At Optique Inc., serving Dallas, TX and the surrounding area, we provide patients with comprehensive eye examinations to optimize their vision and health of their eyes. We supply our patients with an assortment of options for vision correction including contacts and glasses. We pride ourselves on the specialty options we have available to our patients such as transitions lenses.
Definition of Transitions Lenses
Transitions lenses are a brand name for photochromatic lenses, also referred to as light-adaptive lenses or variable tint lenses. Sometimes, photochromatic lenses are called transitions lenses, though. Basically, these lenses are reactive to the light emitted by the sun. When you're inside, these lenses appear clear or almost clear. They darken as the intensity of the light is greater. Therefore, they appear clear until you go into the sun.
Photochromic sunglasses work by darkening as a reaction to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. If you're wearing transition sunglasses, they'll even darken on cloudy days since the UV rays penetrate through the clouds. The darkness of the glasses varies based on the brightness outside. Your glasses will become darker the brighter it is outside, so you can use these as a standard pair of sunglasses. You may still need a pair of standard sunglasses for driving because a pair of photochromic lenses usually doesn't darken when you're inside of a vehicle because the glass of the windshield blocks out a majority of the UV rays. And it's always beneficial to have a second pair of standard sunglasses, just in case anyway.
Benefits of Transition Sunglasses
Transition sunglasses are more than just convenient. You reap the reward of not having to worry about having two pairs of glasses on you or just one if you wear contacts. You don't have to change glasses. You'll be able to see clearly even when you're wearing sunglasses with transitional lenses. Additionally, photochromic sunglasses help protect your eyes from the sun's harmful radiation. The sun will burn your eyes similarly to like it would do to your skin. This particular condition is called photokeratitis. It is a short-term issue that can cause a great deal of discomfort. You might notice your eyes feel swollen. They'll appear red. Both the UV-A and UV-B rays can harm your eyes. It's even possible you'll have long-term issues as a result of the sun. It appears to increase your risk of conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration, both of which tend to be age-related.
Visit Our Local Dallas, TX Eye Doctor Today
To schedule an appointment for transitions lenses, contact us at Optique Inc., serving Dallas, TX and the surrounding area, by calling 214-252-1800 today.