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    Photochromic Sunglasses

    Transitions® lenses are also known as photochromic lenses. These lenses change color depending on the ambient lighting. In other words, when transitions® lenses are exposed to direct UV light, they automatically darken, whereas they lighten when in darker indoor spaces. Transition eyeglasses are essentially sunglasses and eyeglasses in one product. It’s the best option for strong prescription eyeglass wearers who don’t want to carry an extra pair of prescription sunglasses along with them. 


    How Transitions® Lenses Work

    Transitions® adaptive lenses contain special molecules that change shape and absorb light when exposed to UV rays. This reaction is what makes transitions® lenses darken in sunlight. This process reverses in the absence of sunlight, causing lenses to turn lighter in darker environments. 


    Transitions® eyeglasses can be used by people with a whole range of vision issues. Available in a variety of designs and materials, you can select the standard to even high-index versions for increased comfort and convenience. This coating can also be used for single-vision as well as progressive lenses. Transitions® photochromic lenses especially come highly recommended by optical experts for individuals whose vision is at risk when exposed to light and UV rays- including people who have specific conditions such as cataracts and diabetes who may be affected by night vision and sensitivity to contrast. There are some medications that are also known to cause increased sensitivity to bright light and sunlight. Transition eyeglasses are great recommendations for children as they spend a lot of time outdoors and are exposed to UV rays more frequently. This added protection helps the eyes’ delicate crystalline lenses develop well. At SmartBuyGlasses CA, you will find transitions® photochromic lenses. We offer Transitions® Signature® GEN 8™ and Transitions® XTRActive® lenses. 

    The Transitions® Signature® GEN 8™ are the signature lens from the Transitions® brand. The breakthrough Gen 8 technology gives the lenses a clear look indoors that changes to grey or brown, protecting you from 100% of UV rays and blue light. These lenses are high on eye health, as well as style with their 

    The Transitions® XTRActive® lenses have the same efficacy as the Transitions® Signature® GEN 8™ lenses plus what makes them even more special is their additional protection in the car behind the windshield. As we know, staying in the car also exposes us to UV rays- The XTRActive lenses efficiently help protect us from these rays even in the car! Additionally, they also block out blue light completely, ensuring that your eyes remain healthy even when working in front of a screen all day. Targeting car drivers on a bright sunny day, these lenses are available in grey and brown. These lenses have a light tint thanks to their high-performance protection


    Photochromic Lenses vs Transitions

    Transition lenses are the commercial term for photochromic lenses. This is the only difference between photochromic and transition lenses. The term ‘Transitions® Lenses’ refers only to photochromic lenses manufactured by Essilor. Any other brand of photochromic lenses manufactured by HKO, Hoya, or ZEISS, for example, will operate and work in exactly the same way.


    Shop transitions lenses Canada for kids, men, and women at SmartBuyGlasses. You’ll find the most popular brands out there for the best prices online- brands like Ray-Ban, Tom Ford, Oakley, Etnia Barcelona, Gucci, and Prada are waiting to be added to your carts!


    Pilot shaped transition eyeglasses

    Pilot-shaped glasses are characterized by the oblique teardrop shape, that was originally developed to protect the pilot’s eyes from the elements and prevent headaches. They’re an excellent stylish choice to be opted for with transitions lenses. Explore our assortment of the chicest pilot transition eyeglasses.


    Cat-eye transition lenses

    Cat-eye transition eyeglasses are the most stylish glasses that stand the test of time and flatter most face shapes thanks to their upward swooping shape. Explore our curation of the trendiest cat eyeglasses to always look on fleek.


    Round glasses with transition lenses

    Round glasses work wonders on square or rectangle-shaped faces. They balance out edges and angles on such faces and help to bring harmony to the overall silhouette. Scroll through the best round transition eyeglasses at SmartBuyGlasses CA.


    Use our face shape guide to know which frames will suit you the best when shopping for glasses online. 


    Why You Should Shop at SmartBuyGlasses CA

    Shopping at SmartBuyGlasses means getting access to the latest and most advanced technological tools as well as in-house optical expertise and excellence. 

    Use SmartBuyGlasses’ free FDA-approved prescription lens scanner to scan your pair of current eyeglasses and get your prescription in just a few minutes! When you use this scanner, your prescription gets saved to your SmartBuyGlasses account and can be used when checking out your favorite pair of transition eyeglasses.

    Head over to our blog, where you’ll get inspired by the best eyewear styles, curated by our talented team straight from the runway. The next time you have any questions on eye health or eyeglasses, you can visit our optical center, where our in-house opticians review the most commonly asked eye health questions. All orders at SmartBuyGlasses are verified and followed up on by our opticians to ensure 100% satisfaction of your new glasses. Feel free to ask our optician any questions you’ve ever had about your glasses. If you’re wondering how to shop for glasses online, check out our  FAQ section or send a message to our friendly customer service team who are always happy to help you out!

    Our virtual try-on tool is a free software with which you can take a quick selfie video to find your face shape, and then try on transition eyeglasses online before you go ahead to buy them. It’s the best starting point of your journey to buying glasses online. If it’s your first time shopping for glasses online, don’t worry! We offer free shipping, 100-day returns, and offer the best price online!