Your Guide To Sport Sunglass Lens Tints

The best tint for sport sunglasses depends on the environmental and lighting conditions you tend to experience during sports.

For example, the best sunglass tint for volleyball on a sunny day at the beach likely will be too dark for golfing on an overcast or partly cloudy day.

While this guide offers "tried-and-true" tint solutions recommended by many eye care professionals, don't be afraid to experiment with lens colors and densities. Sometimes the best tints for optimizing performance are a matter of personal preference.

Colors Uses

Yellow or orange Amber, rose or red Heightens contrast in partly cloudy and sunny conditions, but causes significant color imbalances. Sports: cycling, fishing (amber lenses for sandy lake or stream beds), hunting, shooting, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, water sports.

Dark amber, copper or brown (Includes melanin lenses.)Blocks high amounts of blue light to heighten contrast and visual acuity. Particularly useful to improve contrast on grass and against blue skies. Sports: baseball, cycling, fishing (especially in waters with grassy bottoms), golf, hunting, skiing, water sports.

GreenHeightens contrast (mildly) while preserving color balance. Sports: baseball, golf.

GrayReduces overall brightness while preserving 100 percent normal color recognition. Sports: all outdoor sports in bright light conditions.

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