OCT 07

Transition Brown vs Grey

By cosmick

Wondering which color of Transitions lenses is best for you?

Brown vs. Grey Transitions Lenses

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. If you are looking solely to match the color of your lens to your frame, you should choose the lens color that is most compatible with your respective frame color.

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

  • Transition gray lenses are slightly darker than transition brown lenses, making them best for those looking for the darkest possible transition lenses.
  • Transition brown lenses enhance contrast and visual acuity in the sun, making 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.
  • Many people have no problem choosing transition brown vs grey because they simply match the color of the lenses to the frame. If you are not concerned with the benefits of the color, we suggest you choose the color that goes best with the color of the frame you’re putting the lenses in.
  • Both colors will turn clear when out of the sun, so there is no difference between transition brown vs grey when indoors or at night.

If you are shopping for Transitions brand lenses and need to decide which color to go with, hopefully the above guidelines will help you in your decision.

We get calls regularly with customers deciding between transition brown vs grey lenses, and these are the guidelines we always give them. 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.

If you have any questions about Transitions lenses, or if you’re still not sure which color is right for you, please give us a call or leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!

  1. Alix zbowers says:

    Do my brown tinted transitions protect against glare(I wear them in the pool for water aerobics) as well ad the grey transitions?
    The brown tinted transitions go better with the frame, but I’m more concerned with protection than looks.

    • rxsafety says:

      A transition lens will only protect against glare, if they are a polarized transition (like the Transition Vantage) or if there is anti-reflective coating on them. A standard transition will lessen the brightness of the sun, but will not protect against glare.

  2. misa says:

    If a person got progressives with transition brown along with protectiva for blue light, if I want to change those to transition gray, is that easy to do or do they have to start all over with a new lens

  3. Jill says:

    Just wondering why there cant be other colors besides grey and brown. I want dark blue… Is that possible ?

  4. Dave collins says:

    Hi,
    May i ask two questions about Transisional seven 1.67 lenses in brown. I want single vision lenses only. Will the lense be brown only as my progressive glasses have a purple tint on them that i dont like. I just want the brown.

    Also. Iam concerned that my lenses will be thick and heavy.

    RT Eye. +3.0. – 1.0. X 140

    LT Eye. + 3.75. – 1.75. X 90

    Thanks. Dave.

    • msatghare says:

      Hi Dave! You would have to customize your lenses to get the brown tint. Lenses are made to order according to the customer specifications. Depending on the frame you pick, the glasses could possibly be thick but we would only be able to tell you that once we have made the lenses and installed them into the frame.

  5. Dani says:

    What colour translation lense would suggest would go with red frames
    Thank you .


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