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Transitions Lenses Review – Seeing Clearly Never Looked So Good

By Lawrence Davis

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For those who wear prescription glasses, using two sets of glasses for indoor/outdoor needs have been a given until now.

I needed, and did not want to admit it, prescription glasses. Needing both indoor clear lenses and outdoor darkened lenses, I really didn’t want two pair. So after looking into my options I discovered Transitions. I remembered, in the back of my brain, heard about these types of glasses that shade outdoors only I didn’t need them so it wasn’t until the need was there that I remembered the name.

What I found is that Transitions Vantage lenses employ a completely new technology that is different than any other current polarized lens on the market. For lens wearer’s polarization, which mean split, like two pairs of glasses in one, and in lenses only existed primarily as a fixed film, without the ability to move between the two shades of clear or dark.

While current photo-chromic molecules darken in random patterns creating an even tint across eyeglass lenses, the photo-chromic dyes in Transitions Vantage lenses not only darken but also align to create polarization. This means that Transitions Vantage lenses, depending on the amount of UV exposure, have variable levels of shading. So the darker the lens, the more efficient the lens is in protecting the wearer and the lighter the lens, the less polarization there will be.

After years of research and development, Transitions Optical, the leading provider of photo-chromic lenses to optical manufacturers worldwide, has developed the first and only lenses designed to both darken and polarize once you hit the sun or where UV’s are detected. Transitions® Vantage™ lenses are a technological innovation, designed to deliver noticeably crisper, sharper vision, even in the brightest outdoor glare.

Transitions Vantage lenses are designed to be everyday lenses that provide additional benefits which wearers have never been able to experience in a clear lens. They start out virtually clear and non-polarized indoors; outdoors, they both adapt to changing light and also increase polarization as they darken, optimizing the angle at which light reaches the eyes to help control glare and light scatter – so that your outdoor vision is noticeable crisper with enhanced contrast and sharpness, glass and water look more transparent and glare is reduced, even in the brightest sunlight.

The lenses are available in fashionable frames with a variety of Transitions lenses from total usage to Outdoors and in the car, daytime only. All lenses offer fast transition activation from clear indoor to windshield activation.  With four different lens options to choose from Transitions lenses are a great option for prescription wearers who use two sets of glasses. Transitions lenses are also available in children’s prescriptions also.

About The Transitions Family of Brands

The Transitions family of everyday adaptive eyewear includes Transitions® lenses, Transitions® XTRActive® lenses and Transitions® Vantagelenses, all of which offer the latest and most advanced adaptive lens technology and set a new standard of advanced performance, providing even more visual quality, visual comfort and eye protection than ever before. 

All products in the Transitions line of adaptive eyewear blocks 100 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays – helping to protect the health and wellness of your eyes – so you can see better in the future as well.  

I must admit I love my Transitions Vantage lenses, and you will too! They perform exactly as described. The only everyday lenses with variable polarization, Transitions Vantage lenses don’t just adapt to changing light, they also polarize as they darken. Great for the outdoors, the polarization adjusts to match the level of outdoor glare, which can vary as the day progresses and conditions change.  

For more information, visit www.transitions.com or ask your eye-care professional which Transitions lenses are right for you. 

Published on Mar 05, 2013

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