Best Lens Tints for your Sport

What Lens Tint Should I Consider For My Sports Eyewear?

Colour/ Tint

What It Does

What Sport it is Best for

 Grey/ Smoke

 

 Reduces light intensity without altering the colour.

  • This makes it the most natural colour vision lens.

Cuts through glare.

  • Reduces eyestrain in moderate-to-bright conditions.
  • Watersports with polarized lens. 
  • Baseball, Football (or Soccer), American Football (or Football) and other outdoor action sports.
  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Beach Vacations
  • Golf in sunny condition
  • Shooting, hunting or archery in sunlight

Blue

 

  • A blue tint contrasts and reduces glare from visible white light (such as light reflected from mist, fog, snow and water).
  • These lens colours can cause severe colour distortion and are unsuitable for driving and other tasks when colour recognition is important.
  • Fashion and Leisure
  • Unsuitable for driving and other activites that require colour recognition.
  • Tennis-Blue tinted lenses are endorsed by the USPTA for tennis professional.
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

 Green

 

  • This colour cools, and adds soothing tones to colour.
  • Often use green lenses to create the classic aviator style sunglasses.
  • Cuts through glare and reduces eyestrain in moderate-to-bright conditions.
  • Fashion and Leisure
  • You can choose green for precision sports such as tennis, baseball and golf.

Vermilion

  • Rose and Vermilion-coloured glasses really do make the world seem brighter.
  • The rose tint provides excellent low-light visibility.
  • These lens colours can cause severe colour distortion and are unsuitable for driving and other tasks when colour recognition is important.
  • Provides Enhances contrast.
  • They enhance the visibility of objects against blue and green backgrounds.
  • Skiing and snowboarding in cloudy conditions
  • Ideal for driving or exploring in forested areas 

Rose

  • Rose and Vermilion-coloured glasses really do make the world seem brighter.
  • These lens colours can cause severe colour distortion and are unsuitable for driving and other tasks when colour recognition is important.
  • Rose provides excellent low-light visibility.
    • Rose works well in work environment with florescent lighting and brightly lit areas.
  • Rosy tints increase contrast by blocking blue light. They enhance the visibility of objects against blue and green backgrounds.
  • Great for computer users to reduce eyestrain and glare. 
  • Cycling
  • Running  
  • Fashion and Leisure
  • Unsuitable for driving and other activites that require colour recognition.
  • Skiing and snowboarding in cloudy conditions
  • Ideal for driving or exploring in forested areas.
  • Many people feel that rose tinted lens are more comfortable for longer periods of time than other lenses.

Pink

  • Pink works well in work environment with florescent lighting and brightly lit areas.
  • It is often used by people who have had a cataract operation.
  • These lens colours can cause severe colour distortion and are unsuitable for driving and other tasks when colour recognition is important.
  • Fashion and Leisure
  • Unsuitable for driving and other activities that require colour recognition. 
  • Great for work environment and computer users.

Red

  • Red tints increase contrast by blocking blue light.
  • These tints have a reputation of being soothing to the eyes and more comfortable than others for longer periods of time than other lenses.
  • Ideal for driving.
  • Great for computer users to reduce eyestrain and glare.

Brown

  • Enhances contrast by blocking a larger percentage of blue light than grey lenses. This means they provide a warmer appearance to colour and highlighting the difference between greens and make more vibrant which can be helpful for golfers and baseball players.
  • Cuts through reducing glare and reduces eyestrain in moderate-to-bright conditions.
  • Improves contrast.
  • Improves depth perception.
  •  It is a good all-around choice if you live in an area with changeable weather patterns.
  • Are great for bright light conditions, but are especially suited to overcast, hazy or foggy conditions.
  • Watersports in very sunny conditions with polarized lens.
  • Excellent for driving, for driving, flying and general use for both sunny or bright overcast conditions then it is best to choose a medium brown.
  • Great for sports where distances need to be constantly judge such as tennis, golf or other sports that require acute visual perception and contrast differentiation.
  • Brown is also good for lower light situations such as fishing in the late afternoon or early morning with polarized lens.
  • Baseball, Football (or Soccer), American Football (or Football) and other outdoor action sports.
  • Cycling
  • Running

Gold

  • This provides less overall brightness protection but excel in moderate-to-low level light conditions.
  • They provide excellent depth perception.
  • Reduces glare.
  • Perfect for skiing, snowboarding and other snow sports.
  • They enhance contrasts in tricky, flat-light conditions.
  • Fashion and Leisure

Orange

 

  • These tints tend to make objects appear sharper both in indoors and outdoors.
  • Orange tints increase contrast in hazy, foggy, or low light conditions.
  • Fashion and Leisure.
  • Eliminate blue light this makes them perfect for sports that require an object to be tracked against the blue such as baseball, Football (or Soccer), American Football (or Football) and other outdoor action sports. 
  • Hunting, shooting or archery on a cloudy day.

Amber

 

  • Amber blocks all or nearly all blue light for superior contrast this gives them the ability to brighten vision on cloudy days or moderate-to-low level light conditions.
  • By blocking blue light, these tints increase contrast and visual acuity, especially against green and blue backgrounds such as grass and sky.
  • They provide excellent depth perception.
  • Reduces glare.
  • It is a good all-around choice if you live in an area with changeable weather patterns.
  • Amber goggles lenses enhance the soft greys that mark shadows on a ski slope. Since these shadows indicate ridges or bumps in the surface, skiers and snowboarders will find it easier to “read” them, so you won’t catch your an edge and fall.
  • Watersports in very sunny conditions with a mirror coating.
  • Hunting, shooting or archery- it enhances contrast when looking at birds and clay targets against the sky with anti-reflective coating on cloudy days.
  • Unsuitable for driving and other activites that require colour recognition
  • Perfect for skiing, snowboarding and other snow sports.  They enhance contrasts in tricky, flat-light condition. 
  • Baseball, Football (or Soccer), American Football (or Football) and other outdoor action sports.
  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Golf on cloudy days.
  • Fishing with polarized lens.

Yellow

  • Yellow provides less overall brightness protection but excel in moderate-to-low level light conditions.
  • They provide excellent depth perception.
  • Increase contrast generally but especially in hazy, foggy or low light conditions.
  • This increase in contrast will also help decrease fatigue and increase visual acuity when driving in fog or haze, in overcast conditions and at evening/ night.
  • These tints tend to make objects appear sharper both indoors and outdoors, but can cause colour distortion.
  •  Perfect for skiing, snowboarding and other snow sports. They enhance contrasts in tricky, flat-light condition.
  • Excellent for night riding, overcast, haze or fog conditions.
  • The brightness of this lens makes it the choice of many mountain bikers, and cross-country skiers.
  • Hunting, shooting or archery with anti-relfective coating on cloudy days.
  • Driving- anyone would benefit from yellow lenses. For the same reason bikers and pilot can benefit from this lens