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Bright red, while great for highlighting words and getting attention can also be irritating. Of the 250,000 cones in your eye that decode colors, 83,000 are needed to decode the color red. Looking at red too long or in any great volume causes your eyes to work to hard. Use red sparingly to command attention and avoid using red text too much in documents.
Regardless of the bright colors you use, use them sparingly. Bright colors are known for causing eye fatigue that can translate into headaches, general fatigue and overall discomfort. Try using more pale variations of the same colors. If contrasted properly, they may help you achieve your desired effect. You donít want to be wearing a gray, brown or green sunglass when target shooting.
Recently, I had a student who was wearing dark brown sunglasses and when I suggested he get different glasses that would help him see targets better, he wanted to look through mine. He was amazed at what my Opti-Glow shooting glasses did to targets and backgrounds. He wanted to have his local optician make some lenses for him. I suggested he use a shooting sports lens supplier, but he wanted to have his optician do it. I gave him an old scratched lens for his optician to match. Well, his optician matched the color al right, but it didnít have the desired affect on targets and backgrounds.
Color Applications And Uses
Purple Makes the background colors blue sky and green vegetation darker while making the orange target colors go neon, or very bright. The best bright sunlight color for target shooting since it enhances the contrast of the scene. It also gives you more definition and color separation in the browns and grays, which enables you to see game birds easier and quicker when hunting.
Rose First developed by Uvex for ski glasses and also called Psycho, this color is similar to purple but gives you the maximum contrast, more so than any other shooting color.
Orange Is best used on dark or cloudy days as it enhances contrast
Opti-Glow, Desert Glow Different Manufacturers, different names; it tends to be a hot pink, or Fuchsia color. It performs very much like a purple lens yet it has the light gathering power of a yellow or gold lens. Itís an ideal lens to wear when shooting in heavy timber where you have bright sunlight and heavy shadow conditions intermingled. It also works well in bright sunlight and doesnít have a negative affect like the yellow lens.
Yellow & Gold Allows more light to enter the eye and is best used on dark and cloudy or flat light days. Itís also ideal when shooting rifle or pistol indoors.
Tints You can get any of the colors in different density of color. The lighter the color, the more light that is allowed to enter the eye and the less contrast that the lens gives.