Improve your vision in changing light conditions with Transitions® Light Intelligent Lenses™. Each lens is crafted using photochromic technology that allows them to automatically adapt by darkening when outdoors and returning to clear when indoors. Plus, Transitions® cut glare, provide 100% UV protection, and reduce eye fatigue throughout your day.
Most Transitions® lenses work by darkening when exposed to UV radiation. Some Transitions® lenses, such as Transitions® XTRActive™, react when exposed to any form of visible light. When photochromic lenses are exposed to UV light, trillions of photochromic molecules in the lens begin to change structure. This reaction is what causes the lenses to darken.
Tailor Transitions® lenses to meet your needs. Choose from grey, green, and brown color lens tints to complement your lifestyle, age, and active pursuits. Then further customize them with polarization and your preferred lens type and thickness.
Wherever life takes you, Transitions® makes lenses designed for you.
Transitions® Signature®GEN 8™ lenses are the #1 recommended Light Intelligent Lenses worldwide, and they're the ideal, everyday choice for enhanced vision. Indoors and at night, the lenses are fully clear. Outdoors, these lenses continuously adapt and darken with every variation of light so you can consistently see your best.
Transitions® XTRActive® lenses are the best lenses for extra protection, even in the car.
Uniquely designed to protect your eyes from the brightest lights, especially in hot climates, Transitions® XTRActive® lenses get darker outdoors and even activate behind your car windshield.
Transitions® Vantage® are the best lenses for glare reduction outdoors. Combining the benefits of light intelligent lenses and variable polarization, Transitions® Vantage® lenses are the world's only intelligent lenses to both darken and polarize in bright, outdoor light.
Some Transitions® lenses are polarized. Transitions® Vantage® lenses are Light Intelligent Lenses that not only darken when exposed to UV rays but also polarize in bright light, so you have clear, non-polarized lenses indoors and dark, polarized lenses outdoors when you need it most.
Yes, all Transitions® lenses block 100% of UVA and UVB rays.
Yes, all Transitions® lenses block harmful blue light. The degree of protection against blue light when compared to a basic clear lens depends on the Transitions® lens you choose and where you are.
Yes, but it depends on the kind of Transitions lenses you wear. Transitions® lenses darken because of exposure to UV rays and since the windshield of your car is designed to block UV rays, most Transitions® lenses won’t adequately darken when you’re in a car.
Transitions® XTRActive® lenses are the only Transitions lenses designed to darken when exposed to both UV rays and natural (visible, clear, or white) light so they will work even when you’re in a car.
Transitions® were invented in the 1960s; they’re one of the most innovative technologies to emerge in eyeglasses.
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The Transitions® brand is owned by a joint venture between Essilor (FramesDirect.com’s parent company) and PPG Industries.
Transitions® lenses are offered with two types of glare-blocking options, and while neither is needed by everyone, both are preferred by most wearers. Anti-glare, polarized Transitions® lenses are preferred by people who spend time outdoors and/or commuting and need protection from harsh glare caused by reflective surfaces. The anti-reflection coating available with Transitions® lenses is preferred by both those who spend time outdoors, and those who work in an office setting, where vision can be disturbed by reflections caused by lighting, screens, and indoor reflective surfaces.
Note: Transitions® availability is dependent upon the combination of lens type, material, and options package selected. Not all Transitions options are available on our site at this time. For other options, please contact our certified opticians at 1-800-248-9427.
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