A1A Optics

Photochromic Lenses

  • by: jdotmedi_nikki
  • September 10, 2017

Photochromic lenses darken when exposed to ultraviolet rays from the sun. There are different products made by different manufactures, all of which have patented names for their own products. All of these products darken but not every product offers the same performance. Transitions Lenses is the leader in the market for performance and customer satisfaction.

Here are features that Transitions Lenses offer:

Transitions Lenses offer the largest selection of choices for the consumer.

There are 3 colors available in the Transitions Signature VII lenses. Grey, Brown, and Grey-Green.

The Transitions Signature VII Lenses offer the fastest darkening properties.

This newest generation of Transitions Lenses solved many of the issues of the older generations of Transitions Lenses. For example some of the lenses turned yellow or orange or just stopped working when exposed to UV light after 2-4 years. Older generations were just too slow to change.

Transitions Signature VII Lenses are the clearest to darkest lenses.

Transitions Xtractive Lenses provide an indoor tint that darkens outside.

Transitions Vantage Polarized Lenses darken and increase in polarization in bright outdoor light.

Transition DriveWear Lenses are designed specifically for driving. These polarized lenses are tinted to enhance contrast in overcast conditions, then darken to protect in sunny conditions, making driving safer.

Transitions Lenses are comfort tint lenses that adapt to your environment while providing 100% UV protection.

Transitions Lenses do have limitations.

Keep in mind these lenses do not darken behind the windshield of a car. Almost no change occurs on Transitions except for the Transitions Xtractive Lenses that only will darken to about 30% of their darkening ability behind a windshield.

Transitions Lenses worn in dress frames may allow light to seep around, under,and over the edges of the lenses reducing comfort in bright sun conditions. (Wrap-around Sunglass frames work to prevent this problem providing better protection outdoors)

The transition from dark to light for Transitions Lenses is much slower than the transition from light to dark.

At A1A Optics we will help guide you to the proper frame and lens selection to provide you with TOTAL satisfaction. We are licensed Opticians working to meet your needs with quality custom eyewear. See us …to see your world.

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