Tint Colour Options for Prescription Lenses
Tint options available for single vision and varifocal (progressive) prescription lenses
We offer a hugh choice of lens colours and can match to a particular lens colour on a frame you have seen on our website. Most choose a standard colour from the options below:
Yellow - Colour will range from light yellow to dark yellow
Brown - Colour will range from amber to dark brown
Blue - Colour will range from light blue to dark blue
Green - Colour will range from light green to dark green
Pink - Colour will range from pink to red
Grey - Colour will range from almost clear to dark grey
The darkness of the tint will be determined by the amount of tint applied which is determined by the ‘Light transmission Factor’ or LTF for short. For example, if you request a LTF of 15% (which is the same LTF as most non prescription sunglasses you will find on the high street) it will allow about 15% of light through the lens and is ideal for sunny conditions. This is classified as a category 3 lens and the lens category you select will reflect the environmental conditions or type of use you require the sunglasses. For more information about lens categories and the best conditions for their use go to ‘Lens Tint Categories Explained’.
To simplify things, if you request a particular lens category (i.e. from Cat 0 to Cat 4) we will select an average LTF within that category unless you specify otherwise.
If you have a specific colour in mind or need a tint for a specific purpose, just click on one of the options below for a colour palette and uses for particular tints that we can provide:
Most Common Tints. Suitable for general wear glasses and sunglasses.
Tints for Particular Sports. Tints that are known to benefit those playing particular sports such as shooting or golf.
Graduated Tints. Tints that start dark at the top and lighter at the bottom. Easier to read books through the clearer part at the bottom.
Tints for the Office. Can help to reduce eyestrain caused by computers, office environment and fluorescent lighting.
Tints for Eye Conditions. Suitable for those with particular eye conditions such as macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, preoperative cataract, SAD (Seasonal affected Disorder), anridia, glaucoma, extreme photophobia, pseudophakia, diabetic retinopathy, albinism, optic atrophy, and corneal dystrophy. Those with jobs exposed to particular light such as exposure to intense ultraviolet light light such as dentists, exposure to welding flash or forensic science. Those who take particular photosensitising medication i.e. certain tranquilliser, diuretics, anti-diabetic & hypertensive medications, oral contraceptives, antibiotics and even artificial sweeteners, laxatives and psoralen as used in psoriasis treatment.
We have other features on choice of tints for prescription glasses and sunglasses which can be accessed from the links below: