Did you guys hear all about contact lens transitions? Shocked?! Yes, you read that right. Contact lens transitions are a thing now and we are here to tell you all about it.

Can anybody remember how we all got and continue to get excited to add transition to our eyeglasses. Well, let me tell you I couldn’t help the idea of just having a pair of eyeglasses and not add transition on them. Occasionally, I wear my glasses for computer use or reading but as soon as the sun was out peaking I get super jolly to wear my sunnies. However, contact lens transitions can be a possible knock off to sunglasses. But not entirely, depending on the persons preference.

Sunglasses can be overly priced as we all know. On the other hand, we all look for the best way to keep our pockets full and not empty them with sunglasses. The new Acuvue Oasys with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology are contact lenses that not only correct your vision, but also help your eyes adjust to light once outside, too. The product is best favored for those who have an active lifestyle, due to the exposures of bright lights, indoors and outdoors. Nonetheless, everyone can reward themselves with a pair. Every day we come across blue light, from computers, tablets, phones, etc. and these lenses can help filter it. Light can be a major impact to your eyes if you’re sitting in front of a computer all day. So, investing on these lenses can be a terrific way to reduce the strain caused by the light. Time’s has named it the “Best Inventions of 2018”.  As Acuvue states, it is “Designed to offer the highest level of UV protection in contact lenses.” 


Here’s what you need to know before you buy one of your own – FAQ by Acuvue:


How does it look on my eye? Does it get dark?

The lenses become darker when activated by UV and/or HEV light. They were specifically designed to provide patient benefits while minimizing the change to the appearance of the eye. While outdoors, the level of activation is always changing in response to the light, so in most situations the lens isn’t in the darkest state. These lenses also fade back to clear quickly when you come inside.


Is this new lens offering a sunglasses replacement? Can you use them with sunglasses?

ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ are not intended to be used as a replacement for sunglasses. However, they can be worn with non-prescription sunglasses. While these lenses do provide UV protection to the areas they cover, other parts of the eye and surrounding areas are still exposed to UV light. Sunglasses help to protect the entire eye.


Does the lens activate in indoor light or only outdoor UV light?

The lens activates in both indoor and UV light. Even when this lens appears clear, it is working and adapting to different lighting conditions.


Does it work behind the windshield?

While photochromic lenses react to UV light, car windshields block nearly 100% of UV light. It is important to note that ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions™ are not a replacement for sunglasses, but they can be worn with non-prescription sunglasses.

Written by Alba De Jesus