How to choose the glasses that will serve you best? The key is to understand how lenses allow light to be transmitted. Read what VLT is and how thanks to it you can choose the right glasses according to your lifestyle and needs.

When it comes to choosing the right glasses, it's not just about style. Choosing the right lenses is just as important, if not even more. Changing lighting conditions can really affect whether you enjoy your experiences. One of the key factors that you should pay attention to when choosing glasses is the light transmission category - VLT (visible light transmission), which is basically the percentage of light that the lens lets through.

The higher the VLT percentage, the more light will pass through (a high percentage is usually ideal for dark conditions), the lower the percentage, the less light will pass through (a low percentage is usually ideal for bright conditions).

We divide the VLT percentages into 5 categories:

  • Category 0 (80-100% VLT): Ideal for evening or cloudy days. Lenses in this category are often clear, light yellow, light orange or yellow.

  • Category 1 (46-79% VLT): This category is suitable for partly cloudy weather. It has a pink or orange color.

  • Category 2 (18-45% VLT): Ideal for variable sunny and cloudy days. Bold colors such as purple, red, amber and light brown are typical for this category.

  • Category 3 (8-17% VLT): Perfect for bright sunny conditions and also for people after vision surgery. Popular gray and brown lenses belong to this category.

  • Category 4 (3-8% VLT): These lenses are made for very bright conditions, such as alpine walking or mountaineering. They have darker shades like dark gray or dark brown and are great for people with sensitive eyes. However, it should be noted that they are not suitable for driving due to their darkness.

Deciding between eyewear can be difficult, but with an understanding of light transmission categories, you can make the ideal decision for you. Don't forget that on eyerim we clearly identify sunglasses according to their category, always directly in the description of the product parameters, so choosing the right glasses for your needs is even easier. Be ready for any situation with the perfect glasses just for you!