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Discover the Must-Have Photochromic Lenses for Summer

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With the promise of summer and better weather insight, you might be thinking about your summer travels and ticking another destination off your list. Whether you’re favouring a staycation this year or jetting off to an exotic location, it’s crucial to have the right protection against the sun.

UV protection can be just as important in the UK as abroad, especially as the weather begins to improve. With that in mind, you might want to think about investing in a pair of photochromic lenses to help you protect your eyes effectively from the changing weather conditions.

Weather going from rain to sunshine

The benefits of photochromic lenses

Photochromic lenses will adapt automatically to the changing light conditions, switching between dark and clear depending on the amount of sunlight present. For this reason, they are sometimes known as light adaptive lenses or light intelligent lenses.

This reactive design can make photochromic lenses very convenient for spectacle wearers, providing an on-the-go solution. The responsive technology can protect your eyes from harmful light quickly and without any action from you.

There is one brand of photochromic lenses that excel above others; Transitions.

Transitions lenses

Transitions are the number one photochromic brand often recommended by eye care professionals. Only Transitions lenses use the exclusive technology that causes the lenses to darken and return to clear so quickly. 

When UV light is present, the molecules in a photochromic lens change, this makes the lens darken, providing optimal visual comfort and protection for your eyes. 

Activated Transitions Signature GEN 8 lenses in sunshine

Many photochromic lenses will not darken behind a windshield, as most car windshields block UV light, this does not, however, help to reduce any glare or bright light while you are driving. For that reason, some Transition lenses can also be activated by visible light to ensure they continue to provide comfort in the car.

With more than 20 years of research and innovation, the molecules in the lenses constantly recalibrate to make sure the optimal amount of light reaches your eyes. The Transitions technology will block 100% of UVA and UVB light rays.

Introducing Transitions Signature GEN 8

The latest generation of lenses from Transitions offers a new frontier of performance. Transitions Signature GEN 8 return to clear faster than the previous Signature lenses.

The new Transitions lenses can provide the best protection for your eyes against both UV light and harmful blue light. They are the first photochromic lens to use revolutionary nano-composite technology, pushing performance further for optimum vision and comfort.

What’s more, you can choose from several different colours that can make a huge difference in your colour perception, as well as offering a stylish design for your lenses. 

So if you’re going on holiday or want to enjoy the summer weather safely, Transitions lenses will help to contribute to your overall eye health while you’re out and about.

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How do Photochromic lenses work?

Sometimes known as light adaptive lenses, photochromic lenses will automatically adapt to the changing light conditions around you. This works when the lenses are exposed to UV light and the molecules embedded in the lens change their structure.