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What are Transition Contact Lenses?

 

Do you hate that you need to squint every time you walk into the light? Whether you are heading outside after spending time indoors, or you are moving from a shady area to full sun exposure, it can be a hassle adjust to changing light conditions. While sunglasses offer a solution to protect your eyes from the bright light, contact lens wearers might
consider another option: transition contact lenses.

 

What are Transition Contact Lenses?

 

These contact lenses contain innovative technology that changes the color of the lens when the light conditions change. In less than a minute, the clear contact lens can transition to a darker shade. As a result, your eyes are protected from various light conditions without the need to put on sunglasses. One of the greatest benefits of wearing contact lenses designed with transition features is that you can block harmful UV rays. When you step into the bright light, it takes less than 60 seconds for the lenses to transition to a darker color. Then, they will fade back to a clear color again within 90 seconds of moving back into a dimly lit area. People wearing these contact lenses can quickly adjust to different lighting conditions. Additionally, transition lenses help to reduce squinting when spending time outdoors.

 

Similar to Transition Glasses

 

These contact lenses are designed with photochromic molecules, which is the technology used in transition eyeglass lenses. They are designed with both vision correction and comfort in mind. When the molecules in the contact lenses sense light rays, a chemical reaction happens that changes the structure of the molecules. The light hits the molecules and causes them to open up and absorb the visible light, making them darken. When the lenses are fully activated, they are able to block as much as 70% of the visible light. The developers found the perfect balance of blocking as much light as possible, while minimizing cosmetic changes. Transition contact lenses don’t offer the same darkness available from sunglasses. Also, keep in mind that the lens only protects a portion of the eye that is covered by the lens. So, transition contact lenses are not a replacement for sunglasses.

 

Where Can You Get Transition Contact Lenses?

 

As with other contact lens purchases, the safest and most effective way to get contact lenses is through your optometrist. Our optical team is skilled in contact lens fittings, helping you identify the right lenses to meet your individual needs.
Talk to us about Acuvue Oasys transition contact lenses to see if these lenses will work for you. This design is the first of its kind. They are available as 2-week reusable lenses that protect your eyes from UV rays and help with vision correction at the same time. If you are interested in learning more, talk to our team about the transition contact lenses price and fit.
We’ll help you determine if you are a good candidate to wear these contact lenses. Call our office to schedule an exam and contact lens fitting to learn more about your options.

What are the best contact lenses for your needs? The most important thing that you can do is talk to an eye doctor to find the right ones. Call our office today +1 773-360-8900 to learn more about your options.

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FAQ

Do transition contact lenses exist?

The short answer is “yes”, transition lenses are on the market for many years. Transition contact lenses are relatively new, technology allowed us to develop contact lenses which can be used without sunglasses.

 

What are transition contact lenses?

These contact lenses contain innovative technology that changes the color of the lens when the light conditions change. In less than a minute, the clear contact lens can transition to a darker shade. As a result, your eyes are protected from various light conditions without the need to put on sunglasses. One of the greatest benefits of wearing contact lenses designed with transition features is that you can block harmful UV rays. When you step into the bright light, it takes less than 60 seconds for the lenses to transition to a darker color.

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