Choosing Sunglass Lens Colors

The level of UV protection sunglasses provide has nothing to do with the color of the lenses.

As long as your optician certifies that the lenses block 100 percent of the sun’s UV rays, the choice of color and tint density is a matter of personal preference.

Most sunglass lenses that block the sun’s HEV rays are amber or copper in color. By blocking blue light, these lenses also enhance contrast.

Another great option is eyeglasses with photochromic lenses, which are clear indoors and darken automatically in sunlight. This can eliminate the need for a separate pair of sunglasses for kids who need glasses for vision correction.

Photochromic lenses are available in a variety of lens materials and colors, including neutral gray, contrast-enhancing brown, and soothing green. All photochromic lenses block 100 percent UV and provide ample protection from high-energy visible blue light.

Sunglass Styles For Kids – Colorful, adolescent frame styles are still available, but sunglass companies have found a niche in appealing to children’s desire to look like their parents or older siblings.

Oval, round, rectangular, cat-eye and geometric shapes are all popular in cool, sophisticated colors like green, blue, tortoise and black. Metal frames are very popular, but so are plastic sunglass frames that look like scaled-down versions of trendy adult styles. Also, sporty styles for kids like wraparounds are available in miniature adult editions.

Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.

 For more information and to book and eye examination please contact us:

McKenna & Scott Pinelands

Tel: 021 531 1953

pinelands@mckennascott.com