Tech Tuesday: Transitions Lenses

This Tech Tuesday we are discussing the convenient and life changing technology offered by Transitions lenses. Transitions lenses offer flexibility, UV protection and vision correction, 100% of the time. There are many benefits to choosing a Transitions lens – including consistent and proper UV protection and the ease of one pair of glasses versus two. Transitions lenses are lenses that react to UV light by getting darker when you go outside, and lighter when you go inside.

Dr. A finds this helpful when running errands like grocery shopping and don’t have the free hands necessary to switch to prescription sunglasses. With Transitions lenses, your glasses automatically turn dark when outdoors and turn clear when inside. This is most helpful when having to go in and out of buildings for meetings or errands and on overcast days when the light is still bothersome to the eyes, but it is not bright enough to wear darker sunglasses.

Transitions lenses use photochromic technology to darken the lenses in UV light - advances in their technology have enabled their line of lenses to change from dark to light faster than ever before. There are three lines offered by Transitions lenses, below we will highlight the benefits of each line.

Transitions Signature Fully clear indoors, more responsive than ever outside. More reactive to UV light so they get darker in more conditions, including bright sun, partially sunny, cloudy, etc. They also adapt to indirect light – such as light reflected from buildings, cars, and many other surfaces.

  • Fully clear indoors and at night
  • Fast fade back speed
  • Block 100% of UVA & UVB rays
  • Fit any prescription and frame
  • Suitable for any age including children

Transitions Vantage Transitions Vantage lenses don’t just adapt to changing light, they also polarize as they darken.  Outdoors, the polarization adjusts to match the level of outdoor glare, which can vary as the day progresses and conditions change.

  • The only everyday lenses with variable polarization
  • Polarization adjusts to match the level of outdoor glare
  • Block 100% of UVA & UVB rays
  • Designed to work with most prescriptions and frames

Transitions XTRActive Transitions XTRActive lenses adapt to help protect your eyes from fatigue and strain caused by UV light and bright glare outdoors, and activate behind the windshield.  Indoors they have a hint of tint to shield your eyes from strain caused by harsh indoor light.

  • Activation behind the windshield of a car
  • Comfortable hint of tint indoors to shield the eyes from harsh indoor light
  • Our darkest lens outdoors, even in the hottest temperatures
  • Block 100% of UVA & UVB rays
  • Designed to work with most prescriptions and frames

Transitions lenses are also perfect for kids, you don’t have to worry about making sure they keep track of two pairs of glasses. It also ensures that they always have proper UV protection all of the time.

Transitions lenses are a great addition to traditional glasses and are recommend for any patient looking for a convenient and simple solution to prescription sunglasses.

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