Promotes Healthy Sight
Transitions Lenses change from clear to dark in the presence of ultraviolet light
and block 100% of harmful UV rays. This innovative photochromic technology has produced
unparalleled eyewear performance. Transitions Lenses are compatible with bifocals,
trifocals, progressives, shatter-resistant and standard lenses, and hi index materials.
Transitions Lenses are also a perfect choices for
High Tech and High Performance
Transitions Lenses begin to darken the moment they are exposed
to UV light. The greater the intensity of UV rays, the darker the lenses become.
The moment UV rays are no longer present, the lenses begin to fade back to clear.
Most wearers report that the adjustment happens so smoothly, they are unaware of
Transitions Lenses contain special photochromic dyes that cause the lenses to activate,
or darken, when exposed to ultraviolet rays in sunlight. When the UV light diminishes,
the lenses fade back. As light conditions change, the level of tint adjusts, offering
the right tint at the right time. It’s important to note that the UV blockage
remains constant. Transitions Lenses provide automatic protection from UV rays in
both the clear and darkened states.
Transitions VI also has expanded protection at the UV end of the spectrum. Previous
Transitions Lenses blocked UVA (290 to 315nm) and UVB
(315 to 380nm), but Transitions VI has expanded protection up to 400nm.
Everyone can benefit from Transitions Lenses. They provide convenient protection
from glare, and block 100% of harmful UV rays. This lens is ideal for children’s
glasses, anyone with special eye care needs, people who work around surfaces that
produce glare like water and cement, and those who spend a lot of time outdoors.
For Special Needs
It’s never too early to start caring for your children’s eyes. Children
are excellent candidates for Transitions Lenses because their eyes are more susceptible
to UV radiation since they are continuing to develop. It is estimated that 80% of
total lifetime exposure to UV rays occurs before the age of 18. Transitions Lenses
block 100% of harmful UV radiation.
Certain people develop a heightened sensitivity to light, known as photosensitivity,
and are more susceptible to visible light. Photosensitivity can develop with conditions
such as diabetes or recent eye surgery. The condition can also be caused by taking
certain prescription medications. Some medications, even those used to treat conditions
not related to vision, can also cause the eyes to become more susceptible to damage
from invisible UV rays. Patients with special needs are excellent candidates for
Windshields in today’s vehicles block most of the UV rays that cause Transitions
Lenses to activate, or darken. As a result, when worn inside a car where less UV
light is present, the ability of the lenses to transition to dark is reduced. A
new category of lenses, called
, offers a unique and high-tech solution for driving.
Using the technology of Transitions Lenses, DriveWear combines the glare protection
polarized prescription sunglasses
and photochromics which respond
to both visible and UV light. The result is a lens that can react to light both
outside and behind the windshield of the car, and transition to dark accordingly.
Drivewear lenses provide the ideal visual solution in today’s world where
the automobile is an important part of many peoples’ daily lives.
For eyeglass wearers that are more sensitive to light than others, or spend more
time in the sunlight, Transitions now offers a suitable solution. XTRActive Lenses
are similar to Transitions
VI, but offer the darkest
tint available, and a slight tint indoors. Intended for wearers who have an active
outdoor lifestyle, XTRActive Lenses also have a slower fade back time than Transitions
VI, and like all Transitions Lenses, block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. XTRActive also
provide UV 400 protection to ensure that the wearer’s eyes are completely
protected from the harmful effects of the sun. Designed to transition to a darker
tint when behind a windshield, XTRActive are suitable for driving as well. XTRActive
Lenses are not intended to replace Transitions VI, just offer a solution for wearers
who spend more time outside, and prefer a light tint to their glasses when inside.
Transitions® Vantage lenses provide all the protection that traditional Transitions®
lenses offer with the added benefits of variable polarization. Polarized lenses have a special filter that realigns the angle of incoming light in order to reduce glare, control
light scatter, enhance contrast, and produce a more crisp view. Unlike conventional lenses, whose polarization only exists as a static film embedded into them,
Transitions® Vantage lens' polarization adapts to UV exposure. This means that the polarization, like the tinting,
increases and decreases when it is exposed to outdoor UV rays and then dissipates altogether when it’s indoors. There is no polarization in the absence of UV light, so
Transitions® Vantage lenses can be worn while reading, cooking, watching television, and working on a computer.
Transitions® Vantage lenses are part of the new generation of photochromic technology, and they offer a new, more
refined view of the world while providing all of the benefits of traditional Transitions® lenses.
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