Yellow shooting glasses


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HOME DEPOT GEORGE
March 14, 2012, 01:47 PM
What is it about yellow glasses that makes them more comfortable to shoot in.For the record I worked on charter fishing boats for years an refuse to wear sunglasses even after the doc warned me. About 2 months ago I took my son shooting at the indoor range and he used my yellow glasses while I used a pair of clear range glasses.After about an hour I switched to the yellow and it made a world of difference.

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CountryUgly
March 14, 2012, 01:48 PM
It's all in the way the yellow lens filters the light.

Cesiumsponge
March 14, 2012, 02:08 PM
Different color lenses will increase contrast of certain colors. Most sunglass companies should have a FAQ on color selection for proper environment.

xfyrfiter
March 14, 2012, 02:12 PM
The yellow blocks part of the blue spectrum and makes the glare dissappear.

SlowFuse
March 14, 2012, 09:38 PM
I agree that yellow make a huge difference while shooting in full light, I even have an "amber" (yellow) pair of driving glasses and I actually feel safer while i'm wearing them! All about the filtering of light as someone mentioned before... I enjoy yellow shooting glasses to the max. Much better than any smoked or polarized glasses I own for that purpose alone.

Millwright
March 14, 2012, 09:47 PM
HDG,

You're paying the price for not wearing absolutely first class sun glasses on the water for those years ! The "yellows" block some parts of the blue spectrum where you've lost acuity is my opinion. What you need to do from now on is work like hell to preserve what vision you've got and that includes first-class sunglasses whenever you're outdoors ! >MW

MutinousDoug
March 14, 2012, 11:18 PM
Blocking the blue spectrum with yellow, brown or red lenses increases contrast, especially against a blue sky. This protects against cataracts as well, which many old pilots suffer from.
Darkening the light coming to your iris using sunglasses of any color causes the iris to open up and decreases the depth of field your eye can focus on so there is a trade off.

Owen Sparks
March 14, 2012, 11:21 PM
I keep a pair of yellow shooting glasses in my range bag for dim light situations.

Vector
March 15, 2012, 01:12 AM
HDG,

You're paying the price for not wearing absolutely first class sun glasses on the water for those years !

I agree, especially with being a boater. Polarized lenses make a huge difference when trying to spot fish in the flats for instance. It is almost like night and day, plus you want lenses that protect your eyes from harmful rays.

Salmoneye
March 15, 2012, 07:08 AM
IMNSHO, the best lenses ever made were the old 'Ray-Ban' B-15 (Bausch and Lomb)...Cut glare, and blue...The new Luxotica are crap...

I still have a pair of old B&L yellow 'Shooting Glasses' that are good, but do not give me the contrast and depth that the B-15 lenses do...

If it is overcast, I wear the yellows, but for bright sunlight I wear the Cats with the B-15 lenses...

:cool:

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