Ever felt like a toddler in a candy store, bewildered and spoiled for choice? Well, I have every time I shop for sunglasses at Lenskart. There is a veritable rainbow of colors, right from blue frames to yellow lenses, and pink bridges to brown temples, you can match them to almost every outfit! But did you know that there is more to the color you pick than just aesthetics? There is a genuine science behind the colors or tints and how they affect our vision.
Physics has proven that different colors have varying capacities to absorb or reflect light, thereby improving the clarity of vision. Some tints enhance colors and vision in certain situations, while others distort them. Though you may prefer a particular tint, it may not be suitable for your distinct lifestyle.
Why Is The Lens Tint Important?
The lens tint alters glare and the capacity to see contrasts and colors. Factors like varying light conditions and reflected light from roads, water, and other surfaces should be considered. The right lens tint intensifies depth perception, diminishes eye fatigue, and decreases color distortion. It also protects the eyes from blue light and promotes vision in foggy, low-light situations. So, what color lens should you pick? Here’s a simple guide to help you make the right tinted sunglasses choice.
1 Gorgeous Grey
Opt for the neutral grey tint to help you see color in its truest form. Grey tints soften the sun’s glare and help you see more clearly. This is the perfect color for outdoor sports like football, cycling, running and while driving too.
Grey Lens Specifications:
- True color judgment
- Reduces glare
- Great for unsteady weather-sunny or overcast days
- Grey Solid Full Rim Wayfarer from John Jacobs
- Matte Silver Grey Full Rim Square Sunglass from John Jacobs
- Gunmetal Tortoise Grey Gradient Aviator from John Jacobs
2 Enticing Yellow
Yellow or orange tints are perfect for enhancing your vision in low-light, hazy or foggy conditions. But they can cause some amount of color distortion, making objects appear brighter than they are. Choose yellow shades for outdoor activities like tennis and indoor sports too. Yellow tints are helpful at night as they enhance color contrast.
Yellow Lens Specifications:
- Perfect for outdoor activities
- Provides greater clarity in low-light conditions
- Filters out blue light
- May cause color distortion
- Transparent Yellow Full Rim Cat Eye from John Jacobs
- Silver Black Yellow Full Rim Round Sunglass from Vincent Chase
- Black Brown Full Rim Aviator from Vincent Chase
3 Graceful Green
Going green is not only a lifestyle but a smart choice when sunglasses are involved! A green-tinted lens filters out blue light and increases contrast, resulting in sharper vision. Green tints reduce digital fatigue and eye strain caused by bright light. Choose green tints if you’re a fan of precision sports such as tennis, baseball, and golf.
Green Lens Specifications:
- Perfect for any outdoor activity
- Transmits all colors evenly
- Good for general purpose use
- Dims glare while brightens shadows
- Gold Green Full Rim Aviator from John Jacobs
- Gold Brown Tortoise Gradient Round Sunglass from John Jacobs
- Brown Transparent Green Solid Full Rim Wayfarer from John Jacobs
4 Bold Brown
Brown tints are perfect for both bright light and cloudy conditions; they block blue light and reduce glare. Athletes find these tints effective as they increase the contrast, especially against green or blue backdrops. Wearing them will make your vision more vivid even when it is cloudy. Choose amber and brown tints for cricket, golf, fishing, cycling, and water sports.
Brown Lens Specifications:
- Enhances contrast
- Great for variable conditions
- Improves depth perception
- Perfect for driving
- Gold Black Brown Gradient Full Rim Aviator from John Jacobs
- Brown Gunmetal Brown Square Sunglass from John Jacobs
- Gold Brown Full Rim Cat Eye from John Jacobs
5 Romantic Rose
Viewing the world through rose-tinted glasses may seem like a dreamy experience, but what if science backs it too? Rose-tinted glasses soothe the eyes and are more convenient for longer wear. The rose tint is most popular among techies and gamers as they help decrease glare and block blue light. Choose rose-tinted sunnies for cycling, driving, skiing, and water sports.
Rose Lens Specifications:
- Enhances visual depth
- Reduces eye strain
- Helps adjust contrast
- Meant for the snow
- Rose Gold Pink Full Rim Hexagonal Sunglass from John Jacobs
- Rose Gold Pink Full Rim Round Sunglass from John Jacobs
- Pink Brown Pink Gradient Round Sunglass from John Jacobs
6 Breathtaking Blue
Blue lenses are uber-chic and effective for UV protection. The blue tint enhances silhouettes and adjusts color perception. Wearing blue lenses subdues glare during foggy or misty conditions. The ease in viewing experience will let you enjoy water sports or simply a day in the sun. The lenses are provided with a slightly-tinted film that restricts blue light from entering your retina. Whether you plan to have a fun, snow-filled weekend in Himachal or try river rafting in Kolad, sunglasses with blue-tinted lenses are a go-to accessory for you.
Blue Lens Specifications:
- Reduces glare
- Helps to see contours
- Improves color perception
- Fashionable and appealing
- Black Blue Full Rim Hexagonal Sunglass from John Jacobs
- Gold Black Blue Gradient Square Sunglass from John Jacobs
- Silver Blue Full Rim Square Sunglass from John Jacobs