Published 03 Mar 2021
Whether you wear glasses or sunglasses, we’ve all experienced the frustration of repeatedly putting them on and off as you move between the outdoors and indoors. Not to mention the “sunglasses or no sunglasses” debate when driving as you quickly transition from blinding glare to dull skies and back again.
This is where Transitions Light Intelligent Lenses can help ease your frustration. Not only do they look good, Transitions lenses can also protect from ultraviolet (UV) radiation and blue light damage.
Let’s explore a little more.
Transition lenses and UV protection
In our hot and dry climate, bright sunlight creates glare which can cause light sensitivity and discomfort for our eyes. The Transitions range of lenses automatically controls glare by adjusting to the amount of outdoor light, whether overcast, in shadow or bright sunlight. When indoors they become clear.
Darkening the lenses outdoors can improve the comfort of the eyes as well as provide 100% UV protection for your eyes and the delicate skin around them. Most of us are aware of the impact UV radiation has on our skin, but did you know it can also affect our eyes?
Too much UV radiation to the eyes can lead to eye problems, ranging from short-term irritation like photokeratitis to long-term damage such as cataracts, pterygium and macular degeneration.
UV radiation effects on the eye can add up over time. We do not currently know how much a safe level of UV exposure is to prevent ocular injury or disease.
A good fitting frame combined with UV protective lenses can help protect both the eye and the delicate skin around the eye.
Transition lenses – the fashionable choice
With an eye on a new generation of wearers, Transitions has developed Style Colours - a range of four on-trend fashion colours:
These shades have been specially selected to blend with the colour of any frame. Style Colours are in addition to the classic choices of grey, brown and graphite green.
Use this Transitions virtual try on tool to pick your favourite colour shade
Completely clear indoors and automatically transitioning to any light level outdoors, Transitions Light Intelligent lenses can make life easy and benefit your good health.
Find out more
To find out more about Tranisition lenses and what we can offer you, speak to one of our friendly dispensers at GMHBA Eye Care.
About the author
Tim Thurn is an optometrist and Director of Professional Services for Essilor Australia and New Zealand. Tim has trained over 15,000 practitioners, university staff and optometry students across more than 15 countries. He is an experienced presenter and has spoken on technical and marketing topics at conferences and Essilor events in more than 40 countries around the world.