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Transition Lenses vs. Sunglasses: Which is Better?

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Apr 22, 2024

Transition Lenses vs. Sunglasses: Which is Better?

Do you find yourself constantly juggling your regular glasses and sunglasses? Transition lenses might be an innovative solution for you. These lenses seamlessly adapt to changing light conditions. Yet, there are times when old-school sunglasses are the way to go. Let's explore the world of transition lenses, and when reaching for a dedicated pair of sunglasses is a smarter move.


What are Transition Lenses?

These smart lenses are clear indoors, allowing you to see perfectly inside your home or office. And the moment you step outside, special light-sensitive molecules within the lenses spring into action! Activated by ultraviolet (UV) light, the lenses gradually darken, providing sunglasses-like protection without needing an extra pair. This makes them ideal for people who spend much time going in and out throughout the day, like running errands, commuting, or attending outdoor events.


Benefits of Transition Lenses


UV Protection

Transition lenses block harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, protecting your eyes from potential damage, just like regular sunglasses.

Glare Reduction

The darkening effect of transition lenses reduces glare from sunlight and other bright light sources, improving visual clarity and comfort.


Transition lenses automatically adjust to changing light conditions, providing clear vision indoors and sunglasses-like protection outdoors. This eliminates the need to switch eyewear constantly.

Blue Light Reduction

Some transition lenses filter out a portion of blue light, potentially reducing eye strain linked to extensive screen time and improving sleep patterns.

Reduced Eye Strain

Transition lenses adapt to changing light conditions, potentially minimizing eye strain and fatigue caused by frequent transitions between bright and dim environments.


When Should You Use Sunglasses?

While transition lenses offer incredible convenience, here's why sunglasses are still sometimes the better choice:

Tint Intensity

Transition lenses generally don't get as dark as traditional sunglasses. You need maximum sun protection during extended outdoor activities, where a darker and more consistent tint will keep your eyes comfortable.

Temperature Sensitivity

Very hot or cold weather can sometimes slow down transition lenses' darkening and lightening process, impacting their responsiveness.

Driving Conditions

Transition lenses don't always fully activate inside a vehicle since windshields block some UV light, potentially hindering optimal vision while driving.

Who Fits Transition Lenses Best?

Transition lenses are a fantastic solution for people who value convenience and all-day eye protection. They are an excellent choice for anyone who frequently moves indoors and outdoors, eliminating the constant need to switch glasses. Individuals who experience light sensitivity or eye strain may also find that transition lenses provide much-needed relief in changing light conditions.

Wrapping It Up

While transition lenses are a fantastic option for daily use, there are times when classic sunglasses are a more suitable choice. Ultimately, it comes down to understanding your needs and finding the best balance between convenience and optimal protection. At Vicci, you can choose from a range of transition lenses and explore a vast selection of stylish sunglasses to find the perfect fit for your needs.

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Is there a woman who doesn’t like to look good at all times?

Age can’t and shouldn’t stop you from feeling confident every day.

The whole idea behind Vicci™ Eyewear is providing you with beautiful and quality eyewear that you’d be proud to wear at all times.

Vicci™ Eyewear offers a wide selection of eyewear so you can easily choose the perfect pair of glasses that complements your features and easily matches your makeup to complete your look.

A Mama's Boy's Love for His Mother

Vicci™ Eyewear was inspired by a son’s love for his mother and his passion for fashion.

David Abramovici, the Founder of Vicci™ Eyewear, came from a family of artisans dedicated to craftsmanship since the 1920s.

David recalls that when his mother was around 65 years old, she would always ask him to stop by the local pharmacy to pick up some generic readers.

He would spend at least 20 minutes every time he went there, just standing in front of a rack full of tacky, ugly readers. It was difficult for him to choose a "nice" design that he thought would look good on his mother.

His mother enjoyed attending events and spending money on her dresses and accessories. Unfortunately, the readers are often underwhelming, and she was embarrassed to ever be seen wearing them. Like most women, she'd usually hide it in her lovely purse and would always look around before using them to read the menu or bill.

David wondered why there weren’t more choices for high-quality and fashionable custom readers for older women like his mother. Something she’d actually love to wear and be proud to be seen wearing.

And that’s when it hit him!



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