If you have ever felt frustrated at needing both prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses to accommodate an outdoor lifestyle, you should consider photochromic lenses. Photochromic lenses darken when exposed to UV rays. The change is caused by photochromic molecules that are incorporated into the lens or into a coating on the lens. When the wearer goes outside when it's bright, the lenses darken automatically. When the wearer goes back inside, the glasses become clear.

There are a variety of photochromic options available. Depending on what you choose, you can customize the lenses to your needs. Some lenses darken only in direct sunlight, while others darken in little or no direct light. Some are designed to darken while you are in the car to reduce road glare while you are driving. You can even choose the color of the tint. Ask your doctor what options are available.

Latest News

Allergies are one of the most common eye...
June 12, 2019
Ocular allergies are among the most common eye conditions to hit people of all ages. Though typically worse in the high allergy seasons of spring and summer,...
Ways To Test Eye Pressure During An Exam
June 5, 2019
A common question asked during the eye exam is, “When is the puff coming?”   Patients are referring to air-puff or non-contact tonometry. To...