There’s nothing that makes your favorite activities — whether it’s fishing, hiking, or simply relaxing on the beach — better than clear, crisp vision. The innovators at SMITH have perfected the most advanced lens technology that provides protection and clarity in every situation. The brand’s ChromaPop™ lenses make every day, every task, and every activity full of color and crystal-clear. Join us for a detailed breakdown in our SMITH ChromaPop™ Lens Guide, where we answer any and all ChromaPop™ questions you may have!

Table of Contents

A. What is ChromaPop™?
B. SMITH ChromaPop™ Lens Colors
C. Advantages of ChromaPop™ Lenses
D. SMITH ChromaPop™ FAQs
E. Best SMITH Sunglasses with ChromaPop™ Lenses
1. SMITH Rockaway
2. SMITH Guide's Choice
3. SMITH Lowdown 2
F. Shop SMITH Sunglasses at SportRx

What is ChromaPop™?

ChromaPop™ is SMITH’s proprietary lens technology that filters out wavelengths of light that cause color confusion. These overlapping colors can interfere with definition. SMITH ChromaPop™ lenses deliver sharper colors and increased clarity, which can also increase reaction time. Perfect for sports and everyday activities, the lens tech makes your experience more enjoyable.

SMITH ChromaPop™ Lens Colors

SMITH lenses offer different tints based on your environment to ensure you get the best optical experience. The following environments have various tint options to ensure you get the best color for your surroundings. From fishing, to cycling, to everyday use, check out the tints below to see which best accommodates your setting and activity.

Best Fishing and Fly Fishing Lens Colors

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Bronze Mirror: This tint is designed for medium to bright, in-shore conditions. Made specifically with fresh water fishermen in mind, the ChromaPop™ Polarized Bronze Mirror lens offers a glare-reducing, color-enhanced visual with high contrast reds, blues, and greens ideal for lakes and reefs.

Blue Mirror: The Blue Mirror tint is specifically made for bright, sunny open-ocean conditions. This lens tint, the darkest ChromaPop™ offers, is the only tint other than the Bronze Mirror that isn’t designed for multiple environments. The Blue Mirror lens is ideal for saltwater fishermen or any off-shore anglers seeking to cut glare, eliminate reflections, and maximize clarity.

Platinum: The Platinum lens is perfect for road and/or ocean conditions. This tint performs best in bright conditions and features a reflective lens coating that effectively decreases the amount of light transmission.

Additional Fishing Lens Colors

Fresh Water: Ignitor, Bronze
In-Shore: Ignitor, Brown, Bronze Mirror
Deep Ocean: Ignitor, Gray Green, Platinum, Blue Mirror

SMITH ChromaPop™ fishing lens guide

Best Lens Colors for Road, Trail, and Field Conditions

Road: Ignitor, Platinum, Gray Green
Trail: Ignitor, Brown, Gray Green
Field: Ignitor, Brown

Best Lens Colors for Every Day Use

Polarized Gray Green, Polarized Brown, Platinum Mirror, Bronze Mirror, Polarized Gray

ChromaPop Lens Guide


Advantages of ChromaPop™ Lenses

Better Experience: Sharper, more vivid, and clearer colors
Less Work: Don’t have to work as hard to see details, reduced eye fatigue
Faster Performance: Quicker response time, confidently see more details

SMITH ChromaPop™ FAQs

You've got questions and we've got answers! Continue reading our SMITH ChromaPop™ Lens Guide for answers to the most popular FAQs.

How do ChromaPop™ lenses work?

The eye perceives all visible light from three primary colors — blue, green, and red. Our eyes can naturally and clearly distinguish these colors except for when they overlap. ChromaPop™ lenses filter these specific crossovers that result in color confusion, thus increasing clarity and enhancing definition.

How ChromaPop works

Are ChromaPop™ lenses polarized?

Quick answer: SMITH offers two polarized ChromaPop™ lens options.

SMITH has a considerable lineup of lenses, but not all of them are polarized. There are two polarization options with ChromaPop™ — ChromaPop™ Polarized and ChromaPop™+ Polarized. ChromaPop™+ Polarized lenses are slightly thinner and lighter, but both offer beneficial glare-blocking. If you’re not sure what is right for you, contact our friendly, knowledgeable opticians who are ready to help, or refer to the above lens color chart.

Reflected light or glare can be a huge distraction and hazard, so polarization is a great feature to consider for everyday frames or your favorite activities. Polarized lenses help with things like spotting fish beneath the water’s surface and eliminating glare from asphalt or windshields while driving. It isn’t the best choice for every sport, though.

For more information about SMITH lenses, visit our SMITH Lens Guide.

Can I get prescription SMITH sunglasses with ChromaPop™ lenses?

At the moment, ChromaPop™ lens technology is not available in prescription.

However, SMITH sunglasses are available in prescription with SportRx’s Sport Optimized lenses in a range of lens materials.

What about SMITH ChromaPop™ goggles?

SMITH goggles are also available with ChromaPop™ lenses.

SMITH is committed to providing you with the clearest optics, whether you’re hitting the lake or the slopes. A day of skiing or snowboarding is made better with ChromaPop™ lenses in SMITH snow goggles. ChromaPop™ goggles cover a range of lighting conditions — bluebird days, medium-light conditions, overcast and whiteout — meaning you’ll always receive the best visibility.

If you’re looking for SMITH snow goggles that can accommodate your prescription needs, SportRx has you covered! While not available with ChromaPop™, SMITH goggles still provide you with the pristine, Rx-friendly vision you need on the mountain.

For more information, visit our SMITH ChromaPop™ Goggle Lens Guide.

Where can I buy SMITH prescription sunglasses?

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

Best SMITH Sunglasses with ChromaPop™ Lenses

You know you want ChromaPop™ lenses, now you just need to pick a pair of SMITH frames to go with them! Keep reading our SMITH ChromaPop™ Lens Guide for some of our top frame picks.

SMITH Rockaway

No matter where your day takes you, the SMITH Rockaway can keep up. Equipped with a sweat management system, the Rockaway drains moisture and sweat for fog-free vision. The spring hinges adjust to best fit your face and the Evolve™ frame material is so light, you might forget you’re even wearing them. The 6-base curve makes the sunglasses a great day-to-day accessory and the Megol grips provide a reliable fit. An anti-reflective lens coating blocks out glare, while a hydrophobic coating helps water run off the lens surface. The Rockaway is also equipped with an optional PivLock™ leash attachment for extra dependability, from the boat to brunch.

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SMITH Rockaway Opal Fade – ChromaPop™ Polarized Opal Mirror

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Rockaway Key Features:

  • Sweat management system promotes air flow for clear vision
  • Comfortable grips on the nose pads and temples keep the frames steady
  • Spring hinges self-adjust for customized fit
  • Rx-able
  • SportRx Frame Width (What is SFW?): 132 (Men’s M/Women’s M-L)

SMITH Guide’s Choice

If you’re looking for a great all-around frame, look no further than the SMITH Guide’s Choice. Also available in a larger size, the 8-base wrap around design provides peripheral protection and widens your field of view, while ChromaPop™ lenses make the colors around you truly pop. Integrated frame ventilation increases airflow and minimizes fogging for crystal-clear visibility. Rubberized grips on the nose pads and temples keep the sunglasses optically aligned and secure for all-day wearability. Flattering a variety of face shapes, the Guide’s Choice is a favorite of many.

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SMITH Guide’s Choice in Matte Havana with ChromaPop™ Glass Polarized Blue Mirror Lenses

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Guide’s Choice Key Features:

  • Frame ventilation wicks away unwanted moisture
  • Nose pad and temple grips ensure comfortability and frame security
  • Available in XL for larger heads
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 135 (Men’s M-L/Women’s L)

SMITH Lowdown 2

A new take on the original silhouette, the SMITH Lowdown 2 brings effortless comfort and style to everyday sunglasses. The flatter 4-base curve is ideal for casual sunglass wearers who love a classic design. Crafted from lightweight Grilamid TR90, the frames are eco-friendly and can keep up with your daily lifestyle. Megol grips and bent temples offer a non-slip, stable fit, and the large lenses offer ample coverage. A hard lens coating promotes durability by protecting against scratches, while an oleophobic coating repels facial oils and smudging.

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SMITH Lowdown 2 in Matte Black — ChromaPop™ Polarized Gray Green

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Lowdown 2 Key Feature:

  • Bio-based frame material is light and durable
  • Megol grips ensure sunglasses remain in place
  • Available in Slim and XL sizing
  • Rx-able
  • SFW: 136 (Men’s M-L/Women’s L)

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