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
2.1. G-15
2.2. B-15
2.3. Blue
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!

Ray-Ban Lens Chart

Lens ColorImageFeaturesLight ConditionsPolarizationPolarized VLT %Non-Polarized VLT %Rx-able?
G-15Ray-Ban G-15 Lens ColorNatural Vision, Relaxes EyesLight Conditions Icons Low to Bright Polar & Non-Polar11%15%Yes
B-15Ray-Ban B-15 Brown Lens ColorEnhances Contrast & Depth PerceptionLight Conditions Icons Low to BrightPolar & Non-Polar12%15%Yes
Blue SolidRay-Ban Blue Lens ColorDefines Contours, Boosts Color PerceptionLight Conditions Icons Low to Bright Polar & Non-Polar16%15%Yes
Blue GradientRay-Ban Blue Gradient Lens ColorFashionable, Reduces Stress on EyesLight Conditions Icons Low to Medium Polar & Non-Polar18-43%18-43%Yes
Grey GradientRay-Ban Grey Gradient Lens ColorTrue Color Perception, Reduces GlareLight Conditions Icons Low to Medium Polar & Non-Polar18-43%18-43%Yes
Brown GradientRay-Ban Brown Gradient Lens ColorSubtle Contrast EnhancementLight Conditions Icons Low to Medium Polar & Non-Polar18-43%18-43%Yes
Blue MirrorRay-Ban Blue Mirror Lens ColorIntense Pop of ColorLight Conditions Icons Medium to Bright Polar & Non-Polar11%11%Yes
Silver MirrorRay-Ban Silver Mirror Lens ColorOne-Way Mirror on Neutral ToneLight Conditions Icons Medium to Bright Polar & Non-Polar9%10%Yes
Orange MirrorRay-Ban Orange Mirror Lens ColorBrown Base Enhances ContrastLight Conditions Icons Medium to Bright Polar & Non-Polar12%21%Yes
Copper MirrorRay-Ban Copper Mirror Lens ColorEnhances Contrast & Texture RecognitionLight Conditions Icons Medium to BrightNon-Polar19%Yes
Green Mirror Blue ChromanceRay-Ban Green Mirror Blue Chromance Lens ColorBright Colors, Enhanced Contrast, Better ClarityLight Conditions Icons Medium to BrightPolar13%Yes*
Grey Mirror Grey Gradient ChromanceRay-Ban Grey Mirror Grey Gradient Chromance Lens ColorBright Colors, Enhanced Contrast, Better ClarityLight Conditions Icons Medium to BrightPolar18-43%Yes*
Green Mirror Gold Gradient ChromanceRay-Ban Green Mirror Gold Gradient Chromance Lens ColorBright Colors, Enhanced Contrast, Better ClarityLight Conditions Icons Medium to BrightPolar18-43%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 (Classic) Lenses

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.

G-15

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.

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Gold Sunglasses with G-15 green lenses

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator in Arista with G-15 Lenses

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B-15

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.

Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer in Light Havana Brown with B-15 Brown Lenses

Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer in Light Havana with B-15 Lenses

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Blue

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 RB3716 Clubmaster Metal in Matte Black with Blue Lenses

Ray-Ban RB3716 Clubmaster Metal in Matte Black with Blue Lenses

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Ray-Ban Gradient Lenses

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.

Blue Gradient

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 RB3716 Clubmaster Metal in White with Blue Gradient Lenses

Ray-Ban RB3716 Clubmaster Metal in White with Blue Gradient Lenses

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Grey Gradient

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 RB4165 Justin in Rubber Black with Grey Gradient Lenses

Ray-Ban RB4165 Justin in Rubber Black with Grey Gradient Lenses

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Brown Gradient

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 RB4171 Erika in Havana with Brown Gradient Lenses

Ray-Ban RB4171 Erika in Havana with Brown Gradient Polarized Lenses

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Ray-Ban Mirror Lenses

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.

Blue Mirror

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 RB3016 Clubmaster in Sand Havana with Blue Mirror Lenses

Ray-Ban RB3016 Clubmaster in Sand Havana with Blue Mirror Lenses

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Silver Mirror

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 RB3447 Round Metal in Matte Silver with Silver Mirror Lenses

Ray-Ban RB3447 Round Metal in Matte Silver with Silver Mirror Lenses

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Copper Mirror

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.

Ray-Ban RB3548N Hexagonal in Gold with Copper Mirror Lenses

Ray-Ban RB3548N Hexagonal in Gold with Copper Mirror Lenses

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Orange Mirror

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.

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator in Matte Gold with Orange Mirror Lenses

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator in Matte Gold with Orange Mirror Polarized Lenses

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*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

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 Chromance Lenses Graphic Showing 3 Landscapes (Dessert Canyon, Pine Trees, and Blue Lake)

Ray-Ban Chromance Lenses

Green Mirror Blue

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 RB4263 in Black with Green Mirror Blue Chromance Lenses

Ray-Ban RB4263 in Black with Green Mirror Blue Chromance Lenses

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Green Mirror Gold Gradient

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.

Ray-Ban RB4264 in Shiny Grey with Green Mirror Gold Gradient Chromance Lenses

Ray-Ban RB4264 in Shiny Grey with Green Mirror Gold Gradient Chromance Lenses

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Grey Mirror Grey Gradient

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 RB4283 in Blue with Grey Mirror Grey Gradient Chromance Lenses

Ray-Ban RB4283 in Blue with Grey Mirror Grey Gradient Chromance Lenses

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Ray-Ban Polarized Lenses

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!

Beach Landscape to show difference of Ray-Ban Polarized Lenses vs Non-Polarized Lenses

Non-Polarized (Left) vs. Polarized (Right)

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Ray-Ban Prescription Sunglasses at SportRx

We hope our Ray-Ban Lens Guide helped you to discover the unique characteristics of each Ray-Ban lens color and type. At SportRx, we are passionate about prescription eyewear and believe that the proper eyewear can change the way see our world. All of the above Ray-Ban lenses are available in YOUR prescription. Tailor-made to your vision needs and unique style, Ray-Ban prescription sunglasses will quickly become your new favorite eyewear. We have helpful guides and tools throughout the customization process and have a team of friendly opticians ready to help, 7 days a week. Contact us and we’ll be happy to help you into Ray-Ban prescription sunglasses that will have you seeing clearly in no time.

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