A Few Things About UV, Photochromics and the Car

By Mark Mattison-Shupnick, ABOM
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:30 PM I received this question from a colleague, "Why is sunscreen recommended for when riding in the car? I've always been taught that the windshield absorbs UV. That's why photochromics didn't work in the car. Who's telling the truth?

Protect Patients from Eye Strain With Glare-Free Reading Eyewear

By Eric M. White, OD
Monday, September 24, 2012 8:07 PM Help patients to protect their eyes when reading in the sun and from computer strain. By prescribing anti-reflective lens treatments and Transitions lenses you add a new revenue stream to your optical shop.

The Transitions Family of Products

By Staff
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 6:28 PM Transitions Optical's family of photochromic products are unique, innovative vision solutions that adjust and adapt to protect and enhance vision—and improve how the wearer experiences the world.

Transitions Vantage

By Mark Mattison-Shupnick, ABOM
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 6:25 PM Up until now, we've had clear lenses that darken and sunglasses that are polarized, but never before has the industry had everyday lenses that both darken and polarize upon UV exposure.

Variable Tint: Photochromic Lenses

By Staff
Monday, March 5, 2012 5:33 PM Photochromic eyewear is convenient, comfortable, protective and fun. Photochromic lenses include dyes made of molecules that when activated by ultraviolet light (UV), change shape and appear as a color tint.

How Clear, How Dark?

By Staff
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 4:21 AM Transitions VI addresses clarity and darkness. See the chart for more info.

Deconstructing Transitions Lenses

By Staff
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 12:07 AM Through a series of specialized processes called imbibing and trans-bonding, the photochromic dye becomes a part of the lens—similar to staining a piece of wood (imbibing) or applying fingernail polish (Trans-Bonding™).

Driving With Photochromics

By Mark Mattison-Shupnick, ABOM
Monday, February 6, 2012 11:48 PM When I ask opticians in my classes about recommending photochromics to all patients I often hear "Oh photochromics, they won't work in your car..."

Transitions VI vs. Transitions XTRActive

By Staff
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 6:05 PM Photochromics change tint outdoors, control glare and are 100 percent UV protective. Transitions VI lenses promote long-term healthy sight while improving visual quality and visual comfort in all light levels.