Photochromic Glasses: What Are The Real Benefits?

Designed as lenses that turn dark like sunglasses in the presence of (ultraviolet) sunlight, photochromic lenses change back to clear when the sun goes down or when you walk indoors.

Do you ever walk outdoors without your sunglasses on and feel blinded by the sun? How about wearing your prescription sunglasses to a day event only to forget to your “regular” glasses for your evening drive home. The truth of the matter is, the protection and flexibility photochromic lenses provide you is undeniable!

In the video below, Sheena Taff discusses what you need to know about photochromic lenses.

If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading.

How do photochromic lenses work?

Designed as lenses that turn dark like sunglasses in the presence of ultraviolet sunlight, photochromic lenses change back to clear when the sun goes down or when you walk indoors.

In particular, photochromic lenses protect your eyes from the harmful damage that can occur from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet and harmful blue light.

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Example of photochromic lenses

For example, this is a pair of glasses with photochromic lenses (see video above). Can you see how they get dark with exposure to UV light? What an amazing way to have clear, comfortable vision indoors and outdoors!

Photochromic lenses darken with uv light

Wondering where you can purchase photochromic (Transitions) lenses? What are you waiting for? Make sure to schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today!

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Sheena Taff is an optician in beautiful British Columbia Canada. You could say she was born with optical genes, as she is the child of two opticians. She took the reigns of their independent optical practice 7 years ago and have since found her calling in all things optical. She's devoted to the science and technical knowledge that goes into creating a premium pair of eyeglasses and loves that she has the opportunity to create glasses from start to finish! She has a passion for fashion, beauty and design. Everyday she has the pleasure of opening the eyes of eyeglass wearers to the joys of style expression through eyewear, helping them look and see their best!

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