Why Transitions Lenses Are Great For Winter

Why Transitions Lenses Are Great For Winter

Transitions lenses are photochromic lenses that turn from eyeglasses to prescription sunglasses when exposed to UV rays. These photochromic lenses allow the wearer to effortlessly protect their eyes. transitions lenses benefit the wearer even when it is not a hot summer day, as UV rays are present even when it is overcast or the middle of winter. Due to the lack of sunshine and warm temperatures, people often forget to wear sunglasses to protect from UV rays or they may think they do not need them, when in reality the reflection of light and UV rays off of the snow can be dangerous to eye health. Beyond benefitting you outdoors in the winter, transitions lenses also benefit you while at home on your smart device, due to the blue light blocking effect of the lenses. transitions lenses are a simple way to keep yourself healthy from various types of damaging light.

The Benefits Of Transitions Lenses Even In Winter
  • Protection Against UV Rays. UV rays can be very damaging to eyes, with prolonged or frequent exposure leading to increased risk of skin cancer, cataracts, eye cancer, growths on the eye, and photokeratitis (sunburn of the eye). While many people consider the damaging effects of UV rays in the summer, those UV  rays are still present in the winter. In fact, UV rays can be even more harmful in the winter as they reflect off of the snow and become intensified and many people do not protect against the UV rays in winter.  One way to protect against UV rays from damaging your eyes in winter is to have transitions lenses so that you can get the benefits of UV blocking lenses wherever you go.
  • Convenience Over Traditional Sunglasses. Sunscreen on exposed skin, UV blocking eyewear, and covering the skin or wearing a hat year round will protect your skin and eyes from harmful UV rays. Because the dangers of UV exposure are not as obvious in the winter as they are in the summer months, people often forget to take the same precautions. But UV protection is always important. It can be difficult to remember to bring your sunglasses with you in the winter and it may be frustrating to switch between sunglasses outside and eyeglasses inside, particularly if you are also wearing a toque and mask. transitions lenses allow you to always have your sunglasses with you.
  • Blue Light Blocking. As more people spend time in front of devices for both work and pleasure, we are exposed to higher levels of blue light emitted from screens. Blue light is a short wavelength that emits high levels of energy that can lead to headaches, nausea, fatigue, and eyestrain, also known as digital eye strain. transitions lenses have great blue light protection whether they are functioning as eyeglasses or sunglasses, and can help reduce the effects of digital eye strain.
Get Your Transitions® Lenses From Blink Eyewear in Calgary

Protect against harmful UV rays all year round with a pair of Transitions® lenses and shield your eyes on cloudy days, sunny days, and every day in between. At Blink Eyewear, we offer a wide selection of trendy, high-quality frames along with the expertise of our experienced optometrists and staff. Blink Eyewear showcases an array of fashionable frames for your Transitions® lenses at all three locations in Crowfoot in NW Calgary, West Springs in SW Calgary, and Creekside in NW Calgary. If you would like to get a pair of Transitions® lenses and start protecting your eyes now, contact us by calling 1-403-516-2292 or filling out the online contact form.


Q: What type of Transitions® lenses does Blink Eyewear carry?
A: Blink Eyewear carries Original Transitions® Lenses, Transitions® Lenses XTRActive, Transitions® SOLFX Sunwear Products, and Transitions®  Lenses Video. Ask one of our trusted staff members to help you determine which Transitions® lenses are right for you and your lifestyle.

Q: Does Blink eyewear take walk-ins?
A: 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.

Q: Are Transitions® lenses available in different lens designs?
A: Yes, Transitions® lenses can be customized to your lens needs. They can be bifocals, trifocals, and progressives, and they can be made with shatter-resistant, standard, or high index materials. Transitions® lenses can have anti-reflective (AR) coatings, scratch resistant coatings, and edge polish added, and the transition colour comes in both a grey and brown tone.

Outstanding vision care across Calgary

Outstanding vision care across Calgary

Blink Eyewear is the largest provider of vision services and care in Calgary, operating no fewer than 4 accessible locations across the region. All of our stores are inventoried with the most sought-after designer and commercial frames and eyewear for all occasions and purposes. 

Home to experienced optometrists and opticians, our stores also offer comprehensive eye exams to individuals of all ages, emergency eye care, and the treatment and management of eye conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

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Blink Eyewear boasts the largest collection of eyewear in Calgary, but our 4 locations are also home to the region’s finest optometrists. Just as you will not find a better store to shop for your eyewear, you will not find a better vision clinic to do your eye exam or treat your eye condition. 

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