(Closed) Anyone know anything about transition lenses?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Darling Husband just got glasses and was looking into the lenses.  My mom has them as well.  I’ve never heard of them ‘sticking’, and she hasn’t had a problem with them like that.  But, when it’s really sunny out, they aren’t ‘dark’ enough and she still needs to switch to sunglasses.

When Darling Husband was talking to the guy about them, he pretty much said the same thing.  That while they helped minimize the light, they don’t replace the effect of sunglasses.

Post # 4
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Personally I am not a fan, my eyes are extremely light sensitive and transition just do not get dark enough. I always carry my prescription sunglasses but for some people it is a hassle.

Post # 5
61 posts
Worker bee

Transition lenses are good, to a point.  They don’t darken while you’re driving/riding in a car, since windshields and car windows are already equipped with a UV filter (transitions only work in the presence of UV light).  They do not replace sunglasses.

Post # 6
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have never had them but I know people who don’t like them because they take too long to adjust to inside light.

Post # 7
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Hubby & I both have them and have not had any problems with them. I’ve had mine for at least 5 years now. As others said, they don’t replace sunglasses, but they do help. I opted for a magnetic clip that is tinted as dark as sunglasses and attaches to my regular glasses. No one can tell it is a clip and that way I always have prescription sunglasses when needed. The clip has a “sleeve” for storage that fits nicely into my regular glasses case so it’s very convenient too!

Post # 8
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just bought a pair of transition lenses in January.  So far I really like them.  I do wish they would get a little darker outside or while driving because sunlight really hurts my eyes.  I’m always forgetting, losing or breaking sunglasses though so this was a good compromise.  At first I noticed that it can take a little while (about 5 minutes) to transition back to normal.  It was easy to get used to after awhile.  The only time I notice it is when I’m in a building with flourescent lights.

Post # 9
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oops haha didn’t realize this was a dead thread.  Silly me I guess that means time for bed.

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