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Standard photochromic lenses darken to around 70% in direct sunlight and 5% in shade. The lenses react to ultra violet light and will go darker in cooler conditions.

The latest Transitions® lenses (Transitions® VII) achieve over 85% light absorption in direct sunlight and a more responsive to direct and indirect sunlight than standard photochromic lenses. This means the lenses go darker and fade back to clear quickly when you go inside. Transitions® lenses also provide 100% UVA and UVB blocking.

Transitions® XTRActive lenses are the darkest outdoor photochromic lenses, and even go darker inside a car. Transitions® XTRActive lenses are available as standard thickness (1.5 index), thinner (1.59/1.6 index) and extra thin (1.67 index) in grey, brown and graphite green. Please click HERE Video Logo to watch the video on Transitions® and Transitions® XTRActive lenses.

Our standard sunglass tint absorbs 85% of visible light – i.e. has a light transmittance factor (LTF) of 15%. This LTF is the most common type of sunglass tint. Please contact us if you require either a lighter or darker tint. Please note that tints with less than 15% LTF are not suitable for driving.

Polarized lenses reduce glare, enhance colour perception, and improve contrast. The lenses offer increased safety when driving as they eliminate the glare produced by reflections on wet road surfaces, dashboards, and other cars. Polarized lenses are particularly useful for water sports (such as sailing and fishing) and winter sports, whenever the eyes are under constant stress from the sunlight reflected by flat surfaces (water, snow and ice).

Our graduated tint changes from a 15% LTF at the top of the lenses to 100% (clear) at the bottom.

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