Transitions Lenses | Are They Right For You? | Pros & Cons

Transitions® Lenses

Transitions® Lenses are Photochromic lenses or
lenses that change from light to dark based on
U.V (ultraviolet light) intensity.

Transitions Lenses
Transitions Lenses

How do Transitions® Lenses Work?

Transitions® lenses are completely clear inside and instantly darken outside. The Transitions® photochromic molecules are embedded inside the lense coating and recalibrate their structure when in contact with UV light. This change in molecules structure is what causes the lens to darken to an optimal darkness based on UV intensity.

The diffrence Between Transitions® and Other Photochromic Lenses

The diffrence Between Transitions® and Other Photochromic Lenses

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Intensity of darkenes that could be as low as 45% and as high 87%.

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Speed of conversion from clear to dark that can be as fast as one minute or as long as six minutes.

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Residual color or the basic lens color when the photochromic material is not activated, that could be as low as 2% or as high 30%.

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Transitions® Lenses Colors







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Gives you more contrast, better acuity and tend to be clearer indoors.

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They are known for their good color balance and do better with contrast when compared with gray. These lenses will do well as an all-purpose lens, driving, playing tennis or golf and with variable light conditions.

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Best for brighter light conditions as it provides the most shading. Pick Transitions® XtraActive if this is the most important attribute for you. They work better as Transitions® sunglasses but tend to leave more tint indoors.

Transitions® Lenses Brands

Transitions® lenses have the best performance and tend to cost more than other photochromic brands.

  • Available in 3 colors: Gray, Bown, and Green Gray.
  • The clearest indoors.
  • Darkest photochromic lenses in hot temperatures.
  • Darkest photochromic lenses in the car.
  • Extra UV and blue light protection.
  • Up to 35% faster fade back than the previous generation.
  • Yellow-Brown polarized lens for high contrast.
  • Turns dark brown when in contact with UV light.
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  • Virtually clear indoors with a hint of gray tint.
  • Polarization that minimizes light scatter and glare.

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