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Best Overall Sunglass Lens Color For Golf


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#1 monkutare

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 08:57 AM

What is the best color that won't affect reading greens?


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Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:48 AM

always heard its mostly the polarization that effects green reading but what do i know

i do know that oakley VR28 black iridium is NOT the best lens color since i cant ever see the ball in the rough with them on

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:04 AM

I use Callaway sunglasses with a yellow-ish lens. In the past I have also owned Sundog's with the same color lens and I love both. They make everything appear sharper and more brilliant. I have no trouble seeing the ball in any condition and reading greens is a breeze. get something with a yellow tint.
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Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:04 AM

g30 golf specific lens from Oakley

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:04 AM

I use Callaway sunglasses with a yellow-ish lens. In the past I have also owned Sundog's with the same color lens and I love both. They make everything appear sharper and more brilliant. I have no trouble seeing the ball in any condition and reading greens is a breeze. get something with a yellow tint.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:22 AM

View PostBriGTi, on 14 July 2010 - 09:48 AM, said:

always heard its mostly the polarization that effects green reading but what do i know

i do know that oakley VR28 black iridium is NOT the best lens color since i cant ever see the ball in the rough with them on

When I get new lenses or new shades, it will be with Positive Red Iridium.  I have the +Red Iridium Polarized (for every day use and G30 for golf) and the only thing I would change is getting them without the polarized and only have one lens.  More and more guys on tour seem to be using the + Red Iridium (Poulter for one).
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Posted 14 July 2010 - 12:50 PM

View PostBarronDDS, on 14 July 2010 - 10:04 AM, said:

g30 golf specific lens from Oakley

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 04:42 PM

IMHO brown is the best if you are simply thinking color...I think I remember reading that somewhere.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:46 PM

Brown, Bronze or copper for me.  


Brown lenses enhance contrast by blocking a larger percentage of bluelight than gray lenses do.  Brown lenses provide a warmer, slightlybrighter appearance to colors and make greens more vibrant and is a good “allaround” lens color choice. It is dark enough to save your eyes in brightconditions, but brown also improves contrast, clarity, and depth perception.Plus, it really enhances shades of green (i.e. trees, bushes, and grass.)  Brownlenses are especially effective atfiltering light – it does this by filtering out blue light waves commonly found in diffused light such as one mightexperience on a cloudy day. Brown/Coppercan improve both contrast and depth perception, reduce glare and is a good all-around choice if you live in anarea with changing weather patterns. Brownis great for applications where distances need to be constantly judged, liketennis or golf or other sports requiring acute visual perception andcontrast differentiation. Brown is alsobest for lower light situations, like late afternoon or early morning.Brownish tint lens helps highlight the different contrasts in green colors andenhance visual acuity on the golf course.

Ambersunglass lenses block all or nearly all blue light for superiorcontrast.  Amber-colored lenses are frequently referred to as"blue blocker" lenses or "shooter's sunglasses."  (Amber-coloredlenses are popular among hunters because they provide enhanced contrast whenlooking at birds and clay targets against the sky.)  Though theselenses enhance contrast, they also distort colors and may not be suitable fordriving and other activities that require accurate color recognition. Amber is somewherebetween a light brown and a dark yellow lens. Amber or yellow colors are intended for use inflat to hazy light conditions and offer high contrast necessary in high-speed,high altitude sports such as skiing by filtering out blue light which makesfocusing difficult.  Amber lenses are notreally suited for bright conditions as much as the black/grey. Amber lenses aregood for low light conditions, like overcast days or during the morning andevening.


Rose lenses can cause severe color distortion and are unsuitable for taskswhen color recognition is important. Red lenses, usually referred to as “rose”or “vermilion,” will increase contrast and brighten cloudy, dreary days. Usefulfor cloudy, hazy conditions. Vermilion (pink) actually helps to absorb light infoggy or gray conditions increasing contrast and depth perception. Roselenses, like brown, effectively filterlight and improve contrast (much like a `haze' filter on a camera). Many peopleconsider rose-colored lenses to be the easiest on their eyes over a long periodof time. They help block blue light, therebyimproving contrast.

Edited by joe average, 15 July 2010 - 09:25 AM.


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Posted 14 July 2010 - 11:32 PM

Thanks for the input. I have brown/amber prescription polaroids and noticed that I do not see some breaks on longer putts


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Posted 14 July 2010 - 11:40 PM

View PostIonsachop, on 14 July 2010 - 12:50 PM, said:

View PostBarronDDS, on 14 July 2010 - 10:04 AM, said:

g30 golf specific lens from Oakley

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 11:56 PM

Recently went to the Bolle Eaglevision Golf lens (Brown) and very happy, I can really see the grain on the greens.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:29 AM

View Postmonkutare, on 14 July 2010 - 11:32 PM, said:

Thanks for the input. I have brown/amber prescription polaroids and noticed that I do not see some breaks on longer putts

Some of that is the nature of long putts.  For me, it is hard to see all the breaks on long ones, regardless of what sunglasses I am wearing.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:24 AM

Orange and brown enhances color.  For putting I use the PILLA Max Orange 65-you are really able to see the line.  For tee to green I use PILLA Varia 25-a more brownish tint.   Never use a polarized lens.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 02:13 PM

Bright conditions: Black Iridium from Oakley.
Dark conditions: Persimmon from Oakley.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 06:43 PM

got sundogs with yellow-ish lens, love them

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 11:58 AM

Love the G30.  So much so that I keep them in for everyday use including mountain biking and driving.  Only thing about them is they are not quite dark enough when driving since sun glare off cars is not blocked enough.  For golf, they are perfect.  I think I am going to find a set of Red Iridium which is the same red base but just a bit darker for everyday wear.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 01:05 PM

View PostFLAis4golferz, on 14 July 2010 - 10:04 AM, said:

I use Callaway sunglasses with a yellow-ish lens. In the past I have also owned Sundog's with the same color lens and I love both. They make everything appear sharper and more brilliant. I have no trouble seeing the ball in any condition and reading greens is a breeze. get something with a yellow tint.


+2 and love them.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 01:48 PM

I have Maui HT lenses and have been very pleased with them.  First pair of glasses I don't take off to putt, even though they are polarized.  They are light enough that I can wear them in variable light (common in Oregon), but still work well enough in direct sunlight.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 09:46 AM

View Postheybrady, on 12 August 2010 - 11:58 AM, said:

Love the G30.  So much so that I keep them in for everyday use including mountain biking and driving.  Only thing about them is they are not quite dark enough when driving since sun glare off cars is not blocked enough.  For golf, they are perfect.  I think I am going to find a set of Red Iridium which is the same red base but just a bit darker for everyday wear.

I agree that the g30 lens is great.  I switch between that and black iridium in my Flak Jackets.  I also use at g30 lens, as my everyday lens, in my ski goggles.  The red iridium is nice, but it is a gray base, not the rose base of the g30.


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Posted 13 August 2010 - 09:54 AM

Also an Oakley G30 fan. Light enough to see in shadowy areas, red tint enhances contrast of the greens, pretty much a perfect tint for golf. Agree it's a bit light for beach and driving, but great for golf.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:03 AM

I've got Sundogs with amber lenses.  Really like them a lot.  They enhance outdoor conditions and make things look more vibrant and crisp.  They do a good job of blocking sun on bright days and also provide good visibility when cloudy.  That way, I'm not taking my glasses on and off all day long.
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 11:22 AM

The Darker the better for me and dont think that polarized or not has much of a impact




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