If you have been thinking about purchasing prescription sunglasses this summer, you don't just need to think about the style of sunglasses that you want to purchase, you also need to think about what color of lenses you want in your sunglasses. Here are the different color lenses you can have put in your prescription sunglasses, as well as the unique benefits that comes with each color. 

Rose Lenses

If you like to spend lots of time doing water related activities during the summer, such as hanging out by the pool or boating on the lake, you may want to go with rose colored lenses. If you like to spend a lot of time outdoors doing other activities, such as playing soccer or laying in the green grass, rose lenses are also the way to go.

Rose colored lenses are perfect if you spend your time around a lot of blue and green colors, such as water and grass, because they provide you with excellent contrast. Rose lenses make it easier to see objects against blue and green backgrounds. 

Green Lenses

If you feel like you are always battling the glare during the summer, you may want to go with some green lenses for your prescription sunglasses. Green lenses excel at decreasing the glare you get off objects in the summer's sun. They also help dull down blue lights. So if you plan on spending a lot of time looking at the sky or at the water, and don't want to deal with the glare, green lenses could be the way to go for you. 

Yellow Lenses

Yellow lenses are a mixed bag. On the plus side, they work really well at cutting through the haze created by bright summer lights. On the downside, yellow lenses really distort natural colors. So, if you want to see the true colors of the objects around you, yellow lenses are not the way to go. However, if you want to soften and smooth out the colors you see, then yellow lenses are perfect for creating that effect. 

Brown Lenses

Brown lenses function in a very similar manner to yellow lenses. They reduce some of the glare that you experience from the summer sun, primarily because they reduce the visible blue light frequency. However, since brown lenses do play with the visible blue light spectrum so much, they tend to distort the colors around you. 

Gray Lenses

For prescription sunglasses you can wear everywhere, gray lenses can be a good option. They are simple, but get the job done. They reduce the brightness of the lights you see outside, but they don't mess with the colors that you see. Everything will look the same through your gray lenses; just a little less bright.

The color of lenses you choose to put in your prescription sunglasses really depends on how you spend your time during the summer months. Use this guide to pick the color of lenses that best suits your summer lifestyle. If you can't choose just one lens color, you can always purchase multiple prescription sunglasses. Visit a professional eyeglass business, like Monroe Optical, Inc., to further discuss which options are best for you.