Every lens shade has a filter effect – and the hue does not make any difference. Most people are under the subjective impression that yellow lenses, for instance, put them in a better mood because they brighten the appearance of things. From a purely objective standpoint, though, these glasses do not brighten anything. Shaded lenses actually reduce the overall intensity of the light no matter what shade they are. However, yellow glasses do filter a large portion of the blue in the light out, which creates the impression of improved contrast vision. However, to achieve this effect, the light conditions have to be adequate. This means that this effect will not work at dusk or in the darkness. Golfers, sports enthusiasts and target shooters frequently wear yellow lenses so that they can see contrasts in the target range more clearly under rainy or foggy conditions.
Motorists or bicyclists should refrain from wearing excessively dark lenses (Category 4). Wearing them reduces the penetration of light to three to eight percent, which could result in the late or inadequate recognition of brake lights or red traffic lights.
The Colour: Brilliant, best in yellow-green.
The Fashion Statement: Retro with 80s inspirations, combinations with white, neon as an accent colour.
The Lens: Neon green
Green-yellow variegations: 40/15 %
The Colour: Like the sea by Capri.
The Fashion Statement: Maritime, Mediterranean, versatile, from Capri shorts to flower print.
The Lens: Capri blue
Blue-green variegations: 45/40%
The Colour: Warm, brilliant, sunny.
The Fashion Statement: Generously appointed, graphic, frequently combined with brown, Orient inspired, gypsy style.
The Lens: Oriental orange
Brown-orange variegations 60/45%
The Colour: Everything between brown and green.
The Fashion Statement: City like, chocolate tones, high end materials, camouflage designs.
The Lens: Natural brown
Brown-green variegations 55/40%
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BETTER VISION asked Volker Gahr – the Senior Product Manager responsible at ZEISS for ZEISS PhotoFusion – to describe the key features of modern photochromic lenses
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