Sun Lenses

Transitions

How they work

UV light activates the lens technology to transform the lenses from clear to dark, and a range of tint in-between. The lenses are fully clear indoors and at night, and when UV activated block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. If you spend a lot of time driving, you may want to keep a pair of sunglasses in the car. Car windshields have UV protection and block the UV needed to activate the Transitions® lenses we offer in the car.

Protection for all ages

According to the Vision Council, children “receive more annual sun exposure than adults because many of their activities are outdoor-based... this exposure to sunlight also increases children's exposure to damaging UV light.” As children are constantly moving between indoor and outdoor settings, it is never too early to start protecting their eyes from harmful UV rays.

Eyewear for any style

With their adaptability into any pair of glasses frames, Transitions® lenses will have you covered for any time of day. Transitions® lenses can be added to any pair of glasses, so select any designer frame, enter your prescription and, when selecting the lens type, choose Transitions®.

Polarized lenses

Polarized lenses are the ideal lenses to reduce glare, improve visual comfort and clarity, reduce eye strain, and improve contrast with a truer perception of colour. These lenses absorb 85% Visible Light.

Polarized lenses allow you to see 23 extra feet ahead, which is the distance of an intersection. This increases your reaction time when driving, creating a safer driving experience!

How Do Polarized Lenses Work?

Light reflected from surfaces such as a flat road or smooth water is generally horizontally polarized. This means that, instead of light being scattered in all directions in more usual ways, reflected light generally travels in a more horizontally oriented direction. This creates an annoying and sometimes dangerous intensity of light that we experience as glare.

Polarized lenses contain a special filter that block this type of intense reflected light, reducing glare.

 

Tinted Lenses

As opposed to changeable photochromics, another option for coloured lenses is applying a tint, which remains constant at all times. Tints are available on plastic as well as glass lenses and can be had in almost any color of the rainbow. Lighter, fashion tints are used primarily for cosmetic purposes to enhance a wearers looks. Darker tints allow the wearer to use the lenses as sunglasses. As well, all of Spectacle's tinted lenses offer 100% protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

GREY

A grey tint is an all-purpose, natural tint that evenly transmits colour. Excellent for bright conditions, daytime driving, and everyday sports.

We also offer a non-polarized Thin Air Sunglasses Lens in Grey

BROWN

Brown absorbs a higher portion of blue light, especially when contrasted against green (grass) or blue (sky) backgrounds. The preferred choice of active wearers who move between bright and low (shadowed) environments, such as golfers.

GOLD-BROWN MIRRORED

These sunglasses lenses combine the functionality of a brown tint on the inside of the lens with a vintage-inspired gold-mirrored look on the outside.

SILVER-GREY MIRRORED

These sunglasses lenses combine the functionality of a grey tint on the inside of the lens with a modern mirrored effect on the outside.

GREEN-GREY MIRRORED

These sunglasses lenses combine the functionality of a grey tint on the inside of the lens with the eye-catching green-mirrored effect on the outside.

BLUE-GREY MIRRORED

These sunglasses lenses combine the functionality of a grey tint on the inside of the lens with the striking blue-mirrored effect on the outside.