Saturday, May 7, 2011

Knowledge is Power: Transition Lens 101 Edition

For those who detest alternating between optical and prescription sunglass frames, transition lenses are a great option. They’ve come A LONG way from the early days when the technology was still in its baby stage of creation.

So what are Transition lenses?
Transitions are the leaders in photochromic lenses. Their lenses adapt when lighting conditions change and are designed to fit every frame, style, size and prescription.

How do they work?
Transition Lenses are UV activated, which means that when you are outside the lens is activate by the UV rays to darken in accordance to the weather conditions. They allow just the right amount of light to enter the eye in varied lighting conditions, enhancing contrast as well as shielding eyes from glare.
For those who drive a vehicle, keep in mind that most windshields have UV protection which means that your lenses will not change in your car.

Are there different types of lenses offered?
Yes. There are three different types of lenses that Transitions manufactures that suit different needs.

Original Transition Lenses
XTRActive Lenses
SOLFX Sunwear Products
Good for everyday wear for those on the go
Designed for those who spend most of their day outdoors
Multiple unique product offerings designed for specific outdoor activities
Clear as an ordinary lens indoors and at night
The darkest everyday transition lens available
Dark to darker sun lenses
Change from clear indoors to dark outdoors
Changes from light tint indoors to very dark outdoors
Adjust from dark to darker depending on the sun
Does not work without UV activation
Moderate tint behind windshield

UVA/B Protection
100% Protection
100% Protection
100% Protection
Lens Types and Available Styles
Available in Grey or Brown
Available for most frames and with non-glare treatments
Offers a variety of colors and tint ranges by outdoor need

Compatible with many frame brands and styles
Available in any prescription
Available in any prescription
Available in prescription and non-prescription

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