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.
FramesDirect.com is a Transitions® Certified Provider, meaning that your purchase is guaranteed to have authentic Transitions® Light-Intelligent Lenses™ and will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from Transitions®.
Most Transitions® lenses work by darkening when exposed to UV radiation. Some Transitions® lenses, such as Transitions® XTRActive™ new generation, react when exposed to any form of visible light. When photochromic lenses are exposed to UV and blue-violet light, trillions of photochromic molecules in the lens begin to change structure, causing the lenses to darken.
Wherever life takes you, Transitions® makes lenses designed for you.
Transitions® Signature® lenses are the #1 recommended Light Intelligent Lens 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® new generation 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 new generation lenses get darker outdoors and even activate behind your car windshield.
Transitions XTRActive new generation lenses block 100% of UV light and filter out blue-violet light. These lenses are ideal for wearers who are sensitive to light and spend a great deal of their time outdoors.
Choose from gray, green, brown, purple and blue tints to complement your lifestyle, age, and active pursuits.Further customize with polarization and your preferred lens type.
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Yes, all Transitions® lenses block 100% of UVA and UVB rays.
Yes, all Transitions® lenses filter blue-violet light. The degree of protection against blue-violet light when compared to a basic clear lens depends on the Transitions® lens you choose and where you are.
Blue-violet light is between 400 and 455nm as stated by ISO TR20772-2018.
(ISO: International Standards Organization – “Ophthalmic optics – Spectacles lenses – Short Wavelength visible solar radiation and the eye, FD ISO/TR 20772”)
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® new generation 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.
Registering your Transitions lenses assures they are authentic and allows you to participate in their 30-day 'Love Them or Leave Them' risk-free guarantee.
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.
Transitions is a registered trademark, the Transitions logo, Transitions Light Intelligent Lenses, and Transitions Light Intelligent Technology are trademarks of Transitions Optical, Inc., used under license by Transitions Optical Limited. Light Under Control is a trademark of Transitions Optical Limited. Photochromic performance is influenced by temperature, UV exposure and lens material. Lens colors are simulated for demonstration purposes. © 2022 Transitions Optical Limited.