For more effective and safe driving it’s a good idea to wear sunglasses especially if it’s in the middle of the day and the sun is shining brightly. Using sunglasses are also recommended when you’re out in the sun – either when playing sports or just lounging on the beach. What you may not know is that the color of the lens of your sunglasses actually have a practical use — it is not just for aesthetic purposes. The different colors of the lens have different effects and benefits and you should choose the color of your lens depending on what kind or type of driving you usually do.
Here are some examples.
Smoke, green-gray and gray tints are the most common sunglass color. These color tints sends colors evenly to your eyes without changing the colors’ values. These tints are light enough that it won’t hinder your vision but it’s dark enough to protect you from glare. These tints are great when you’re into water sports because you are constantly in bright light conditions. These tints will block out the brightest rays of the sun.
Dark amber or brown tints are a bit brighter than gray tints. These color lenses are good in blocking out blue light that is most prevalent in diffused light conditions, say, on a cloudy day. Brown or amber colored tints improve both contrast and depth perception. It also reduces glare. These are considered th best all-around tints, because you can use them even if the weather changes often.
Yellow tints are known to greatly improve contrast and preserves visual sharpness. This is a great tint to wear for those who drive in low light conditions. The yellow tint filters out the diffuse blue light in the environment. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a good tint for night driving. In fact, if you are going to drive at night, you shouldn’t be wearing tinted glasses.
Blue tinted lens are considered contrast lenses that reduce the harsh glare of white light. In fact, blue tinted lenses were provided to linepersons in tennis tournaments because it allows them to see better by minimizing sunlight glare but without compromising detail.
Rose lens improve contrast by blocking blue light. It is probably the most soothing lens tint and helps in better road visibility. These lenses are also considered more comfortable to use for prolonged periods of time. This is a great tin to have if you need to look at the monitor for long periods of time.