Are Transition Lenses Right For Me?

Are Transition Lenses Right For Me?

You’ve likely seen ads for Transitions® Lenses while at the eye doctor, but do you know what they are and how they can help you in daily life? Transitions® Lenses use photochromatic technology to transition from light to dark depending on their exposure to UV rays. When a person is exposed to UV rays emitted from the sun, the UV will be absorbed by the lenses to turn them darker, often either grey or brown. These lenses are highly beneficial for many people as they create an easy and hands-free pair of sunglasses that are always with them. Here are some signs that Transitions® Lenses might be right for you.


Transitions® Lenses May Be Right For You If:

You Go Outside
Whether you are constantly in and out or you spend most of your day outside, Transitions® Lenses are incredibly beneficial for anyone exposed to sunlight. Because Transitions® Lenses quickly change from tinted to clear, you can keep your eyes comfortable both inside and outside without the need to constantly switch between glasses and sunglasses.

It’s Not Always Hot Where You Live
It’s easy to remember to take your sunglasses with you when it’s hot outside, but many people forget to do this in the dead of winter. When you live in a climate like Calgary, it is still very sunny even when the temperature drops and you will want to have your sunglasses with you. Transitions® Lenses ensure that you don’t forget your sunglasses by keeping them with you at all times.

You Use Screens
Whether for work or for pleasure, screens have become a part of many people’s lives. Although smart devices bring us great convenience, more and more people are suffering from digital eye strain. Frequent exposure to the blue light emitted from screens leads to eye fatigue, headaches, blurred vision, and more. Using blue light blocking glasses can help reduce this eye strain. Transitions® Lenses come with blue-light blocking built right into them, with no need to ask for this as an extra feature.

You Want To Keep Your Eyes Comfortable Without Buying Two Pairs Of Glasses
If you want to protect your eyes from the sun, prescription and non-prescription UV blocking sunglasses are also available. And if you want to keep your eyes protected against blue light, both prescription and non-prescription glasses can be made with blue light blocking coating. While both of these are perfectly good options, Transitions® Lenses give you the benefits of both in a single pair of glasses without the need to switch back and forth. This can make Transitions® Lenses more affordable, as you only have to pay for one set of glasses and you are less likely to lose them, as they remain on your face the majority of the time.

Transitions® Lenses From A Calgary Eye Doctor

Transitions® Lenses are for everyone. These specialty lenses add safety and convenience to any eyeglasses, whether they are for children, adults, or seniors! Transitions® Lenses can come as regular glasses, bifocals, trifocals, or progressives, so you can reap the benefits of Transitions® Lenses no matter what type of lens or prescription you need. If you are ready to order a pair of Transitions® Lenses or if you wish to speak to a Calgary eye doctor for more information, contact Blink Eyewear. Our Calgary eye doctors and opticians will help you find the right pair of frames and lenses for your lifestyle.

With three convenient locations in Crowfoot in NW Calgary, West Springs in SW Calgary, and Creekside in NW Calgary, Blink Eyewear can offer you great optometry services throughout the city. To book an appointment with a Blink Eyewear eye doctor, call 1-403-516-2292 or fill out the online contact form.


Yes we do! If you bring your prescription with you we will find you the right frames and start preparing your lenses. If you don’t have a prescription or if you want to see one of our eye doctors, please schedule an appointment by filling out the online contact form.

Blink Eyewear carries Transitions® GEN 8 (in all 7 colors), XTRActive and Sensity with Hoya (in grey, brown, and green), and Sensity DARK. Ask one of our trusted staff members to help you determine which Transitions® or Sensity lenses are right for you and your lifestyle.

Transitions® Lenses can be cared for very similarly to regular eyeglass lenses. It is important to take care of them regularly to maintain a quick transition to and from coloured to clear. Learn the specific steps of lens care by reading Transition Lenses And How To Take Care Of Them.

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