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Transitions Lens Details

Transitions Lens Details

Transitions Lenses

Simply put, Transitions lenses adapt. They adjust from clear indoors to dark outdoors. But it’s not just about light or dark; it’s about everything in between. No matter where you are, or what situation you’re in, Transitions lenses adapt to the perfect shade so you see with just the right amount of light.

Transitions® lenses are the #1 eyecare professional-recommended photochromic lenses worldwide. Transitions® lenses are equipped with patented, photochromic dyes that enable the lenses to rapidly activate, or darken, when they are exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet light. The greater the intensity of UV rays, the darker the lenses become. When UV light is no longer present, including indoors or at night, the lenses fade back to their original state.

To meet the diverse needs of consumers, Transitions offers different lens options, which include a family of everyday lenses which are lenses that can be worn indoors and outdoors all day long: Transitions lenses, Transitions® XTRActive™ lenses, and Transitions® Vantage™ lenses. Drivewear lenses are ideal for those want adaptive lenses that will work behind a car windshield. 

Fully clear indoors – but outside, they’re more responsive than ever thanks to our exclusive Chromea7™ photochromic technology. They are more reactive to UV light so they get darker in more conditions, including bright sun, partially sunny, cloudy, and everything in between. They also adapt to indirect light – such as light reflected from buildings, cars, and many other surfaces.

Fast Facts

    •  Fully clear indoors and at night
    •  Fast fade back speed
    •  Block 100% of UVA & UVB rays
    •  Fit any prescription and frame
    •  Suitable for any age including children

 Hello world, goodbye glare.  Thanks to breakthrough technology, new Transitions Vantage lenses don’t just adapt to changing light, they also polarize as they darken.  Outdoors, the polarization adjusts to match the level of outdoor glare, which can vary as the day progresses and conditions change.   That means you see life in the best light with less glare for better clarity and color.

Fast Facts

    •  The only everyday lenses with variable polarization
    •  Polarization adjusts to match the level of outdoor glare
    •  Block 100% of UVA & UVB rays
    •  Designed to work with most prescriptions and frames


All day your eyes are bombarded by light.  All day Transitions XTRActive lenses adapt to help protect your eyes from fatigue and strain caused by UV light and bright glare outdoors, and even activate behind the windshield.  Indoors they have a comfortable hint of tint to shield your eyes from strain caused by harsh indoor light.

Fast Facts

    •  Activation behind the windshield of a car
    •  Comfortable hint of tint indoors to shield the eyes from harsh
        indoor light
    •  Our darkest lens outdoors, even in the hottest temperatures
    •  Block 100% of UVA & UVB rays
    •  Designed to work with most prescriptions and frames


Daytime light and weather conditions constantly change while driving and so do Transitions Drivewear sun lenses. Their NuPolar® polarization removes glare off the road and car hood. Transitions® photochromic technology adjusts the color and tint of the lenses as light conditions change, providing ideal color and clarity for driving

Fast Facts

    •  In low light or overcast conditions, the lenses are a green/yellow
        color that provide high contrast and minimize glare
    •  Behind the windshield, the lenses activate to a copper color
       enhancing color recognition and depth perception
    •  In bright outdoor light, the lenses activate to a dark red-brown
       filtering excess light to provide maximum comfort
    •  Lenses that work with most prescriptions and frames

Transitions Lenses
Comparison Chart

Transitions Signature Lenses Transitions Vantage Lenses Transitions Xtractive Lenses Transitions Drivewear Lenses
 Lens DescriptionFully clear
indoors, optimal 
tint outdoors

Variable polarization 
for even crisper,
sharper vision

  More activation for 
added protection

Polarized and adjust 
with changing sunlight 
to enhance the 
driving experience

Lens type For your primary
prescription eyeglasses
For your primary prescription eyeglasses For your primary prescription eyeglasses For your prescription or non-prescription sunglasses
Usage Indoors and outdoors, 
all day
Indoors and outdoors, 
all day
Indoors and outdoors, 
all day
Outdoors and in the car,
daytime only
Lens color options Clear to Gray 
Clear to Brown
Clear to Gray Clear to Gray Greenish yellow to copper to
dark reddish brown
Indoor clarity Fully clear Hint of tint Hint of tint Sunwear, not recommended for indoor use
Outdoor darkness Dark Dark Our darkest lens, even 
in high temperatures
Speed to darken Fast to activate Fast to activate Fast to activate Fast to activate
Behind-the-windshield activation No No Yes, moderate activation Yes, fully activates
Polarization No Variable polarization that adjusts to match outdoor glare levels No Yes

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