Your Guide to Choosing the right Lens Material

What type of lenses should I get for my glasses?

Now, let's shift the focus to the actual material of the lenses. While having the right protection coating on your lenses is an important aspect of your shopping experience, choosing the right material of the lens can further enhance your personal experience. At Mujosh, we don't believe in "one lens fits all" - Choosing the right lenses will improve your vision needs and aligning them with your lifestyle.

When it comes to prescription sunglasses, there are two popular options:

1) Polycarbonate Lenses
2) High-Index Plastic Lenses.

Polycarbonate Lenses

Polycarbonate lenses are made from polycarbonate material. It is known for its lightweight and durability. Polycarbonate lenses offers many benefits to the wearer, including impact resistance, which makes them ideal for sports and outdoor activities. Thin and light weight, which make them versatile and comfortable for any kind of frames it pairs with. It does not need to compromise with cosmetic, style and design. Lastly, Polycarbonate lenses also comes with build-in UV protection, which enhance the wearer’s general well being while using it out and about.

Overall, polycarbonate lenses are a popular choice for individuals seeking comforts and protections while not compromising on style.

High-Index Plastic Lenses

-index plastic lenses are made from specialized plastic materials that have a higher refractive index compared to the traditional materials. These lenses are designed to be thinner and lighter, and more comfort for those wearers with higher prescriptions. The enhanced design element allows the lens to minimizes the "bulge" effect, providing a more cosmetically appealing appearance, and compatible to wider selections of frames.

Similar to the previous, High-Index Plastic Lenses can also come with built-in UV protection, and be treated with anti-reflective coating for better clarity and comfort. Overall, High-Index Plastic Lens is an ideal option for those with higher prescription but does not want to compromise in look and comfort.

Do Lens Tints make a difference?

Yes - Lens tints or you may say, the colour of the shade, can significantly changes one’s experience and comfort in different setting. The colour of the tints will determine how the wearer perceive colours, contracts, lights, and clarity of the image where one is seeing. Beside the aesthetic factors, each tint is actually designed for various activities and environments. We have compiled some of the more popular tints of 2024 in a table below, along with their recommended activities:

Tint Colour Advantages Recommended Activities
Gray This tint provides true color perception, reduces overall brightness while preserving natural colors. General outdoor activities, driving, maintaining accurate color balance.
Brown / Amber This tint is known for providing contrast and depth perception by filtering out blue light, reduces glare, improves visibility in variable light conditions. Outdoor sports, activities with changing light conditions, driving.
Yellow / Orange This tint help improves contrast and depth perception in low-light conditions, reduces eye strain by filtering blue light. Low-light environments (early morning, late afternoon), indoor sports.
Green The green tint reduces glare and improves contrast without distorting colors, provides a good balance between color accuracy and contrast. General outdoor activities, golf, tennis, and boating
Mirrored Mirrored lenses feature a reflective coating that reduces glare by reflecting light away from the eyes. It is often combined with other tints for specific benefits. Extremely bright conditions, high-glare environments, fashion-conscious use.
Gradient The gradient tint features a gradual tint with the darker at the top and lighter at the bottom. It provides sun protection while allowing clearer vision for reading or looking down. Driving, reading outdoors.
Blue This tint help reduces glare, and enhances contour definition. It is known for its calming effect on the eyes. Snow sports, indoor environments with harsh lighting, digital screen use.

With the table summarizing the advantages and recommended activities for each tint color, it can help you choose the right lens tint for your specific needs and lifestyle. Remember, choosing the right one will help the wearer to benefit from advantages such as enhancing contrast, reducing glare, and providing specific enhancement for activities and different light conditions. From simply driving, to cruising to the great outdoors, the right lens tint for your prescription sunglasses can significantly improve your visual comfort, performance, and overall enjoyment.

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