Before: Dank, Dark and Dreary. After: With lightly tinted rose colored glasses!
Wiktionary defines the saying, "rose colored glasses" as: "An optimistic perception of something; a positive opinion; seeing something in a positive way, often thinking of it as better than it actually is."
There are songs that have been written about rose colored glasses for goodness sake. Not blue tinted, not brown, but rose!
Of the four tints that we offer in our Tinted Reading Glasses selection, by far, our pink tint is the most popular for women and men. We sell a lot of frames to people with rose tinted lenses with no power at all!
Musicians like them in more intense depths like 45 and even 60% for the 'cool' factor, but most folks go with a light 15% and like looking through lenses that provide not only a rosier view of the world but better contrast.
Here are a few of my tips on selecting tint colors and tint depths-
Pink- Pink, or rose tints offer better contrast and have a warm feel to them.(My personal fav!) As you go from light 15-30% tints to 45-60% the pink color gets more rose-like.
Blue- Blue tints are the opposite of pink. They do not provide better contrast but do give you a 'cool' feeling like you're playing bass in a dub-reggae band in a ganja filled room in a small night club in Portland...Or something like that.
Brown- Brown tints give you better contrast and look cool. They tend to blend better with most everyones skin tones so dont stand out as much as blue or pink. Great for sunglasses, especially for driving. (Please do not wear reading glasses while driving!)
Grey- Grey tints give you the best glare reduction and since grey is so neutral (It's light black, really) it goes with everything. Great for sunglasses.
15% tint depths are really more cosmetic than anything. They look cool. They do offer benefits when using reading glasses in that they cut glare and reflections off of the reading material. Other people can see that your lenses are tinted but barely.
30% tint depths are definitely more noticable to other people and are the maximum you would want for indoor use.
45% tint depths are into sunglass territory but if you want a more intense look and feel this is a good choice. If you are wearing them for outdoors they would be considered a light sunglass.
60% tint depths are sunglass lens depths.
A note about tint depths- As lenses get deeper in color from 15-60+% they get darker and more intense in color. A 15% pink tint looks different in color than does a 60% pink tint. Colors deepen and get darker. As they go deeper, pink becomes rose, blue becomes indigo, brown becomes grayer, and grey becomes blacker. (Dark yellow is gold, right?)
So, whether you need reading glasses, prescription glasses, or just a cool pair of 'attitude' glasses, (or if you just want to get off the Mood-Meds), a pair of rose colored glasses might just fill the gap!