Everything You Want to Know about Transitions Before Summer 2019!

There's been a lot of hype recently about the new Transitions Acuvue Oasys contact lenses.  How are they different from sunglasses and transition glasses? Do they replace my sunglasses? Why would I need them?  The short answer is:  No. They do not replace your sunglasses BUT if you are bothered by bright light, constantly squinting, shading your eyes, or turning down your screen brightness, Transitions lenses can help relieve and protect your eyes from these challenges. Transitions lenses automatically adapt to changing light conditions and optimize the amount of light your eyes receive.  This is true for both the new Acuvue Oasys Transitions Contact Lenses and Traditional Transition glasses.  Keep reading to learn more!

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All Transitions lenses block 100% of UV rays and help reduce blue light. There are several types of Transitions lenses each with different features tailored to specific eye care needs. Below is a summary of the different lenses and their features.  Transition lenses automatically change with different light conditions as you move from indoor to outdoor, etc.

  • Transitions Signature - These lenses are great for everyday wear. They fade quickly from dark outside to clear indoors and are available in many colors including grey, brown, graphite green, sapphire, amethyst, amber, and emerald, and even mirror finishes now!  The mirror finishes add a pop of fashion that is next level and can be made in silver shadow, gold, blue, green, red, or pink!
  • Transitions XTRActive - Best for extra protection, even in the car. These lenses are the darkest outdoors and have a slight tint indoors that cuts down on glare from screens, phones, and other annoying lights.
  • Transitions Vantage - Theses lenses are best for reducing glare outdoors. They are polarized which means they help block glare from light that reflects off of flat surfaces such as glass, metal, and water.  Our hunters and fishermen love polarized lenses in both transitions and traditional sunglasses. They do, however, stay mildly tinted indoors depending on glare and polarization.
  • Transitions Drivewear - These lenses are adaptive sunglass lenses that darken in the car. Most transitions do not receive enough UV light behind a car windshield to darken which is what makes these lenses so unique. They are polarized which reduces glare from the road and car hood. These lenses are not recommended for indoor use as they do remain tinted even in low light. They do adapts to changing light conditions including sunlight, daylight, and overcast to keep you safe and seeing your best.

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Acuvue Oasys with Transitions are two-week disposable contact lenses that automatically adapt to changing light levels to provide soothing vision both indoors and outdoors. They adjust in harsh lighting environments such as when playing sports, working under office lighting, and looking at digital screens. They reduce squinting and help your eyes recover faster when subjected to bright light.  These are a great option for our light eyed patients that experience light sensitivity even indoors or our athletes who are bothered by or unable to wear sunglasses when on the field.

Common Questions about Acuvue Oasys with Transitions:

1.  How will the lenses look on my eye?

The lenses will darken when subjected to bright outdoor sunlight but even when the lenses appear clear, they are always working to filter the light reaching your eye.

2.  How long does it take the lens to darken? How long does it take to fade back to clear?

Acuvue Oasys with Transitions activates in less than one minute and fades back to clear in about 90 seconds. There is no perceived “darkness” to your vision as the lens adapts to changing light.   

3.  Can the lenses be worn when driving?   

 The lenses can be worn to drive day or night. At night, the lenses help to reduce halo and starburst effects from street lights and oncoming head lights.  

4.  Are the lenses a replacement for sunglasses?

 Acuvue Oasys with Transitions contact lenses are not a replacement for sunglasses. They do protect the areas they cover from 100% of UVA and 99% of UVB rays but sunglasses protect the entire eye.  

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Are you considering Transitions?

Are you bothered by bright light? Are you constantly squinting, shading your eyes, or turning down your screen brightness? Transitions lenses with Light Intelligent Technology can help relieve and protect your eyes from these challenges. Take the quiz to see if they're right for you?

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