For lenses that stay clear indoors but offer just the right amount of tint outdoors, add a Transitions® Signature®, Transitions XTRActive®, or Transitions Vantage® lens treatment to your glasses. This photochromic technology comes from industry leader Transitions Optical: These lenses are completely clear indoors but darken in seconds when you step outdoors, eliminating the need for a separate pair of prescription sunglasses.
Benefits of Transitions Lenses:
Transitions lenses are everyday lenses for everyone. But since they react only to UV light—and not visible light—they won’t work in the car. For lenses that darken behind the wheel, choose Transitions® Drivewear™ lenses.
Transitions availability depends on the lens type, material, and package selected. To order Vantage® or Drivewear™ lenses, please speak to one of our expert opticians at 1-800-248-9427.
Anti-reflective (AR) or anti-glare treatment coating is a clear coating that reduces reflections on the front and back of your lenses, letting more light through for better clarity. AR coatings reduce eye fatigue or eye strain caused by glare. Anti-glare treatment also provides superhydrophobic properties that make your glasses easier to clean. We recommend AR-coated lenses in any pair of glasses.
Lenses with BlueReflect Digital Light Protection reflect harmful high-energy visible (HEV) artificial blue light emitted by digital devices to reduce glare and prevent eye fatigue. FramesDirect.com’s Premium Lens package offers precision-engineered blue light lens coatings that can deflect a significant portion of harmful blue/violet light, leaving your eyes fresh even after a long day at the office. This lens option also provides scratch-resistant and anti-glare properties. You don't need a glasses prescription to enjoy this protection: We can add a digital light protection coating to non-prescription lenses, also called ‘plano’ lenses.
Eye care professionals recommend you wear glasses with UV protective lenses every time you go outside. Cumulative damage from prolonged exposure to sunlight causes 3.2 million people to go blind every year. Because UV protection is so important, we add the UV lens coating to all polycarbonate and high-index lenses for no additional charge.
Our clear, UV-protective lens coating blocks 100 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays to help protect against:
The benefits you enjoy by upgrading basic lenses with lens coatings far outweigh the cost, making lens coatings more than worth their price. Lens coatings improve eye safety, cut major vision annoyances like glare, or can offer the convenience of eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses in a single pair of frames. Few people, if any, regret adding lens coatings, while many regret not adding them.
Lens coatings, including UV protective and anti-reflective coatings, and Transitions lenses, should all last for the lifetime of the lens.