What’s the difference between photochromic and Transitions lenses?

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Let’s get this out right away. Transitions™ lenses are a brand that makes Photochromatic lenses. They have simply become so popular that the two words have become interchangeable. On top of that, Transitions have become one of the most popular and advanced types of lenses that have a host of benefits for the users who get them. 

Why should I get photochromatic lenses?

Here’s how they work in principle. When your lenses are exposed to UV rays (not light that many assume), the lenses have these molecules that will start to darken. So eventually, the lenses’ color will darken, and they will be akin to sunglasses. But also, at the same time, they act like sunglasses, protecting your eyes and eyesight from harmful UV rays.

When you step indoors, outside of the harmful rays, they will transition back to clear lenses so you can see normally indoors. Hence the name is commonly known as transition lenses. There are some things to note, though. Photochromatic lenses don’t work great when driving a car, as the windshield blocks out the UV rays. 

However, there are some photochromatic lenses that do work specifically while driving a vehicle, so be sure to inquire about those. Another thing to note is that they don’t work as fast in colder weather conditions, as is common with any molecule working slower in a colder environment.

Characteristics of Transitions Lenses

Rapid Activation

Transitions lenses are renowned for their quick transition between clear and dark states. When exposed to UV and visible light, these lenses can darken within just 30 seconds to two minutes, allowing your eyes to adjust comfortably to changing lighting conditions.

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Adaptive to Various Light Conditions

Transitions lenses are specifically engineered to respond not only to ultraviolet (UV) light but also to visible light. This means they can adapt to a broad range of lighting situations, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

UV Protection

In their darkened state, Transitions lenses offer 100% protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. This feature helps shield your eyes from potential damage caused by prolonged sun exposure, reducing the risk of conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration.

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Choosing the Right Option

When selecting the perfect Transitions lenses, consider the following factors:

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Lifestyle

Think about your daily activities and the environments you frequent. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you may want to opt for Transitions lenses that darken more quickly and provide extra protection against bright sunlight. Conversely, if you spend most of your time indoors, you can choose a lighter tint that adapts well to artificial lighting.

Color Preferences

Transitions lenses come in different tint options, such as gray and brown. Consider your color preferences and how well they match your personal style. Some people may prefer a subtle gray tint, while others might like the warmth of brown.

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Fashion and Style

Transitions lenses come in different colors, allowing you to select a tint that complements your style. Consider your personal fashion preferences and choose a tint that suits your taste while offering the protection you need.

Photochromatic lenses are for everyone

The next time you hear about transitional lenses, just know that it’s really the photochromatic component. They aren’t just dedicated to those who wear prescription glasses but have since been adapted to prescription safety glasses and nonprescription safety glasses to ensure that safety and visibility are always a top priority.

Transitions lenses are a game-changer for eyeglass wearers, offering seamless adaptation to changing light conditions, UV protection, and style options to suit your preferences. When choosing the right Transitions lenses, consider your lifestyle, color preferences, and fashion style to ensure you get the most out of this advanced photochromic technology. With Transitions lenses, you can enjoy the clarity, comfort, and eye protection you need, all in one pair of glasses.

The Different kinds of Photochromic Lenses

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How to order GLASSES with transition lenses

1. SELECT THE FRAME

RX Safety offers a wide range of frames that will match perfectly with your Transition lenses. Choose between eyeglassessunglasses, or safety glasses.

AFTER CHOOSING THE PERFECT FRAME, CLICK IN ‘SELECT PRESCRIPTION LENSES’

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2. SELECT LENS MATERIAL

Inside our prescription form, you can select your prescription type. Choose between, single vision, bifocal and progressive. Then, you will choose your lens material.

AFTER CHOOSING YOUR PRESCRIPTION TYPE, YOU CAN SELECT DIFFERENT LENS MATERIALS

3. SELECT LENS COLOR

Customize your lenses by choosing your lens color. This is where you can choose from different Transition options.

SELECT YOUR FAVORITE TRANSITION LENS

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4. ADD EXTRA COATINGS

The glasses can be upgraded with special coatings such as anti-fog and anti-reflective to improve their overall performance.

SELECT YOUR PREFERRED COATINGS TO UPGRADE YOUR glasses

5. ADD YOUR PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION

Now it is the time to upload or fill your prescription information. You’re done! The rest is with us. We will work on your Transition glasses and deliver to your address.

ADD YOUR PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION

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  1. Ron Ashford says:

    What colors are available and can just one lens be a transitional lens’s??!


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