The ultimate lens guide

Looking for new sunglasses? Then you should know that the lens color plays a major role in your final choice as a consumer. Each color is beneficial in different ways and some colors are better suited for certain activities. To help guide your sunglass shopping, we have made a simple guide to use in order to find the correct sunglasses lens color for your lifestyle. Please follow the guide below.


These are the most common lens color. They don’t change the value of color but are dark enough for those sunny days while not so dark that they reduce vision. If the lenses are polarized, you also get the benefit of glare reduction, making them great for most activities.

This sunglass lens color is optimal for:

  • General use of sunglasses
  • Preventing eye fatigue
  • True color perception
  • Represents scenes in their most natural state
  • Perfect for any outdoor activity, such as hunting, golfing or just relaxation at the beach


These are great for enhancing your vision. With brown tint, much of the color spectrum’s hazy end is blocked giving your vision more contrast. These gives you sharper vision and allows you to make out shapes more clearly.

This sunglass lens color is optimal for:

  • Early mornings, late afternoons and cloudy or foggy days
  • Enhancing depth perception
  • Glare reduction
  • Days of changeable weather 
  • In outdoor activities where focus is against green grass or blue skies
  • Any activity where distance plays a part such as golf, tennis, fishing, baseball, hunting, soccer, football or sailing


Mirrored lenses

If you're leaning towards reflective mirror lenses you should pay attention to the color of the reflective coating on the outside of the lens and the base tint color of the lens. The base tint may not always be the same as the reflective coating. If your base tint is grey, the activities you can enjoy in mirror lenses are the same as you can enjoy in regular grey lenses. If the base tint is yellow you can enjoy sharp vision while reducing glare and hiding your eyes. Mirror lenses generally gives great glare reduction.

Mirror lenses are optimal for:

  • Activities with the possibility of high-glare, such as skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, boating, fishing, sailing or any other winter or water sports
  • Enhancing contrast
  • Glare reduction
  • Playing or watching any sport
  • Enhancing contours
  • Optimal in misty, foggy, or snowy conditions
  • Reducing overall brightness
  • Preserving normal color balances
  • fashion-forward athletes
  • Improving color perception
  • Sharpening details


Photochromic lenses
Photochromic lenses present a revolutionary solution for sunglasses wearers, adapting seamlessly to changing light conditions. The lenses intelligently darken in response to exposure to sunlight, providing effective UV protection and reducing glare in bright outdoor settings. The dynamic adjustment ensures optimal visibility and eye comfort, making them ideal for activities that involve transitioning between indoor and outdoor environments. Photochromic lenses eliminate the need for constantly switching between different pairs of sunglasses, offering convenience for individuals on the go. This adaptive technology not only enhances visual clarity but also contributes to prolonged eye health by safeguarding against harmful UV rays. Whether you're driving, participating in outdoor sports, or simply enjoying a leisurely day outside, photochromic lenses offer a hassle-free and protective eyewear solution. 


Gradient lenses

Gradient lenses are two toned so more color on the top side of the lens and less in the bottom. Their gradual transition from a darker shade at the top to a lighter hue at the bottom provides adaptability to different lighting conditions. This feature ensures effective protection against bright sunlight and glare, while still allowing unobstructed vision for activities such as reading. So whether you're driving, walking, or engaging in sports, these lenses offer a comfortable and clear view, making them a practical and stylish choice for everyday use.


Yellow gaming lenses

Glasses with yellow lenses are usually the best option if you game for extended periods of time because it will give you almost double protection compared to clear lenses. Yellow lenses also give you better details and colors in games.

Yellow-tinted gaming glasses bring a set of unique advantages to enhance the gaming experience. The specialized yellow tint is designed to filter out a portion of harmful blue light emitted by screens, reducing eye strain during prolonged gaming sessions. By minimizing blue light exposure, these glasses can contribute to improved sleep quality by mitigating disruptions to the circadian rhythm caused by prolonged screen time. Additionally, the yellow tint enhances contrast and visual clarity, providing gamers with a heightened perception of in-game details. This not only improves overall gaming performance but also reduces eye fatigue. With the added benefit of alleviating digital eye strain symptoms, yellow gaming glasses are a practical accessory for avid gamers looking to prioritize both eye health and gaming proficiency.