Reading Glasses Lens Tints and Features

When it comes to different lenses for your reading glasses, who knew there were so many options? From yellow-tinted computer readers to polarized reading sunglasses, there’s a lens suited for every activity.

Lens Tints:


Amber Lenses

Amber lenses have a brownish-red tint and provide a brighter view on overcast days, making them a popular choice for sunglasses. Many computer glasses also have an amber lens tint, which can help reduce glare from digital screens. Learn more about the benefits of computer glasses. 

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Smoke Lenses

Dark-tinted smoke lenses are meant for daytime wear. Smoke lenses decrease brightness and sunlight without compromising color.

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Copper Lenses

Copper-tinted lenses filter potentially harmful blue light for better contrast and are often used in driving sunglasses.

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Yellow Lenses

Yellow-tinted lenses enhance depth perception and increase visibility in low-light situations, making them a top choice amongst safety glasses. Yellow lenses are also used in computer readers, as they help to soothe strained eyes and combat the negative effects of Computer Vision Syndrome. Learn more about the benefits of computer readers here!

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Lens Features:

Polarized Lenses

Polarized lenses are designed to reduce glare, making them especially great for use on the water or while driving. Found in select pairs of our reading sunglasses, polarized lenses give you a sharp, clear image in bright-light situations. Learn more about the benefits of polarization here.

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Gradient Lenses

The top of a gradient lens is the darkest, while the bottom of the lens has little to no tint. You’ll often find these lenses in bifocal reading sunglasses.

Bifocal readers have unmagnified lenses which also contain inserts with the magnification of your choice in the lower portion of the lenses.

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For more information on reading glasses lenses, such as coatings and materials, visit this guide.

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Disclaimer: All references to “bifocals” herein refer to readers having unmagnified lenses containing a “bifocal style” single powered reading glass insert located in the lower portion of the lenses.


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