Transitions® Vantage™ Lenses

Monday, May 12, 2014

Transitions® Vantage™ Lenses

Transitions® brand lenses have been leading the industry for years with their photochromic lenses, changing from clear indoors to dark grey or brown tint outdoors. Many patients find it cost-effective to try and get as many of the needed features in one pair of glasses vs. having multiple pair.  Transitions® lenses offer a dark tint outdoors but they are not polarized, so you may not have to squint when you go outside but you are not eliminating blinding glare.  Glare that prohibits you from seeing true colors, fish underwater, and the glare that reflects off other objects, creating blind spots in vision.  A newer addition to the Transitions® family, Transitions® Vantage™, resolves that issue. These lenses are virtually clear indoors and not polarized, so you can still see your computer screens and cell phones clearly but when you go outdoors as the lenses darken they also become polarized. This is very exciting technology for the wearer that wants to get the most out of their primary pair of glasses.

Here at D’Ambrosio Eye Care we still find it important that everyone have at least one pair of everyday glasses but also a pair of polarized safety driving glasses.  Polarized lenses can protect you as you drive by eliminating the dangerous blinding glare while enhancing the contrast between objects, making them easier to see more quickly.Transitions® Vantage™ does not change behind the windshield of a car as it needs UV light to darken.  A good alternative is to purchase a polarized clip to use while driving or a separate pair of sunglasses.