How Do Transitions Lenses Work?
Provide UV protection to your eyes with Transitions lenses
Transitions lenses have pretty much become a household name. Since they were first brought out millions of glasses wearers have chosen to have transitions lenses. We explain the technology behind them.
What are Transitions lenses?
Transitions lenses are a brand of lenses that adjust tint level when you change environments. They are also known as photochromic lenses. The purpose of Transitions lenses is to provide UV protection to your eyes when you’re outdoors and act as standard glasses when you’re indoors.
Transitions lenses are suitable for most frame and lens types. The lenses are sold separately to frames, so when you go to your next eye exam, ask your optometrist about Transitions lenses in place of your usual lenses.
How do Transitions lenses work?
Transitions lenses use a type of material that reacts to ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
When you head outside into bright light, the lenses will adjust to a darker tint, which act as sunglasses to protect your eyes. When you go back indoors, the lenses will go clear again.
The process happens automatically so you don’t need to do anything to make them change.
What are the benefits of Transitions lenses?
There are a wide range of benefits of using Transitions lenses:
- You only need one pair of glasses - there’s no need to carry around a pair of sunglasses with you when you have Transitions lenses
- They protect your eyes from UV rays - sometimes if we’re only outside for a brief period we don’t bother to put on our sunglasses, which can allow harmful UV rays to get into our eyes. Transitions lenses mean you have protection at all times
- Quality of vision improves - it takes a while for the eyes to adjust to a change in lighting conditions. These lenses allow your eyes to adjust in a natural way.
If you want to know more about the transitions lenses, visit your Toowoomba optometrist for details.
For more information about Transitions lenses, speak to your Toowoomba optometrist.