When shooting it is a good idea to wear eye protection, most ranges and shooting competitions require them.

There are two basic kinds, clear plastic, and amber/yellow tinted ones. From what I have seen the UV protection is identical on both types.

What are the pros and cons of each?


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According to article Benefits of Copper, Orange, Yellow And Brown Lens Tints and from my own experience, but with cycling solar glasses:

Copper, orange, yellow/amber and brown lens tints make an environment appear brighter and are commonly used in low-light conditions. These lens tints significantly block blue light and enhance contrast and depth perception making them helpful for overcast, hazy and foggy conditions.

Whereas the clear plastic ones are regular eye protection.

So it's not really a pro/con stiuation, in my opinion, but it depends on the circumstances which ones to use.

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    Jun 25, 2018 at 14:50
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