When it comes to different lens tints for your readers, who knew there were so many options? Below is everything you need to know about your everyday clear lens readers, along with helpful information on tinted styles. From yellow-tinted computer glasses and smoke-tinted sun readers to orange-tinted driving glasses, there’s a lens tint suited for every activity!
Typically paired with gold or brown-colored frames, amber lenses have a brownish-red tint and provide a brighter view on cloudy, hazy, or overcast days. Another perk of wearing amber-tinted lenses — they can help you feel energized by blocking out blue light caused by digital devices! Find more information on the benefits of amber lenses here.
Most of our reading glasses have this type of lens tint. Clear lenses are not tinted and are best used indoors or at night.
Driving lenses block out blue light for better contrast. They are usually orange, brown, or copper in color.
A lens tinted from the top down is considered gradient. In other words, the top of a gradient lens is the darkest and the bottom of the lens has little to no tint. Bifocal sun readers are typically considered a gradient lens, as the lower, bifocal portion of the lens is usually not tinted
Mirrored lenses usually have a dark tint and are categorized by a reflective coating on the surface of the lens. Many wearers choose these lenses simply for their fashionable reputation; however, they benefit the wearer by also cutting down on glare.
Polarized lenses are designed to filter glare and protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Found in select pairs of our sun readers, polarized lenses give you a sharp, clear image in bright-light settings. They’re especially great for use on the water and while driving. Learn more about the benefits of polarization here!
These dark-tinted lenses are meant for daytime wear. Smoke lenses decrease brightness and sunlight without compromising color.
Yellow tinted lenses are frequently used in safety glasses because of their ability to enhance depth perception and visibility in low-light situations or in inclement weather. Yellow-tinted lenses are also used in computer readers. Yellow tinting on these glasses help soothe strained eyes and combat the negative effects of Computer Vision Syndrome. Learn more about the benefits of computer readers here!