Types of Tints and their Advantages

glasses (1)   Sunglasses serve a purpose bigger than elevating your style quotient. The tinted lenses play a specific role in improving vision and blocking excess light to different degrees. Interestingly enough the origin of sunglasses were neither for vision improvement nor for UV protection. Chinese judges first started wearing sunglasses during trials to hide their eye expressions from the jury and the public. Today however, we use them in a number of situations. Either blocking the glare, or creating better contrasts, sunglasses have a number of advantages when it comes to helping our eyesight. How to choose the right tint for your sunglasses? The sunglass that you choose depends on your lifestyle and your requirements. If you are a predominantly outdoors person, then you should go for tints that provide maximum glare reduction. If you work for long hours on digital devices then you need indoors specific sunglasses. Let’s find out what purposes each of these tints serve, so that we can pick the right ones for ourselves. Grey Tinted or Smoke Lenses These are the most versatile tints to be worn outdoors. Driving, fishing, mountain biking, or any other regular outdoor sports can be an opportunity for you to sport these cool Grey Tinted Sunglasses, which effectively dim the extra glare from the sun, without compromising on clarity.  Grey tints also provide true colour perception and is dark enough to provide overall good sun protection. Amber or Brown Tinted Sunglass Lenses This shade of dark amber or light brown works best at blocking blue light and should be your go-to sunglasses on those overcast, cloudy days. By blocking blue light, these tints increase contrast and visual acuity, especially against green and blue backgrounds such as grass and sky. Amber or brown lenses are best worn when indulging in water sports, or spending a day at the beach. Yellow or Orange Tinted Sunglass Lenses Yellow or Orange Tinted Lenses are best suited for hazy, foggy or low-light conditions. If you work for long hours in front of a computer, a laptop or any other digital device, then sunglasses with a yellow or an orange tint will reduce the strain on your eyes from the glare of the screen. These sunglasses are also ideal in snowy conditions, other indoor activities, and while driving a car. Green Tinted Sunglass Lenses Green tinted sunglasses are a must when you absolutely need to block out all blue light. They amplify contrast and are ideal for wear during high precision sports like tennis, golf, baseball, etc. These sunglasses are best worn on sunny, cloudy, partly cloudy, foggy and low-light days. Green tints transmit all colours evenly, thus providing overall improved vision. Blue or Purple Tinted Sunglass Lenses Best suited for those cloudy or snowy days, Blue or Purple tinted sunglasses enhance color recognition and subtly reduce glare. If you’re out fishing or golfing on a particularly overcast day, don’t forget your pair of blue-tinted sunglasses to keep vision obstruction to a minimum. Red or Rose Tinted Sunglass Lenses Rosy tints increase contrast by blocking blue light. These tints reputedly are more soothing to the eyes and have a higher comfort factor for those long hours. They also help with visibility while driving, by reducing glare and eyestrain. If spectacle-wearers are thinking that regular wear sunglasses are not for them, then they probably haven’t heard of prescription sunglasses that can provide them with vision correction as well as glare protection. So whether you are on a long drive or just playing golf, whether you are working on your computer all day or just enjoying a casual day at the beach – now you know the right type of sunglasses that will keep your eyes from feeling the strain.

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