Archive for January, 2011
Whether you need glasses to correct your vision or you enjoy wearing them for fashion, Transition is an excellent feature to have. Transitional lenses have a positive effect on your vision whether you are inside or outdoors. There are three types of transition lenses, Original Transitions Lenses, Transitions XTRActive Lenses and Transitions SOLFX Sunwear Products, each great for their own reasons.
All Transitions Lenses have similar features and are available in prescription and non-prescription lenses. Transitions change from clear indoors to dark outdoors. They block 100% of the sun’s harmful Ultra Violate Rays. Lenses come in different materials such as plastic, polycarbonate and glass, the Transition feature is available in them all and go hand in hand with Progressive Lenses and the Anti-Reflective Coating. Transitions Lenses come in two colors, gray and brown.
Original Transitions lenses are designed to meet the needs of the majority of those who appreciate the value of eyewear offering adaptive lens technology. With the widest variety of lens designs and materials to choose from, original Transitions lenses quickly adapt between indoor and outdoor conditions, offering a distinct advantage over ordinary clear lenses.
If you prefer a light tint on your lenses and spend more of your days outdoors than indoors, the Transtions XTRActive Lenses perfect lens for you. Transitions XTRActive Lenses, , are the darkest transitional lens available. They retain a light tint while indoors and darken when you are outdoors. They even change slightly behind the windshield of your car. Transitions SOLFX, also known as Drive Wear, sun lenses are high-performance sun wear specifically designed for outdoor use. Transitions SOLFX sun lenses self-adjust, changing the level of darkness with the changing amount of sunlight so you can see better, look great and perform at your best. Transitions Lenses are a great feature for men and women of all ages with different vision needs.
If you have reached the young, but mature age of 40+ you may be experiencing trouble reading fine print. Normally optician suggest a bifocal lens that will accommodate your distance and near vision. For years patients had to get a lens that everyone could see that they needed a bifocal, not anymore! No one has to know if you need to wear eyeglasses or if you prefer to wear them for fashion. Progressive lenses provide you with all the features a regular bifocal or trifocal lens has and so much more.
Progresses lenses, sometimes called “no-line bifocals” provide a more natural correction of presbyopia, blurred near vision, than bifocal or trifocal prescription eyeglasses. By looking up you can see clearly across the room and in the distance, look ahead to view your computer in the intermediate zone and drop your gaze down to read fine print comfortably.
In the past patients were told that the had to get a larger frame to fit the Progressive Lens, not any more! Some progressive lenses are made specially for computer use which have a wider intermediate zone. Others have a larger reading portion. Optical professionals, like ourselves will assist you in choosing the perfect Progressive Brand to accommodate the many fashion styles and frame sizes you may select. Progressive lenses are also available in a wide selection of materials, including regular plastic, polycarbonate lenses and even glass (which is not recommended).
For first time Progressive Lens wearers, when you pick up your glasses, you my need some time to adapt to this amazing feature. Some patients take minutes to adapt while others may take a few days. Progressive lenses also go great with the optional Transitional and Anti-Reflective Coating features. For all bifocal lens wears who are wondering what is so great about a progressive lens, try it out and you will not be disappointed. Check out our blogs for more information on the different types of frames, lenses and features that may be best for you.