Since 1937, Ray-Ban lenses have boasted superior optics and UV protection while being featured in Ray-Ban’s most iconic sunglasses. With a rich history leading the way in innovative lens technology, Ray-Ban lenses were designed with performance in mind. While the G-15 is the Ray-Ban lens color that started it all, today Ray-Ban has expanded upon its collection to offer solids, gradients, mirrors, polarization, and their newest lens technology, Chromance. Explore our Ray-Ban Lens Guide to discover the unique qualities of each Ray-Ban lens color!
Ray-Ban Lens Guide
1. Ray-Ban Lens Chart
2. Ray-Ban Solid (Classic) Lenses
3. Ray-Ban Gradient Lenses
3.1. Blue Gradient
3.2. Grey Gradient
3.3. Brown Gradient
4. Ray-Ban Mirror Lenses
4.1. Blue Mirror
4.2. Silver Mirror
4.3. Copper Mirror
4.4. Orange Mirror
5. Ray-Ban Chromance Lenses
5.1. Green Mirror Gold Gradient
5.2. Green Mirror Blue
5.3. Grey Mirror Grey Gradient
6. Ray-Ban Polarized Lenses
Before we get started, a few quick notes that apply to all Ray-Ban lenses:
- All Ray-Ban lenses provide 100% UV protection.
- All Ray-Ban lenses feature the Ray-Ban signature engraved on the right lens & the RB initials on the left.
- All Ray-Ban lenses are available with prescription at SportRx.
Now, onto the lenses!
|Lens Color||Image||Features||Light Conditions||Polarization||Polarized VLT %||Non-Polarized VLT %||Rx-able?|
|G-15||Natural Vision, Relaxes Eyes||Polar & Non-Polar||11%||15%||Yes|
|B-15||Enhances Contrast & Depth Perception||Polar & Non-Polar||12%||15%||Yes|
|Blue Solid||Defines Contours, Boosts Color Perception||Polar & Non-Polar||16%||15%||Yes|
|Blue Gradient||Fashionable, Reduces Stress on Eyes||Polar & Non-Polar||18-43%||18-43%||Yes|
|Grey Gradient||True Color Perception, Reduces Glare||Polar & Non-Polar||18-43%||18-43%||Yes|
|Brown Gradient||Subtle Contrast Enhancement||Polar & Non-Polar||18-43%||18-43%||Yes|
|Blue Mirror||Intense Pop of Color||Polar & Non-Polar||11%||11%||Yes|
|Silver Mirror||One-Way Mirror on Neutral Tone||Polar & Non-Polar||9%||10%||Yes|
|Orange Mirror||Brown Base Enhances Contrast||Polar & Non-Polar||12%||21%||Yes|
|Copper Mirror||Enhances Contrast & Texture Recognition||Non-Polar||—||19%||Yes|
|Green Mirror Blue Chromance||Bright Colors, Enhanced Contrast, Better Clarity||Polar||13%||—||Yes*|
|Grey Mirror Grey Gradient Chromance||Bright Colors, Enhanced Contrast, Better Clarity||Polar||18-43%||—||Yes*|
|Green Mirror Gold Gradient Chromance||Bright Colors, Enhanced Contrast, Better Clarity||Polar||18-43%||—||Yes*|
VLT– Visible Light Transmission is the amount of light that passes through a lens. The lower the percentage, the darker the lens tint will be with the least amount of light reaching your eyes.
*Chromance Lenses are only available in Chromance frames. This also applies to prescription Chromance lenses. Currently, custom prescription Chromance orders can be placed with an optician via phone or chat.
Ray-Ban Solid lenses were developed to deliver a high level of clarity, comfort, and UV protection. Solid lenses absorb 85% of visible light and block the most harmful blue light.
With a heritage of serious research, the original solid lens is the G-15. Created for military use, the G-15 was first and foremost a performance lens to aid American pilots while flying at high altitudes. Absorbing 85% of visible light, blocking glare, and providing remarkable color contrast, G-15 lenses were an advanced achievement in the eyewear industry and continue to be a favorite lens color today.
To break down the name, “G” is for green in this iconic smokey-green/grey lens color. 15 stands for the percentage of VLT (Visible Light Transmission) making this an excellent choice for sunny days or those with sensitive eyes. Ray-Ban G-15 lenses have unparalleled clarity and their unique color has proven to withstand evolving trends. G-15 lenses are available in both crystal (glass) or polycarbonate.
As you may have guessed, the “B” in B-15 stands for brown. This brown lens boasts the same performance as the G-15 but is better suited for lower light conditions. B-15 lenses increase contrast making this the superior lens color for cloudy days. It is also available in both crystal and polycarbonate materials.
Although it may be the lesser known of the solid lenses, Ray-Ban Blue lenses are an equally impressive option. Appropriate in any conditions, blue lenses deliver a true-to-color environment and reduce eye strain.
Ray-Ban Gradient lenses are meant to showcase the latest style trends and express your unique personality. Characterized by a flawless transition from a solid color to a transparent shade of the same hue, Ray-Ban gradient lenses are as smooth as they come. Available in crystal and polycarbonate materials, gradient lenses are good for low to medium light conditions.
Ray-Ban Blue Gradient lenses are the ultimate cross between fashion and function. A classic blue adds a subtle pop of color while the gradient lens makes it an excellent choice for the road. By transitioning to a more transparent shade, your car dashboard is easier to read and your eyes won’t perceive the flawless transition in color.
Ray-Ban Grey Gradient lenses allow for true color recognition while decreasing brightness. This versatile lens works well in low light to medium conditions.
Ray-Ban Brown Gradient lenses are the perfect everyday lens that can do it all. Increasing contrast where you need it most and transitioning to a clearer tone that allows you to read with ease. Brown gradient lenses are functional in all light conditions and help give you can extra boost of contrast when needed.
Ray-Ban Mirror lenses are highly reflective and completely shield your eyes. Acting like a one-way mirror, these lenses provide the most light protection and are ideal on the sunniest of days. Pops of color and neutral tones make mirror lenses some of the most expressive lenses on the market. Ray-Ban Mirror lenses are available in both crystal and polycarbonate.
Ray-Ban Blue Mirror lenses deliver a highly saturated burst of color. This vibrant lens color is for those looking to make a statement with their eyewear. Blue mirror lenses demand attention and can be a modern twist on vintage styles.
Ray-Ban Silver Mirror lenses are a happy medium between a classic and playful style. Acting as a neutral, silver mirror lenses are elevated with their reflective finish. Your eyes are completely covered leaving others unable to see your gaze. If a sense of mystery is your style, consider Ray-Ban Silver Mirror lenses an immediate boost in allure.
Ray-Ban Copper Mirror lenses are a feminine touch to your favorite sunglasses. With a pink base, copper mirror lenses work well in a variety of lighting conditions and are considered one of the most versatile lenses.
Extroverts, artists, and trend-setters unite! Ray-Ban Orange Mirror lenses are as bold as their wearers. This striking lens color is as vibrant as sunglass lenses come and is the ultimate statement piece.
*This specific color combination is no longer available at SportRx.com but may be special ordered. Contact us for more information.
Ray-Ban Chromance lenses are Ray-Ban’s most innovative lens technology yet. Boasting brighter colors, enhanced contrast, and better clarity, Chromance lenses have 4 key features to brightening your world:
- High contrast pigments used to tint lenses and intensify colors.
- Polarization to eliminate glare and deliver the highest protection for your eyes.
- Antireflective treatment on back surface of lens resulting in crisper vision and no backside glare.
- Hydrophobic treatment to repel water and fingerprints- making cleaning a breeze.
A few notes on all Ray-Ban Chromance lenses: They are all polarized, polycarbonate, and only available in Chromance frames.
Ray-Ban Green Mirror Blue lenses boast a vibrant pop of color from both perspectives. From the front, the blue mirror is the star of the show and delivers a highly-saturated finish. As the wearer, you’ll appreciate the lens’ green base which dims glare and transmits colors evenly.
Ray-Ban Green Mirror Gold Gradient lenses are the ultimate choice in flashy style and high-performance optics. This unique color creation is even better in person. A combination of the most vibrant Ray-Ban finishes, the Green Mirror Gold Gradient Chromance lenses are one of the most eye-catching lenses in Ray-Ban’s collection.
If you appreciate classic colors with boosted optics, look no further than the Ray-Ban Grey Mirror Grey Gradient Chromance lenses. The grey mirror adds a unique twist to a timeless grey gradient base. This combination is an ideal frame for everyday use due to its ability to adapt to a variety of environments.
Ray-Ban Polarized lenses block the horizontal waves of light that bounce off shiny surfaces, otherwise known as glare. A special coating on the lens prevents these horizontal waves from reaching your eyes, allowing you to enjoy the view without the blinding light. Ray-Ban Polarized lenses are also treated with an anti-reflective treatment to enhance visual clarity and ensure comfort. All Ray-Ban Polarized lenses feature a distinctive “P” after the Ray-Ban logo on the right lens.
To see which lens colors are available with polarization, check out our Ray-Ban Lens Chart at the top of the page!
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