How long does it take transition glasses to change?

You might consider getting transition lenses but aren’t fully aware of how they darken. We’ll take a look here to answer the question of what transition glasses are and having transition lens glasses could be an optimal choice for you. Keep in mind that you don’t always need to get transition prescription glasses, and you are able to get transition glasses without a prescription also.

What are transition glasses?

These are glasses with special photochromic lenses on them. They function to shift the tint of the lenses from a clear transparent option all the way to dark sunglasses shade. This happens gradually, and there are a few iterations of the tint coloring and how dark they get. They ‘activate’ when they are exposed to sunlight, but more specifically, the sun’s UV rays.

It typically takes around 30 seconds to a minute to fully darken, but it could take several minutes for the lenses to go back to a clear lens state when no longer exposed to the UV rays. In colder temperatures, they tend to get darker and take longer to transition back to lighter shades due to the actual molecules slowing down. Remember that it’s not about the sun’s brightness but the exposure to the UV rays, meaning even on a slightly overcast cold winter day, your transitions will work just fine.

This is a specialized coating on the transition lenses themselves, so make sure to take extra care when cleaning them. Use mild soap or dishwashing detergent and a soft cloth for the lenses. Using paper towels even could be too abrasive and start to scratch the lenses, let alone the coating.

Photochromic Safety Glasses PSG-TG-1205-BK

These wrap-around transition glasses are excellent for larger-sized heads. They come with ANSI Z87+ protective ratings and are extremely strong and lightweight due to their TR-90 material composition. What makes them great is that they are ready to go as transition lens glasses without a prescription. An excellent option for workers who switch up their environments between indoor and outdoor settings, without compromising their clarity of vision. These frames come in black.

Photochromic Safety Glasses PSG-TG-206YBS

Another great pair of safety glasses with an ANSI Z87+ protective rating, the PSG-TG-206YBS comes equipped with photochromic lenses as well. They come in a rectangular shape and are best suited for those with medium to small heads. We offer this in a black color with yellow highlights. Comfort isn’t forgotten with nose pads and rubberized temples to help ensure a secure fit.

Photochromic Safety Glasses, PSG-TG-5000-C

This is one of our lightest options for glasses that come with transition lenses. That’s due to the semi-rimless design, as well as having the frame made from TR-90 Nylon. The fit is perfect for medium-sized heads with its wrap-around design.

These transition glasses also come with ANSI Z87+ impact and velocity safety ratings. These come in a classic black colored frame design. They are also non-prescription transition lens glasses.

Where to get the best photochromic safety glasses

The best photochromic safety glasses are available here at RX Safety. Make sure to check our collection of transition safety glasses to find exactly what you want. If you have any questions, talk to our experts through our chat, e-mail us at [email protected], or give us a call at +1 888 245 6638.

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