Ray-Ban has several popular choices when it comes to picking the perfect lens. In our Ray-Ban lens guide, Gabriela from SportRx and Alana from Ray-Ban break down the different lens colors so you can decide which is the best for you. Read on to learn more!
Ray-Ban Lens Guide
1. Solid Color Lenses
2. Mirror Lenses
2.1. Silver Mirror
2.2. Copper Mirror
2.3. Blue Mirror
3. Polarized Lenses
3.1. G-15 Polarized
3.2. B-15 Polarized
3.3. Orange Mirror Polarized
3.4. Silver Mirror Polarized
3.5. Blue Mirror Polarized
3.6. Brown Gradient Polarized
3.7. Blue Gradient Polarized
3.8. Grey Gradient Polarized
4. Chromance Lenses
4.1. Blue/Green Chromance
4.2. Green/Gold Chromance
4.3. Grey/Grey Chromance
Before we get started, there are a few things to note:
- All Ray-Ban lenses are 100% UV-protected with high-definition optics.
- Authentic Ray-Ban lenses have the Ray-Ban logo on one lens and an “RB” etching on the other.
- You can get Ray-Ban authentic lenses in prescription, and these are all available in prescription from SportRx.
With that out of the way, let’s check out our options!
These lenses are all one solid, straightforward color. They are non-mirrored and non-polarized.
First up is the G-15, the original Ray-Ban lens. The “G” stands for green—the lens has a distinctive smoky green/gray color. This lens blocks out a majority of blue light. In addition, it has a VLT (Visible Light Transmission) of 15%, making it great for sunny days or for those with sensitive eyes. These lenses also come with several different coatings to block reflections and make them easier to clean.
As you may have guessed, the “B” in B-15 stands for brown. The brown lens has most of the same performance features as the G-15 lens, but provides greater contrast in lower light conditions, making it a better option for cloudier days.
The blue lens is not as well known as the other two solid-colored lenses, but it’s a classic nonetheless. Like the G-15, the blue lens is best for sunny days and features a true-to-color environment.
A mirror coating on the outside of the lens makes it look like a one-way mirror. This provides additional protection on sunny days as well as being an aesthetic choice—the mirror color can be completely different from the lens tint. These lenses are non-polarized.
A more subtle look, the silver mirror is great for those who want to stay mysterious, but not too mysterious. It matches with most any outfit color combination.
The copper mirror is fun and loud for all the fashionistas out there. Be sure to pair this with an outfit that’s equally fun and loud, or tone the colors down a little if you want the sunglasses to really pop.
The blue mirror is for those who want to max out the mysterious factor while still enjoying comfortable vision. It’s a pleasant shade of blue that looks great with most clothing colors and skintones.
Ray-Ban’s polarized lenses have a “P” following the lens logo. Polarization cuts out glare off of reflective objects like water, chrome, or snow. It’s a great option for a day on the water or for activities like driving, though it’s not typically recommended for sports. These Ray-Ban lenses can come in a solid tint, gradient tint, or with a mirror coating—lots of options for lots of lifestyles!
The same as the G-15 lens, but polarized! Take your Ray-Bans with you for a drive, or perhaps a day on the beach.
The same as its B-15 counterpart, but polarized to let you enjoy that high-contrast life.
Perhaps the most fun color in the mix, the orange mirror begs to be noticed. It can be a tricky color combo to pull off, but if you do, you’ll have everyone’s attention.
The same classic, slightly mysterious mirror, polarized for your convenience. Don this look with any outfit and be ready to go.
The same fun statement from before, now polarized. Wear these sunglasses at the beach and have people glancing between your shades and the water, wondering which is bluer.
These polarized gradient lenses are an especially great option for driving because the bottom of the lens is lighter and not polarized. This makes it easier to read your car dashboard or other digital displays, while also being a fashionable aesthetic choice.
Ray-Ban’s gradient lenses are marked by a smooth transition from dark to lighter tints, enough that you hardly even notice the change.
Grey lenses are great for bright, sunny days because they darken your surroundings without affecting their color. These gradient polarized lenses make a great case for driving on sunny days.
Chromance is Ray-Ban’s new lens technology for eyes that love color. These lenses are best in the athletic world, or for those who just want to see better than ever before. These lenses, in addition to the logo and etching in the same place, feature “Chromance” lettering on the lower lens. They are also all polarized.
This Chromance lens features a green tint, slightly lighter than the G-15, with a blue mirror for added pop.
A green mirror paired with a gold gradient makes one eye-catching sunglass. This second Chromance lens features a truly unique style you won’t find anywhere else.
Last but not least, this Chromance lens has a grey tint and silver mirror for a classic but fun look.
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