Lens Colors

Lens Colors:

Haber Rose: A light Rose color and Tri-Oxide™ Blue flash coatings allows for incredible perception in a wide variety of conditions from overcast to bright light. 18% transmission permits use in any environment.

Copper: Combining elements of base colors Copper we have developed a color that we feel is as functional as any lens ever made. In polarized/photohromatic configurations this lens transmits 12-22% of visible light giving you the widest possible range of color density for performance in changing environments. Whether driving your car, boating or fishing, we think you will find this lens to be the most performance oriented lens in our collection.

Amber (yellow): Designed for those days when the light is especially poor, this lens truly delivers with a transmission range from 18-28%. We recommend this lens when polarization is critical but available light is limited. Amber is very effective at filtering blue light which in turn increases contrast and perception.

Grey / Pumice: This is our ultimate neutral density lens delivering true color transmission for those times when you want to see the world as it really is; colorful and non-distorted. When combined with our Tri-Oxide™ multi-layer coatings, polarization and mirrors, transmissions will range from 12-14%.

Brown: High contrast lens performance in a comforting color with light tranmission range from 11-20%. Especially good on sunny days where light attenuation and contrast are both required.

Optic Orange™: Used exclusively in our goggles, this color balances a need for low light perception and bright light glare blocking. Haber mates a high contrast orange color with Tri-Oxide™ rainbow blue flash coatings to produce a lens with a broad performance spectrum. Optic Orange™ delivers unbelievable performance in flat light or bright light.


Lens color information

“I can’t see out of these glasses”, “I can’t see through these lenses”. We’ve all heard or used these phrases but they are physiologically incorrect. You don’t actually see “out” of glasses. In fact the reverse is more factually correct. Visible light travels through the lens of your glasses, through the lens of your eye and settles on the retina of your eye. These images cast upon the retina are then transferred to your brain where they are interpreted and realized for what they are. Correct interpretation of these messages is dependent on numerous factors including, but not limited to, images being correctly focused on the retina, light levels being high enough for images to be received, and light traveling through the lens of the glasses in colors that are easily focused on the retina by the lens of your eye. Yes, the color of your sunglass lenses has a profound effect on your perception and hence, performance. But which lens is best for you based on existing conditions and performance expectations?

Lens colors can be categorized into two groups; performance or contrast colors and neutral.

Neutral: Grey/pumice and green tints can be considered neutral as there is very little color distortion and other than reducing the amount of visible light reaching the eye, you see colors pretty much as they are in nature.

Performance/Contrast: reds, vermillion, orange, copper, brown, yellow, amber and variations of these are considered performance colors as they can actually enhance our ability to see in certain light conditions.

You, as a consumer, should give consideration to the selection of your sunglass lens color as it can greatly enhance your comfort and or performance.

Pumice or green: If you are driving through the country or out boating on the ocean you will enjoy seeing the colors in nature as they really are. Pumice is a good color for this as it transmits the colors as they exist without color distortion. Green is probably the most acceptable color for the majority of people. The human eye works quite well and is very comfortable with green.

Reds and vermillion: These colors tend to provide the best contrast in low light conditions. It also preserves your night vision by preventing the bleaching of “rhodopsin” a pigment located amongst the rods and cones on your retina.

Yellow, amber: These colors tend to provide the best depth perception. Use yellow for low light conditions and amber for brighter conditions. Shooting glasses tend to be yellow in nature so the athletes can discern targets and focus them in the fastest possible time.

Coppers and browns: Soft soothing colors that are both comfortable to wear and provide good contrast in a wide variety of light conditions.