Transition Brown vs Gray


Wondering which color of Transitions lenses is best for you?

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.

Brown vs. Grey Transitions Lenses


Here are the major differences between transition brown vs grey lenses:


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  • Transition brown lenses enhance contrast and visual acuity in the sun. This makes 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.


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  • Many people have no problem choosing transition brown vs grey. This happens, because they simply match the color of the lenses to the frame. We suggest you do the same if you are not concerned with the benefits of the color.

  • Both colors will turn clear when out of the sun. This means there is no difference between transition brown vs grey when indoors or at night.

If you are shopping for Transitions brand lenses, hopefully the above guidelines will help you in your decision.


These are the guidelines we recommend to all our customers. 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.

You can add transition lenses to any pair of glasses. In other words, prescription safety glasses, safety glasses, sunglasses, eyeglasses and more. Just choose your frame and click ‘Select Lenses’ on the RX Safety website.

At our website, we carry a wide range of transition lenses options. Which means, you can choose between transition grey, transition brown, transitions vantage, transition xtractive, transition drivewear, and more.

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  1. Choose your preferred frame
    At RX Safety, we offer a wide selection of prescription safety glasses, regular eyeglasses, and sunglasses designed to perfectly complement Transition lenses.
  2. Click “select prescription lenses”
    In our prescription form, you have the freedom to specify the type of lenses you need. Once you’ve chosen your lens type, the next decision is to select the preferred lens material.
  3. Choose Lens Color
    Next, opt for one of our Transition lens options in the lens color category. This selection guarantees that your eyeglasses will adjust to varying light situations, offering you the advantage of photochromic technology to enhance your visual comfort.
  4. Customize your lenses as you want and click “add to cart”
    Following that, you can select optional coatings. You’re nearly finished! If you require prescription lenses, it’s time to either upload your prescription or provide the necessary details. If you don’t need prescription lenses, just click “next” and leave everything blank.

  1. puzzle ans says:

    Interesting blog post! I’m curious to know if you have any recommendations for lenses that are photocromic (change color with light)?

  2. Interesting blog post! I’m curious to know if you have any recommendations for lenses that are photocromic (change color with light)?

  3. Donna says:

    Is it possible to see everything yellow through a grey xtractive with the blue mirror? My eyecare provider insists the base is grey but I am having difficulty accepting this when looking through it everything looks yellow! Should I send them to the transitions company for examination?

  4. Alyssa Danchuk says:

    I got my first pair of transitions and they were the best. They darkened very much like sunglasses while I was driving and out on the light. It was great. Wore them for 5 years even though the prescription changed, I was able to wear them with a light astigmatism. Now I got a new pair and they suck. They don’t darken like they used to. What happened? Did I have a rogue pair?

    • SanMartin says:

      Hi Alyssa,

      Did you purchase them on the same place. Probably used different coating products.

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