In a world-first, Transitions Optical is making it possible for clear lenses to darken and polarise outdoors, giving wearers remarkably improved vision, reduced glare and protected eye health this summer. The innovation comes as Practice Manager for Eyes @ Narangba, Ross Bakker, urges local residents to protect their eyes from damaging UV rays from the sun.

‘Long-term exposure to the sun can cause serious eye conditions such as cataract, eyelid cancers and ptergyium. The good news is you can help prevent these conditions by wearing glasses that block UV rays, and by having regular eye exams,” says Mr. Bakker.

Transitions Vantage adaptive lenses - like other adaptive photochromic lenses - are virtually clear indoors and go dark outdoors as they adjust to filter light. But unlike any other lens in the world, as they darken outdoors they also increasingly polarise according to the amount of UV rays present, meaning that even in the sunniest conditions, everything looks clearer, crisper and sharper.

‘This ground-breaking product takes Transitions adaptability from clear to dark to the next level in a world first, allowing our wearers to really enjoy a life that is more vivid, more vibrant and more true,’ says Eric Breda, Transitions Optical Business Director for Australia and New Zealand.

This summer, Transitions Optical and Eyes @ Narangba recommend Narangba residents protect their eyes in the following ways:
Wear glasses which provide protection from UV rays. Harmful rays from the sun are not only present in summer so it is important to get in the habit of wearing lenses which adapt to changing light outdoors all year round.

Make UV protection part of your everyday routine. In summer the majority of people use sunscreen or change their moisturiser for a cream that has a higher SPF. Integrating the correct eye protection into your routine is about making sure protection such as eyewear is worn whether no matter what you’re doing – working, playing sport, holidaying or just relaxing outdoors.

Get your eyes tested regularly. Eyecare professionals can offer the appropriate solution for your eyecare needs as well as detect eye conditions or diseases early to reduce vision loss. Eye exams can also uncover other general health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

About Vantage Technology
Until now, polarisation only existed as static film embedded in a lens. It was tinted and fixed, and thus unable to adapt to changing light and become clear. Transitions Optical has shattered science by creating lenses that simultaneously activate and orient to the angle at which light reaches the eyes. In other words, new Transitions Vantage lenses help control glare and light scatter by both darkening and increasing their polarisation in UV light.

About Transitions Optical
Transitions Optical was the first to successfully commercialise a plastic photochromic lens in 1990. Transitions® lenses, are the #1-recommended photochromic lenses worldwide, offering the most advanced photochromic technology with the widest selection of lens designs and materials.

Transitions performance sunwear line uses the same advanced photochromic technology, providing a visual advantage for outdoor activities. They not only provide blockage against 100% UV rays, but also adapt to changing light conditions with colour / contrast enhancement and improved depth perception, making them ideal for sports such as driving, golfing, cycling, boating and others.

For more information on Transitions Vantage adaptive lenses visit www.transitions.com or www.eyesat.com.au and make an appointment at Eyes@Narangba, (07) 3886 6061, 2/28 Main Street, Narangba, Queensland.