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Photochromic Lenses: What Are Photochromic Lenses?

Why Photochromic Lenses?

Many of us would love to get more vitamin D. However, doctors and other healthcare professionals advise us to protect ourselves from harmful UV rays. It's hard to remove your sunglasses while you are running, mountain biking, or fishing. You can easily keep your eyes protected by fitting your favorite frames with photochromic lenses.


What are Photochromic lenses?

Photochromic lenses are often known under the trademarked names Adapt or Transitions lenses. They darken in sunlight and become lighter indoors. Photochromic lenses can be used outdoors to protect your eyes and then seamlessly transform from sunglasses to eyeglasses indoors. These lenses are an alternative to having two glasses and can fit into any frame. Photochromic lenses have their advantages and drawbacks, so make sure to weigh them against your specific needs.



  • Photochromic lenses are the perfect pair for any setting. They adapt to your environment and can be used immediately.
  • Comfortable and more comfortable with less eye strain and glare
  • Available in all eyeglass prescriptions
  • Photochromic lenses offer daily protection from harmful UV rays with no hassle. They absorb 100% of UVA rays and UVB radiations.
  • You no longer need to carry two glasses.
  • Cost effective.
  • You can choose from a variety of colors and styles to match your style.



    • How darken lenses depends on the environment. In cold conditions, it can take longer for lenses to change their color. Many automotive glass offers UV protection, which will protect your lenses from fading inside your car.
    • It may take up to a few minutes for your glasses' normal transition to indoors after a long sunny commute, depending on which brand.


      Are photochromic lenses really worth the effort?

      Absolutely! A pair of photochromic sunglasses can bring many benefits, including the ability to choose from a variety of styles and tints that will suit your needs, no matter whether you are outdoors, on the water or on the slopes.