Available Polarized Lens Colors:

  • Blu-Gard – Orange Tint
  • Brown – Brown Tint
  • Grey – Grey Tint
  • Yellow – Yellow Tint

Available Polycarbonate Lens Colors:

  • Yellow – Bright Canary Yellow 

Available Perception Lens Colors:

  • Black Flash – Grey base tint with Black Flash mirror 
  • Caribbean Green – Grey base tint with Green Flash mirror
  • Classic Silver – Grey base tint with Silver Flash mirror
  • Copper Driving – Copper base tint with Silver mirror and AR backside coating
  • Crimson Red – Grey base tint with Red Flash mirror
  • Deep Blue – Grey base tint with Blue Flash mirror
  • Hcp Yellow – Yellow base tint with Silver mirror and AR backside coating

Available Frame Colors:

  • Black
  • Bronze
  • Gold
  • Gunmetal

Grey polarized lenses

  • A dark tint ideal for bright, sunny conditions
  • Filter category 3 polarized lenses significantly reduce direct and reflected glare
  • Neutral effect on colour perception
  • Good choice for leisure use, driving in bright sunshine, Alpine walking, sea fishing, sailing, photography, reading a book outdoors in bright sunlight

Brown polarized lenses

  • Suitable for bright and overcast conditions
  • Filter category 3 polarized lenses significantly reduce direct and reflected glare
  • Brown tint filters out blue light, sharpening visual acuity and enhancing depth perception
  • Best choice for shallows fishing in bright conditions
  • Looks good over brown or tortoiseshell spectacle frames

Copper polarized lenses

  • A lighter tint, ideal for hazy sunshine and variable light conditions
  • Filter category 2 copper tint filters out blue and green wavelengths in sunlight that are the chief components of glare and haze
  • Enhance contrast on hazy and overcast days, reducing squinting and resulting strain.
  • The lenses make everything appear sharper, brighter and more vivid, without distorting colours
  • Best choice for all year round daytime driving and for golf

Yellow polarized lenses

  • The lightest tint, ideal for enhancing light in poor visibility on misty, rainy, or dull days
  • Filter category 1 yellow tint filters out blue light, reducing headlight glare and enhancing contrast
  • The lenses make everything appear sharper, brighter and more vivid, without distorting colours
  • Best choice for winter daytime driving and for golf and fishing in lower light conditions

Our polarised clip on sunglasses have been tested and approved for driving, and meet standards recognition of traffic signal lights and colors.

Our polarized lens colours are optimised for use in different light conditions.

The polarising lenses act like a microscopic venetian blind to reduce the sun’s glare by up to 99.97%. This is particularly important when driving where reflected glare from road surfaces and car bonnets can be a severe hazard and cause eye fatigue.

It is important to observe our safety guidelines when using clip on sunglasses for driving and never use them for driving at night.

Driving in very bright conditions

For driving in bright, sunny conditions where intense reflected sunlight is a problem, use the polarized smoke grey lenses. They are designed for intensive sunlight conditions. Their low visible transmittance, combined with 99% polarizer efficiency, provide maximum protection against the sun.

The grey lenses reduce light intensity, while maintaining original colour, with no distortion. They relieve glare and increase contrast.

Driving in moderate to bright sun

Brown is good for driving in moderate to bright light conditions.

This lens tint combines 99% polarizer efficiency with high blue light absorption and therefore provides high contrast and enhanced depth perception.

All year round driving in variable conditions

Copper is good for driving in variable light conditions because the lenses offer the best compromise between visible light transmittance, blue light absorption and a high red factor.

This results in enhanced reds such as traffic lights and car brake lights. The lenses enhance colour contrast sensitivity and give you a sharper image under hazy weather conditions. Because our lenses our polarized, they significantly reduce the sun’s glare.

Winter driving in hazy and misty conditions

Yellow polarized clip on lenses are an excellent choice for winter driving. The yellow filter gives you sharper vision in misty, rainy or dull conditions, while the polarization virtually eliminates the glare from low angle sun or car headlights.

Additionally, the lenses benefit from a flash-mirrored front surface, and an anti-reflective back surface that makes them more comfortable to wear, by reducing reflections of light from behind you that bounce off the surface into your eyes.

Note: these lenses are not recommended for night driving.

Fishing in bright sunshine

For lake or river fishing in bright sunshine, use the polarized brown category 3 filter lenses.

They combine 99% polarizer efficiency with high blue light absorption and therefore provide high contrast and enhanced depth perception.

Fishing in moderate sunshine and variable conditions

For shallows fishing in moderately bright conditions, cloudy and variable weather, use the polarized copper category 2 lenses.

Copper lenses have been developed to enhance colour contrast, depth perception and detail recognition, reducing squinting and resulting eye strain. They are particularly effective for seeing under the surface of shallow lakes, as the photographs above illustrate.

The polarization of the copper lenses will still help to reduce the sun’s glare even though the tint is lighter.

Fishing in hazy and misty conditions

Yellow polarized clip on lenses are an excellent choice for those early morning starts and in the autumn when it can be hazy or misty.

The yellow filter gives you sharper vision in poor light conditions, while the polarization virtually eliminates the glare from low angle sun when it comes out.

Additionally, the lenses benefit from a flash-mirrored front surface, and an anti-reflective back surface that makes them more comfortable to wear, by reducing reflections of light from behind you that bounce off the surface into your eyes.

Which lenses are best for sea fishing?

Sea fishing enthusiasts generally recommend grey tinted lenses for maximum protection when fishing in the open sea in bright, sunny, conditions. However, the grey lens colour will not enhance contrast and so is not optimum for river and lake fishing in relatively shallow water.

Grey polarized lenses are available with all our shapes of clip on sunglasses.

Our spring-loaded clip on sunglasses are a practical and economic alternative to costly prescription sunglasses.

Here are just some of their features and benefits:

  • Attach easily over your glasses with a patented spring-loaded mechanism
  • Light and comfortable to wear (weighing only 7 grams)
  • Modern lightweight styling with slim stainless steel frames
  • Suitable for glasses with metal, plastic, or rimless frames
  • Choice of lenses for different light conditions and applications
  • Optical quality polarized lenses that eliminate glare and give 100% UV protection
  • Manufactured with superior quality parts
  • Quality lined protective hard case slim enough to carry in a top pocket
  • Excellent reputation for prompt delivery and helpful customer service

Safety advice on wearing the clip ons

  • The clip on sunglasses are designed for wearing outdoors in daylight to help shield your eyes from the sun’s glare.
  • Never attempt to look directly at the sun even when wearing your clip on sunglasses.
  • Never wear the clip on sunglasses for driving at night or where you may encounter low light conditions such as indoors, a forested area, or when going through a tunnel.
  • We do not recommend the use of the clip on sunglasses for sport as the lenses are not designed to offer protection from impact.
  • Never attempt to put on or take off your clip on sunglasses while driving, operating machinery, or carrying out sports.
  • Ensure you check your clip on sunglasses regularly for any signs of wear and replace them if they are no longer safe to use or if the clips have been damaged.
  • Do not wear your clip on sunglasses for any extended period outdoors in rainy conditions and never put them away in their case damp otherwise damage may result to the lenses, frame and case.

Use of clip on sunglasses by children

Parents should only give clip on sunglasses to their children if they consider them old enough and sufficiently responsible to use them safely and not treat them as a toy.

VS Eyewear does not recommend wearing them for rough play or when children are playing sport. We will not accept responsibility for clip on sunglasses that are damaged through careless use, or for accidents that may happen through misuse. If in doubt, parents should supervise their children when they are wearing clip on sunglasses.

Care when handling and cleaning the clipons

Always hold the clipons by the sides of one of the lenses to avoid scratching or smudging the lens itself.

Whenever your clipons are not in use, keep them safe in the hard case provided.

To clean your clipons, we recommend use of soapy water and clean, lint free cloth. Avoid using strong detergents or abrasive cleaning products. Always hold the clipons by the side of the lens you are cleaning.

Care when fitting the clipons to your spectacles

Our spring-fit clip on sunglasses have plastic coated lugs for attaching to your prescription glasses. While this helps to protect your glasses from accidental scratching, you should take care when fitting and removing your clipons to minimise contact with your prescription lenses.

Check your clip-ons regularly for any signs of wear to the protective coating on the lugs and replace them if the bare metal is exposed.

VS Eyewear cannot be held responsible for any damage to clip on sunglasses or to the wearer’s prescription glasses that occurs through improper or careless use.

Do the sunglasses filter 100% UV radiation?

All the lenses available in our store, whichever lens colour, filter 100% of ultraviolet light up to 400nm.

Will the clip ons fit over plastic, metal, or rimless glasses?

These clip on sunglasses are designed to fit over most styles of plastic, metal, or rimless frames but will not fit over all frames! Using the size guide is the most reliable way to assess whether they will fit your glasses.

Can I wear the clip ons over my light-reactive lenses?

Yes, many of our customers wear our polarized clip on sunglasses successfully over photochromic, light-reactive lenses such as “Transitions”.

There can be good reasons to have polarized clip ons to supplement the use of your light-reactive lenses. For example, light-reactive lenses do not normally work when you are in the car because the windshield blocks the majority of the UV light which causes the lenses to activate. Therefore, by wearing polarized clip-ons over your lenses, you can get the superior glare protection you need when driving.

Our advice is to go for the polarized copper tint for your clip on lenses. While the UV filter in our clip-ons will normally prevent your glasses from going darker, you may get some UV light shining on the back of the lenses of your glasses, causing some limited darkening.

By choosing our copper lenses, you can be sure that the combined tint when clipped over your light-reactive lenses will not be too dark.

What is the quality of your polarized lenses?

All the lenses in our clip on sunglasses are rated UV400 and are categorized as optical quality. They filter 100% of ultraviolet light up to 400nm, and meet and exceed all international standards for Optics, UV, and polarizing efficiency, including US ANSI Z80.3, EN 1836 class 1, AS/NZS1067 and GB10810.

These standards apply to both the spring-loaded and flip-up clip-ons that we sell, irrespective of which lens colour you choose.

Does the spring bridge adjust to the width of my frames?

The purpose of the spring bridge is to expand the clip on sunglasses to make them easier to clip over your glasses. When you have clipped them on, the spring-bridge returns to its unextended width, providing the tension required to hold the clip-ons securely onto your frames.

What does the number in the product code indicate, eg: Tru Rec 54?

The number indicates the width of each lens of the clip-ons in millimetres, eg: 54 mm.

Unfortunately, you cannot just look at the relevant size guide on your screen and compare the lens measurements with the frame size numbers printed on your actual glasses, as opticians measure lens dimensions in a different way!

Will the clipons attach properly over thick spectacle lenses?

The four retaining clips are designed to fit over lenses up to 4-5 mm thick at the edges.

Will the clipons attach properly over ultra-thin spectacle lenses?

Provided that you have the correct size of clipons for your frames, they will be secured by the tension on the spring bridge, and therefore fitting over ultra thin lenses should not pose a problem.

Will the clips scratch my lenses or frames?

The four retaining clips on the clip on sunglasses have a clear vinyl protective sleeve to help protect your lenses and frames from scratching. Provided that you take reasonable care when fitting or removing the clipons, scratching is not normally a problem.

Will the lenses of the clip on sunglasses scratch easily?

We use our clip on sunglasses on a daily basis and have not experienced any scratching of the tinted lenses during normal use. We have had no reports from customers of this being a problem.