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Lens Colors, Pricing* and Customization
Polarization is a filter that is embedded into the lens. Its main purpose is to block glare. It helps to reduce eye strain and fatigue. Recommended for most athletes and activities including but not limited to: cycling, golf, skiing, water sports, shooting and driving. Not recommended for extreme, icy conditions. (It is precisely that glare which will let you know where the ice is.)
*Please note-All light blockage numbers are estimates. They will vary slightly by individual Rx lenses and brands.
These lenses change from clear to grey depending on the UV conditions. Great for people who commute or ride in varying light conditions. They do not get as dark as regular sunglasses. Not highly recommended for people at high altitudes. They change based on UV rays, not sunlight, so it can be a cloudy darker day with a high UV index. They also do not change in your car based on the US protectant found on windshields. Many people believe that transition lenses will be great for mountain biking based on the "in and out" of the trees. We do not believe that this is the best lens for that, it will not change quick enough and lack the high contrast that is essential. Please call with any additional questions.
Transitions X-tra Active
These lenses will turn a medium grey tint behind the windshields. They will start as a slight grey tint, (never turn fully clear) and get darker than the regular transitions.If you choose to do transitions lenses, they look great with a mirror coating! The mirror will slightly show when the lens is clear and be a full mirror upon darkening. Mirrors will also help to cut glare. You can see more info under the mirror section.
Lenses can be tinted almost any color, and most tints are based on personal preference. Listed are examples of our most popular tint colors and the light conditions for which they are best suited. Mirrors to cut glare and add a "look" can be added to any tint color, and anti-reflective coatings can be added for clarity in low light conditions. Please feel free to contact us regarding these options.
We can apply a mirror of almost any color to our lenses. The mirrors are largely for style, however they do add between 5-10% more light blockage to any lens, and are great for people with extremely light sensitive eyes. For many athletes, we suggest they consider the wear their lenses will endure, because mirrors can scratch rather easily, as well as react with the sweat produced during sports. They do, however, look great over many lenses such as "all around" red and Transitions. The most popular mirror coatings are either silver, gold or blue. We also offer specialty mirrors which come in green, orange, black, red, purple and many other color variations. Please call for options.
AR coatings are recommended for lighter color lenses, such as clear or yellow. An AR coating is great for night time and indoor use, and will noticeably cut glare, halo spots and refection from surrounding sources of artificial light.
*Prices are subject to change.
|Sports Optical also stocks many more frames and colors. Call 888-807-5165 for availability or to order. We carry Smith, Rudy Project, Oakley, Numa Optics, SPY, Randolph Engineering, Flying Eyes, Wiley-X, Panoptix and more. In Colorado, please visit our store in Denver – 5721 Logan Street.|
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