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glasses(7 posts)

Jan 23, 2002 8:46 AM
I was checking out sunglasses yesterday and I have the following question:
Which lens are used for which purposes? Are the colored ones for bright days or overcast days?, etc.

thanks for your help answer this one.
Jan 23, 2002 8:55 AM
Rose, yellow or orange and the like for better contrast on overcast days. Brown, polarized, or other dark ones for bright light, and clear for riding at night or in the rain.
Jan 23, 2002 8:58 AM
Thanks Brooks. Exactly what I needed to know.
Jan 23, 2002 9:12 AM
I pretty much use my yellow ones all the time (when not sunny) - in rain and dark especially

is there a problem with that?
Another AnswerBrooks
Jan 23, 2002 3:04 PM
I tend to use the rose colored ones alot except on open roads with lots of sun. Yeah, yeah, I look through rose colored glasses.

re: glassestarwheel
Jan 23, 2002 10:52 AM
The yellow lenses will actually make it appear brighter outside than it is. They are great to wear in low-light conditions, such as dawn or dusk. However, you need to be aware that it's actually darker out than it seems and that drivers may not be able to see you. If it's it dark enough for the yellow lenses, you also should be using a flashing tail-light.
re: glassesKEN2
Jan 23, 2002 11:19 AM
Right; also the gold/orange colored lenses flatten contrast between sun and shade. I find them very useful for mtn. biking, where you need eye protection but don't want to lose obstacles in the shadows on a bright day.