So you’ve made the decision to try light-reactive prescription lenses. Now the question is: “Do I choose gray or brown?” To simplify your decision, you’ll want to consider the following three factors:
1. Frame Color
Prescription glasses not only provide vision correction, they’re also a fashion accessory. When deciding on a lens tint, most eyeglass wearers consider frame color the most important factor. The same way color combinations play an important role in our wardrobe, nobody wants lenses that clash with their frames.
So what’s the secret to coordinating an attractive lens and frame ensemble? A good rule of thumb when selecting a light-reactive lens color is to go with gray lenses for cooler or neutral frame colors like black, white, gray, silver, chrome and blue. Brown lenses are a better option when pairing them with warmer frame tones such as brown, gold, tan, yellow, green and red.
If you want the darkest lens possible, go for gray. In premium light-reactive lens brands such as SunSync , gray lenses block out more light than brown lenses.
If you’re looking for better contrast to improve the sharpness of your vision, brown lenses will do the trick. Brown lenses accentuate greens and reds, enhancing contrast and sharpness in the sun. This makes them a perfect fit if you golf, fish or participate in other outdoor activities where contrast is key.
A Final Consideration
You may be asking, “Is gray or brown better when indoors?” The answer is neither. Both turn clear when you’re out of the sun, so there is no difference between brown and gray indoors or at night.
Ask your eye doctor if light-reactive lenses are right for you. As a VSP member, your benefits provide a savings of up to 40%* on SunSync light-reactive lenses.