Prescription Lenses for your Sunglasses
As an Optician Vision Express can offer you the help and advice you need when it comes to protecting your eyes. This expertise is only available in store.
We have optical experts on hand in every store to help you choose the right type of lenses to help you see safely in the sun. And if you need an eye test you can simply book your appointment on line today.
Lens type & treatments
Most of our sunglass lenses are made from plastic for their versatility, durability and lightness. Not all sunglasses have the same coloured lenses; here is a simple guide to what the different colours mean.
Grey lenses ensure natural colours and offer protection in all weathers.
Brown lenses warm colours and enhance contrasts, offering a good level of protection in all circumstances.
Yellow lenses enhance contrast in fog or low light conditions. Ideal for driving.
Blue/mauve lenses are stylish and fashionable, providing good protection in moderate sunlight.
Pink or red lenses are an alternative look for night time or low light conditions.
Dark Green enhances contrast in natural light. Excellent for sports like golf.
Level of protection & tint
All of our sunglasses are 100% UV protected however, you may find that you need a darker tint which offers even greater protection.
|European Standard||Lens Description||Brightness||Environment & Activity||Level of Protection|
|4||Very Dark||Mountains, Glaciers & SeaExtreme Conditions - car driving prohibited||UV 100% - Visible light 95%|
|3||Dark||Sea & MountainsIntense conditions||UV 100% - Visible light 85%|
|2||Medium Tint||Sea & MountainsBright Sunlight||UV 100% - Visible light 70%|
|1||Slightly Tinted||All EnvironmentsVariable sunlight - everyday use||UV 100% - Visible light 40%|
|0||Clear Tinted||UrbanVariable light conditions for comfort & appearance||UV 100% - Visible light 10%|
As an optician we recommend you always protect your lenses with a scratch resistant coating in order to prolong the life of your lenses.
Whatever you do in the sun we want to ensure that you can see clearly - enjoy your summer by seeing safely in the sun.