Sunglass Lenses – Choosing Your Shade

27 September 2013

When you purchase a pair of sunglasses, it is important to consider the colour of the lenses for your comfort, but also for maximum performance in your activities. A shade’s function is to reduce the light’s intensity, therefore reducing discomfort created by glare. Here are some popular colour suggestions and the effects they will have on how you see your everyday life.

Grey is the only tint that does not affect colour perception. This makes it an ideal shade for general use. Green only slightly changes colour perception. Its properties are therefore almost identical to those of gray, with a completely different aesthetic.

Brown enhances contrast, which makes it an ideal colour for driving, water sports, climbing, skiing and hiking. Light brown meanwhile, is recommended for golf or tennis.

Yellow and orange are ideal in low light, mist or cloudy weather. They are also excellent for fishing, skiing and target sports such as hunting.

Drivers, skiers, water sports and winter sports enthusiasts, polarized lenses are made for you. Beyond tint, these lenses are specially designed to eliminate glare from the reflection of light on sand, snow, roads, water or the dashboard of your car. They thus provide increased comfort, clearer vision, well-defined contrast and richer colours.

In recent years, there has been a return to coloured sunglass lenses. If your sunglasses are an accessory, the aesthetic appearance of the color will most likely guide your decision and in this case, all colors are available to you. If you plan to use your sunglasses for specific activities, do not hesitate to inform your Opto-Réseau optician, who can help you make a choice according to your reality. Our expert-stylists are ready to guide you in choosing the frames that best suits your face, your personality and your needs.

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To find the best pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses for your needs, book an appointment at your Opto-Réseau clinic. Our eyecare professionals will be more than happy to help you pick the frames and lenses that are perfect for you!