What Kind of Lenses Make Colors Brighter?


Have you ever slipped on a pair of sunglasses and felt like the world around you suddenly became a lot more vibrant? Well, this is probably due to the type of lens you’re wearing. But exactly what kind of lenses make colors pop? Today, we’re diving into the world of polarized and color enhancing sunglass lenses, and how they work their magic to make your surroundings pop with color.


Let’s talk about the dynamic duo: polarized lenses and color enhancing lenses. Both of these types of lenses have a special coating that helps to block light in ways that make your surroundings appear brighter. While they both have the power to enhance the vibrancy of your world, they do so in very different ways. So, let’s break down the question “what lenses will make colors more vibrant?”


What Are Polarized Lenses?


First, let’s talk about polarized lenses.  Polarized lenses are specially treated to be able to reduce glare and eye strain by blocking the horizontal light that comes through the lens. Horizontal light is usually the light that reflects off of water, metal, and roads and hinders your vision in the process. Some polarized lens colors like brown and gray can make the colors you’re seeing appear more vibrant. This is thanks to that lack of horizontal light, and abundance of useful vertical light. However, while polarized lenses excel at reducing glare and enhancing contrast, they might not necessarily be the go-to option for those craving an explosion of color. As impressive as polarized technology is, it simply isn't the same as color enhancing technology when it comes to actually brightening colors. Overall, polarized lenses do make colors pop, but they truly are meant for reducing glare and enhancing contrast, while  color enhancing lenses take things a step further with their only job being to make colors pop.


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What Are Color Enhancing Lenses?


Now, let’s flip the script and turn our attention to color enhancing lenses. These lenses are exactly what their name suggests, lenses specially treated to be able to enhance the colors of your surroundings. Color enhancing lenses work their magic by targeting specific visual areas where color wavelengths overlap and filtering out the overlapping areas, making things appear more vibrant. By filtering out these muddy overlaps, color enhancing lenses are able to elevate your visual experience to a whole new level. Imagine strolling through a bustling cityscape or wandering through a lush forest with a pair of sunglasses designed to make everything look better than ever.


So, Which One’s Better?


So, what does all of this mean for you; what kind of lens should you get? Well, it all boils down to your personal preferences and the kind of visual experience you crave. Both polarized lenses and color enhancing lenses are extremely helpful in different ways, so it really depends on your lifestyle, and what you’re looking for in a pair of sunglasses. If you’re all about clarity and contrast, polarized lenses might be your go-to choice. But if you’re looking for bright pops of color, then color enhancing lenses are where the real magic happens. There is a third option though, at Fuse we offer lenses that are both color enhancing and polarized, so you don’t have to choose!


Where Can I Find These Lenses?


Both polarized and color enhancing lenses aren’t hard to find once you’re looking for them. Polarized lenses are a very standard lens option you can find at almost any name brand sunglass company like Oakley, Fuse Lenses, and Warby Parker. Fuse Lenses offers their Fuse Pro line, which features all polarized lenses starting at $50. Color enhancing lenses, while still easily accessible, can be a little harder to find at a good price. However, at Fuse we offer our AMP Color Enhancing lenses starting at only $54.99, and in a wide array of colors and styles. Plus, we’re releasing 4 new AMP colors on May 3rd, so make sure to keep your eye out for that! You can even send in your own sunglass frames and we’ll custom cut a pair of AMP lenses in the color of your choice, specially fit to your frames. 


Here at Fuse Lenses, we believe that every pair of sunglasses should open up a world of vibrant possibilities. That’s why we’re passionate about offering a wide range of lenses to suit every style, adventure, and personality. Whether you’re a polarized fan or a color connoisseur, we’ve got the perfect lenses to help you see the world in a brand new way. 



  • Color enhancing and polarized lenses are the two most popular lens types for vibrance.
  • Polarized lenses block horizontal light, allowing in vertical light and making colors appear brighter. 
  • Color enhancing lenses are specially made to make your surroundings more vibrant, and have a louder pop of color than polarized lenses. 
  • Polarized lenses are more widely known for their glare reducing ability. 
  • AMP and polarized lenses are available from Fuse Lenses. 


So, what are you waiting for? Step into the light and let your true colors shine with Fuse Lenses. Because when it comes to your vision, why settle for anything less than extraordinary?


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