Transitions lenses, available at our optical store in Jackson Heights, can be purchased both, as standard plastic lenses or in polycarbonate form. Transitions lenses typically take around 30 seconds to develop a tint once they are exposed to sunlight after a period indoors. A brand-specific type of photochromic lenses, transition lenses use photochromic technology to help your vision through a range of light conditions. Different from standard lenses, photochromic lenses develop tint when exposed to UV rays. With Transitions lenses, there is no need for a separate pair of prescription sunglasses, because they will create a tint to shield your eyes on bright days. Having one pair of glasses that you can wear both indoors and outdoors, greatly lowers the chance of your glasses being lost from constant switching. Glasses that can actually stay on your face for most of the day are much less likely to get lost or misplaced.
Our expert opticians at Lens Lab Express explain to our customers that Transitions lenses not only produce a tint on bright, sunny days. Most people don’t realize that UV rays are also present on cloudy days and these rays can still damage your eyes when exposed to them for long periods of time. Transitions lenses still create a pale tint on overcast days, with the tint becoming darker with higher levels of sunlight. When you are inside, Transitions lenses become clear again, allowing you to watch TV or read a book or newspaper without the tint disturbing you. Transitions lenses may not react the same while you are driving, because most windshields come fitted with some UV protection in the glass. If your windshield reduces the UV levels sufficiently, there may not be enough UV to activate the tint in your glasses. Many of the customers at our optical store in Jackson Heights, who use Transitions lenses, keep a less expensive pair of sunglasses in their car due to this lack of reaction. Our optical experts will discuss your lifestyle and goals to make sure the right lens is recommended to you.