While some people think tinted lenses are merely cosmetic functions, the right tint can enhance vision and comfort at specific tasks, from in the office in front of a computer screen, to outdoor activities such as golf or skiing. Tints come in solids, gradients or double gradients, and can be a fun unique touch to your lenses.
Pink or Rose
This tint has been known to help reduce eyestrain in brightly-lit offices. This tint is often recommended for computer wearers.
Often known as blue blockers, yellow tints are a favorite of skiers and skeet shooters because they provide excellent depth perception and low light contrast. Yellow lenses are not recommended when accurate color perception is necessary.
Brown or Amber
Similar to the yellow tint, brown tints provide excellent contrast because they filter some blue light, but not as much as the yellow tint. Brown lenses are excellent general purpose lenses.
The human eye is most sensitive to green light. Because of this, green tints give us the highest contrast and greatest visual acuity of any tint. Green tints can enhance contrast in low-light conditions.
The most popular tint, a gray tint provides good protection from glare and does not overly distort colors. Gray tinted lenses are excellent for general purpose and for driving.
A good choice for hunters, purple tints allows for natural color perception while offering some shade from the sun.
Blue tints are not recommended for outdoor use because it can increase glare. It can be used as a fashion tint if used in lighter shades. If a blue tinted lens is desired for outdoor wear, be sure to consider the option of a brown or gray polarized lens with a blue flash mirror coat.