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Reading Glasses Lens Tints and Features

Reading glasses are available in many forms outside of your typical clear lens reading glasses. Looking for reading glasses with tinted lenses? Your choices are endless! From blue light reading glasses to help reduce eye strain to polarized reading sunglasses for outdoor activities, there are tinted glasses for every activity. Next, we’ll explain the benefits of each tinted reading glasses option.

Lens Tints:

Click one of the lens tint options in the image below to learn more about that specific lens tint. Each tint offers a unique blend of advantages based on activity or lifestyle, so continue reading to identify which tints best meet your needs!

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Amber Lens Tint

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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 Lens Tint

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

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Copper Lens Tint

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

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Yellow Lens Tint

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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!

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Lens Features:

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Polarized Lenses

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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 polarized lenses.

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Gradient Lens Tint

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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, check out our lens coatings and materials guide.


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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