What are the benefits of green sunglasses?

With an almost endless amount of options for sunglasses out there it can be hard to choose the ones that best suit you. Everything from the style of the glasses, if they’re polarized or not, for active or casual wear, and the colour of the lens determine what the sunglasses are best used for and if they fit your lifestyle. Talking about lens colour alone, you can find anything from a bright yellow to jet black and everything in between. Most sunglass lens colours out there, by default, are grey or brown. But the best lens colour may not be the most popular one- here are some of the benefits of going with a green lens for your next pair of sunglasses. 

Our eyes love to look at green

Think about how much your eyes take in each day. If at any time you take a look outside, chances are you’ll see an abundance of green between the grass and trees that surround us in our neighborhoods, parks, and cities. So, it’s no wonder our eyes are most sensitive to the portion of the visible light spectrum that is responsible for the perception of the colour green. What exactly does this mean? Well, green lenses can do a great job at enhancing our perception of green which results in higher visual acuity.

Why green is the best of both worlds

Grey lenses are beneficial because they reduce brightness without affecting colour perception. Brown lenses also reduce brightness but also enhance contrast. Green lenses do both- they provide better contrast than grey lenses and better colour accuracy than brown lenses. Because of this, the result is yet again higher overall visual accuracy compared to grey and brown lenses.

Green lenses for green sports

Green tinted lenses filter some blue light and reduce glare, and they also reduce eyestrain in bright light situations. So, since green lenses naturally enhance ambient green colours while enhancing contrast and visual acuity, precision outdoor sports like golf, tennis, and baseball are prime examples of when green tinted lenses will be beneficial.