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Transitions Lenses: What Are They & How Do They Work?

Transitions® Lenses

If you're looking for more functionality than an ordinary lens can offer, Transitions lenses are right for you. All Transitions lenses continuously adapt 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.

Transitions Lenses: What Are They & How Do They Work?

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® Drivewear™ sun lenses uniquely combine two of the most advanced technologies found in the eyeglass industry today: Transitions photochromic technology and NuPolar® polarization. Transitions Drivewear sun lenses are optimized for sunlight response and should not be used for night driving.

All Transitions lenses block 100 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays, helping to protect the health and wellness of your eyes.

By Feature
Transitions Signature Transitions XTRActive Transitions Vantage Transitions Drivewear

Lens Color
*Color varies by daylight condition

fully clear hint of tint hint of tint not recommended

dark darkest dark dark

Behind The Wheel
NO partial NO YES

NO NO variable polarization YES

Lens Type
Single Vision, Progressive, Bifocals Single Vision, Progressive Single Vision, Progressive Single Vision, Progressive

Lens Material
Plastic CR-39, Polycarbonate, Thinner, Thinnest Polycarbonate, Thinner Plastic CR-39, Polycarbonate Plastic CR-39, Polycarbonate
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 us at 1-800-248-9427.
Transitions® Signature®
Transitions Signature
Transitions® Signature® are the #1 recommended adaptive lenses worldwide and are 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 more effortless vision.
Transitions® XTRActive®
Transitions XTRActive
Transitions® XTRActive® lenses are the darkest everyday adaptive lens, maintaining a comfortable hint of tint indoors (and even behind the windshield of a car) 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.
Transitions® Vantage™
Transitions Vantage
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 both 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.
Transitions® Drivewear®
Transitions Drivewear
Transitions® Drivewear® lenses are polarized adaptive lenses for your driving needs. They block blinding glare in all types of daylight, outdoors and in the car. They adapt to the ideal color and darkness according to daylight conditions, even behind the windshield.

Copyright ©2014 Transitions Optical, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Transitions, the swirl, and XTRActive are registered trademarks and Chromea7, Life well lit, Transitions Signature, Transitions Vantage, Transitions adaptive lenses, and the eclipse are trademarks of Transitions Optical, Inc. Drivewear and NuPolar are registered trademarks of Younger Mfg. Co.

Photochromic performance and polarization are influenced by temperature, UV exposure and lens material.

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