How To Activate Transition Lenses Without Sun

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The Different Methods Of Activating Transition Lenses


The improvement that prescription glasses offer when you are outdoors or at work is still desirable when you need them to correct your vision. However, it can be very expensive to purchase a separate pair of prescription safety glasses or sunglasses. Transition lenses are able to address this conundrum by darkening when they are exposed to ultraviolet light. Transition lenses can be activated in three different ways in order to facilitate quick adaptation to wearing them.

1. Expose Lenses to Sunlight

Most people are satisfied with transition lenses once they adjust to their convenience, but they may find it difficult to adjust to them at first. Wearing your transition lenses in direct sunlight is the easiest method of darkening them. Since most windows are UV-protected, your glasses will not necessarily become tinted whenever you stand near them. Having this feature is useful if you work in an office that receives a great deal of natural sunlight.

Your lenses will not darken when you need them to see out of the windshield of your car, but if you roll down the window, the UV rays from the sunshine will change the tint on your glasses. In addition, you may be able to obtain transition lenses that are formulated to respond to either UV light or bright light. Consequently, even if the other stimulus is absent, either stimulus can cause the lenses to darken.

2. Wear prescription glasses while outdoors

It is common for people who work outside to use transition lenses. They save the headaches of keeping a pair of extra sunglasses or safety glasses that either have prescription lenses or fit over their regular frames. They can just wear the same pair all day long.

You will notice immediately when you are exposed to the sun when wearing prescription safety glasses with transition lenses that they begin to adjust to protect your eyes from the sun as soon as you enter the worksite. Then, as you step into the shade, they readjust to allow more light to enter. This means that you can maintain optimal vision no matter where you are working.

3. Use Artificial UV Lighting

There are several places where ultraviolet lights are commonly used as part of standard practice. Those who work with artificial UV light must be particularly vigilant about protecting their eyes.

  • Medical practices

  • Dental offices

  • Tanning salons

  • Phototherapy clinics

  • Gardening centers

In addition to providing you with better vision, prescription glasses with transition lenses help prevent harmful UV rays from entering your eyes.

It may be the best choice for you if you are frequently outdoors or exposed to artificial UV rays, or if you simply prefer to wear one pair of glasses no matter where you are. Transition lenses are available in a variety of colors and shapes to match your needs.