Black Friday 2023 Gift Guide-For him

10 Frames for All the Men on Your List

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to show the men in your life just how much you appreciate them. Whether you’re shopping for your father, brother, husband, partner or best friend, finding the ideal gift that combines practicality, style and a dash of uniqueness can be a rewarding challenge. 

To make your holiday shopping experience a breeze, we’ve curated a handpicked selection of frames that will delight and inspire. From the adventurer who seeks thrilling experiences to the refined gentleman with a taste for the finer things in life, this gift guide is your one-stop destination for finding the perfect presents to light up their holidays.

Sporty styles

Heat up his activity levels with frames designed to handle all the ascents and trail runs he’ll be doing this holiday season.

Smith

WILDCAT DLD/0K

$443

Superdry

SDS RUNNERX Polarized 165P

$750

Tom Ford

FT5634-B Blue-Light Block 001

$39  $78

Cazal

4301 004

$146

Luxury looks

Whether you choose something timeless or trendy, these luxe frames are something he will hold onto for a very long time.

Functional frames

Where style and utility go hand in hand. For any guy, from dads to brothers and beyond, these frames are the gift that keeps on giving.

Ray-Ban

RX5411D Asian Fit 2000

$119  $132

SmartBuy Collection

Ferreria/S JSV-118S 002

$244

Gucci

GG1036O 003

$235

SmartBuy Collection

Scout Asian Fit M5E

$155

Groovy glasses

​​If he’s been wearing the same pair of glasses for a while and could use some variation, nudge him into change with a unique pair of frames.

Everyday eyewear

Bring the wonders of versatility into his collection. If you see him wearing these glasses on multiple occasions, you can give yourself a much-deserved pat on the back.

Emporio Armani

EA2134 300187

$164  $211

SmartBuy Collection

Rupperte CP128B

$102  $194

Give the gift of eyewear

In the grand spectacle of gift-giving, eyewear is a timeless and practical choice. It’s not just about framing the face; it’s about framing moments, memories and style. A well-chosen pair of frames can transform not just the way he sees the world, but how the world sees him.

And when it comes to keeping your sanity while holiday shopping, we’re here to help. It’s easy to find the perfect pair, the hard part is convincing yourself to gift them away. But this season, don’t forget to gift yourself. Wishing you a holiday season as festive as your new frames – filled with style, charm and the joy of giving. Happy holidays!

10 Frames
for All the Men
On Your List

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to show the men in your life just how much you appreciate them.

Whether you’re shopping for your father, brother, husband, partner or best friend, finding the ideal gift that combines practicality, style and a dash of uniqueness can be a rewarding challenge. 

To make your holiday shopping experience a breeze, we’ve curated a handpicked selection of frames that will delight and inspire.

From the adventurer who seeks thrilling experiences to the refined gentleman with a taste for the finer things in life, this gift guide is your one-stop destination for finding the perfect presents to light up their holidays.

Sporty styles

Heat up his activity levels with frames designed to handle all the ascents and trail runs he’ll be doing this holiday season.

Smith

WILDCAT DLD/0K

$443

Superdry

SDS RUNNERX Polarized 165P

$750

Luxury looks

Whether you choose something timeless or trendy, these luxe frames are something he will hold onto for a very long time.

Tom Ford

FT5634-B Blue-Light Block 001

$39  $78

Cazal

4301 004

$146

Functional frames

Where style and utility go hand in hand. For any guy, from dads to brothers and beyond, these frames are the gift that keeps on giving.

SmartBuy Collection

Ferreria/S JSV-118S 002

$119  $132

Ray-Ban

RX5411D Asian Fit 2000

$244

Groovy glasses

​​If he’s been wearing the same pair of glasses for a while and could use some variation, nudge him into change with a unique pair of frames.

SmartBuy Collection

Scout Asian Fit M5E

$235

Gucci

GG1036O 003

$155

Everyday eyewear

Bring the wonders of versatility into his collection. If you see him wearing these glasses on multiple occasions, you can give yourself a much-deserved pat on the back.

Emporio Armani

EA2134 300187

$164  $211

SmartBuy Collection

Rupperte CP128B

$102  $194

Give the gift of eyewear

In the grand spectacle of gift-giving, eyewear is a timeless and practical choice.

It’s not just about framing the face; it’s about framing moments, memories and style.

A well-chosen pair of frames can transform not just the way he sees the world, but how the world sees him.

And when it comes to keeping your sanity while holiday shopping, we’re here to help.

It’s easy to find the perfect pair, the hard part is convincing yourself to gift them away. But this season, don’t forget to gift yourself.

Wishing you a holiday season as festive as your new frames – filled with style, charm and the joy of giving. Happy holidays!

Black Friday 2023 Gift Guide-For her

10 Frames for All the Ladies in Your Life

Need some gift-giving inspiration? After all, ‘tis the season of joy, generosity and of course gifting! We’ve curated an assortment of eyewear that caters to every woman on your list. 

Our holiday gift guide is your compass to navigate the sea of choices and find the ideal pair of glasses that will light up their holiday season. So, grab a cup of hot cocoa, cozy up by the fireplace and let this guide be your trusted companion as you embark on the joyful journey of gifting this holiday season.

Luxury styles

These luxe picks are sure to bring a big smile to whoever is lucky enough to unwrap them. 

LA Eyeworks

Palapa 657

$443

Chopard

VCH323S 0700

$750

SmartBuy Collection

Tempe Blue-Light Block Asian Fit 790C

$39  $78

Ray-Ban

RX7185 2012

$146

Classic designs

Give her the gift of a classic pair of glasses that will last this holiday season and beyond. 

Bold frames

Stylish frames that speak for themselves and make a statement are the best kinds of accessories.

SmartBuy Collection

Gillie JST-140 017

$119  $132

Marni

Antelope Canyon Blonde Havana XM3

$244

Gucci

GG1318O 003

$235

Komono

Colin/S S1206

$155

New hues

Pick out a new style you haven’t seen her wear before, or replace one of her favourites in a fresh colourway.

Patterned pairs

Sure to garner excitement upon receipt, go for something that complements their personal style but will look good with anything.

Kate Spade

Eliana/G F74

$164  $211

Ana Hickmann

AH6453 P03

$102  $194

Give the gift of eyewear

Whether the ladies in your life are into bright colours, sparkling details or lively patterns, we have frames for everyone. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, embrace the festive season by taking your normal style up a notch. It’s time to start shopping for the ultimate eyewear gifts.

We aim to make your holiday shopping as easy as possible. When you shop online with SmartBuyGlasses, our online opticians and customer service team are there for you every step of the way. Whether you’re unsure about size, lens coatings or prescriptions, we can answer any questions you may have along the way.

10 Frames
for All the Ladies
in Your Life

Need some gift-giving inspiration? After all, ‘tis the season of joy, generosity and of course gifting!

We’ve curated an assortment of eyewear that caters to every woman on your list. 

Our holiday gift guide is your compass to navigate the sea of choices and find the ideal pair of glasses that will light up their holiday season.

So, grab a cup of hot cocoa, cozy up by the fireplace and let this guide be your trusted companion as you embark on the joyful journey of gifting this holiday season.

Luxury styles

These luxe picks are sure to bring a big smile to whoever is lucky enough to unwrap them.

LA Eyeworks

Palapa 657

$443

Chopard

VCH323S 0700

$750

Classic designs

Give her the gift of a classic pair of glasses that will last this holiday season and beyond.

SmartBuy Collection

Tempe Blue-Light Block Asian Fit 790C

$39  $78

Ray-Ban

RX7185 2012

$146

Bold frames

Stylish frames that speak for themselves and make a statement are the best kinds of accessories.

SmartBuy Collection

Gillie JST-140 017

$119  $132

Marni

Antelope Canyon Blonde Havana XM3

$244

New hues

Pick out a new style you haven’t seen her wear before, or replace one of her favourites in a fresh colourway.

Gucci

GG1318O 003

$235

Komono

Colin/S S1206

$155

Patterned pairs

Sure to garner excitement upon receipt, go for something that complements their personal style but will look good with anything.

Kate Spade

Eliana/G F74

$164  $211

Ana Hickmann

AH6453 P03

$102  $194

Give the gift of eyewear

Whether the ladies in your life are into bright colours, sparkling details or lively patterns, we have frames for everyone.

And if you’re looking to treat yourself, embrace the festive season by taking your normal style up a notch.

It’s time to start shopping for the ultimate eyewear gifts. We aim to make your holiday shopping as easy as possible.

When you shop online with SmartBuyGlasses, our online opticians and customer service team are there for you every step of the way.

Whether you’re unsure about size, lens coatings or prescriptions, we can answer any questions you may have along the way.

Your Ultimate Black Friday 2023 Eyewear Shopping Guide

Your Ultimate Black Friday 2023 Eyewear Shopping Guide

As winter approaches and Black Friday draws near, eyewear enthusiasts prepare for one of the most awaited shopping events of the year. If you’re looking for tips and best practices to make sure you make the most out of Black Friday 2023, this guide is just what you need.

What does Black Friday mean at SmartBuyGlasses?

For us at SmartBuyGlasses, Black Friday isn’t just a day; it’s an opportunity for us to give back to our customers. It is the time of the year when you can get the best deals on our website! So it’s definitely the perfect opportunity to grab that pair you’ve been eyeing, or maybe even two.

For the prescription wearer

Prescription glasses can often require a significant investment. But with our exclusive Black Friday deals, you’ll find amazing offers that make it easier on your pocket. We also accept most vision insurance plans, so not only do you benefit from our sales, but you can also seize the opportunity to save even more on your new prescription lenses.

For sun protection

Sun’s out, shades on! Why not look stunning in your sunglasses while enjoying the benefits of sun protection? Black Friday sales feature sunglasses from top designer brands, combining fashion and function. Get ready for the ski season and next summer in style while safeguarding your eyes’ health.

For style and fashion

Black Friday is the perfect opportunity to find different pieces to match your daily outfits or for different seasons. You could choose a pair of goggle sunglasses for your next ski trip and also get that pair of Ray-Bans you always wanted for your tanning sessions at the beach next summer.  With our deals on everything from bold models to timeless classics, it’s the perfect moment to revamp your eyewear.

How to prepare

Did you know that our Black Friday sale runs over multiple days? You should get ready to secure the best deals ahead of time, ahead of the game! Here are some tips on how to do it.

Follow SmartBuyGlasses on social media

Being in the know is half the battle. Keep an eye on SmartBuyGlasses’ social media channels. Rumor has it that some onsite offers and discount codes might be floating around there.

Sign up for our newsletter

Signing up for our newsletter ensures you’ll beamong the first to know about our Black Friday glasses deals, exact dates, benefits and more. Precious insights (exclusive discounts included) delivered straight to your inbox!

Make a wishlist

A smart shopper knows the benefits of a wishlist. Browse, shortlist and be ready to bag those favourite frames swiftly when the sale goes live. You can use the dedicated feature on our website; just look for the little heart and tap it to have all your favourites in one place.

Virtually try before you buy

Unsure how a particular frame will look on you? Use our Virtual Try-On tool to visualise your choice, ensuring you’ll be completely satisfied with your Black Friday purchase.

Ready for a new pair of glasses this Black Friday?

Black Friday at SmartBuyGlasses is not just any sale; it’s your big chance to elevate your eyewear game for less. From prescription glasses to stylish shades and even those essential contact lenses, you’ll discover all the amazing deals. So, mark your calendars, prepare your wishlist and get set to enjoy the best eyewear shopping experience of the year!

Your Ultimate Black Friday 2023 Eyewear Shopping Guide

As winter approaches and Black Friday draws near, eyewear enthusiasts prepare for one of the most awaited shopping events of the year.

If you’re looking for tips and best practices to make sure you make the most out of Black Friday 2023, this guide is just what you need.

What does Black Friday mean at SmartBuyGlasses?

For us at SmartBuyGlasses, Black Friday isn’t just a day; it’s an opportunity for us to give back to our customers. It is the time of the year when you can get the best deals on our website!

So it’s definitely the perfect opportunity to grab that pair you’ve been eyeing, or maybe even two.

For the prescription wearer

Prescription glasses can often require a significant investment. But with our exclusive Black Friday deals, you’ll find amazing offers that make it easier on your pocket.

We also accept most vision insurance plans, so not only do you benefit from our sales, but you can also seize the opportunity to save even more on your new prescription lenses.

For sun protection

Sun’s out, shades on! Why not look stunning in your sunglasses while enjoying the benefits of sun protection? Black Friday sales feature sunglasses from top designer brands, combining fashion and function.

Get ready for the ski season and next summer in style while safeguarding your eyes’ health.

For style and fashion

Black Friday is the perfect opportunity to find different pieces to match your daily outfits or for different seasons.

You could choose a pair of goggle sunglasses for your next ski trip and also get that pair of Ray-Bans you always wanted for your tanning sessions at the beach next summer. 

With our deals on everything from bold models to timeless classics, it’s the perfect moment to revamp your eyewear.

How to prepare

Did you know that our Black Friday sale runs over multiple days? You should get ready to secure the best deals ahead of time, ahead of the game! Here are some tips on how to do it.

Follow SmartBuyGlasses on social media

Being in the know is half the battle. Keep an eye on SmartBuyGlasses’ social media channels. Rumor has it that some onsite offers and discount codes might be floating around there.

Sign up for our newsletter

Signing up for our newsletter ensures you’ll beamong the first to know about our Black Friday glasses deals, exact dates, benefits and more.

Precious insights (exclusive discounts included) delivered straight to your inbox!

Make a wishlist

A smart shopper knows the benefits of a wishlist. Browse, shortlist and be ready to bag those favourite frames swiftly when the sale goes live.

You can use the dedicated feature on our website; just look for the little heart and tap it to have all your favourites in one place.

Virtually try before you buy

Unsure how a particular frame will look on you? Use our Virtual Try-On tool to visualise your choice, ensuring you’ll be completely satisfied with your Black Friday purchase.

Ready for a new pair of glasses this Black Friday?

Black Friday at SmartBuyGlasses is not just any sale; it’s your big chance to elevate your eyewear game for less.

From prescription glasses to stylish shades and even those essential contact lenses, you’ll discover all the amazing deals.

So, mark your calendars, prepare your wishlist and get set to enjoy the best eyewear shopping experience of the year!

What are Mirrored Sunglasses?

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What are Mirrored Sunglasses?

What do mirrored sunglasses do? | Is mirrored better than polarised? | How to clean mirrored sunglasses | Where to buy mirrored sunglasses | Conclusion

Mirrored glasses shield your eyes, guarantee privacy, give you clear vision and, to top it all off, they look great!
What are Mirrored Sunglasses

If you are an adventure-seeker looking for a pair of sunglasses to make an effortless fashion statement without sacrificing functionality, mirrored sunglasses are the perfect choice for you! So, what are mirrored sunglasses?

Mirrored sunglasses, also known as reflective sunglasses, are one of the most popular styles of sunglasses on the market. They come in diverse colours and styles and are made with durable lenses with a reflective coating on the outside, giving them a mirrored look with major functional benefits.

What do mirrored sunglasses do?

What are Mirrored Sunglasses

When wearing mirrored sunglasses, you will not only look fashion-forward, but you will also experience the many benefits that the style offers, including:

1. Protection against UV Light –  Too much direct UV light on your eyes can cause damage, so it is important to protect your eyes as much as possible. Mirrored sunglasses offer great protection because the reflective surface on mirrored lenses has 10-60% higher sunlight reflection compared to normal tinted variations and can often be found with 100% UV protection. 

2. Reduced Glare – The glare from the sun can cause headaches for those with sensitive eyes, and for those doing water and snow sports, the glare can make performance much more difficult. Luckily, reflective sunglasses can reduce glares for a more comfortable outdoor experience, making the style a go-to for many athletes. They are also often used for snow goggles!

3. Brighter field of vision – Since mirrored sunglasses reflect light rather than absorb it, they offer brighter vision when wearing them. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, this benefit is great because it will ensure less strain on your eyes throughout the day.

4. Durability – The mirrored coating on the lenses is one of the most durable coatings available. Many brands also include a scratch-resistant layer, which protects against the wear and tear of everyday life. If you are looking for extra protection, be sure to check that this option is available before purchasing.

5. Anonymity – Say goodbye to awkward eye contact! While mirrored lenses can certainly make you stand out in the crowd, they can also significantly increase your privacy. The reflective lenses will hide your eyes, so you can go about your day feeling a bit more under the radar. 

6. Style – Mirrored sunglasses are also extremely stylish! With colours ranging from silver, pink, blue, green, gold, and more, there are limitless options to fit any personality. Brands such as Ray-Ban, Oakley and Carrera offer an endless number of colour and frame combinations for an instant boost in confidence and style.

DID YOU KNOW

Mirrored sunglasses are sometimes called “cop shades”. This stems from their popularity among US police officers.

Is mirrored better than polarised?

Mirrored and polarised sunglasses have many similar benefits as well as some differences, and the preference of one over the other totally depends on what you are looking for. Both offer great UV protection, reduce glare, and are suitable for spending excessive amounts of time in bright conditions. 

The most notable difference is that mirrored lenses are usually less costly and offer a more extensive array of lens colours. While polarised sunglasses often have grey, green, and amber tints, mirrored choices come in bright and bold colours. 

However, before you choose, you can discover the many benefits of polarised lenses to compare them and determine the best choice for you! If you are still undecided, you can combine both options for a polarised, mirrored pair of sunglasses.

How to clean mirrored sunglasses

As with all sunglasses, it is important to clean them thoroughly to ensure they last as long as possible. Mirrored lenses can appear smudged more easily than normal tinted lenses, so you should clean them often. 

While there are many methods online that explain how to remove scratches from sunglasses, we do not recommend trying this because it can ruin your lenses. Instead, it is best to get replacement lenses so your sunglasses last.

Where to buy mirrored sunglasses

Ready to try out a pair of mirrored sunglasses? At SmartBuyGlasses, we offer a vast selection of sunglasses with mirrored lenses. You are sure to find a pair that best suits you among our options from over 180 designer brands that feature bold colours, diverse frames, and unbeatable customer service.

Use our Virtual Try-On technology to make your purchase with 100% confidence. Try on an endless number of styles from the comfort of your own home. Once you choose, you can make the purchase and relax knowing we have a 100-day return policy, free shipping, and the best price guarantee.

Conclusion

Whether you are walking through the city streets, making waves during water sports, or feeling adventurous to try a new outdoor activity, mirrored sunglasses are the perfect choice to ensure style and success for any occasion.

What are Plano Lenses?

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What are Plano Lenses?

What are they? | What do they mean? | Plano vs Demo lenses | What are they used for? | Do you need them?

By Caitlin Biwer
Reviewed by Sharlene Mckeeman
Sharlene Mckeeman

Reviewed by

Sharlene Mckeeman
Sharlene is a qualified dispensing optician with over 7 years optical experience, a member of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and registered with the General Optical Council.
Discover why plano lenses are great for the workplace, sports, or to provide a realistic aesthetic to your look!
Plano lenses

Glasses have many benefits, even if you have perfect vision. In this article, we will explain plano lenses, demo lenses and the difference between plano lenses and prescription lenses. Discover why plano lenses are great for the workplace, sports or to provide a realistic aesthetic to your look!

What are Plano lenses

Not all glasses require corrective lenses, and when this occurs, glasses can be fitted with two types of non-prescription lenses: demo or plano lenses. 

Furthermore, plano lenses are optical lenses that do not have any value power. Therefore, they do not help correct your vision. In the eyewear industry, plano-convex lenses are described as flat and do not refract or focus light through the lens. So if you have blurry vision, see double or can’t read the words right in front of you, then plano glasses are not going to help.

We recommend that you have an eye test to find out if you do not require any prescription to correct your vision. For example, you may need a prescription from your eye doctor to correct astigmatism to improve distance vision (progressive lenses) or you may even need a prescription suitable for reading glasses. If you notice any changes in vision or have not had an eye test with your doctor in two years, we recommend booking an appointment.

What does Plano mean on eye prescription?

The word plano is Latin for ‘flat’, and if this is found in the SPH section of your prescription, it means you do not require nearsighted or farsighted correction. You will know if you require plano lenses if your eye prescription refers to ‘plano’, ‘PL’ or ‘0.00’, found under the sphere box (SPH) measurement section.

DID YOU KNOW
If 0.00 is written on your eyeglass prescription, this is equivalent to plano. This indicates that there is no refractive power and no corrective power is needed. Therefore, you do not have any distance problems with your sight, astigmatism or anything to be corrected.

What are Demo lenses?

Another type of non-prescription is demo lenses, and they are mainly used for demonstration purposes, such as for glasses displays in retail stores. Demo lenses can help you understand what prescription glasses or sunglasses look like before you purchase them.

Plano vs Demo lenses

Plano and demo lenses are not the same and should not be confused. Plano lenses are often made from CR39 lens material and are thicker than demo lenses. In addition to this, extra protective lens coatings can be added to a plano lens that can’t be added to demo lenses, like the following:

Demo lenses are thinner, do not have any additional lens coatings, and sometimes also have printed brand labels on the lens. They are like a simulation of what the glasses can look like.

What are Plano lenses used for?

The various reasons why you’d want or need to wear plano glasses are:

  1. Aesthetic reasons: If you’re looking to change up your look, make a fashion statement, or add the finishing touch to your outfit, you might opt for plano lenses. They can be helpful in boosting a look or helping to frame an outfit without any vision correction.
  2. Safety reasons: In many workplaces, companies have to follow protective eyewear regulations to help prevent eye-related injuries. Safety glasses can help protect from hazardous elements such as chemicals. During the working day, you can also protect your eyes from glare or blue light emitted from digital devices with blue light glasses. Once you have chosen a pair of glasses you like, you can add blue light to them.
  3. Eye health issues: If you are blind in one eye or suffer from eye health issues, you may benefit from protecting your eyes with plano lenses.
Worker wearing safety Plano glasses

Do you need Plano lenses?

If you are looking for eyewear for any of the reasons mentioned previously, then you may need plano glasses. 

You can wear any style of glasses or sunglasses with plano lenses and benefit from protective lens filters, such as UV protection. Plano lenses in glasses can also serve as protective eyewear, whether or not you need vision correction or prescription lenses.

You can even find plano contact lenses. So what does plano mean in contact lenses? Plano contact lenses are the same as plano in glasses; they do not help correct visual impairments. Usually, plano-coloured contact lenses fall into this category of non-prescription contacts that people wear mostly for cosmetic purposes.

Wear Plano glasses

Don’t need prescription glasses but still want to benefit from the trends, styles and protective lens coatings that eyeglasses and sunglasses provide? Plano lenses are what you are looking for.

Eyewear with plano lenses does not have any power values for vision correction and can also be used as PPE (personal protective eyewear). Whether you need to protect your eyes at work, on holiday or simply want to look fashionable, you can try to wear plano lenses. You can find a variety of eyewear with quality protective filters to help correct vision or improve your look with SmartBuyGlasses.

We recommend visiting your local optometrist for an up-to-date prescription to ensure you do not require single-vision lenses or progressive lenses with corrective power. If you need some quick advice, contact our online optician!

Sunglasses Lens Colour Guide

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Sunglass Lens Colour Guide

Does the colour of sunglass lens matter? | Lens colour recommendation by weather | Lens colour recommendation by activity

By Corina Iatisin
Reviewed by Sharlene McKeeman FBDO
Sharlene is a qualified dispensing optician with over 7 years optical experience, a member of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and registered with the General Optical Council.
When buying a new pair of sunglasses and choosing the colour of your lenses, remember that different lens colours have different purposes.

Depending on weather conditions or the activities that are part of your daily routine, the colour of your lenses can enhance the overall performance of your glasses. Most people choose lens colours based on aesthetics, but did you know that different lens colours serve different purposes? In this article, we will guide you through the different colour options, explain the difference between each lens colour and help you understand how to choose the best one to suit your needs.

In this article, we will guide you through the different color options, explain the difference between each lens color and help you understand how to choose the best one to suit your needs.

Does the colour of sunglass lens matter?

Yes, colour has a noticeable effect on the sunglasses. Depending on your lifestyle, lens colour also affects your eye health during certain activities. This makes it essential for you to find a suitable lens compatible with your daily activities and needs.

What about mirrored lenses?

Mirrored sunglasses are the perfect stylish option to protect your eyes against UV rays. The fully reflective coating used for the lenses gives the mirrored look everyone loves these days. Combined with polarised lenses, they offer maximum protection against UV rays and increase clarity. Both polarised and mirrored lenses, either separate or combined, come in different colours. Below, we will be listing the most popular colours and what is the advantage of choosing each lens colour.

Lens colour guide

Gray and black lenses

Gray and black lenses are the best option if you’re looking for a neutral lens tint. These lenses are perfect for all weather conditions and are the top choice if you want to perceive colours in their purest form, even when wearing sunglasses.

Grey lenses are great at reducing the brightest glare and are perfect for outdoor activities and sports such as surfing, cycling, golfing and driving. If you’re looking for the everyday use type of tint, this is the one.

Amber and brown lenses

Amber and brown tints are extremely popular as they provide excellent depth perception. These lenses have a warm, reddish tone and are perfect for reducing glare, enhancing contrast, and helping maintain visual acuity. Amber and brown lens sunglasses are perfect for sunny days and outdoor activities such as fishing, shooting, tennis, or baseball.

Green lenses

Green Lenses are one of the trendiest when it comes to polarized or mirrored sunglasses. They are perfect for sunny days but also in low light conditions. Whether sunny, cloudy, or anything in between, green lenses will work amazingly well, giving you excellent vision and reducing glare.

Green lens sunglasses are one of the most popular ones for outdoor activities: no matter what sport you have on your agenda, these lenses will increase contrast and visual sharpness and enhance shadow.

Yellow lenses

Yellow lenses are more efficient in low-light environments like cloudy or rainy days. One of the benefits of using yellow lenses is that when playing sports, these lenses are great for focusing on moving objects. Another advantage is that when navigating, they are perfect in hazy or low-light conditions. Yellow lenses are also very popular amongst gamers as they filter blue light from computer screens and other screen devices.

DID YOU KNOW
Black lenses are perfect if you're looking for a neutral lens tint while brown lenses provide excellent depth perception. Blue lenses are suited for all water sports. For rainy days, yellow lenses are a must!

Blue lenses

Blue lenses are not only very trendy but also well-known for enhancing clarity and defining contours. These lenses improve colour perception and do wonders in low-light conditions. They’re suited well for all water sports, snow sports, and golf.

Red/pink lenses

Red and pink tints increase contrast by blocking blue light and enhancing depth perception. They are also soothing for the eyes and more comfortable than others for longer wear times. Pink and red lenses perform their best on extremely sunny days and snowy conditions.

Lens colour recommendation by weather

Lens colour recommendation by activity

Benefits of lens colours and tint

Now that you’ve read the guide to coloured lenses for sunglasses, choosing the next pair won’t be so daunting. Whether you need the perfect pair for your winter sports or the bright sunlight of summer, you’ll have the right tinted sunglasses to suit all your vision needs.

Sunglass Lens Colour Guide

Does the colour of sunglass lens matter? | Lens colour recommendation by weather | Lens colour recommendation by activity

By Corina Iatisin
Reviewed by Sharlene McKeeman FBDO
Sharlene is a qualified dispensing optician with over 7 years optical experience, a member of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and registered with the General Optical Council.
When buying a new pair of sunglasses and choosing the colour of your lenses, remember that different lens colours have different purposes.

Depending on weather conditions or the activities that are part of your daily routine, the colour of your lenses can enhance the overall performance of your glasses. Most people choose lens colours based on aesthetics, but did you know that different lens colours serve different purposes? In this article, we will guide you through the different colour options, explain the difference between each lens colour and help you understand how to choose the best one to suit your needs.

Does the colour of sunglass lens matter?

Yes, colour has a noticeable effect on the sunglasses. Depending on your lifestyle, lens colour also affects your eye health during certain activities. This makes it essential for you to find a suitable lens compatible with your daily activities and needs.

What about mirrored lenses?

Mirrored sunglasses are the perfect stylish option to protect your eyes against UV rays. The fully reflective coating used for the lenses gives the mirrored look everyone loves these days. Combined with polarised lenses, they offer maximum protection against UV rays and increase clarity. Both polarised and mirrored lenses, either separate or combined, come in different colours. Below, we will be listing the most popular colours and what is the advantage of choosing each lens colour.

Lens color guide

Gray and black lenses

Gray and black lenses are the best option if you’re looking for a neutral lens tint. These lenses are perfect for all weather conditions and are the top choice if you want to perceive colours in their purest form, even when wearing sunglasses.

Grey lenses are great at reducing the brightest glare and are perfect for outdoor activities and sports such as surfing, cycling, golfing and driving. If you’re looking for the everyday use type of tint, this is the one.

Amber and brown lenses

Amber and brown tints are extremely popular as they provide excellent depth perception. These lenses have a warm, reddish tone and are perfect for reducing glare, enhancing contrast, and helping maintain visual acuity. Amber and brown lens sunglasses are perfect for sunny days and outdoor activities such as fishing, shooting, tennis, or baseball.

Green lenses

Green Lenses are one of the trendiest when it comes to polarized or mirrored sunglasses. They are perfect for sunny days but also in low light conditions. Whether sunny, cloudy, or anything in between, green lenses will work amazingly well, giving you excellent vision and reducing glare.

Green lens sunglasses are one of the most popular ones for outdoor activities: no matter what sport you have on your agenda, these lenses will increase contrast and visual sharpness and enhance shadow.

Yellow lenses

Yellow lenses are more efficient in low-light environments like cloudy or rainy days. One of the benefits of using yellow lenses is that when playing sports, these lenses are great for focusing on moving objects. Another advantage is that when navigating, they are perfect in hazy or low-light conditions. Yellow lenses are also very popular amongst gamers as they filter blue light from computer screens and other screen devices.

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Black lenses are perfect if you're looking for a neutral lens tint while brown lenses provide excellent depth perception. Blue lenses are suited for all water sports. For rainy days, yellow lenses are a must!

Blue lenses

Blue lenses are not only very trendy but also well-known for enhancing clarity and defining contours. These lenses improve colour perception and do wonders in low-light conditions. They’re suited well for all water sports, snow sports, and golf.

Red/pink lenses

Red and pink tints increase contrast by blocking blue light and enhancing depth perception. They are also soothing for the eyes and more comfortable than others for longer wear times. Pink and red lenses perform their best on extremely sunny days and snowy conditions.

Lens color recommendation by weather

Lens color recommendation by activity

Benefits of lens colors and tint

Now that you’ve read the guide to coloured lenses for sunglasses, choosing the next pair won’t be so daunting. Whether you need the perfect pair for your winter sports or the bright sunlight of summer, you’ll have the right tinted sunglasses to suit all your vision needs.

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