Benefits of Transition Lenses

Benefits of Transition Lenses

Benefits of Transition Lenses

Benefits of Transition Lenses

Benefits of Transition Lenses

Benefits of Transition Lenses


Transition lenses, also called photochromatic lenses, are a fantastic alternative to swapping between sunglasses and regular glasses when you go from bright to dark environments and vice versa. Transition lenses are made with cutting-edge technology that means that they automatically darken in bright sunlight, and return to a regular tint in darker environments. 


Here’s what you need to know about some of the benefits of transition lenses.


They Can Protect Your Eyes From UV Light


Most of us know that UV light is harmful to our skin, but it can also damage our eyes. Sun damage from UV is accumulative, meaning that it gets worse over time. The UV damages part of the eye called the macula. These cells are found in the retina at the very back of the eye and are responsible for clarity and our ability to see fine detail. Macular degeneration is a common condition that occurs when the cells of the macula start to deteriorate. This usually happens with age, but can be affected by other things, including the sun. Transition lenses adapt and darken when exposed to UV sunlight, and this can help to minimize damage caused by UV exposure. 


They are More Convenient


Taking glasses off and on when moving between a dark and light environment can be frustrating and inconvenient. You are also more likely to accidentally drop or damage either of your pairs of glasses while fumbling to change them. This is especially true when you are changing their lots in a short space of time, such as going in and out of shops on a sunny day. Transition lenses change automatically, eliminating this hassle. Modern transition lenses also change extremely quickly, enabling your eyes to adjust in the space of a few seconds. 


Reduce Glare and Eyestrain


Glare and eyestrain are two common problems experienced when you go outside without a pair of sunglasses. They can cause significant eye discomfort, headaches, double vision, and even corneal sunburn if your eyes aren’t protected. Transition lenses block out the bright glare that can cause us to squint and develop eye strain. 


Block Blue Light


Blue light is another problem that we have to contend with. While we need some natural blue light to help balance our sleep-wake cycle and regulate our cognitive functions, too much can have the opposite effect and put our eyes under considerable strain. Transition lenses can guard our eyes against excess amounts of blue light and the problems that it causes. 


Choose a Style to Suit you!

Transitions lenses aren’t a one-size-fits-all option. There are many different styles and colors to choose from, and they can nearly always be created in the type of prescription lens that you need to enjoy perfect visual clarity as well as all of the benefits associated with transition lenses. 


You can Save Money


When you choose transition lenses, you can stick with just a single pair of glasses, rather than needing to buy prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. Even though transition lenses are more expensive than regular prescription sunglasses, they could still save you from the considerable extra costs of the second pair of lenses! 



If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of transition lenses, our dedicated eye care team in Orland Park, IL, and Chicago, IL would be happy to help. Please contact us for more information. 

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