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The 5 Best Tinted Sunglasses Colors

The Best Sunglass Lens Tints

When you are considering a pair of sunglasses one of the most important considerations is the tint of the lenses.

Smoke Tinted Sunglasses

American Gray Neutral Gray Lenses

The most common tinted sunglasses have smoke, or gray, colored lenses.

The reason for this is that this color of lens will allow true color reception through the lens.

In other words, you will see the color of everything through the sunglasses just as though you didn't have them on at all.

The smoke tinted sunglasses then only block visible light transmission and don't distort color.

Visible light transmission is the amount of light the tinted sunglasses lens allow to pass through the lens and reach your eyes.

This is the most important factor to consider when purchasing a pair of sunglasses, not the color of the lenses.

Smoke (Gray) tinted sunglasses lenses are an excellent choice for pilots and most outdoor activities. Randolph Engineering Aviator Sunglasses are a great choice for pilots.

Amber Tinted Sunglasses

Tan or Amber Sunglasses Tint 

Amber tinted sunglasses are an excellent choice for driving, golfing and cycling because the lenses will improve contrast and provide better visual acuity on cloudy or hazy summer days.

When driving you will move through different lighting conditions, and the amber tinted lenses keep your eyes focused on the road and the changing light conditions will not bother you.

Road race car drivers like these amber tinted lenses because they also keep your eyes from getting tired after long hours of driving in different lighting conditions.

If you're looking for a versatile tint that performs in nearly all environments, look no further.

American Optical Original Pilot Sunglasses are very popular with their signature amber sunglass lenses.

Green Tinted Sunglasses

American G-15 AGX Slight Green Tint Sunglasses Lenses 

One of the most popular colors is slight green, or what is commonly known as AGX or Gray/Green lenses.

This lens has a slight green tint which selectively filters the color spectrum to make the color transmittance curve of the lens more closely resemble the curvature of the eye.

Because the eye's focusing system is largely keyed to the green wavelength part of the color spectrum, adding a slight green tint to sunglasses lenses help keep your vision sharp longer, eliminate eye fatigue and improve contrast.

These shades keep color distortion to a minimum, subtly improve contrast on sunny days and are excellent for driving, for pilots and for bright glare reduction.

You can find some sunglasses with a slight green tint in Randolph Engineering's Aviator Sunglasses.

Gradient Lens Tints

Serengreti Drivers Gradient Lenses

 While gradient lenses does not necessarily refer to color, you can find gradient lenses in many different colors ranging from blue, green, brown and even gray.

Gradient lenses have the advantage of the top of the lens being darker to block more of the sunlight from a windshield, for example, to a lighter tint on the bottom making an instrument panel much easier to see.

This makes this style of sunglasses great for driving.

You can find some great choices in Serengeti Sunglasses.

Other Lens Tints

Because we all love color you can find many other lens tints like rose, orange, yellow and even variations among those colors.

While choosing the right tinted sunglasses is important, there are other things to consider like polarized lenses or even mirrored lenses.

No matter what the tint it will have an effect on how well you can see the world around you when you are wearing sunglasses.

Keep your eyes cool and protected today my friend! 

The 5 Best Sunglass Lens Tints

The best lens tints for Aviator Sunglasses

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