Sun lenses

Photochromic Lenses

Photochromic, or Transitions TM lenses respond to UV light. They are clear indoors and become dark, like sunglasses, when you are outdoors. They are a useful solution for people who are frustrated by carrying an extra set of sunglasses around, and for those who are particularly sensitive to bright light outside. It’s important to note that Transitions do not change instantly, they darken very quickly but the fadeback time is slower, so there can be a period of adjustment when returning indoors. They fade a little faster when combined with an anti-reflection coating.

Traditional Transitions do not usually change behind a car windscreen due to most windscreens blocking out the UV light needed to activate the lenses. However new Transitions XTRActive do partially react in the car.

All Transitions lenses provide full protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays.

Tinted Lenses

Tinting is the process of making a lens darker, cutting out some of the visible light. There are a huge range of tints available, from dark sunglasses to light blue or rose-tinted. Tints are fixed, so they do not darken or lighten with sunlight exposure. Some people prefer having a second pair of tinted sunglasses to photochromic lenses.

Polarised Lenses

Polarised lenses look like tinted lenses but cut out additional light which can be reflected from wet surfaces or water. They are particularly useful for anglers and great for driving in summer and also in winter, when the sun is lower. Ask to see our polarised lens demonstrator.