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.
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.
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.
80-100% VLT. Very light or no tint. For overcast conditions.
Light tint for use in weak levels of sunlight.
Mostly fashion sunglasses.
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.
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.
Very dark tint for maximum protection in strong sunlight.
Ideal for use on the mountain. Not suitable for use whilst driving.