Photochromic, Polarized or Just Tinted Sunglasses?

by Beth Griffiths on 11th May 2017

There are quite a few choices when it comes to selecting sunglasses but which is best for you when you are selecting your prescription sunglasses?

Let’s Look at Photochromic Lenses

You may know these as light reacting or reactolite or photosensitive – they are all essentially photochromic lenses which react to UV light and darken according to the levels of light.

There are many makes available and “Transitions” is maybe the best-known brand. These are great if you only want one pair of glasses and if they clear when indoors then all is good?

Well, there is one downside – your car windshield will also block most of the UV, so leaving the photochromic lenses with no UV to react to and staying clear! If you have any source of UV whilst indoors such as UV lighting then they may also keep some light tinting on the lenses which you may not want.

Polarised Lenses

Polarised lenses will also block 100% of UVA and UVB but unlike photochromic and normal sunglasses, they also block glare from snow and water so are ideal for many outdoor sports.

The only downside is that they will also block the LCD displays on your car dashboard so might not be ideal for driving.

Standard Tints

Maybe the best all-around option for driving in the sunshine as they do not have any downsides and you can select different levels of tint. They will block 100% all UV light also.

With tints and polarized lenses, you also have the option of jazzing them up with mirror tints and adding very useful coatings such as an anti-reflective coating.

We offer a big range of prescription glasses or sunglasses suitable for any of these sunglasses options.

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