The Right Lenses For Your Favorite Summer Activities

Tomorrow is National Get Outdoors Day! It’s a great day to get out of the house and do some of your favorite outdoor summer activities. If you’re going to be outside, you’ll want to make sure your eyes are protected with some shades. 

Did you know that certain lens colors have benefits for different activities in the sun? To find out which lenses are right for your favorite summer activity, just keep reading.


If you are fishing, you definitely should be wearing sunglasses to protect from the sun and help see into the water. However, different kinds of fishing calls for different lenses.

Inshore Fishing

When it comes to inshore fishing, you need a lens that will allow you to spot and track fish as they move. For this, we recommend a brown lens because it will allow color contrast in flats, beds, and shallow water. These lenses are meant to protect but offer a nice transition between varying weather conditions. We would say our bronze or cascade are best for this.

Offshore Fishing

For offshore fishing, it is best to find a neutral or cool grey lens. A grey lens will keep color perception true to reality and give a neutral view. It allows high light-blocking ability, which will make it easier to see into the water and minimize glare. For this we recommend our grey or carbon lenses. 

man standing on a boat offshore fishing
For offshore fishing, you should look for a grey lens with a neutral view.


When you want to hit that homerun, you have a wide range of colors you could choose from for lenses. We recommend a brown, green, or warm grey lens for this. The option is truly up to you when it comes to this activity. A brown lens is going to improve color contrast and depth perception, while a green lens is going to be great for general use and dimming glare while brightening shadows. 

Our best lenses for this activity are our brown or G15.


For pro-level catching skills, a brown lens will do the trick, but we highly recommend a shade of grey. Grey lenses are going to give you high protection while also reducing glare and keeping colors perception true. This is important while playing football because glare can be pesky on the fields and also while you’re trying to catch the ball. The best lenses for this would be our nova  or chrome

men playing football in on field with rainbow in the background
For football, you should look for a grey lens to reduce glare when catching the ball.

Beach Sports

Whether you’re playing beach volleyball or handball, having the right lens color is extremely important when you’re playing in the sun and sand. We recommend an amber-based or grey lens for these types of activities. An amber base will make your vision sharper, while a grey lens will keep you extra protected from the sun. Some of our lenses we recommend are cosmic or sapphire.

people playing beach volleyball during the sunset
When it comes to beach sports, like volleyball, look for an amber-based lens for visual acuity.


When it comes to biking, whether cycling or mountain, we recommend a grey-based lens. These lenses will reduce glare and make sure that colors are true-to-life. This is important when biking to make sure you can see clearly through the different terrains you may be cycling through. Another lens option would be photochromic lenses, which could adjust to the varying sunny and shady spots on your ride. Our best lenses for biking are glacier and photochromic.

man riding a bike in orange shirt
When biking, look for photochromic lenses that adjust for your vision as you ride.


Similar to biking, you want to make sure your lenses are good for any and all types of terrain and levels of sun. The best lenses you could have are photochromic as they will adjust to the varying sun levels throughout the day. It will help keep your vision on point throughout the day. We recommend anything from brown to yellow to photochromic on your hiking adventures.


For hitting that hole-in-one, you want to make sure that you have great visual acuity and your color contrast is high. For this, we recommend a brown lens that will achieve all of these things. Brown lenses help sharpen your vision and allow you to have better accuracy when when hitting the ball. The lenses we recommend for this activity are cascade and brown.

two people playing golf about to putt into the hole
Golfing requires a brown lens for increased visual sharpness, which will improve your hitting abilities.

Going to the Park

For more leisurely activities like going to the park, we recommend either a brown or grey-based lens. Brown and grey will keep you protected from the shining sun at it’s fullest capacity. Choosing brown will increase color contrast and grey will reduce glare, so the choice is up to you! The lenses we recommend for leisure are brown gradient or grey gradient.


Whether you’re out at the beach, hiking in the mountains, or just playing a round of golf, it is important that you always keep your eyes protected from the sun. Finding the right lens color for your activity can be especially beneficial. They can help with color contrast, visual acuity, and reducing glare. 

No matter your activity, Fuse Lenses has you covered with 20+ lens color options. Regardless of what you are doing outdoors, we have a pair of lenses that will suit your visual needs. We are your partner in all of life’s adventures, especially on National Get Outdoors Day!



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