Lens Guide

Transition Lens Singapore

Transition lenses in Singapore, also known as photochromic lenses, were introduced in the 1960s. Daniel Stookey, a genius chemist at Corning Glass Works, patented the first photochromic glass. A few years later, Roger Araujo, another chemist from the same centre, used his invention to construct the first ever photochromic lenses. When exposed to UV rays, transition lenses in Singapore change and darken. The harmful UV rays will gradually affect your eye’s sensitive macula. The macula is in charge of your central vision, but it can be harmed over time by factors such as aging, unhealthy lifestyle, and UV light. Need transition lens in Singapore? Reach out to us today so we can help you.



Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a transition lens cost?

Transition lenses can have varying prices in the Singapore market. The materials used, the credibility of the brand and special features may affect the price. You can get one for as low as $100 (with any frame purchased) from the Better Vision outlet and some may range up to more than $500.

Is the transition lens good for your eyes?

Transition lens protects your eyes by filtering out the harmful UV rays emitted from the sun, leading to healthier eyes.

What are the pros and cons of the transition lens?

Pros: Transition is convenient as you go from indoor to outdoor many times throughout the day. It acts as both eyewear and sunglasses.

Cons: It cannot go as dark as sunglasses and it can be pricier than sunglasses.

Can you drive at night with a transition lens?

Yes. They can be worn anytime as a transition lens filter off some glare, be it day or night. However, they do not activate indoors or under artificial light conditions.

Can transition lenses replace sunglasses?

All transition lenses are 100% UVA and UVB blocking which is an alternative to prescription sunglasses. It is often used as an alternative for a clear lens with sunglass wear.

Can the transition lens be as dark as sunglasses?

Transition lenses at their darkest cannot get as dark as a pair of dark sunglasses.

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