Mr. Peabody's Optical Shoppe offers consumers a variety of tints and colors to choose from. By obtaining the right color tint for your lens, you can achieve more, and take added pleasure in, your day-to-day activities. The correct tint can assist you in protecting your eyes from glare when driving in high sun times or when you want a better view of minuscule objects. You may just want a tint for an added sense of style. Either way, tints can further your vision.
A clear lens cannot be polarized, but a slight grey tint can be added to protective lenses for added protection from the sun.
Lenses can be tinted during the creation process by adding a metal oxide. Furthermore, a tint can be applied to the surface of an existing lens. In addition to having a color tint, you can specify the darkness intensity which will give you the best possible lens for any activity. Sunglasses should have a tint of at least 60% to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays. For driving and outdoor activities, you should consider a tint of 70-90%. A tint for fashion is usually in the range of 10-20%.
Grey: Grey is one of the most popular tints for sunglasses. Grey tint offers a wide range of darkness intensity. Most sunglasses used for common purposes have a grey tint. This tint gives the wearer protection from sun glare and allows true color of objects to be seen.
Brown: Brown lenses are also good for common purposes and work well in fluctuating light conditions. A brown tint filters some blue light and is a good choice when playing sports where judging distance is significant. Most golfers prefer a brown tint.
G-15: This is a Grey/Green tint combination that blocks 85% of light. The curve of the G-15 lens is very similar to the color sensitivity of the human eye. In other words, this tint helps the lens to emphasize colors our eyes see most easily.
Yellow: Yellow tints block blue light greater than a brown tint. That’s why these lenses are often called “Blur Blockers”. Yellow tints are preferential in conditions that are less than favorable (e.g., on an overcast or hazy day). Consumers who are skiers, airplane pilots and sport shooters may benefit from a yellow lens.
Orange: In a bright environment, the best protection for your eyes is an orange lens. An orange lens improves your vision in bright light substantially and will reduce damage from the sun’s harmful rays..
Vermillion: A vermillion lens will reduce glare and amplify light. This tint is soothing to the eyes and cosmetically attractive. Some computer users or people who work in brightly lit offices may benefit from using a vermillion lens.
FL-41: This is a rose-colored tint that is useful for light sensitivity and helps reduce migraine headaches.