Why wear tinted sunglasses while running?
While tinted sunglasses are certainly fashion-forward, they also offer excellent eye protection. They do this by helping to filter out the light from your eyes, depending on their color. Some lenses will amplify the colors you see, making them appear more vibrant, while others will distort colors, reduce glare intensity, block light altogether or improve visual clarity and definition.
Different colored lenses can improve visibility under certain conditions, so when choosing a tint, you should consider what time of day and where you typically run. If your daily runs are usually in bright sunlight or on the tarmac, you may want to choose extremely dark lenses. Yellow lenses work better in low light conditions, while rose-tinted lenses offer greater contrast, which is useful for those who do a lot of trails running.
The best sunglasses lens color for running
Yellow or orange
Yellow-tinted lenses help sharpen your view of the running environment by filtering out the darker blue light. These lenses are best used in low-light conditions, such as dusk or overcast days. They make the environment appear brighter. They also enhance contrast and depth perception, making them ideal for hazy and foggy conditions.
Red or rose
Red or rose-colored lenses are perfect for sports and outdoor activities. They work well in a variety of conditions. Red and rose colors block blue light, improve visibility and depth perception, provide maximum contrast and enhance detail. Red lenses are good for hazy weather because they increase contrast and illuminate overcast days. They are also good for transitions because they make them easy on the eyes.
Brown or amber
Brown lenses enhance the green tint so you can see trees, shrubs and grasses better. They improve contrast and contain red elements that improve depth perception. Amber lenses block blue light, increase contrast, and provide shadows and good visibility in low-light conditions. This makes it a good choice when rocks and tree roots pop up.
Photochromic lenses are brighter than regular lenses used for shaded areas, but still have enough tint to make sunlit areas comfortable. If at dawn, the lenses will start with a clear tint or slightly shaded state and then darken depending on the intensity of the sun. Or in the evening at sunset, they will return to their original color state from darkness. In the case of cloudy weather, the lenses will darken and lighten depending on the intensity of the light. Photochromic lenses are also the most suitable choice for people practicing marathon and trail running, considering the very frequent light transitions in the path.
Get the best lenses from MryLens
While there are many lenses to choose from, each with many benefits, it is important that you determine exactly what you are looking for in order to find the right lens for you. MRY has 25 different lens colors, all suitable for a variety of uses. You can match your old lenses, or customize them to fit your event and style. Whether you are hitting the shady trails or blasting through PRs under the sun, MRY has the right tints for your sprints.All sunglasses are made of optical grade polycarbonate and offer 100% UV protection, impact resistance, and our 365-day warranty against manufacturing defects.