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The Benefits of Transitions Lenses vs. Regular Lenses

Last updated 7 years ago

As a glasses wearer, you’ve likely been frustrated by a repeated need to switch out standard eyewear for sunglasses when outdoors. Fortunately, however, there is an alternative solution to this inconvenient ritual: transitions lenses. Learn more about this lens type in the below, and find out what specific benefits transition glasses have over regular eyewear.

What Are Transitions Lenses?

Transitions lenses are a type of photochromic lens that have been specially treated to respond to various levels of ultraviolet ray exposure. These lenses grow darker as the level of UV ray exposure increases, protecting your eyes from any harmful damage caused by the sun.

Associated Benefits

Those who choose to invest in transitions lenses can take advantage of the following:

  • Degrees of Protection: Due to the way in which transitions lenses have been chemically treated, the level of protection they offer is specific to the amount of UV ray exposure. In other words, the darkness of the lens will vary according to the amount of available light. Ultimately, this allows for optimum protection without causing the eye to strain through overly dark lenses.
  • Convenience: Transitions lenses act simultaneously as standard eye glasses and as sunglasses. This means that they do not have to be switched out when the wearer encounters bright light. This advantage is especially useful while driving, as fumbling for ones sunglasses while operating a motor vehicle can be a dangerous distraction.
  • Cost: Because transitions lenses function as both sunglasses and eyeglasses, wearers to do not have to purchase a separate pair of prescription sunglasses. This can result in hundreds of dollars of cost savings.

Interested in getting a pair of transitions lenses for yourself? Contact any of Wize Eyes’ six Long Island locations and speak with one of our staff members about our inventory—we can be reached at (631) 351-4900.


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