The Orion Vision Group is one of the best known suppliers of custom tinted contact lenses for sport purposes in the world. Many professional athletes wear sport tint lenses to enhance their visual performance. The use of sport tint lenses is growing; especially among golfers, baseball players and the new Sun Tac for runners. All BioSport tints are available in full iris tint and pupil only tints. Both options in all colors can be seen below.
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Amber blocks blue light to heighten contrast sensitivity and visual acuity and is recommended for baseball, softball, football (daytime), skiing, and water sports. This lens helps reduce glare during competitive sporting events without having to wear bulky—sometimes loose-fitting—sunglasses. Baseball players benefit most from the Amber lenses because it blocks out blue light which causes “visual noise” while the red colors, such as a baseball’s seams, are accentuated. Both Mark Mcguire and Chipper Jones have worn these lenses.
Green mildly heightens contrast while preserving color balance, which helps in bright outdoor light.
Bolle Blue blocks blue light and “brightens” yellow light. A great choice for tennis, football, and daytime baseball. NFL players Mario Williams, Kroy Bierman, Charles Tillman & Marques Colston are wearing these.
Soccer player Kevin Hartman also wears these.
Sun Tac reduces overall brightness while preserving 100 percent normal color recognition such as with sunglasses. Successful in treating light sensitivity issues, it is perfect for outdoor activity on a sunny day, especially running.
Gray Green offers sun protection and improved contrast sensitivity, making it ideal for golf. Golfers will be able to better differentiate distance on a golf course. Golfer Justin Leonard has commented that the Gray Green lenses make it easier to separate every blade of grass.
Yellow heightens contrast in overcast, hazy, low-light conditions outdoors or for indoor sports under fluorescent light. It filters blue light for sharper focus and is most effective for nighttime football and baseball, night driving, and hunting and shooting.
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