Can Sunglasses Be Clear?

Have you ever seen people wear clear lenses when they normally don’t wear glasses at all? It makes you wonder if sunglasses can actually be clear or if it’s all just for the aesthetic. Clear lenses may not protect your eyes from the brightness and glare of the sun, but it can protect you from other things. Find out what are some of the clear lenses Fuse offers and what you can use those lenses for.

Clear Lenses

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Clear lenses are a perfect thing to wear when the sun is not out.

Our clear lenses are for the days you want to wear sunglasses but there isn’t any sun out. So then, why would you want to spend money on clear lenses if you can wear frames without lenses or purchase clear lenses that are cheap? The whole purpose of sunglasses is to protect you from the sun, so if there isn’t any sun then you don’t need protection right? Wrong.

One of the reasons you might consider our clear lenses from Fuse is because our lenses have ion anti-reflective coating on the back. The ion coating helps with blocking the reflections off from headlights of cars. This makes it a great lens to wear at night while driving in your car or motorcycle. 

These clear lenses also have 100% UV protection. In brief, UV rays are invisible rays that come from the sun are harmful to the eyes. Damages can be cumulative over a person’s life and cause an array of diseases. The sun does not have to be out and shining bright for UV rays to come through the earth’s ozone layer. But with these lenses, your eyes will be protected from the UV rays.

Blue Light

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If you're on the screen a lot, protect your eyes by wearing Blue Light lenses.

The blue light lenses are another clear lens we offer here at Fuse. These lenses also have an ion anti-reflective coating, just like the clear lenses. This means that it helps with blocking off reflection off headlightsand even screens. 

These lenses also offer 100% UV protection, so if you go outside with these lenses, sun or no sun, you’re protected from the harmful rays.

What makes the blue light lenses different from the clear lenses, is that these lenses filter harmful blue light. This is the light that is emitted from cell phones, laptops, TVs, and other screens. So if you happening to be working long hours in front of a screen, then these lenses can give you comfort and visual clarity while saving you from the headaches, eye strain, and sleep trouble caused by electronic use.


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Whether you're in direct sunlight, indoors, or somewhere in between, photochromic lenses will adapt to the light.

Photochromic, or transition lenses, is not really considered a true clear lens, but it is included here anyway. Take note that even when a photochromic lens turns “clear”, there will still be a slight grey tint to it.

Whenever photochromic lenses are exposed to sunlight, the lenses darken. These types of lenses might be perfect for those who want to wear sunglasses from sun up to sundown, without worrying about having to take them off and properly storing them. It’s also a great alternative for people who wear glasses and don’t want to have a separate pair for prescription sunglasses.

Like the other lenses, these are also 100% UV protection. This means you can stroll worry-free outdoors, knowing that your eyes will be protected from UV rays.


Clear sunglasses do exist, although they may not serve the same purpose as your regular sunglasses. Traditional sunglasses help reduce the intensity of the sun and decrease the brightness. Sometimes they might even enhance or distort colors. Clear sunglasses can help with blocking reflections, with UV protection, and acts as an extra protective barrier between your eyes and the environment. Blue light lenses filter out blue light and photochromic lenses change based on the amount of light they receive.

When looking into purchasing new lenses, try to figure out what their main use will be for. What activities do you do more often, where do you live, and what color and style you like are all things to consider when purchasing new lenses. Check out our full selection of lenses at Fuse and don’t be afraid to buy more than one pair of new lenses.

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