Can Transition Glasses Be Made Darker?

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Transition lenses, also known as photochromic lenses, are a popular choice for individuals seeking convenience and protection from changing light conditions. At RX Safety, we often receive inquiries about whether these lenses can be made darker. The answer is yes, but there are a few important considerations to keep in mind. In this article, we’ll explore the different types of transition lenses available, how they can be made darker, and the limitations you should be aware of.

Types of Transition Lenses

There are three main types of transition lenses available at RX Safety:

Transition Signature lenses are the most common type of photochromic lenses. They offer excellent clarity indoors and darken efficiently when exposed to UV light outdoors. These lenses are ideal for everyday use, providing a comfortable visual experience in various lighting conditions.

Transition XTRActive lenses are designed for those who spend more time outdoors and require extra protection from bright sunlight. These lenses are darker than the Signature lenses when fully activated, offering enhanced comfort and protection. They also have a slight tint indoors, which provides additional glare reduction.

Transition XTRActive Polarized lenses combine the benefits of the XTRActive lenses with polarization, which reduces glare from reflective surfaces such as water, snow, and glass. These lenses are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who need maximum protection and visual clarity in bright conditions.

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Enhancing the Darkness of Transition Lenses

At RX Safety, we understand that some customers prefer their transition lenses to be darker than the standard options. There are a few methods to achieve this:

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Mirror Coating

Adding a mirror coating to transition lenses can enhance their darkness. Mirror coatings reflect more light, reducing the amount that passes through the lens and giving a darker appearance. However, it’s important to note that mirror coatings can affect the way the lenses darken and may cause them to appear less clear in low-light conditions.

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Tinted Transition Lenses

Another option is to tint the transition lenses. At RX Safety, we have successfully tinted transition lenses to achieve a slightly darker shade for our customers. However, this process has its limitations. Tinted transition lenses will not turn completely clear indoors; instead, they will transition to a light grey color. While this may be suitable for some users, it’s important to consider the trade-off in indoor clarity.

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Drivewear Lenses

For those who need the darkest possible transition lenses, Drivewear lenses are an excellent choice. These lenses are specifically designed for driving and outdoor use, offering superior darkness and glare reduction. Drivewear lenses automatically adjust to changing light conditions, providing optimal vision and comfort even in the brightest environments.

How to Order glasses with Transitions 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 โ€˜SELECT PRESCRIPTION LENSESโ€™

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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 select your favorite Transition option, including Drivewear.

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. Youโ€™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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Conclusion

Transition lenses offer a versatile solution for those who need adaptable eyewear for varying light conditions. While these lenses can be made darker through mirror coatings and tinting, it’s essential to understand the limitations and potential impact on indoor clarity. At RX Safety, we are committed to providing our customers with the best possible solutions for their eyewear needs. If you have any questions or would like to explore darker transition lens options, our knowledgeable team is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can enhance your visual experience with transition lenses.

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