How to choose the lenses for your sunglasses

It is important to choose lenses with at least UV400 protection to keep your eyes protected from ultraviolet rays and prevent eye fatigue.

To ensure even more protection for our eyes, it is recommended to use sunglasses all year round, not only during the summertime when the days are longer and sun exposure is greater, but also in winter, when UV he's strong this season too.

 

The darkness of the tint

Category

Tone

Color 

Recommended use

1

Slightly colored

20-35%

Partly cloudy, urban areas. Night driving.

2

Medium tone

35-60%

Cloudy days.

3

Dark lenses

60-75%

Sun, beach, sport. Great for driving the car.

4

Very dark lenses 

75-85%

Extreme sunlight, high mountain. Forbidden to drive.



Solid color lenses

The choice of lens colors is very subjective because everyone perceives colors differently. Although some shades have very specific characteristics that can improve vision, the right color for you will likely be the one that makes you feel better.

 

Classic colors: gray, green and brown lenses

Together with its variants such as green-gray or blue-gray, the classic colors (gray, green and brown) are the most suitable for the well-being of the eyes. They improve the contrast in all weather conditions guaranteeing a natural vision, with warmer or colder shades, but faithful to the real colors.

 

Yellow lenses: more visibility in foggy situations

Yellow lenses have the ability to increase contrasts by improving depth perception and ensuring clear vision in fog, mist and other low light conditions. They are recommended for night driving.

 

The most fashionable: blue, orange, purple lenses ...

In addition to giving a captivating appearance to those who wear lenses with particular colors, the shades of the tint cause different sensations. It is fascinating how everything changes when you see the world through another color.

 

Polarized lenses

Lenses with polarized filters have a system that blocks glare and reflections, resulting in an excellent perception of contrasts, shapes and natural colors even in high light conditions.

They favor a very clear view of the surface of the water and through it, making them excellent for practicing water sports such as fishing and rowing, or simply for admiring the marine background.

They are recommended for people with a lot of sensitivity to light. They can also be mirrored for greater protection and come with a basic gray, green and brown color.

 

Mirrored lenses 

The mirrored lenses in addition to having a basic color, have a mirror on the external surface that allows even greater protection than other types of lenses. They are recommended for outdoor sports, such as skiing, mountaineering and water sports.

 

 

Fhotocromic filter

Photochromic lenses have the particularity of being activated by changing the intensity of color based on ultraviolet light, becoming darker in case of strong solar radiation, when UV is higher.

Glass or polycarbonate lenses

Glass or tempered crystal lenses are extremely hard, preventing normal maintenance scratches, but they have the risk of being able to break more easily. Polycarbonate lenses are often used on sports or work glasses, as it is a material that is difficult to break, avoiding any accidents to the eyes.

 

Any doubts?

If you need further information regarding the application of contact lenses, contact us or come and visit us in our stores in Trieste, in Piazza della Borsa 2 and Via San Spiridione 3, our specialized staff will be willing to help you.