What are Transitions® Lenses?
Transitions® lenses are designed to darken when they are exposed to ultraviolet light rays from the sun.
Who is a Candidate for Transitions® Lenses?
Transitions® lenses are good for all age groups who want to protect themselves from the damaging effects of sun light to the eye. A person can have one pair of glasses for all lighting conditions. Some patients who have macular degeneration or cataracts may not be the best candidates with these lenses in low lighting conditions.
What are the Benefits of Transitions® Lenses?
Transitions® lenses improve a patient’s vision by providing the convenience of one pair of glasses, protection, vision quality, and comfort by protecting the eye from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation. Studies have shown that ultraviolet light rays increase the rate of cataract formation, leads to the development of growths on the eye called pinquecula and pterygium, and may contribute to the development of macular degeneration.
How do the Transitions® Lenses Work?
Transitions® lenses contain photochromic dyes that cause the lenses to darken when exposed to ultraviolet light rays from the sun. When not exposed to the sun, the lenses lighten. This allows the person to see in all levels of light.
Can Transitions® Lenses Provide All the Person Needs in Lenses?
For many people, this is the only lens they need to wear under all vision conditions. They provide excellent vision indoors and outdoors. They provide 100 percent protection from ultraviolet rays. They are available for all types of eyeglass prescriptions and fit all regular frame styles.
How Quickly do Transitions® Lenses Change Shades?
Most people who wear Transitions® lenses report that the change is so smooth that they do not notice it change. The lenses begin to darken immediately upon exposure to sunlight. The degree of darkening is dependent on the intensity of the sunlight. The lenses begin to lighten immediately after the sun exposure is gone.
Why is Protection from Ultraviolet Light Rays Important?
As stated earlier, UVA and UVB have been shown to cause damage to the eye. Long term exposure to the sun causes damage to the eye in various forms. Almost all eye doctors recommend people protect their eye from ultraviolet light rays.
Transitions® lenses are a great way to protect the eyes and can be used under all lighting conditions. The patient can get by with one prescription pair of glasses.