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Go Into the Light… How Light Filtering Improves Visual Performance

April 18, 2019
Go Into the Light… How Light Filtering Improves Visual Performance

"It's gonna be a bright, bright, bright, sunshiny day!"

We have all had the experience of walking outside into a bright sunny day, and squinting to try to adjust your eyes to the light. If we’re prepared, we’re fumbling for our sunglasses to protect our eyes and improve our vision.

Sunglasses, or tinted lenses of any kind, can protect our eyes from ultraviolet radiation, enhance image contrast under bright light conditions, improve visual clarity, and reduce eye strain.

Technology once wowed the optical and eye care industry with the introduction of photochromic lenses; eyeglass lenses that are clear (or nearly clear) indoors and darken automatically when exposed to sunlight.

You’ve probably heard them referred to as “light-adaptive lenses,” “variable tint lenses,” or “transition lenses.” Until now, photochromic lenses were only available for eyeglasses, but as necessity is the mother of invention, technology has finally caught up with the clamoring, contact lens wearing masses.

ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ ONLY at Berlin Optical Expressions

Before they officially launch everywhere, Berlin Optical Expressions is currently the only area optician with these new lenses on hand.

ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ is a first-of-its-kind contact lens. These lenses combine a proven ACUVUE® OASYS (senofilcon A) material with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™. The result is a lens that seamlessly adapts to changing light, providing all-day, soothing vision.¹

The benefits of transition contact lenses are much the same as they were with transition eyeglasses, or with traditional sunglasses in any brightly lit environment. These lenses block dangerous ultraviolet radiation, reduce glare and light intensity, improve visual contrast, and minimize squinting and stress on the eyes.

Unlike traditional sunglasses, transition lenses are designed to “seamlessly adapt from indoor to outdoor light.”² Instead of changing glasses or shifting suddenly from clear to dark lenses, these photochromic lenses transition “in less than a minute,”3 quickly fading from clear to dark, or dark to clear as you move between extremes indoors and outdoors.

Summer Sun and Transition Lenses

We are all more than ready to finally clamber out of the last six months of cloud covered winter and into the bright sunlight of spring and summer. Vermont gets somewhere around 157 sunny days per year, on average. The US average is 205 sunny days. To fully enjoy those 157 days, some sort of eye protection is an absolute necessity. Transition contact lenses provide flexibility and reliable protection for all your busy days this summer. Come visit us at Berlin Optical Expressions to find out more.

Happy Spring from Berlin Optical Expressions!


1-3 Johnson & Johnson Vision; https://www.jnjvisionpro.com/products/acuvue-oasys-transitions?utm_source=owt-nurture-em2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=owt-nurture&utm_content=learn-more