Wondering which color of Transitions lenses is best for you?
Brown vs. Grey Transitions Lenses
While both colors of transition lenses ultimately accomplish the same thing, there are some differences worth noting between transition brown vs grey.
Most notable in the differences between transition brown vs grey are the contrast, darkness, and color compatibility. If you are looking for better contrast to increase visual acuity for things like golfing and fishing, then transition brown is the color for you. If you are looking for the absolute darkest transition lens possible, you should veer towards transition gray. If you are looking solely to match the color of your lens to your frame, you should choose the lens color that is most compatible with your respective frame color.
Here are the major differences between transition brown vs grey lenses:
- Transition gray lenses are slightly darker than transition brown lenses, making them best for those looking for the darkest possible transition lenses.
- Transition brown lenses enhance contrast and visual acuity in the sun, making them best for those looking for golfing glasses, fishing glasses, or enhancement glasses.
- Transition grey lenses do not alter colors, so the colors you see will be true, only darker, while wearing transition gray lenses in the sun. Transition brown lenses do make colors appear different because everything is tinted brown. If this will be a problem for you, you should stick with grey.
- Many people have no problem choosing transition brown vs grey because they simply match the color of the lenses to the frame. If you are not concerned with the benefits of the color, we suggest you choose the color that goes best with the color of the frame you’re putting the lenses in.
- Both colors will turn clear when out of the sun, so there is no difference between transition brown vs grey when indoors or at night.
If you are shopping for Transitions brand lenses and need to decide which color to go with, hopefully the above guidelines will help you in your decision.
We get calls regularly with customers deciding between transition brown vs grey lenses, and these are the guidelines we always give them. If you are purchasing transition lenses for the first time, there are a few things you should know about them. Transition lenses do not get as dark as typical sunglasses lenses, and they do not darken much behind the windshield of a car. They also get darker in cold weather than in very hot weather.
If you have any questions about Transitions lenses, or if you’re still not sure which color is right for you, please give us a call or leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!