Transitions Drivewear Lenses Explained

In the past, clear eyewear was enough. In bright light conditions, polarized sunglasses were enough. This is no longer true. Today our lives are strongly influenced by the car, which has changed the way we experience the outdoors. We need a third category of lenses in our modern, vehicle-centered world. Drivewear.

Drivewear lenses are capable of sensing and reacting to varying light conditions both outside and behind the windscreen of the car. From bright sunlight accompanied by intense, blinding glare, to overcast inclement conditions, Drivewear lenses provide the wearer with the appropriate visual solution.

Drivewear lenses provide glare protection through polarisation and enhance and protect vision through photochromics which respond to both visible and UV light. By combining the strengths of two of the most important technologies in eyewear today, has resulted in the development of the lens of tomorrow, Drivewear photochromic.

Drivewear Lenses In Low Light Conditions:

 Drivewear Transitions Sunglasses - Overcast Weather Example

At low lighting conditions, Drivewear lenses provide high transmission of light to maximize the total information to all the eye’s visual receptors. This results in maximum visual acuity at this low lighting level. The high contrast polariser removes glare that would otherwise destroy vision in low light conditions. In this stage Drivewear lenses are a high contrast green/yellow colour. Simply, there is no better designed lens for either outdoors or while driving under low light, overcast conditions.

Drivewear Lenses Behind The Windscreen:

 Drivewear Transitions Sunglasses - Bright Light Behind Windscreen Example

During bright light conditions behind the windscreen of a car, Drivewear lenses provides lower overall transmission to control light intensity for optimum visual acuity. Drivewear lenses promote preferential activation of the eye’s red cones (and to a lesser extent, green cones) and result in the best possible vision at these higher light levels. Drivewear’s high contrast polariser is absolutely essential behind the windscreen of the car, because it blocks out blinding glare, one of the most dangerous of all driving hazards. Under these conditions, the Drivewear lenses turn a copper colour which many feel is the optimum colour for a driving lens. This unique behind-the-windscreen response protects against bright light and glare and provides better sensitivity to the “visual signal” that is vital for safe driving.

Drivewear Lenses In Bright Light Conditions:

 Transitions Drivewear Sunglasses - Bright Light Outside Example   

In outside bright light conditions, the eyes’ visual receptors, the rods and cones, can easily get “overpowered” and “over-saturated” with light. Under these bright outside conditions the Drivewear lens is designed for maximum filtration of this excess light. It achieves its maximum dark colour under these conditions. Here again, it is important to provide maximum protection from blinding glare, and only polarized lenses can do this. Drivewear is designed to provide maximum comfort to the wearer in these high outdoor light conditions.

The Benefits Of Transitions Drivewear lenses:

Optically Superior to Polycarbonate Lenses:

Transitions Drivewear Trilogy lenses offer superior optics compared to polycarbonate lenses. Due to a natural property of the material, lenses made from Trilogy offer 35% less chromatic aberration (visible, rainbow-like edges). When you want a lightweight prescription driving lens with advanced photochromics and exceptional optical properties, Transitions Drivewear Trilogy is the lens without compromise.

Impact Resistant Lens Material:

Transitions Drivewear Trilogy lenses are made from a material with exceptionally high impact resistance. This material (Trivex®) was originally developed to be used in military applications. Transitions Drivewear lenses made from Trilogy are the best choice for wearers of rimless sunglasses frames, because this material is highly resistant to splintering and breakage at the point where the frame is attached to the lens.

Blocks blinding glare and harmful UVA/UVB:

Blinding glare occurs when sunlight reflects off a glossy surface in a way that limits your vision. Transitions Drivewear sun lenses feature an advanced polariser that filters out this glare, allowing you to see better in any environment where reflective surfaces are present. Transitions Drivewear lenses also block 100% of UVA and UVB, as well as some of the blue light rays that medical research suggests can be a risk factor in the development of eye diseases such as macular degeneration.

Adapts behind the windscreen and outdoors:

Transitions Drivewear lenses are designed to meet the unique visual challenges of daytime driving. They darken and change colour depending on the daylight conditions both outdoors and in the car. For more information about this feature, please see The Drivewear Effect.

Chemical Resistant:

Wearers expose their lenses to far more chemicals than they realize, whether cleaning a paintbrush, working on your car, or just removing fingernail polish. Over time, these chemicals can weaken and break your eyewear, especially if it is made from polycarbonate. Transitions Drivewear Trilogy lenses are resistant to household chemicals such as acetone, and will not cloud or weaken under normal exposure.

How To Buy Transitions Drivewear Lenses:

Buying transitions drivewear lenses online and enhancing your visual acuity, colour contrast, visual comfort and also blocking out 100% of harmful UVA and UVB light is as simple as adding it to your lens options when choosing your lenses and all of our frames and glasses are available with transitions drivewear lenses.

Please don't hesitate to contact us should you require any further information and one of our advisers will be happy to assist you in selecting the correct lens options for your prescription, lifestyle and budget.

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