The VALLON Lens Guide

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VALLON Lens Guide

LENS GUIDE

Knowing what eyewear is best suited for you and your sport can be tricky. Below are a few of the main acronyms, terms, and features that will help guide you through choosing the right VALLONs for you.


DICTIONARY


VLT - Visible Light Transmission.

UVA - Ultraviolet A has a longer wavelength. Associated with skin aging.

UVB - Ultraviolet B has a shorter wavelength. Associated with skin burning

NM - Nanometers.

UV Rays - Ultraviolet rays.


COLOURS


Green - Provides contrast by filtering out blue light. Great 'all-rounder' option.

Grey - Great for all-purpose use. Minimizes glare, provides true color perception.

Yellow - Provides greater clarity in fog, haze, and other low-light conditions.

Brown - Great for sunny/partially cloudy conditions. Enhances contrast & depth perception.

Orange - Increases contrast and maximizes optical clarity in low-light conditions.


POLARIZED OR NON-POLARIZED?

Polarized sunglasses block glare from light reflecting off flat surfaces. This means that they're great if you're out on the water.



MIRROR OR NO MIRROR?

An anti-reflective mirror-coated lens is excellent for long days on the mountain or on the water where high levels of sunlight and glare can cause eyestrain.



LENS CATEGORIES


CATEGORY O

80-100% VLT. Very light or no tint. For overcast conditions.


CATEGORY 1

44-79% VLT.

Light tint for use in weak levels of sunlight.

Mostly fashion sunglasses.


CATEGORY 2

18-43% VLT.

Medium tint for general use. Will block average levels of sunlight.

Great for low & medium level light when skiing.


ALL VALLON SUNGLASSES ARE CATEGORY 3 OR 4.


CATEGORY 3

8-18% VLT.

Dark tint for protection in strong sunlight.

Ideal for use on the mountain or on the water. Protects

against strong light reflecting off water and snow.


CATEGORY 4

3-8% VLT.

Very dark tint for maximum protection in strong sunlight.

Ideal for use on the mountain. Not suitable for use whilst driving.

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