If you participate in outdoor sports and recreational activities, you need protection from the sun. Glare can interfere with your ability to see the detail necessary for successful performance. Tinted lenses can help. Tints transmit specific wavelengths of light based on the color, the amount of tinting and the lens material used. Guidelines can help you select the color tints recommended for your sport, such as neutral grays, yellow-brown, green, red, blue or polarized lenses. Tint selection is individualized for each person. Several companies have tinted glasses
or products for specific sports.
By Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, Colorado Optometrist in Vision Therapy