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Photochromatic lenses

by | 28 Apr 2024 | Eyewear, Lenses, News

Photochromatic lenses are a type of eyewear lens that change their tint depending on the lighting conditions. These lenses are commonly used in eyeglasses and sunglasses and are also known as Transitions® lenses or light-adaptive lenses. They are made of a special material that reacts to UV light, becoming darker in bright sunlight and lighter in dimmer conditions. This makes them a popular choice for people who spend a lot of time outdoors and require clear vision in varying lighting conditions.

Lens colour

Photochromic lenses are available in different colours, including grey, brown, and green. The colour of the lens affects the amount of light that is transmitted through the lens, as well as the level of contrast and color perception. Grey lenses provide a neutral color, while brown lenses enhance contrast and improve depth perception. Green lenses are ideal for outdoor activities as they offer excellent contrast and color perception.

Photochromatic lenses
Photochromatic lenses automatically change from light to dark in sunlight and back to clear again indoors and at night.


One of the biggest advantages of photochromic lenses is their convenience. They eliminate the need for multiple pairs of glasses and allow wearers to seamlessly transition from indoor to outdoor activities without having to switch eyewear. This is especially beneficial for people who spend a lot of time driving, as they can reduce the amount of glare from the sun.

UV protection

Another benefit of photochromic lenses is their protection against harmful UV rays. Exposure to UV radiation can cause damage to the eyes, leading to cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye conditions. Photochromic lenses provide a barrier against UV radiation, protecting the eyes from potential harm.

However, it is important to note that photochromatic lenses do not replace the need for sunglasses with full UV protection. While they do offer some level of UV protection, they do not block 100% of UV rays. Therefore, we still recommend wearing sunglasses when spending extended periods of time in the sun.

In conclusion, photochromic lenses are a convenient and practical option for people who require eyewear that adapts to varying lighting conditions. They offer protection against harmful UV radiation and can eliminate the need for multiple pairs of glasses.

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