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Sporty Sunglasses Lenses come in a variety of colors and options from vermillian to bright blue. FramesDirect.com knows that it can be confusing when choosing the right lens color for your needs.


If you are still trying to figure out what kind of sunglasses fit well with your sport of choice, visit our handy Sunglasses Infographic, but if you have the frames and are not sure which color lenses you need, here is a short explanation of which colors are meant for what activities.

Dark Colors (Brown, Black, Grey, Green)

Dark colored lenses are your typical, sunglasses lenses. They are used for everyday activities like hiking, driving, and swimming. These colors tend to cut down on glare, and are good for outdoor activities that, without sunglasses, would require a lot of squinting. If you are looking for a color that is fashion forward and can be used for a variety of outside activities green is the color for you! For a more toned down, classic look, stick with staple colors like black, grey, and brown.

Light Colors

Most light colored lenses make your environment appear lighter. This does not mean, however, that they cannot provide 100% UV protection. Light colored lenses are normally specialty lenses. For example, yellow lenses filter blue light from computer screens, and are also good for cutting through fog and other low-light situations. Other colors like pink or red lenses reduce eye strain, and provide contrast for low-light activities such as hiking in the evening. For more information on specific colors, check out our Lens Color Guide, or take a look below at this nifty chart!

Color Lense Guide

We known that choosing the right lens color can be overwhelming, but once you have the perfect lens and frame combo, you can turn your sunglasses into a customized fashion statement!

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