Gradient lens tints for sunglasses are popular for both fashion and function. Gradient, when referring to lenses, means darkening by regular degrees (where the tint deepens gradually throughout the lens.) Most often, gradient lenses are tinted from the top down, with the darkest portion of the lens protecting you most when you look up (as would be needed if you were outside, with the sun overhead.)
Gradient lenses are great for driving because the upper half of the lens shields your eyes from the sun, but the lower part isn’t as deeply tinted making it easier to see your dashboard (or to change the song on your radio, without having to take your sunglasses off.) Gradient lenses also work well for pilots for the same reason. They make it easier to look back and forth between the skies ahead and the instrument panel.
Gradient lenses are ideal for indoor to outdoor situations, if you are popping in and out of stores in an open air mall, for example. You could keep your sunglasses on throughout, utilizing the lower part of the lens while you shop and the upper part when you head outside. And people can still see your eyes through them, so you don’t feel rude when keeping them on to check out at the cashier. You could also consider a gradient lens tints for hiking. While they protect your eyes from the sun filtering through the trees, they also allow you to see clearly what is at your feet, avoiding tripping over rocks or tree roots.
More and more people are wearing sunglasses in nightclubs. Of course they look cool, but it’s not very practical to wear sunglasses in the dark. Gradient lens tints for fashion are a great solution, allowing clubbers to dance incognito while still seeing well enough to explore a drink menu (and not step on other party-goers toes.)
The fashion possibilities of gradient lenses are endless, since you can tint a lens virtually any color. Make a bold statement by coordinating the tint of your lenses with the frames, picking up an accent color, or going full matchy-matchy. Rose, aqua, lavender, and olive are all popular fashion tints. And gradient tints don’t have to be just different depths of the same shade, double and triple gradient options are available where multiple colors are incorporated.
If you’re interested in experimenting with gradient lenses, check out the array of lens options on some these top selling frames:
Check out Ray-Ban 3025 Large Metal Aviator - More than 50 lens colors available.
Or try Ray-Ban 2132 New Wayfarer – More than 35 lens colors available.
or the tried and true Ray-Ban 2140 Original Wayfarer – More than 45 lens colors available.
Don't forget: You can also get your Rx lenses in a gradient tint! If you have concerns about ordering prescription lenses online, be assured FramesDirect.com have plenty of resources to make the process easy. Buying glasses online can be less expensive and simpler than visiting your local optician.
Contact one of our experienced opticians if you have any questions about gradient tinted sunglasses.
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