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How to Pick the Right Lens Color for Your Safety Glasses

 
 

How to Choose Safety Glasses Lens Color

Safety glasses come in a variety of styles to offer you protection against debris, chemicals, dust and the sun's harmful UV rays. Lens color can also affect your eye safety. Selecting the appropriate lens color for the task at hand is an important for the health of your eyes as well as your comfort. Wear the right pair for the right conditions. See how choosing the right lens color can help make your work easier.
 

Clear Lenses


Clear lenses are best for general indoor lighting. They allow the most visible light transmission and are suitable for work that is primarily in low light conditions.

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Gray Lenses


Gray lenses are similar to sunglasses with low visible light transmission and are ideal for work outdoors. These lenses reduce general brightness and glare in sunny outdoor situations.

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Indoor/Outdoor Lenses


These lenses allow more visible light transmission than gray lenses and are a good in-between shade for workers who frequently move from indoors to outdoors. Lightly tinted to allow enough light through to see in indoor lighting, but still able to reduce intense sunlight, eyestrain and glare when outside.

Shop Indoor/Outdoor Lenses >

Mirrored Lenses


Safety glasses with gold, silver or other mirror lenses have similar visible light transmission to grey lenses, but are better at reducing glare. Good for outdoor applications to reduce general sun glare and brightness. The mirror coating helps reflect sunlight to reduce light transmission.

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Amber Lenses


Amber lenses have high visible light transmission and enhance contrast in low-light conditions and are therefore more suitable for indoor work. These lenses block blue light to increase contrast. Good for outdoor applications when skies are overcast.

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Light Blue Lenses


These lenses allow medium visible light transmission. The light blue color reduces eyestrain caused by high levels of yellow from sodium vapor lighting.

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Brown Lenses


Brown lenses allow low to medium levels of visible light transmission. Brown-lensed glasses increase contrast and reduce glare and eyestrain from sunlight.

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Green Lenses


Green lenses are available in various shade levels for welding, torch brazing or cutting.

Shop Green Lenses >
 

Polarized Lenses


Polarized lenses are your best option for outdoor work to reduce glare caused by water, snow, metal and concrete.

Shop Polarized Lenses >

Clear Lenses

Clear lenses are best for general indoor lighting. They allow the most visible light transmission and are suitable for work that is primarily in low light conditions.
Shop Clear Lenses >
 

Gray Lenses

Gray lenses are similar to sunglasses with low visible light transmission and are ideal for work outdoors. These lenses reduce general brightness and glare in sunny outdoor situations.
Shop Gray Lenses >
 

Indoor/Outdoor Lenses

These lenses allow more visible light transmission than gray lenses and are a good in-between shade for workers who frequently move from indoors to outdoors. Lightly tinted to allow enough light through to see in indoor lighting, but still able to reduce intense sunlight, eyestrain and glare when outside.
Shop Indoor/Outdoor Lenses >
 

Mirrored Lenses

Safety glasses with gold, silver or other mirror lenses have similar visible light transmission to grey lenses, but are better at reducing glare. Good for outdoor applications to reduce general sun glare and brightness. The mirror coating helps reflect sunlight to reduce light transmission.
Shop Mirrored Lenses >
 

Amber Lenses

Amber lenses have high visible light transmission and enhance contrast in low-light conditions and are therefore more suitable for indoor work. These lenses block blue light to increase contrast. Good for outdoor applications when skies are overcast.
Shop Amber Lenses >
 

Light Blue Lenses

These lenses allow medium visible light transmission. The light blue color reduces eyestrain caused by high levels of yellow from sodium vapor lighting.
Shop Blue Lenses >
 

Brown Lenses

Brown lenses allow low to medium levels of visible light transmission. Brown-lensed glasses increase contrast and reduce glare and eyestrain from sunlight.
Shop Brown Lenses >
 

Green Lenses

Green lenses are available in various shade levels for welding, torch brazing or cutting.
Shop Green Lenses >
 

Polarized Lenses

Polarized lenses are your best option for outdoor work to reduce glare caused by water, snow, metal and concrete.
Shop Polarized Lenses >
 
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