What are the benefits of Transition Lenses?

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Transition lenses, also known as photochromic lenses, are a clear lens which automatically darkens when exposed to sunlight and UV.


Key Features of adaptive lenses are:

– Change from clear indoors to dark outdoors

– Dark in bright sunlight

– Adapt quickly

– Clear as an ordinary clear lens while indoors and at night

– Block 100% of the sun’s harmful UVA & UVB rays

– Reduces glare and prevents tired eyes

– Available in Grey or Brown, graphite Green.

– Compatible with leading frame brands and styles


So, more about the benefits. Since the lenses adapt to light conditions very quickly, they reduce eye strain and fatigue. They lessen glare, because of the regulation of natural light you are exposed to. The degree of darkness does however depend of the amount of UV light there is around you, so on a dull day, you won’t be stuck with sunglasses that are too dark for your conditions!

If you are quite light sensitive, the exposure to UV rays lowers the risk of cataracts and other age-related eye issues.

This lens is available in brown, grey and graphite green which is a good selection of colours to choose from in terms of your preference aesthetically for the frame and what colour you like your lenses to be when they go dark.

They are available in thinner lenses for those with higher prescriptions, and can be made with not only single vision, but also bifocal and progressive lenses.

Although they cost more than standard non-transitions, they can save you money in the long run as you won’t then need to buy a separate prescription pair of sunglasses.

Lastly, your vision will be crisper and colours will appear more vivid in the sunlight.

We have an extensive range of designers in our branches as well as good quality affordable frames. Why not book yourself an eye test today online to see our lovely staff who will be more than happy to offer you advice from frame selection/lens coating to your personal eye care.