Before: Dank, Dark and Dreary. After: With lightly tinted rose colored glasses!
Hi! April here! If you are looking for rose tinted glasses with or without reading power, see our Tinted Reading Glasses page where you can select powers from zero to +4.00 and rose/pink tint, and much more!!
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 five tints that we offer in our Tinted Reading Glasses selection, our pink tint is consistantly popular for both 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.
Ther are other colors of course, and all of them do different things. 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.
For nightime, night and daytime, and daytime. All 3 of these colors block blue light but are good for certain purposes. Read more about blue light here.
Amber Mojo BluBlock- An amber tint color that blocks the nefarious blue light rays and provides great contrast. Best for nighttime reading- Tablets/ iPad and cell phone use. Best at a 15% or 30% tint depth.
Brown- (Now with Mojo BluBlock) provides you with good contrast and looks cool. They tend to blend better with most everyones skin tones so dont stand out as much as blue or pink or amber. Great for sunglasses, especially for driving. (Please do not wear reading glasses while driving!) Good for indoor use at 15% nighttime, 30% daytime. Outdoors you would want 45%-60% as sunglasses.
Grey- (Now with Mojo BluBlock) Great for outdoor reading and sunglasses at 30 to 60% depth. Grey tint provides great glare reduction and since grey is so neutral (It's light black, really) it goes with everything. Note that grey does not improve contrast. If you are light sensitive, grey works well indoors, but we believe that for nighttime use the amber is much more effective especially with hand held devices.
A note about tint depths- As lenses get deeper in color from 15-60+% they get darker and more intense in color. A 15% tint looks different in color than does a 60% tint. Colors deepen and get darker. As they go deeper:
Pink becomes rose, Blue becomes indigo, Brown becomes grayer, Grey becomes blacker and Amber becomes dark gold.
So, whether you just want a cool look or are looking to solve some problems with glare and blue-light, we have you covered!
All prices are in USD