Choosing the Right Sunglass Lens Color

With the “dog days of summer” in full swing many of us are taking vacations and spending a good amount of time outdoors. That means wearing a pair of sunglasses. Sunglasses can protect your eyes from the sun’s ultra-violet (UV) rays. But did you know, the sunglasses lens color can also make a difference and each have various advantages?

Yellow-tinted lenses such as the EyeDefend Denali Burgundy frames help filter out any blue light, which allows a wearer to have the ability to focus on one’s eyes. These types of glasses are perfect for use at dawn and twilight as they are able create excellent visibility even in shady conditions. That is because yellow lenses retain sharpness for the eyes and are bright enough to reduce glare even in hazy or foggy conditions.

Purple lenses such as the Black/Crystal Red version of the EcoClear Aspen bifocal shades reduce glare significantly and help improve color and contour perception. They can even help during difficult weather conditions such as mist and fog as they are able to block the glare from any white light that is visible.

Brown lenses such as the Switch Polarized in Crystal Brown help enhance depth perception and improve contrast. These bright, warm lenses block out blue light and are at their best during sunny or partly cloudy weather conditions. These color lenses are great for people that live in areas where there are drastic weather changes from day to day. That is because they can be used in a variety of different light scenarios.

As you can see the color of your lenses means a lot more then just for fashion. They each have their advantages depending on your activity and climate location. Remember though, whichever you choose, you are guaranteed a great pair of affordable sunglasses when you get a pair from Optx 20/20! Happy shopping.


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