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Sunglasses tint options
There are several different lens tint options for sunglasses available at Feel Good Contacts, allowing you customise your sunglasses. This will ensure your sunglasses fit with your personal style and protects you from UV rays.
Sunglasses with a solid tint means that your lenses will be the same percentage tint all over the lens. This is one of the most common lens tint options. With moderate to bright light, these are usually the best option to choose.
What colour tint is best for sunglasses?
What colour lens is best will depend on when you use your sunglasses. You can choose all kinds of lens colors for your sunglasses, including yellow, pink, brown, grey and blue. Certain coloured lenses are better for certain activities, for example, darker colours such as brown tints are good for sporting activities like golf, fishing and cycling, grey is better suited for everyday activities.
Lighter colours such as yellow, pink and gold do well for snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding because they increase contrast in low light conditions. The G15 grey/green colour, made popular by Ray-Ban, is one of the most popular lens colors you can get.
What are gradient tint lenses?
Gradient lenses start with a stronger tint, usually at the top of the lens, which then graduates into a lighter tint at the bottom. You can customise your gradient lenses by having them as light or as dark as you'd like. These are especially good for driving (when the darkest tint is at the top of the lens) as this stops harsh sunlight from dazzling you from overhead, whilst giving a clearer view at the bottom of the lens, allowing you to see your dashboard and controls within the car.
Are polarised lenses better?
Polarised tinted lenses help reduce glare from the front surface of the lens. Polarised lenses have a filter that reduces horizontal glare, which is useful for activities like fishing, sailing and driving when it's sunny. Polarised lenses are not necessarily better than standard lenses, but they can give better contrast in bright surroundings. They are especially good for reducing glare from headlights and light reflecting off of the road. Polarised lenses are not suitable good for flying or looking at digital screens/ATM machines due to the liquid crystal displays (LCDs) which are found on some digital screens.
What are photochromic sunglasses?
Photochromic lenses are also known as transition or light adaptive lenses. Unlike optical glasses which transition from clear to tinted, sunglasses always begin as lightly tinted lenses and transition darker when exposed to UV light. This means that photochromic sunglasses have a permanent, lighter tint, however, the tint gets even darker when exposed to the sun. It's important to note that photochromic sunglasses won't change colour whilst you are in a car because the windscreen blocks UV light.
What does anti-reflective coating do?
Whereas polarised refers to a lens type that affects the front of the lens, anti-reflective in sunglasses refers to a lens coating, which affects the back surface of the lens. Anti-reflective coating helps with clarity during wear, it also reduces glare. You can have the lenses of your sunglasses both polarised and anti-reflective, which is the ideal pairing to fully avoid reflections.
What do sunglasses categories mean?
Sunglasses are given categories to determine how light or dark the lenses are. Category 0 means the lens is completely transparent, these are used for prescription lenses or 0 powered fashion lenses. The higher the number, the darker the lens. Most sunglasses are category 3. For activities where strong sunshine is involved such as water sports, category 3 are recommended.