Choosing Sunglasses Tints

Sunglasses tints protect your eyes against UV radiation. They absorb around 80% of light before it reaches your eye, and provide you with a high-contrast vision experience.

Tinted lenses have different properties depending on their colour, and getting the right shade for you will make a massive difference to your comfort and wearability.

Certain color tints offer unique benefits for your vision.  They help optimize performance and provide better visibility. However, your favourite colour may not necessarily be the best one for your lifestyle.

With that in mind, let's take a look at which lens colour is right for your lifestyle.


Grey Tint

A grey tint is a good all-rounder on sunny and interchangeable days. It reduces brightness and glare, yet allows your eyes to perceive colours in their purest form. A stand-out benefit of grey sunglass lenses is anti-fatigue. They cause less eye strain and squinting, which significantly reduces eye tension when driving.

The combination of glare reduction and clear visibility makes them ideal for outdoor activities, like cycling, fishing or running.

Green Tint

Green hues filter some blue light helping to reduce glare and eye strain in brighter sunlight. They also provide high contrast and visual sharpness and are a great everyday option for where grey lenses may be too dark.

Green lenses work well in cloudy or sunny conditions by cleverly reduce glare while brightening shadows. This makes them ideal for precision sports such as tennis, cricket or golf.

Brown Tint

The red hue in brown sunglass lenses improves depth perception making them ideal for judging distances. They are also great for people who are particularly sensitive to light, as they reduce the glare and brightness, without being as dark as a grey lens.

Brown sunglass lenses are most beneficial in sunny conditions. They provide excellent eye comfort and increase contrast against green landscapes and blue skies, making them ideal for activities such as sailing and other water activities.

Yellow Tint

Yellow lenses are suited for low light conditions on cloudy days or during fog. They’re especially popular for outdoor enthusiasts where cloud cover is imminent, such as skiing, hiking, or mountain biking. Yellow lenses can cause colour distortion but yield sharper vision in a bad light. 

Blue Tint

As well as being fashion-savvy, blue tints are practical for UV protection. They enhance the contours around objects and improve color perception, providing good visual contrast in low light conditions. Wear blue lenses to reduce glare during snowy conditions, while enjoying water sports, or if you’re out on the golf course. 

Red Tint

Red lenses enhance detail and depth perception, providing good visibility on the road. They are often used in sports as they help the eyes adjust to contrast and are especially recommended for skiing, racing, and water sports.