“I like you; your eyes are full of language.” – Anne Sexton
The human eye is an astonishing organ that reacts to light and serves a multitude of purposes to support our safety and wellbeing. It is important to care for your eyes, not only to maintain clear images and sight, but to aid in other aspects of your body and its health and motion. Having healthy eyes speaks to those with what you interact day after day.
Because our eyes react to light, it is important to protect them from damaging UV radiation. Transmission lenses, known in the industry as photochromatic lenses, are a very popular option for those wearing eyeglasses. Designed to be worn all day both indoors and outdoors, they provide the convenience of not having to tote pair of glasses everywhere you go. Transition lenses are manufactured and sold by a number of companies under various brand names, and widely available to the public to fit an almost limitless array of frame styles and lens types.
Transition lenses are created by applying a liquid base containing photochromic molecules to a lens material. A scratch resistant coating is then applied to protect the photochromatic substance. When exposed to UV radiation, the photochromatic molecules are activated, causing the lenses to darken. They are designed to deliver noticeably crisper, sharper vision, even in the brightest glare. Cost is a deciding factor for many individuals when it comes time to purchase new glasses, but many prefer the convenience of transition lenses as it eliminates the back and forth changing from regular glasses to sunglasses multiple times a day.
Many individuals are unaware that the UV rays from the sun can also be a serious danger to our eyes and can damage our vision. Transitions provide 100% UV protection and help prevent UV ray exposure daily, all with the convenience of having only one pair of glasses that transition from regular to protective sunglasses in just a few seconds.
Most modern windshields and windows are already designed to block UV radiation. This inhibits regular transition lenses from darkening as there is very little available UV light to activate them. A special type of transition lens has been developed specifically for this situation and shown to enhance visibility and safety while driving. Other adaptations to the photochromatic process allow for glasses which are helpful for computer users who may spend a large amount of time watching at computer screens. The transitions darken enough to help you see your screen better and ease the pain of fatigue and eye strain after long hours.
A versatile option for almost anyone, transition lenses are available in all types and styles for both men and women, young or old. They are also available in all types of prescriptions and offer a fast transition from indoor to outdoor light and glare. Children's prescriptions are now available in transit lenses for the many days of outdoor activities their schedule provides. Transitions do not just look good, they have set a new standard of providing better visual quality, comfort, and eye protection than ever before.
If your eyes are full of language, purchase a pair of transition lenses to portrait a look and feel that not only you will notice and enjoy, but those with what you interact.