Gradient lenses feature a soft colour transition, usually from the top to the bottom of the lens. The gradient is typically darker at the top and subtly becomes lighter. On some sunglasses, the gradient is a mixture of two entirely different colours. Gradient lenses upper tint offers protection as you look upwards but allow for more light to pass through the lens at the bottom. This is especially useful if you're driving and need to see your dashboard or you’re walking through an area where you need to watch your step. Gradient lenses are both fashionable and functional, offering the best of both worlds and are well suited for days that are moderately sunny. The versatility of gradient lenses means they are available in a wide range of colours and offer 100% UV protection against the sun.