LENSES / LENS TREATMENT
If you are sensitive to the sun, you should consider photochromic lenses. Photochromic lenses will change from clear lenses into dark-colored lenses when exposed to sunlight. These are great because you now will have the convenience of sunglasses and eyeglasses in one frame. Build-in UV protection.
Transitions® lenses are the #1 eye care professional-recommended photochromic lenses worldwide. These lenses will darken on exposure to sunlight. Once the light source is removed (for example by walking indoors), the lenses will gradually return to their clear state. They automatically adjust from clear to dark and every shade in between. Transitions block 100% harmful UV rays.
Tint reduces light that enters the eye thus reducing eyestrain and improving visual comfort. Tint is inexpensive and can be applied to most lenses. Virtually any color, shade or gradient can be applied to the lens:
- Lighter shade for cosmetic purposes
- Darker shade for sunglasses
It is extremely important to protect yourself from the long-term damages of UV rays from sunlight. UV rays have been linked to the development of cataracts and even macular degeneration. 1 in 5 cataracts are due to UV exposure. UV coating will help block these harmful rays. A lot of lenses already have a UV coating on them, so be sure to ask your eye care professional if UV coating is already included on your selected lenses.
This coating reduces the amount of reflection on the lenses, which increases the amount of light that is able to pass through the lens. With AR coating, you will find an increased quality of vision, especially during night-time driving, because of the decrease in glare caused by oncoming traffic. Your lenses will also appear thinner and transparent, improving your appearance by allowing people to see your eyes much clearer instead of reflections in your eyeglasses.
Polarized lenses are coated with a special chemical film that helps reduce glare. Glare is caused when light from the sun is reflected off of water or a solid surface. By neutralizing glare, polarized lenses help you see objects more clearly, and also help reduce the harmful effects of UV light.
Blue Light Filter Coating
For indoors, in low light or at night, these protective ophthalmic lenses are designed to reflect and cut high energy blue light penetration from electronic devices. This type of lens is referred to as a blue light filter. Thanks to blue light filter, the harmful portion of blue light is cut while allowing the good portion of blue light to pass through. You can actually see the protection at work as blue light is being reflected off the lens. Due to the reduced amount of blue light entering the eyes, contrasts are improved by reducing screen brightness, flickering and eye fatigue to provide a strain-free visual experience while providing the most complete protection.