Colored Lenses for Glasses: This is not a very simple choice
On the market you can now see “any kind of color”. Sunglasses with colored lenses, however, are not only an aesthetic choice but also meet functional needs that make them useful in many occasions.
How to choose the lens color of sunglasses?
Probably choosing heart-shaped funny sunglasses with pink lenses is due to a purely aesthetic choice. But the reason why there are filters for different colored lenses is another: to ensure maximum comfort and protection for the eye, in particular external conditions.
Generally speaking, if the light is scarce as in winter, the lens can be lighter but must necessarily become darker as the intensity of sunlight increases, both in summer and at high altitudes during the winter.
Let’s see below what are the main characteristics of the different types of filters.
It cuts ultraviolet and infrared rays, maintaining a good color balance. The gray lens together with the black one, is performing both in summer and in winter but unlike the green lenses provides greater protection. To be recommended without doubt to those who have clear eyes.
Absorbs ultraviolet and infrared rays, optimizing visibility in case of fog. The perception of colors, through a filter of this color, is not perfect. For this reason, sunglasses with brown lenses are perfect in summer but are less comfortable in winter, with little light or low brightness.
It absorbs ultraviolet and infrared rays but does not ensure the best color fidelity. However, glasses with green lenses are very versatile, so they can be used both in summer and in cloudy conditions or low sunlight, such as in winter.
The blue filter is usually used only for aesthetic reasons and indeed, its actual usefulness is questionable, as these lenses let through both blue light and ultraviolet rays, therefore not providing complete protection to the eye.
Glasses with yellow filter lenses cut out ultraviolet rays and are useful in low light because they accentuate contrasts. This kind of glasses are not very suitable in the summer, as they cannot screen out bright light. Instead, they are great for counteracting blue light emission from computers and mobile devices, which cause headaches and eyestrain.
This type of lenses are usually used in case of snow, as they increase the visual depth and are very restful for the eyes.
These are the ones that start from the top with a darker coloration until they become lighter towards the bottom. A type of lens that is perfect for driving, for example, because it protects the eye from the light coming from the sky, clearing up and consequently improving visibility when the gaze is turned downwards, as, for example, when staring at the asphalt.
These are the lenses that darken or lighten automatically, the moment you go outside or enter an enclosed place. A convenience without a doubt because it allows you to keep only one pair of glasses on all occasions.
The dark tint is activated only when it detects sunlight, so at home or in the presence of artificial light, they always remain transparent.
Tinted Glasses: How to Choose the Right Ones!
Embarrassment. This expression, which usually has a positive connotation, can sometimes become synonymous with a problem or difficulty. In particular, difficulty in making a decision!
Buying a good pair of glasses is an investment, so deciding which is the right pair for us is not easy at all…
One of the most complicated point is that related to the color of the glasses, which must match the best with all the colors that mother nature has given us: hair, skin and eyes.
Today we are going to give you some advice related precisely to the chromatic aspect. To do this, we have distinguished 4 types of people, according to the chromatic tones that are most present in their faces:
Winter Skin Type
Winter types have very fair skin, sometimes accompanied by slight blue or azure tones, other times more prone to pale. The vast majority of these have black or otherwise very dark hair. Their eyes are blue, green or hazel.
In this case, the most suitable shades are sharp, cold and strong ones, such as black, white, gray and blue. Brown, gold, orange and all pastel tones should be avoided instead. For frames, excellent choices could be silver or blue-black models.
Spring Skin Type
Spring subjects have peach-colored skin, sometimes with light golden freckles. Hair can vary from blond to reddish, while eyes are blue, blue-gray, green, brown or brown-gray.
These types look good with colors – obviously – spring. So white, beige, cream, lilac, pink, blue and turquoise are fine, while for shades a bit more “masculine” we recommend warm brown, gold, copper and bronze. For frames, a bold but valid choice is lobster red.
Summer Skin Type
Ashy blond hair, blue, gray or light brown eyes, light pink skin (so not too pale). These are the main characteristics of summer types.
The colors to prefer, in this case, are cold and intense, but not too flashy, nor too dark. So we recommend blue tending to gray (like jeans), beige, silver gray, red and pink; while black, white, gold and orange should be avoided. For optical frames, men could opt for light blue, while women for lavender.
Autumn Skin Type
People who belong to this category have brown or red hair, with dark brown or dark green eyes and skin with golden highlights. Sometimes they may have a paler complexion and may have freckles.
The colors to favor would be those of the earth: brown, dark red, orange, green, ivory, vanilla. Gold, bronze, copper and all other natural colors are also very suitable.