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Which lens colour do you want?

The information will help you select the lens colour most suited to your requirements.

Also see the page on the technical and safety specification of 7eye lenses.

Please note that these lens options apply to the non-prescription lenses supplied by 7eye and Ziena. If you require prescription lenses to be fitted, a similar range of lens options will be available through your optician or a suitable optical reglazing company.

Always check that the lenses you require (and your prescription) can be accommodated into the glasses you want before placing your order for frames from us.

For more guidelines, see Getting prescription lenses fitted

SharpView Clear

7eye SharpView clear lenses

  • Light transmission: 80%, Non-polarised
  • A useful option for winter cycling and golf and for using Ziena glasses in the office
  • These lenses provide 100% UVA + UVB protection
  • A drawback is that when wearing protective glasses with clear lenses, the gasket will be at its most visible, making the glasses look more goggle-like in appearance

SharpView Copper

  • Light transmission: 15%, Non-polarised
  • A popular lens colour as it is suitable for year round outdoor use:
    • On dull or hazy days, the lens enhances contrast and definition
    • On sunny days, the lens shades your eyes
  • Popular choice for cycling, walking, skiing, and for ball sports such as golf

SharpView Grey

  • Light transmission: 12%, Non-polarised
  • A darker lens for wearing outdoors in bright sunny conditions
  • The grey tint has a neutral effect on colour perception

    SharpView Polar Copper (Dark brown)

    • Light transmission: 10%, Polarised
    • Polar Copper is an equivalent tint to a dark brown
    • These lenses have a polarising filter that reduces glare, especially at low angles and when reflected from shiny surfaces such as water - this makes polarised lenses the best choice if you are buying sunglasses for summer use
    • A popular choice for cycling, sailing, skiing, fishing, and golf because it increases contrast and definition while also protecting your eyes from reflected glare
    • Good to wear with 7eye AirShield sunglasses because it conceals the view of the eye cup

    SharpView Polar Grey

    • Light transmission: 11%, Polarised
    • A dark grey, neutral tint with the added benefit of a polarising filter that reduces glare, especially at low angles and when reflected from shiny surfaces such as water - this makes polarised lenses the best choice if you are buying sunglasses for summer use
    • Designed for use in bright conditions
    • Good to wear with 7eye AirShield sunglasses because it conceals the view of the eye cup

    SharpView Extra Dark Grey

    Category 4 lenses Extra Dark Grey

    • Light transmission: 6%, Non-polarised
    • Category 4
    • A very dark grey tint suitable for people with photophobia
    • If you order the Extra Dark Grey Lenses, we will require you to sign a waiver to confirm that you will not use these lenses for driving. Click here to download the waiver document which you need to complete, sign and return.

    Light-reactive (photochromic) lenses

    These lenses automatically darken when you are outdoors in the sunshine.

    In cloudy weather they may hardly change at all. In bright sunny weather they will change to a darker colour (though not as dark as the polarised lenses - see above).

    Here we describe the specific properties of the Photochromic Eclypse, Photochromic Contrast, and Photochromic DarkShift lenses.

        Photochromic Eclypse (light-reactive grey)

        • Dark Grey in full sun, lightening to virtually Clear in low light
        • Light transmission in full sun is 18%, Non-polarised
        • Versatile choice if you are looking for clear glasses when indoors and sunglasses when outdoors

        Photochromic DarkShift (light-reactive extra dark grey)

        DarkShift lenses

        • Very dark Grey in full sun, lightening to virtually Clear in low light
        • Light transmission in full sun is 9% (in temperatures below 5°C it darkens to 4%, Non-polarised)
        • Higher ABBE value for better peripheral vision
        • Suitable for people with a high-degree of light sensitivity (photophobia)
        • Available only with these products:
          • 7eye Ventus Gloss Black
          • 7eye Cape Gloss Black
          • 7eye Panhead Gloss Black

        Photochromic Contrast (light-reactive brown) - where available

        • These lenses have a very light yellowy brown tint indoors and in low light. They darken automatically to dark brown in full sun
        • Light transmission in full sun is 18%, Non-polarised
        • This lens is being phased out by 7eye and is only available now in a few frames

          Points to note about light-reactive lenses:

          • activated by UV light and do not react behind a car windscreen or behind a motorcycle helmet visor
          • darker when used in very cold climates than in very warm ones