Life is better with optimal clarity. At SportRx, we’ve made it even better by carrying the best polarized sunglasses that protect your eyes and cut glare. The tough part? Deciding which lens color to get to enhance the view. That’s why we’ve got you covered with how to pick the best color for your environment and intended use. Join us as we review the best lens colors for polarized sunglasses!


Table of Contents

A. Video Review
B. What to Look For in Lens Colors for Polarized Sunglasses
C. Best Lens Colors for Polarized Sunglasses
1. Grey Lenses
2. Brown, Copper, & Bronze Lenses
3. Rose Lenses
D. Prescription Polarized Sunglasses Online at SportRx


Video Review

Join Eyeglass Tyler as he highlights different lens colors in polarized sunglasses!


What to Look For in Lens Colors for Polarized Sunglasses

Polarization is a lens filter that cuts glare bouncing off other objects, like vehicles, asphalt, water, and snow. Polarized sunglasses are perfect for multiple activities — fishing, hiking, cycling, everyday use, etc. – and have different options when it comes to the color of the lens.

Picking a lens color and tint depends on your environment, eye sensitivity, and personal preference. Color matters because it can change your perception and certain tints may suit you better than others. Finding the right color for you, from grey to brown to rose, can make any activity and day better.

For more about lens colors and polarized sunglasses for specific activities, visit our blogs about fishing, cycling, driving, and hiking.


Best Lens Colors for Polarized Sunglasses

Grey Lenses

Grey is the darkest lens color and is ideal for sensitive eyes because it absorbs the most amount of light. Darker grey lenses provide true-to-world color perception and less contrast. This color of lens is one of the most popular and perfect for bright and sunny conditions.

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Brown, Copper, & Bronze Lenses

Lenses that are brown, copper, and bronze enhance color and contrast. These lenses can absorb light transmission but also boost color perception, making them work well in lower light conditions, such as a cloudy day. Brown-based lenses fit well in sport sunglasses as they make it easier to read terrain and identify details.

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Rose Lenses

Rose is the lightest lens color and provides the highest contrast. It cuts glare, but not as much light transmission. Rose lenses don’t work as well for sensitive eyes as the rose is not as dense. Along with brown lenses, this color would be a good option for those fishing or cycling.

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Prescription Polarized Sunglasses Online at SportRx

Need prescription polarized sunglasses? Done. When you shop with us, you’ll find video guides and tooltips throughout the build process as you customize the perfect pair. An answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with an expert, Contact Us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your prescription polarized sunglasses.

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