Tinted prescription Sunglasses

What are tinted sunglasses?

A tinted sun lens is a clear lens that was able to absorb a special dye and turn dark enough to reduce light transmittance. Such lens will create sufficient shading and provide comfort from strong light conditions.

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Tinted sunglasses will also protect you from UV (Ultra Violet) light, assuming the lens was coated with UV protection coating. To be safe, all our lenses are UV light protected and we provide it free of charge with every order.

What colors of tinted lenses should I pick?

Tinted sunglasses are great as a fashion accessory. They have many colors which can be tailored to your outfit and need. But did you know tinted lenses colors were invented for specific tasks?

Gray lenses

Gray Tinted lenses are probably the most broadly used tint color. This is mainly because a gray or black tint will do very well in strong sunlight conditions and provides the best shading. We recommend this lens color for general use, driving, cycling, water sports and skiing.

Brown lenses

Brown lenses, are the second most popular lens tint color and tend to provide better contrast when compared with other colors. Dark brown lenses work best in less intense light conditions, such as twilight or intermittent cloud cover conditions. Because of the benefits of higher contrast we recommend to use brown lenses when you shoot, play golf or tennis.

Green lenses

Dark green or G15 lenses, were invented to increase contrast, while still provide enough shade from bright sun conditions. They are very good for outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, soccer and football. If you debating between Gray or Brown lenses, a Green Gray should be your choice.

FL 41 lenses

Rose Colored (FL-41) lenses, will not only look great but actually meant to help patients with photophobia and the migraines associated with this condition. Studies done by the university of Utah (source BPI Tints) show that in most test subjects, wearing Fl-41 tinted lenses helped with their condition. By blocking the green-blue waves, FL-41 glasses reduce strain on the eye and provide comfort. Please note that not all rose colored or red lenses are considered FL-41 and you should always buy from a reputable source. As well, please consult your eye care practitioner if FL-41 glasses will help with your condition before purchasing.

Blue lenses

Blue Tinted sun lenses will do well protecting from the sun, especially if very dark or mixed with gray. In our opinion, lenses with this color will look more pleasant on the eye or in pictures, and tend to give slightly better contrast when compared with brown lenses in snowy or foggy conditions. This is why we recommend using blue tinted lenses for ski and other snow activities.

Polarized vs tinted lenses

Our tinted sunglasses will protect your eyes from UV and provide you with sufficient shading effect during sunny conditions. As well, tend to cost much less than polarized lenses. This said, a polarized lens will do as much and much more. Polarized lenses block glare, give higher contrast and vision acuity while providing sharper vision. If your budget allows, polarized lenses will do better at what you need them for.

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Check size on your frame

Most frames have size displayed on the inside of the frame arm

Or use a ruler

Use a ruler to measure your existing frame as shown below. Frame sizes are measured in millimeters, so you need to use a ruler that is marked in centimeters and millimeters. If you don't have millimeter ruler, you can click here to print it, or take measurements in inches. Note that measurements in inches need to be taken with the precision of 1/16 (one half of 1/8 if your ruler does not have more precise markings)

I got it! Here is My Size

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Measure your PD

In some cases your vision correction doctor may forget to give you your PD (pupillary distance). The best option will be to ask your doctor to measure it. It is part of your prescription and an eye doctor needs to provide it.

If this is not possible, you may use the methods listed below.

The easiest way:
1) Wear any glasses with clear lenses.
2) Use a mirror or ask a friend or family member to mark your pupil location on the clear lenses using a dry erase marker. They must stand in front of you and be at the same height as yours. If you use a mirror make sure you stand 3ft from the mirror and your general stare is directed to the center of the glasses.
3) Using a ruler with a millimeter range, measure the distance between the two dots and that’s your PD

If you don’t have in your possession glasses with clear lenses, you may measure your PD using this method:
1) Obtain a ruler with millimeter values
2) Place the ruler horizontally on your nose bridge, zero slightly below your right eye;
3) Ask a friend or use your mirror to see the distance on the roller. The distance measured is your PD.

Although we don’t recommend this option, if you are unable to use the methods above, you may use the general PD for: Women 62 and Men 64.