The World’s First Variable Polarized Photochromic Lens

Posted on May 21, 2012 · Posted in Eyeglasses, Technology

Hey there, glasses wearer.  We know just how you feel…sitting there on the edge of your seat begging for the next breakthrough in lens technology to arrive.  You toss and turn at night yearning for the day you can stop carrying multiple pairs of glasses but, to this point in time, an adequate solution hasn’t existed for you.  You need glasses to see your best and you are more comfortable wearing sunglasses when outdoors, but you also spend a lot of time in situations where glare can be uncomfortable, distracting, or even dangerous.  Until now, this has required at least two pairs of glasses: regular, everyday glasses and polarized sunglasses.

Enter our friends at Transitions Optical (cue the horns as if the emperor has just entered the Coliseum).  Over 10 years of brainstorming, planning, and development has produced an invention that we can say, without hyperbole, is potentially greater than that of the wheel, automobile, telephone, and peanut butter & jelly sandwich combined. OK…maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but this is big news in the ophthalmic industry.

In early May, Transitions Optical released their newest product called Transitions Vantage.  Most are familiar with the traditional Transitions technology that changes the lens tint from light to dark depending on the lighting conditions.  Transitions Vantage goes one step further by adding polarization.  Never before has this been possible.

How’s it perform, you ask?  Great question.  And one I hope to be able to answer shortly as I’m working on an order for myself.  Demonstration lenses perform exactly as they should so I’m eager to get a pair of glasses with the actual lenses and put them to the test.  I’m a big fan of both Transitions and polarized sunglasses so a harmonious marriage of the two would be like…well…peanut butter and jelly.