British Summer Time is here. The days are getting longer, the nights are getting lighter and the sun is getting brighter. As lockdown restrictions start to ease too, we’re all getting to enjoy the sun for longer.
However, as summer approaches, the sun’s UV rays become stronger and more dangerous. Exposure to UV rays can harm your eyes, with short and long-term effects. Excessive UV exposure can damage your retina and increase your risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
That’s why it’s crucial to protect your eyes when you’re out and about. Transitions® glasses are the perfect way to protect your eyes and still look super stylish. What are they and how do they work, though?
What Are Light Intelligent Lenses?
Transitions® glasses are a brand of light intelligent, aka, photochromic lenses, offering the latest innovations in light-intelligent technology. These clever lenses darken to protect your eyes when they’re exposed to UV from sunlight and change back to clear when you’re inside.
How Do Photochromic Lenses Work?
Photochromic lenses contain molecules that react to UV light. When you’re inside or away from direct sunlight, the lenses are completely clear. But when photochromic lenses detect UV light, the molecules change shape and become tinted. You can see with the same crispness and clarity as you would with clear lenses, but your eyes are fully UV protected. Once away from direct sunlight, the molecules return to their clear form.
What Are The Benefits Of Wearing Photochromic Lenses?
The main benefit of photochromic lenses is that your eyes are 100% protected from harmful UV rays – an essential part of keeping your eyes healthy. Another great benefit is that they’re hassle-free. No more changing between glasses and sunglasses every time you go inside or outside, and no more keeping track of multiple pairs. Just one pair to tick all the boxes.
Choose the Right Transitions® For You
Every glasses wearer is unique, so we stock a variety of options to suit a range of lifestyles and eyewear needs.
Transitions® Signature® GEN 8™ are ideal for everyday use. These smart photochromic lenses offer the best UV and blue-violet light protection. They clear faster than ever (almost 3 minutes faster than the previous Transitions® Signature® lens!) and go even darker. Choose from a range of gorgeous styles and tint colours.
Transitions® XTRActive® are the perfect photochromic driving glasses. Modern windscreens block UV light, so these lenses have been especially designed respond to visible light as well as UV, meaning your eyes are fully protected from glare and sunlight when you’re driving.
Transitions® Style Mirrors are perfect for those who want to protect their eyes in style. With 4 gorgeous styles and colours to choose from and a trendy mirror effect when activated, these glasses seamlessly adapt to light conditions so your eyes are always fully protected.
Get In Touch
With so many options to choose from, why not book a styling consultation at our opticians in Clifton? Our expert team is on hand to help you select the perfect pair of Transitions®, which are compatible with both single vision and varifocal prescriptions. Transitions® are also included in the complementary or half price offer on Essilor lenses that we currently have running.
If you’ve not had your eyes tested in a while, get in touch and book an eye exam so your prescription is up to date.