Shooting Glasses Lenses Color Guide

If you’ve ever sought out to buy shooting glasses, you might realize there are a variety of colors to choose from. So how can you be sure you are picking the right tint? 

While it may be tempting to pick a lens color based on the color alone, each lens color provides advantages in certain weather conditions. 

But don’t worry–we’ve got you covered. In this complete shooting glasses lens color guide we’ll go over what lens colors are compatible with certain occasions, giving you the ultimate shooting experience. 

But before we get into that, let’s take a quick look into the importance of having the correct shooting glasses for your eyewear protection.

Why lens colors matter 

There are practical reasons for wearing shooting glasses in general. For instance, you can protect your eyes from physical threats, like shards of clay targets, and from invisible ones, like UV light.

But when you don’t have the right shooting glasses on in your respective environment, you run the risk of damaging your eyes. In fact, by wearing your glasses properly, you can prevent eye fatigue, benefiting both your vision and focus. 

So there’s no need to compromise your safety–below we’ll talk about shooting glasses lens colors and what conditions they work best in.

Lens Colors

In general, lens colors enhance your vision, providing both visual clarity and depth perception. 

Here’s a look into several shooting glasses lens colors that will be sure to optimize your shooting experience.


Orange is a popular lens color because it is high definition. So if your eyes are tired, orange shooting glasses can create a sharp focus, allowing you to have excellent judgement when shooting on a cloudy day.


Purple is also a popular choice among lens colors. It creates a neutral background, dulling green colors, making it an excellent all-around color for most light conditions.


Yellow shooting glasses are good for when you are shooting in the woods or if you’re out late in the day, losing light. It greatly increases contrast and is better suited for low visibility, and overcast and dark conditions.


Rose or red provides high contrasts, and sharpens your focus. Like an orange-colored glasses tint, it filters out blue light, allowing everything to appear sharper and is good to use on an overcast day.   


Gray is an overall shade, and decreases the light surrounding you. Due to this, you’ll be able to see a stabilized level of color. Gray is perfect for sunny conditions, allowing you to also get a sense of contrast and depth.


Clearing shooting glasses are a staple. They are perfect for shooting in the woods or for indoor shooting practices.

We’re here to help

We’re online and by the phone, ready to help you and to answer additional questions for your shooting eyewear needs. Whether you’re in need of shooting glasses or shooting sunglasses, we’ve got you covered. At RX Safety, we provide an extensive line of sophisticated shooting eyewear, all with your safety and comfort in mind.

  1. Mark Wilkinson says:

    Are your shooting glasses made of Trivex material

    • SanMartin says:

      Hi Mark,

      When you purchase prescription shooting glasses you can pick trivex lens material.

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