Transitions lenses contain special patented photochromic dyes that cause the lens to activate, or darken, when exposed to ultraviolet rays from sunlight. When the UV light diminishes, the lenses fade back. As light conditions change, the level of tint adjusts, offering the right tint at the right time.
Can tint be added to transition lenses?
If you’re particularly photosensitive, you might want to consider adding some additional tinting to your transition lenses. This will keep them from reverting to a completely clear state; it will also allow them to reach a darker shade during transitioning.
Why won’t my transition lenses darken?
Temperature affects how Transitions change. When they’re hot (like in the summer), the lenses will change slower and won’t get as dark. … When Transition lenses do wear out, they will take on a yellowish tinge when they’re clear. They will no longer get as dark at that point.
Can you tint prescription glasses?
If you have an old pair of prescription glasses you would like to tint but you do not want to spend a lot of money having them professionally colored, you can try RIT dye at home. … Therefore, you can use it to tint your eyeglasses as well. The tinting process will only work on plastic eyeglasses.
What is the darkest transition lenses available?
Transitions XTRActive new generation lenses are the darkest photochromic lens in the car and the only photochromic lens achieving category 2 levels in the car.
How do you make transition lenses stay dark?
If you move into a shaded area outdoors, they will stay darker longer than they would on a warm day. When you move into a shaded area when the temperature is warm outside, the molecules will be quicker to respond to the reduced UV and they will begin to lighten up more quickly.
Can you recoat transition lenses?
You generally will not be able to recoat prescription lenses. When the lenses go through the coating process the surface must be free of any contaminates all the way down to dust particles otherwise it will leave defects on your coating. If the coating on your lenses are worn out it is best to just get new lenses.
How long should transition lenses last?
Transitions lenses begin to fade back to clear as soon as UV rays are no longer present. How long do Transitions Lenses last? Transitions lenses are designed to last two years, which is generally the lifetime of your vision care prescription.
How do you activate transition lenses without sun?
Put them on inside the house, then go outside when it’s really sunny. You will see the difference. All you do is go from light to dark light levels and the lenses will activate themselves. Sometimes, if you go from outside in low light levels to inside with bright light levels, they may still activate.
Why do transition lenses not work?
Lens performance can be affected by the amount of UV light exposure. Wearing a brimmed hat might reduce the amount of UV received by the lenses. A tinted windshield might also affect performance. Most Transitions will not activate inside a car.
What color tint is best for prescription glasses?
Concerning lens color, Gray is the most common. It provides the most accurate color visibility. Gray is dark enough for bright, sunny days but not so dark as to impair vision. For general sunglass use, gray is the most common choice.
What color tint is best for computer glasses?
Yellow-tinted lenses enhance depth perception and increase visibility in low-light situations, making them a top choice amongst safety glasses. Yellow lenses are also used in computer readers, as they help to soothe strained eyes and combat the negative effects of Computer Vision Syndrome.
Can you add transition to existing eyeglasses?
Yes. If you’re looking for more than an ordinary lens can offer, Transitions lenses are right for you. They are clear indoors and darken outdoors in bright sunlight.
What color is best for transition lenses?
If you are looking for better contrast to increase visual acuity for things like golfing and fishing, then transition brown is the color for you. If you are looking for the absolute darkest transition lens possible, you should veer towards transition gray.
How long does it take for transition lenses to darken?
Transitions lenses begin to darken the moment they are exposed to the sun’s UV light, reaching 70% tint within 35 seconds. When UV rays are no longer present, the lenses immediately begin to fade back, achieving 70% clear in just a few minutes.
What color transition lenses are there?
Transitions® adaptive lenses® seamlessly adapt to the perfect tint, in any light. Finding the style in lenses also means complementing that style with the right color frames. Transitions lenses come in gray, brown and graphite green color options to amp up the style component of any eyewear look.