How to choose your lens tint?

Thesunglasseshave an important role in protecting your eyes. They protect you from the sun's rays which can be very harmful to your eyesight.

There are several protections for your lenses, including the UV category used on it, also called the UV index. Depending on this UV category, your lenses will have a higher or lower tint and the color of this can also be adapted to suit you best.

Choosing the right sunglasses

As explained in our previous article, the UV categories have 5 levels of protection, ranging from 0 to 5, from the lowest to the highest. Category UV 3 being the most recommended because it is the most versatile. – refer to the article"Which category of lens best protects your eyes? .

The tint is linked to this UV category, to simplify the UV protection index 0 will correspond to clear lenses and the UV protection index 4 will correspond to a very dark tint. Even if these can be degraded or even colored.

Depending on the protection you are looking for, you can therefore opt for different indices, tints, or even filters added to the lenses of the glasses.

How are sunglasses made?

The lenses of your sunglasses are above all tinted to provide protection.

In order to color a glass, it will be immersed in a colored solution if it is organic – made from resin.

Or it can be colored during its manufacture by adding the desired pigments to the glass paste if it is a mineral glass – made from glass.

What lens tint should I choose?

There are therefore differentshadesused to color the lenses of sunglasses. Some may suit you better than others in terms of visual comfort or depending on your activities.

If the glass is very clear, generally on blue or pink tints, it is quite possible that it is only aesthetic and belongs to the protection index 0 or 1. If the glasses are darker they will undoubtedly belong to the higher categories and will protect your eyes in most sunlight.

The different colors

  • theyellow- Whereorange- is ideal for providing protection in overcast weather. This tint strongly increases the contrast of colors and makes it possible to better perceive the reliefs. It also has for it to reduce visual fatigue. This glass color is also widely used for night driving.
  • thegreenis a tint that suits all needs and weather conditions because it does not distort colors and offers excellent contrast perception.
  • theBrownwhere therunawayaccentuate the contrasts and will also reduce glare. It is an ideal shade to greatly reduce visual fatigue. It is one of the most comfortable colors for the eyes and will be perfect for sensitive eyes.
  • The other colors -bluerose... - have no use and offer little or no protection against the sun's rays.

The colors according to your activities

The color of your lenses can be an asset depending on the activities you practice, indeed, if it is adapted, it can bring you additional comfort for the good practice of your activity.

Brown lenses are preferred for sports such asrunning, hikingor evenmountain sportswhich will reduce the reflections of the sun on the snow.

Yellow glasses will be an asset formountaineeringwhere theMTB.

Green colored lenses are appreciated if you aregolfor eventennis.

But there are also polarizing colored glasses;

The glassespolarisantscan be any color. They are perfect if you practice thegolfor thepeachin the open sea or in the river because they will eliminate reflections

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