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sunglass Lens type & treatments

Sunglass lenses are typically made from plastic for their lightness, durability and versatility. Not all sunglasses lenses are the same colour; here is a simple guide to what the different colours mean.

Grey lenses ensure natural colour and offer protection in all weathers. Grey Lens
Brown lenses warm colours and enhance contrasts. They offer a good level of protection in all circumstances. Brown Lens
Yellow lenses enhance contrast. Yellow Lens
Blue or mauve lenses are stylish and fashionable. They provide good protection in moderate sunlight conditions. Blue Lens
Pink or red lenses are an alternative look for night time or low light. Pink/Red Lens
Green allows vision very close to natural human eyesight, excellent for precision sports such as golf. Green Lens

Level of protection & tint

All of our sunglasses are 100% UV protected however, you may find that you need a darker tint which offers even greater protection.

UV Protection

It is recommended you always protect your lenses with a scratch resistant coating in order to prolong the life of your lenses.