What Are Transition Lenses?
Transition lenses, also called photochromic glasses are eyeglasses lenses that change their colors with light. The transition lenses darken in the sunlight and lighten in the softer light or the dark. These transition lenses provide the convenience of sunglasses without having to wear them over your prescription glasses and having to constantly switch between the two.
But there are some common transition lenses problems. So, we will list some of them. Are transition lenses worth it? After reading this post, you will find them.
Transition Lenses Problems
Here, we will show you some common transition lenses problems.
Transition lenses are typically embedded with photo-sensitive chemicals or coated with similar films that produce the shading effect when exposed to light. This process makes the lens more expensive to manufacture and focuses on prescription glasses, thus raising the transition glasses cost. The transition lenses cost may be twice of the regular glasses lenses.
When you are driving with the transition glasses, they will fail to work. Car windshields typically come standard with anti-glare effects or films and laminates that break up some of the direct sunlight that enters the vehicle. This will reduce the transition lens effects, causing them to register a non-lit condition when the direct sunlight can actually be very bright.
It is not convenient to rely on photochromic lenses when driving. It also may be unsafe if the driver depends on the prescription to see or is legally bound to wear prescription lenses when driving.
Besides, transition lenses are typically the size and shape of regular vision-correction lenses, which allows them to accurately correct the field of vision, but does not account for peripheral areas on either side of the visible range. Sunglasses operate by maintaining very dark glasses that expand over the field of vision and the peripheral with large, oblong lenses that block sunlight from both the front and sides. However, transition lenses are not typically dark enough for heavy sun and cannot block light penetration on the peripheral, leading to people having to resort to sunglasses again.
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To sum up, this post from Koalaeye Optical has shown some common transition lenses problems. If you have any different ideas for transition lenses, share them in the comment zone. If you have any problems with transition glasses, you can contact us via the email email@example.com and we will reply to you as soon as possible.