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Which tint to pick for Sunglasses

Updated: Jul 14, 2023

The arrival of summer means that we all get to partake in one of the most enjoyable tasks of the year: Shopping for sunglasses! But these days, there are so many choices, and finding the best pair of sunglasses for your needs can be difficult.

While UV protection, personal style and comfort are all important things to take into consideration when buying sunglasses, there’s another important aspect to consider — lens colour. The right tint for your sunglasses will depend on many factors. Check out our guide to finding the right colour sunglass lenses, and begin your summer season with confidence.

Best All-Around Choice: Gray.

If you’re only buying one pair this year, this is your best choice!

Sunglasses tinted in a charcoal or ash colour reduce brightness and glare, and work well in all weather conditions, from sunny to shady.

Bonus: They tend to have fewer effects on the colours of objects outdoors, so you’ll be able to enjoy the gorgeous blue in the summer sky.

Best Choice for Running: Amber.

Brown- or amber-tinted lenses take the edge off of outdoor glare and increase your ability to perceive contrast — perfect for catching a Frisbee or navigating a tricky curb during a summertime marathon.

Look for them in a wraparound or aviator style to add some athletic style to your look.

Best Choice for Golf: Green.

Like amber lenses, green-tinted sunglasses reduce glare and increase contrast.

But their soothing shade also tends to reduce eye strain. This is super-important when playing a precision sport like golf, tennis or pickleball that requires you to keep sharp focus.

Best Road-Trip Choice: Rose.

If you’ve got a summertime car ride in your future, take the old adage literally and put on some “rose-coloured glasses.”

Not only is the pink colour incredibly stylish, it boosts colour sensitivity and makes it easier to see other cars on the road. They even work well on cloudy days!

Not into pink? Try a reddish tint for the same effect.

Best Choice for the Ski Slopes: Yellow.

Sure, it might be warm outside now, but that cold weather will be back before you know it — and you’ll be glad you have a pair of sunglasses in a citrusy shade of yellow or orange.

They’re perfect for cutting down on the blinding whiteness of a snowy landscape. If you can’t wait until winter to wear them, no worries.

They’re great for lower-light conditions as well, so feel free to give them a road test on a foggy or rainy day.

Best Choice for the Fashionista: Everything Else! If you’re looking to make a statement with your sunglasses, you don’t have to limit yourself to the colours above. There are plenty of choices out there in dazzling shades of neon blue and purple, as well as gradient and even multicoloured tints!

You can enhance your style and individuality by personalizing every pair of sunglasses with customized tints. This additional touch allows you to express your unique taste while preserving the essential functionality of the eyewear. Remember that regardless of the tint or colour chosen, all sunglasses should provide UV400 protection. This essential feature ensures your eyes are shielded from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, keeping them safe and healthy.

Red House Vision Centre offers high-quality sunglasses, both prescription and non-prescription, from a wide variety of reputable brands. Whether you’re on a budget or looking to splurge, you’re sure to find something you love.

Stop in, call us at (905) 434-8539, or check us out anytime at

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