Tinted in Color

Written by Alison Moriarty | April 23, 2019

When it comes to a lense tint, having a wide variety of colors does have its positives. Understanding this concept, industries now have used this advantage to manufacture your perfect pair- which is a pretty big deal. The eyewear community has the ability to improve quality, comfortability, & style for their clients to fit their needs.  

Lenses are the heart of sunglasses and the most important tool to improve your viewing experience. Shadesdaddy comments, “while many of us pick sunglasses based on looks, the actual lens color of sunglasses does have an effect on how you see in terms of light and contrast. So, for this reason, it’s very important to understand how each lens color of sunglasses affects our vision and how we see light.”  

This is why in order to make full use of the wide ranges of lens options out there, it is important to determine which one is right one for you – BREAKING NEWS: You do not have to risk style for comfort!

NOTE: Color tint has to do with the inside of the lense (what the consumer sees). The exterior or outside lense usually can differ in color from the inside. For example, IVI’s  Merc comes in many different colors including blue, green, and chrome but those colors are the lenses outside reflection not the overall tint (which is grey). Therefore, people should note the reflections verses tints.

So let’s begin with the basics……


Grey lenses are the most popular lenses and for a good reason!

The lenses are high in demand because just as green lenses, they have the ability to darken your brightest days- and for this case that’s exactly what some people need. The gray lenses are described as “color-neutral” meaning they add higher contrast and lower brightness, but do not worry because you will still be able to see through all the shade!

Since both lenses do such a great job in reducing extreme sunlight and glare, we recommend them to people who are involved in outside activities. The lenses are especially good for golfers, drivers, construction workers, boat drivers, jet ski drivers, motorcyclist, cyclist, and other athletes.

If you looking for more of a sporty/edgy look on your gray lenses, we recommend IVI’s the amethyst flame flash. The amethyst exterior lense mirror a blue/purple and pink/red tint, depending on the sun’s reflection. Definitely a IVI personal favorite and perfect look for water and winter sports.

Popular IVI Grey Lenses Suggestions: Beverly, Daggerwing, Blake, Faye, Brooks, Bonnie, Dusky, Deano, Gravitas, Merc, and Sepulveda

Grey Lenses with Amethyst Tint: Bonnie: Deano, Dusky, Faye, Gravitas, Hunter, and Sepulveda.

Green Lenses: Blake, Brooks


Bronze/Brown lenses reduce glares and block blue light, which helps your vision during rainy or cloudy days. Switchvision says that by using frames with bronze/brown lenses can help sharpen your vision and increase contrasts for certain tints. Colors appear more vivid and vibrant when using bronze/brown lenses. This will allow objects to be seen more clearly, and it also reduces the amount of light when doing outdoor activities. Bronze/Brown lenses are known to be the most versatile lens tint, which is why it is the most popular lens being sold.

Bronze/Brown lenses are perfect for outdoor activities like fishing, baseball, golf, hunting, cycling, and water sports. IVI has a wide variety of frames that are paired with Bronze/Brown lenses that are both practical and fashionable!   

Beverly, Blake, Bonnie, Brooks, Daggerwing, Deano, Dusky, Faye, Gravitas and Sepulveda

Polarized Lenses

Polarized Lenses are designed to give extra protection to the eyes from harsh glares and sunlight. These lenses have an extra filter within them that intensely blocks reflected light, which reduces glares. It is highly recommended for someone to have polarized lenses if they are very sensitive to light. These lenses are very useful for everyday activities such as driving, walking, or relaxing on the beach. For those who play sports or who are constantly doing outdoor activities, there’s a great advantage for Polarized Lenses. Polarized lenses can optimize the comfort, safety, and performance for your vision.

Come check out IVI’s selected collection of frames that contain these polarized lenses!

Blake, Brooks, Hunter, Giving, Sepulveda, and Standard


Winter is coming.…..when it comes to a blue tint!

Blue lenses are mainly used for fashion purposes; however, many athletes and sport shooters have been known to prefer them as they offer good contrast in mid to bright conditions.  The blue tints also have a reputation of being cosmetically appealing, reducing glare and help you to see contours more clearly.

Winter is the best time for blue because it is suggested to wear them are in misty, foggy, and snowy weather conditions.

Blue: Blake, Brooks, Bonnie, Daggerwing, Deano, and Faye,


Time to think pink!

Rose/pink colored lenses are known for their ability to increase visual depth. The pink tint also has a record of soothing the eyes and reducing eye strain, making them have a longer wear time. The lenses not only reduce glare but have good visibility when driving, thus making them a great on the road accessory!

If you love rose gold, we just launched our new aluminum custom metallic rose gold lenses! These also have a pink tent but the exterior lens mirror a metallic tint. We definitely encourage you to check them out!

Pink Tint Lenses: Beverly, Bonnie, Daggerwing, Dusky, Faye, and Merc

IVI Frames with Rose Gold Aluminum Lenses: Daggerwing, Deano, Merc, and Giving).


If you find yourself as someone who loves to be on your phone or works with your computer, then yellow frames are the best for you!

Yellow frames will benefit you greatly as it filters out the blue light which is exposed to the human eye. According to the article, Blue Light Exposed, “the human eye is sensitive to only one part of this spectrum: visible light. Visible light is that part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is seen as colors: violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. Blue light has a very short wavelength, and so produces a higher amount of energy. Studies suggest that, over time, exposure to the blue end of the light spectrum could cause serious long-term damage to your eyes.”

Therefore it is very important to protect yourself and take precautions to help improve and keep up with your eye health.

So let’s block those blues- tears or light!

Our IVI Suggestion: Blake

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