Transitions lenses for eyeglasses are made with technology that allows them to adapt continuously to changing light conditions outdoors to help reduce eye fatigue and strain. Anyone who wears glasses or sunglasses (prescription or not) can wear Transitions photochromic adaptive lenses. Different color lens tints and other options are available to complement every lifestyle, age, and a number of different sports and activities. If you're looking for more functionality than an ordinary lens can offer, Transitions lenses are right for you.
Most Transitions lenses work by darkening when exposed to UV radiation. Some Transition lenses, like XTRActive, now react when exposed to any form of visible light. According to transitions.com, when Transitions lenses, also known as photochromic lenses, are exposed to UV light, the structure of trillions of photochromic molecules undergo a chemical reaction, causing the lenses to darken. The molecular structure of the lenses continuously adapts to the amount of UV exposure, allowing the lenses to accommodate varying levels of light indoors and outside.
Transitions were invented in the 1960s, one of the most innovative technologies to emerge in eyeglasses in the intervening decades since then.
Yes, there are several types. The Transitions line of everyday adaptive lenses includes Transitions Signature, Transitions XTRActive, and Transitions Vantage. All Transitions lenses offer the latest and most advanced adaptive technology and set the standard for performance, visual quality, visual comfort, and eye protection.
Transitions Signature are the #1 recommended adaptive 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 lenses enhance your vision by providing more clarity and better contrast, as well as reducing glare, eye fatigue, and strain for effortless vision.
Transitions XTRActive lenses are the darkest everyday adaptive lens, maintaining a comfortable hint of tint indoors and reaching superior darkness outdoors in changing light conditions. These lenses are ideal for prescription lens wearers who are sensitive to light and spend a great deal of their time outdoors. These Transitions lenses work best for driving because the XTRActive lenses respond to both UV and natural light, so they will darken even behind a car windshield.
Transitions Vantage lenses are the first and only eyeglass lenses to both darken and polarize upon UV exposure. They start out virtually clear and non-polarized indoors. But outdoors, they adapt to changing light and also increase polarization as they darken, so that your outdoor vision is noticeably crisper, with enhanced contrast and sharpness. With Transitions Vantage, glass and water appear more transparent and glare is reduced, even in the brightest sunlight.
Yes, but it depends on the kind of Transition 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.
Some Transitions lenses are polarized. Transitions Vantage Lenses are adaptive 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.
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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