Lens Tinting and Your Lifestyle

July 30, 2019

Adding a tint to your lenses is an excellent way to enhance your wardrobe and stand out in the crowd. However, with so many types of tints available for eyewear, choosing the best one involves more than just matching your personal taste. Depending on your lifestyle and what you experience day to day, the right lens tint for you will be determined by several factors. Here’s a breakdown of lens tinting for your lifestyle and how Cohen’s Fashion Optical can help you figure it out.

Determining Your Needs (and Wants)

Finding the perfect lens tint begins with taking a look at your lifestyle. For instance, if you work in an environment with dark conditions, that will require a different lens tint than if your office is always brightly lit. Here are some other lifestyle factors to take into consideration:

  • Sensitivity to bright light or glare
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • How much of your time you spend indoors vs. outdoors
  • How often you’re working on a computer or other electronic device
  • If any of the machinery you use daily causes exposure to different types of light

Types of Light Exposure You’re Experiencing

In addition to analyzing your lifestyle, it’s also important to know the different types of light exposure; you may be encountering daily. The lens tint you should choose will heavily depend on which types of light you are most often exposed to – as well as your style preferences. The types of light exposure include:

  • White light: A small percentage of the light waves that can be seen by the human eye, which often presents in the form of a rainbow
  • Blue light: Emitted from electronic devices, including computer screens, televisions and cell phones, that has potentially adverse effects on your vision and sleep cycle
  • Infrared (IR): Invisible to the human eye yet requires the right lens tint for the operation of welding and lamp work equipment
  • Visible light transmission (VLT): The percentage of total sunlight that is present after passing through windows, screens or other barriers such as tinting for lenses
  • Ultraviolet (UV): Radiation from the sun that can eventually lead to eye health consequences if not properly moderated

Choosing the Best Lens Tint

After determining which types of light, you are most often exposed to, and how your lifestyle may affect your choice, you can then narrow down your options by learning about the different types of lens tints available. From solid to gradient styles and clear to opaque lenses, you’ll be able to find the right combination at Cohen’s Fashion Optical. We offer a wide variety of lens tint colors, which all serve different purposes, including:

  • Blue: Reduces yellow light and excessive glare
  • Red: Increases perception of depth for detail-oriented tasks
  • Green: Improves contrast, keeps the color balance intact — a great choice for athletes
  • Vermillion: A bright red or scarlet tone that improves contrast indoors
  • Brown/amber: Ideal for outdoor use, as it blocks blue light and improves contrast
  • Yellow/orange: Brightens low light environments and blocks blue light

Finding Your Perfect Match

Of course, the functionality of your lens tint is only part of the equation. We understand that you need your lenses to be tinted in a way that enhances your style, not downgrades it. With the best tinted lenses available and frames from over 20 of the top eyewear designers at Cohen’s Fashion Optical, we guarantee you’ll leave our stores with a pair of tinted lenses that will enhance your vision as well as complement your face shape and skin tone. To learn more, visit your nearest Cohen’s Fashion Optical location today.