Transitioning into Spring with Transitions® lenses


Are you looking forward to the sunshine of spring? Are you all set to protect your eyes from the more intense sunshine and higher levels of damaging UV radiation? If you often dash from indoors to outdoors, swapping out your prescription glasses for your sunglasses can be a hassle. That’s where photochromic lenses can make a big difference.

What are photochromic lenses?

Photochromic lenses are optical lenses that contain photochromic molecules. These molecules change shape when exposed to sunlight, usually in response to UV radiation. This triggers a reaction that causes the lenses to darken. The greater the intensity of sunlight they’re exposed to, the more these lenses darken. As the intensity of sunlight decreases, for example, when you go indoors or into your car, the lenses return to clear.

So, what are photochromic lenses offering you? They’re the best way to protect your eyes in the face of changing levels of sunlight, such as the unpredictable springtime weather. And Transitions® lenses are the market leaders in photochromic lens technology.

Transitions® lenses — photochromic lenses to suit your lifestyle

These lenses come in a variety of tints to match your look. Standard lenses from Transitions® come in 3 colours: grey, brown and graphite green. However, their colour lenses are now available in 4 new tints: amethyst, amber, sapphire and emerald. So whatever style you want to sport, there’s a tint to match.

Do Transitions® lenses have UV protection?

All lenses from Transitions® block 100% of UVA and UVB radiation, which can increase your risk of developing eye diseases, such as cataracts and macular degeneration. It is important to note that when spending prolonged periods of time in the sunshine, wraparound sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection are still the best choice to prevent sun damage.

So, do Transitions® lenses have UV protection? Yes, but they offer more than that. They also come with blue light protection to help reduce digital eye strain.

Are photochromic lenses right for you?

If you think your glasses could benefit from photochromic lenses, our friendly team at Karen Castle Opticians – your opticians in Essex – are here to answer all your questions. Get in touch today and transition into Spring with better eye protection.