The colours of the lenses in reading sunglasses filter light in different ways. The two most popular lens tints for sun readers are grey and brown/bronze. We look at the differences in these tints so you can decide which is right for you.
Grey is the most common tint for sunglass readers. It is a neutral tint, which means that it blocks all colours evenly, meaning that you will still see colours in their natural form. Grey tints will reduce brightness and glare. It is the best tint option if you will be in full sun situations. Also, if you are sensitive to sunlight, this may be the best option for you.
Brown/bronze tints have a brighter feel to them when compared to grey. These tints reduce glare and block blue light, which allows them to brighten vision on a cloudy day. This tint also improves both contrast and depth perception. Brown/bronze is a good all around choice for varied light conditions.
It is also important to understand that the tint of a lens has no impact on sun protection. The tint, or colour, does not block the harmful UV rays of the sun. No matter what tint you choose, make sure that the lenses are blocking 100% UVA and UVB rays. To learn more about UV protection in reading sunglasses, read our blog post: UV Rays and Protecting Your Eyes.