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Transitions Lenses

How Transitions® Lenses Work

If you wear regular clear lenses, the glare of the sun can cause you to squint and strain your eyes and make it difficult to see objects clearly in bright light. Transitions lenses give you the benefits of clear lenses indoors and at night plus distinct advantages of sunglasses outdoors - all in the convenience of one lens. Transitions lenses are clear indoors and at night but automatically adjust their level of tint to changing light conditions outdoors. They provide visual comfort and quality at any and every moment, helping you to see better today.

And just like sunblock protects your skin, Transitions lenses help preserve the health and wellness of your eyes for the future by blocking 100% of harmful UV rays, so you can see better tomorrow too.

About Transitions Optical Photochromic Lenses

Transitions lenses contain patented photochromic dyes which cause the lens to activate - or darken - when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight. When the UV light diminishes, the lenses fade back to clear. As outdoor light conditions change, the level of darkness adjusts, creating just the right level of tint and allowing just the right amount of light to enter the eyes at any given time. The higher the UV, the darker the lenses get. The lower the UV, the lighter the lenses get. This action allows Transitions lenses to help protect your eyes from the light you can see - reducing glare, diminishing eye strain and fatigue and enabling you to distinguish contrast more easily.

Transitions Lenses for Ultraviolet Light

For the light you can't see - ultraviolet light - Transitions lenses can help protect your eyes for long-term preservation of healthy sight. No matter how light or dark they appear to be, Transitions lenses automatically block 100% of eye-damaging UVA and UVB rays.

Types of Transitions Lenses 

Transitions® Vantage™

Transitions Vantage lenses are the first and only lenses designed to both darken and polarize upon UV exposure to deliver noticeably crisper, sharper vision, even in the brightest outdoor glare, according to its manufacturers. Transitions Vantage lenses are everyday photochromic lenses that start out virtually clear and non-polarized indoors; outdoors they not only adapt to changing light but also increase polarization as they darken, optimizing the angle at which light reaches the eyes to help control glare and light scatter. 

Transitions Lenses VI 

Original Transitions lenses are designed to meet the needs of the majority of those who appreciate the value of eyewear offering adaptive lens technology. Original Transitions lenses quickly adapt between indoor and outdoor conditions, offering a distinct advantage over ordinary clear lenses.

  • Change from clear indoors to dark outdoors
  • Clear as an ordinary clear lens indoors and at night
  • Block 100% of sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays
  • Available in gray or brown
  • Widest variety of lens designs and materials to choose from 

Transitions XTRActive™ Lenses

If you spend more of your day outdoors than indoors or enjoy a lens with a slight tint indoors, then Transitions XTRActive lenses may be right for you. Transitions XTRActive lenses are the darkest everyday photochromic lens – even in warm weather—and have a moderate tint behind the windshield.

  • Lenses change from light tint indoors to very dark outdoors
  • Designed for those who spend most of their day outdoors
  • The darkest everyday Transitions lens available – even in warm weather
  • Moderate tint behind the windshield
  • Block 100% of the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB Rays
  • Available for most frames and with non-glare treatments 

Transitions Performance Lenses

Transitions performance high-performance sun lenses are designed for outdoor use. Traditional sunwear remains the same level of darkness regardless of the level of sunlight. This is why in certain situations some sunglasses can seem too dark, while in other situations the same pair may not seem dark enough. 

Transitions Performance sun lenses self-adjust, changing the level of darkness with the changing amount of sunlight so you can see better, look great and perform at your best.

  • Sun lenses that adjust from dark to darker depending on the sun
  • Offers a variety of colors and tint ranges by outdoor need
  • Multiple unique product offerings designed for specific outdoor activities
  • Block 100% of sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays
  • Compatible with many frame brands and styles to create custom look
  • Available in prescription and non-prescription 

Contact us today to learn more about Transitions lens options in Marietta, Georgia. Schedule an eye exam today.