Transitions Xtractive Polarized Lenses vs. Polarized Sunglass Lenses: Which Offers the Best Polarization?

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When choosing the proper eyewear for outdoor activities or daily use, many people weigh the benefits of Transitions Xtractive Polarized lenses against traditional Polarized Sunglass lenses. Both types aim to reduce glare and enhance visual clarity, but they serve slightly different purposes and use various technologies. In this blog, we’ll dive into each lens’s features to help you determine which lens might offer better polarization for your needs.

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What are Transitions Xtractive Polarized Lenses?

Transitions Xtractive Polarized lenses are a type of photochromic lens that not only darkens in response to sunlight but also polarizes as it activates. This means these lenses adjust their level of tint and polarization based on light conditions. They are designed to provide sharper vision and better contrast than regular Transitions lenses, making them ideal for high-glare situations like driving in bright sunlight or spending time on water or snow.

Advantages of Transitions Xtractive Polarized Lenses

Adaptive Tint

These lenses adjust their darkness depending on the sunlight’s intensity, offering comfortable vision in various light conditions.

Enhanced Polarization

As they darken, the lenses become polarized, reducing glare more effectively when fully activated.

Versatility

Ideal for those who want one pair of glasses for indoor and outdoor use, adapting quickly as you move between different environments.

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What are Polarized Sunglass Lenses?

Polarized sunglasses are designed to reduce glare from reflective surfaces such as water, snow, and glass. They contain a special filter that blocks intense reflected light, reducing glare and improving visual clarity and contrast. These lenses do not change tint with light conditions and are constantly polarized to provide consistent protection and visibility.

Advantages of Polarized Sunglass Lenses

Consistent Polarization

These lenses offer constant glare reduction without the need for adjustment to light changes.

Optimal for Outdoor Activities

Perfect for extended outdoor activities, providing consistent clarity and comfort under bright sunlight.

Variety of Options

Available in various tints and coatings to enhance visual comfort and protection against UV rays.

What’s the Difference between Polarized and Non-Polarized Lenses?

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Comparing Polarization Quality

Both lens types effectively reduce glare, but the context of their use is crucial in deciding which is better for you:

Quality of Polarization

Traditional polarized sunglass lenses generally offer more consistent polarization because they are specifically designed for that purpose and do not vary in polarization intensity. This makes them particularly suitable for activities involving significant amounts of reflected light, such as fishing or skiing.

Adaptability

Transitions Xtractive polarized lenses provide up to about 90% polarization when fully activated, but their level of polarization can vary depending on the amount of UV light exposure. This adaptability can be a significant advantage for everyday use and for people who frequently move indoors and outdoors.

Conclusion: Choosing the Right Lens for Your Needs

The decision between Transitions Xtractive Polarized lenses and Polarized Sunglass lenses largely depends on your lifestyle and specific needs:

  1. For dynamic lifestyles: If you are looking for glasses that can adapt to different lighting conditions while providing the benefits of polarization, Transitions Xtractive polarized lenses are an excellent choice. They are particularly suitable for those who prefer to keep the same pair of glasses.
  2. For consistent outdoor protection: If you spend most of your time outdoors in bright, reflective environments, traditional polarized sunglass lenses might be the better option. They offer consistent polarization, crucial for optimal vision and comfort in high-glare scenarios.

In summary, while both types of lenses offer excellent glare reduction, your personal preference, typical environment, and specific vision needs should guide your choice.

How to Order glasses with
Transitions Xtractive Polarized Lenses or Polarized Sunglass Lenses

1. SELECT THE FRAME

RX Safety offers a wide range of safety glasses, eyeglasses, and sunglasses that are prescription available. Choose your favorite one.

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, trifocal, 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 select your preferred polarized option.

SELECT YOUR FAVORITE LENS COLOR

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4. ADD EXTRA COATINGS

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

SELECT YOUR PREFERRED COATINGS TO UPGRADE YOUR prescription 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 glasses and deliver to your address.

ADD YOUR PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION

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