Interested in transition lenses, but still want to brush up your knowledge with some research? Let EyeBuyDirect give you the low-down on the many pros of prescription transition glasses (as well as the very few cons).

Are transition lenses good?

Transition lenses are really good. They give you all of the benefits of traditional vision corrective lenses… but with an on-the-go UV light protection bonus! Walking outdoors in the sun? The lenses will darken to block incoming UV rays. If you walk indoors? The lenses will become clear and transparent again. Basically, you’ll never how to worry about fishing your sunglasses out of your bag again.

How long will transition lenses last?

Transition lenses last as long as a traditional pair of vision correction glasses, if not longer. You can expect a pair of adaptive transition glasses to retain their effectiveness for 3 years or more. After that time period, you may notice that it may take longer for the lenses to switch between its dark tinted and clear modes. Another sign of them wearing out is a yellowish tint at the very edges of the lenses.

What is the average cost of transition lenses?

Transition lenses cost as low as $100. Considering how affordable EyeBuyDirect’s frames are, that’s a steal! Looking to pick up a pair of transition lenses for even cheaper? We also carry special frame packages that automatically include transition lenses for a cheaper price. Come check out our sleek selection of progressive transition packages right here.

Do transition lenses have UV protection?

Transition lenses have UV protection. When transition glasses darken in reaction to the sun’s rays, the tint they take on has UV protection properties that can rival the best traditional sunglasses. It’s an easy way to effortlessly protect any sun-related eye issues, such as cataracts.

Do transition lenses come polarized?

Transition lenses do not come polarized. However, they DO provide many of the same benefits as top-quality polarized sunglasses. So yes, they block out haze and glares! With a good pair of transition lenses, you can say goodbye to squinting. However, take note: they’re not as effective as polarized sunglasses in driving situations. Since transition sunglasses work depending on the amount of light in your surroundings, they don’t shift or change as quickly when you’re inside of a car due to your car’s windshield absorbing most natural light..

Can I get transition lenses with a bifocal prescription?

The answer is yes, and no. While EyeBuyDirect does offer photochromic lenses for bifocal lenses, we do not offer their higher-quality counterpart: adaptive transition lenses.

What color do transition lenses come in?

Transition lenses come in two classic colors. At EyeBuyDirect, you can find them in gray and brown tints.

Want to learn more about our adaptive transition lenses? Take a look here for more information on how you can take the next step in protecting your eyes.