Ski sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun. While on the mountain, UV (ultraviolet) rays are stronger at higher altitudes, mainly because there is less atmosphere to filter them out. At the same time, light from the sun is reflected directly off the snow surface, producing higher-intensity light. The tinted coating on the outside of the lens helps reduce glare from the sun or helps you see the outline of the snow more easily on cloudy days. Most ski sunglasses have tinted lenses, which often darkens the image when you look through them. When you first put them on, the effect of the tint may be dramatic, but after a few minutes your eyes will adjust and you won't notice the effect until you take them off.
Lens Color for Bright, Sunny Snow Conditions
Stealth Black lenses are best suited for very bright light conditions. It has a visible light transmission of 8% to keep your eyes fresh in the brightest conditions. This is because they tend to provide a lot of shadows and usually have a high VLT rating. While black lenses don't change the tint of perceived color, they do block a significant amount of UV light. And black polarized will further protect your eyes by reflecting sunlight from the snow and eliminating glare. However, avoid using black ski sunglasses during night skiing or in flat light conditions as your vision may be impaired.
Ice Blue lenses have 18% light transmission to provide the comfort you need all day long under cloudless skies. When it's a sunny day in the snow or on the mountains, extreme glare and brightness are magnified by the altitude and high glare environment of the snowy surface. The polarized coating reflects the glare from the snow, reducing the need for you to squint. Blue lenses are usually best suited for higher light conditions. If you choose blue lenses, they will help reduce the fact that glare is present when skiing. Our MRY polarized lenses increase color contrast and saturation, making it easier to see shadows, crevices and even ice.
Lens Color for Foggy Conditions
If you tend to do snow activities in foggy or low to medium light conditions, you need yellow lenses, which will help emphasize shadows and improve contrast. Yellow lenses are particularly effective in allowing you to see the detail better. If you regularly ski in low-light conditions or other types of uneven terrain, yellow lenses may be the ideal choice for you. They can help you see detail in lighting situations where it is difficult to see shadows and other signs of bumps or irregularities, allowing you to see icy spots, uneven ground, and drop-offs more easily. This is very useful for staying safe in bad weather conditions.
At MRY, we want to help you create the ideal pair of sunglasses that will protect your eyes in any situation and look good when you wear them! In addition to having our line of affordable and high-quality sunglasses and frames, we also make replacement lenses for any name-brand sunglasses. With over 20 lens colors to choose from, mirror coatings, blues, gradients, and transitions, the possibilities are endless.
MRY Lenses has all your eye protection needs covered this winter, so if you're ready to hit the slopes with protective but still stylish sunglasses, be sure to check out the lens colors mentioned in this article and pair any of them with your sunglasses! Protect those eyes and enjoy all the snowy festivities this winter!