Ray-Ban makes some of the most recognizable sunglasses in the world, in styles representing a perfect union of form and function. And while Ray-Ban is known for their iconic frame shapes, the technology that goes into the lenses cannot be discounted. Ray-Ban stays on top with impressive style—but also by creating highly functional sunglasses that protect the eyes and provide crisp, clear vision. Personalize your style when you choose from hundreds of lens and frame combinations. From colored or mirrored fashion lenses, to the classic green Ray-Ban G-15s, FramesDirect offers a multitude of options in Ray-Ban lenses to suit your look.
Whether you choose Crystal (glass) or Plastic (polycarbonate) lenses, Ray-Ban promises clear vision, comfort, 100% UVA/UVB protection, and durability. And you can choose your preferred lens features and tint in either material. Both Plastic and Crystal lenses absorb blue light to strike the right balance for visual comfort—too much blue light can cause eye fatigue—while still allowing you to see every color in the spectrum.
The benefits of Crystal lenses include better clarity and homogeneity: The pure optical glass is completely consistent across the lens for a true, blemish-free optical surface. Crystal lenses are also scratch-resistant.
Ray-Ban Plastic lenses also provide superb vision, but they’re much lighter weight and more comfortable than glass. Plastic lenses are recommended for playing sports because they’re impact-resistant, even exceeding FDA regulations.
The lens color you choose will determine how much and what type of light is being filtered out and thus will not reach your eye. The classic green and brown shades offer the most protection. Lean towards green for more precise vision, which helps eyes feel more relaxed. Brown lenses offer the highest contrast, and grey lenses are best for improving color perception. As you can see from the table below, the Special and Gradient options let in more visible light than solid-colored lenses.
Ray-Ban’s classic Solid lens range was originally developed in the 1930s for military pilots who flew at high altitude. There are seven color variations—choose from the green family for natural vision and brown for greater contrast in low light.
Ray-Ban’s advanced production methods ensure a smooth gradient on both Crystal and Plastic lenses. Choose from a simple gradient, bi-gradient (where two colors are mixed), or a mirrored gradient.
Reflective mirrored coatings make a bold fashion statement while reducing light transmission. The mirror coating, made from metal oxides, is fused to the lens at a molecular level—so you don’t need to worry about peeling or loss of uniformity across the lens.
Ray-Ban also releases seasonal and limited edition colors from time to time.
The “P” that appears next to the distinctive signature on the right lens of every pair of Ray-Ban non-prescription sunglasses indicates polarization in the lenses. Polarized lenses block glare and eliminate annoying reflections from the road, windshields, and water. They also reduce eye strain and squinting, leaving your eyes feeling more rested and relaxed. Polarized lenses increase contrast for better visual sharpness and accurate perception.
For Crystal (glass) lenses, the polarizing filter is sealed between two layers of glass. For Plastic (polycarbonate) lenses, the polarizing filter is fused within the lens material itself.
All polarized lenses from Ray-Ban come with the additional benefit of anti-reflective coating on the back of the lens, so less than one percent of reflected light reaches your eye.
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