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Self-Tinting Lenses

Self-tinting lenses are eyeglass lenses that are clear indoors and darken automatically when exposed to UV rays. Other terms you may have heard used for self tinting lenses include : "photochromic lenses", "light-adaptive lenses," "light intelligent", "variable tint lenses." You may have even heard of Transition lenses. This is a brand of self-tinting lenses and not the category name.

How self-tinting lenses work

The molecules responsible for causing your lenses to darken are activated by the sun's ultraviolet rays. Because UV rays penetrate clouds, self-tinting lenses will darken on overcast days as well as sunny days. On a sunny day, the molecules open and make the lenses as dark as sunglasses. On a cloudy day, our self-tinting lenses offer a light comfortable tint. Indoors, the molecules close again to provide perfectly clear vision. Added benefits of our self-tinting lenses are :  they offer 100% protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays as well as some blue light protection. Our self-tinting lenses block at least 20% (31% for Extra Grey) of potentially harmful blue light indoors, which is more than 2 times more than standard clear lenses, and they block close to 90% outdoors.

Our self-tinting lenses come in five color options: Grey, Brown, Extra Grey, Green, and Blue.

Great clarity indoors – very dark when activated.

Features and Benefits :

  • 100% UVA and UVB protection

  • Fully clear indoors

  • Darkens outdoors in seconds

  • Returns to clear fast

  • Seamless transition

  • Works even on a cloudy day

  • Reduce eye strain and eye fatigue

  • Offers some blue-light protection both indoors and outdoors
  • Available with single vision and progressive prescriptions

  • It's like having two pairs of glasses in one: regular glasses when indoors, and sunglasses without having to switch.

Recommended for :

  • Individuals interested in lenses that adapt to changing light seamlessly

  • Individuals interested in outdoor comfort

  • Individuals with light sensitivity

Worth Noting: Because a person's lifetime exposure to sunlight and UV radiation has been associated with cataracts later in life, it's a good idea to consider self-tinting lenses for adults as well as children.

Adding anti-reflective coating (AR) to self-tinting lenses enhances their performance even further. AR coating allows more light to pass through self-tinting lenses for sharper vision in low-light conditions (such as driving at night), and eliminates bothersome reflections of sunlight and other light from the backside of the lenses in bright conditions. All our lenses include premium AR so you're covered!