloudy, it performs well in all kinds of lighting conditions, brightening
shadows and offering great contrast. It also tends to transmit other colours
quite evenly. So, when in doubt, pop on some shades with green frames! They will
never disappoint you.
lens colour is great for all sort of purposes–especially reducing glare and
improving colour perception– and all types of lighting conditions. This means
you can wear them according to any of your wants and needs. It's a little
lighter than black but has a similar effect in keeping all colours true and
providing great protection.
This lens colour improves visual depth and reduces eye strain.
Shades with pink lenses are a pleasure to wear as they're very comfortable for
the eyes. Pink lenses are less effective in fog and haze but work perfectly in
all other weather conditions. Pink lenses are ideal while driving as they
provide excellent road visibility.
Ideal for reducing general brightness, purple is somewhere
between blue and pink lenses. It's a unique colour with a two-fold practical
and aesthetic quality: it reduces glare and makes a fashion statement for the
This lens colour
reduces glare and improves colour perception. To a certain extent, silver works
similar to grey and black: it's great for all sorts of purposes and all types
of lighting conditions. This means you can wear them according to your every
want and need. It's a little lighter than grey and black, and it tends to keep
all colours true and provide great protection.