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Sunglass Lens Color Guide

While many people choose sunglass lens colors purely for aesthetic reasons, did you know that different lens colors actually serve different purposes? The tint of your sunglass lenses can enhance your depth perception and reduce eye fatigue in different environments, improving your performance across a number of sports and activities.

See our color guide charts below for a quick lens-tint comparison. Then, read more about the unique features and benefits of each lens color in the descriptions below.

Sunglass Lens Color Guide by Weather Condition

Conditions Green Brown/
Amber
Yellow Blue/
Purple
Grey/
Black
Pink/
Red
Sunny
Sunny
Green Lenses Brown/Amber Lenses Gray/Black Lenses Pink/Red Lenses
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Green Lenses Brown/Amber Lenses Gray/Black Lenses Pink/Red Lenses
Cloudy
Cloudy
Green Lenses Gray/Black Lenses Pink/Red Lenses
Foggy / Hazy
Foggy / Hazy
Green Lenses Yellow Lenses Blue/Purple Lenses Gray/Black Lenses
Low Light
Low Light
Green Lenses Yellow Lenses Gray/Black Lenses
Snowy
Snowy
Blue/Purple Lenses Pink/Red Lenses

Sunglass Lens Color Guide by Activity

Activity Green Brown/
Amber
Yellow Blue/
Purple
Grey/
Black
Pink/
Red
Computers / Gaming
Computers / Gaming
Yellow Lenses
Cycling
Cycling
Green Lenses Gray/Black Lenses Pink/Red Lenses
Driving / Racing
Driving / Racing
Brown/Amber Lenses Yellow Lenses Gray/Black Lenses Pink/Red Lenses
Fishing / Water Sports
Fishing / Water Sports
Green Lenses Brown/Amber Lenses Blue/Purple Lenses Gray/Black Lenses
Golf
Golf
Green Lenses Brown/Amber Lenses Blue/Purple Lenses Gray/Black Lenses
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking
Green Lenses Yellow Lenses Gray/Black Lenses
Outdoor Leisure
Outdoor Leisure
Green Lenses Blue/Purple Lenses Gray/Black Lenses
Outdoor Sports
Outdoor Sports (Grass Field)
Green Lenses Brown/Amber Lenses Gray/Black Lenses
Shooting
Shooting
Brown/Amber Lenses Yellow Lenses
Skiing
Skiing
Green Lenses Yellow Lenses Blue/Purple Lenses Gray/Black Lenses Pink/Red Lenses
Tennis
Tennis
Green Lenses Brown/Amber Lenses Yellow Lenses Gray/Black Lenses

Sunglass Lens Colors: Features & Benefits

Lens Color Features & Benefits Available in Rx
Green Lenses
Green
  • Good for general purpose use
  • Offers even color perception
  • Dims glare while brightening shadows
  • Provides good contrast for low-light conditions
Yes
Brown / Amber Lenses
Brown / Amber
  • Good for variable everyday conditions
  • Enhances contrast
  • Contains a red element to improve depth perception
Yes
Yellow Lenses
Yellow
  • Provides greater clarity in fog, haze, and other low-light conditions
  • Filters out blue light from computer screens and other electronic devices that can cause eye fatigue and headaches
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Blue / Purple Lenses
Blue / Purple
  • Trendy and aesthetically pleasing
  • Reduces glare
  • Helps define contours
  • Enhances color perception
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Gray / Black Lenses
Grey / Black
  • Good for general purpose use
  • Reduces eye fatigue
  • Provides true color perception
  • Minimizes glare, especially off water
  • Darkest tint with highest available light reduction
Yes
Pink / Red Lenses
Pink / Red
  • Improves visual depth
  • Reduces eye strain
  • Provides good road visibility
  • Offers greatest amount of contrast
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