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What color tint - Prescription sunglasses

acctnyc

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I am going to be ordering a pair of prescription sunglasses this week, I've decided to get these Oliver Peoples frames:


What color tint would you go with - 80% Brown or 80% Grey?
 

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The frame color is a mid to dark brown, it isn't solid brown though it has a faint tortoise look.

Good point about the different uses. My main use would be simply walking around, ie. enhanced contrast would not be my primary need. It sounds like grey would be a better match, however I don't know how grey lenses would look witha brown frame.

Any thoughts?
 

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My preference is gray regardless of the color of the frames. I find brown lenses irritating as they seem to change every color I see to some shade of brown. Makes it seem to me to be walking in a dimly lit room in the '70's.
 

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There's evidence that gray is better for driving. Make sure they are polarized, too.
 

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Originally Posted by acctnyc
The frame color is a mid to dark brown, it isn't solid brown though it has a faint tortoise look.

Good point about the different uses. My main use would be simply walking around, ie. enhanced contrast would not be my primary need. It sounds like grey would be a better match, however I don't know how grey lenses would look witha brown frame.

Any thoughts?


I like blue for the country/camping/whatever, things look cleaner.

Rose is nice because things can be a little more pleasant on cloudy days. Neutral is so . . . boring.
 

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