What are Photochromic Lenses?


When you shop for new glasses you have the opportunity to pick your frames and lenses—allowing you to make the perfect glasses for your needs and style. Many times, people spend the majority of time picking their frames and don’t give enough thought to the type of lenses that they’re going to use.

What are Photochromic Lenses?
These lenses react to ultraviolet (UV) rays to automatically adjust to the environment. Indoors, they’re clear lenses—but as you venture outside, they automatically darken providing comfort and protection from harmful UV rays.

Benefits of Photochromic Lenses
There are a number of advantages to choosing self-tinting lenses including:

  • providing increased comfort no matter the environmental conditions.
  • protection from harmful UV rays.
  • the ability to use one pair of glasses for both inside out outdoor use.

Photochromic lenses are available in most prescriptions and can be used in any frame you choose. There are also a number of different tint colour available, allowing you to coordinate lenses to frames. Additionally, advances in technology have allowed for the tinting speed to increase—making these lenses a perfect choice for anyone on the go.

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