Lens Info

Do you know what is most important in a sunglass protection for your eyes? Do you understand certain labels and claims regarding lenses?

Sunglasses have become a stylish accessory over the years, and in recent times have become a critical factor in creating or enhancing ones' personal style or public image. Hollywood, has long influenced the styles of sunglasses through their characters and the roles they play and have created long-term relationships with style and personality traits. 

Many current trends today have roots in the Hollywood costumers' trunk. The most common trends, the Aviator, the Wayfarer, the Clubmaster, the Neo, the Cat Eye, the Manhattan were worn by some of our favorite actors from the past. They made them look good and we were able to enjoy, albeit vicariously, in a small part of the glitz & glam by wearing them.

That was then. Today it is important to understand that the sunglass is not just an accessory. It is an important part of eye protection and health. 

 THE LIST THAT FOLLOWS  we have comprised of the most common terms for you to know and understand why and when they are important. It goes like this:


This is the most important to understand because it is the #1 protection against the most harmful rays from the sun and protects against cataracts. 90-100% is the recommendation and 100% is also known as 400UV. A little beauty hint: protection against the sun also eases those pesky little wrinkles at the corner of the eye.


Polarization is a bit complex to describe in detail but the most important thing to know is that polarized lenses prevent glare. This is very effective on the water or snow in strong sunlight. Polarized is highly recommended for fishing, boating, skiing, and other winter sports and hobbies.


Lenses with a gradient feature have stronger protection at the top and less at the bottom of the lens. This makes them perfect for driving a car or boat or any activity where your visual needs would be different looking forward and down.


Polychromic lenses have the ability to change darkness level when the lighting changes, as in, going from inside to out and from strong light to shade.


Mirror lenses literally reflect the light away. This is an aid to other features for sun protection and for visual clarity.


Lens color is often considered a style or trendy detail. This is true, but there is a lot more to it. Certain lens colors have attributes that enhance depth perception and reduce eye fatigue in different situations.

Here is a simple rule of thumb. In moderate to bright conditions, gray to green lenses won't distort colors, while brown may cause minor effects. For moderate to low-level light conditions colors in the yellow, gold, rose, vermillion family do best. Brown lenses are best worn on cloudy, overcast days. This family of lens colors is able to brighten and therefore make more clear your surroundings. 

We hope this helps you to make a wise and healthy choice for your Glam Eyes Sunglasses. Feel free to contact us.