Driving and Outdoor Lenses
There are many types of lenses that work great for dealing with glare while driving or outside for special activities like sports. Some lenses have tints that address glare and blue light. Some lenses are polarized and greatly reduce glare but can "null" out digital display screens. The new Transitions series of lenses address glare for certain broad situations and an important benefit to Transitions lenses is not having multiple pairs of glasses which can save a lot of money. [UV Protection: All Sunglass Lenses Should Filter 100% Of UVA and UVB light!]
Lets break it down.
Sunglass Tints, Polarized Lenses, Transitions Lenses
SUNGLASS TINTS - Tinted lenses filter light depending on the degree of tint depth. A 20% tint is noticeable whereas a 70% tint is pretty much the standard in dark sunglass tints. Darker lenses filter more light including blue light. Neutral colors like grey won't change the colors you see and provide great glare protection. Colors like brown offer higher contrast and can be beneficial when using in lower light conditions and while driving.
Mojo BluBlock Sun Tints provide very high degrees of blue light protection and unlike polarized lenses, they will not null our digital displays. For more about Mojo BluBlock Lens Tints, go here.
Bluetech Outdoors Lenses
[Digital displays are polarized. Depending on the angle of polarization, polarized sunglasses lenses can prevent you from viewing the screen. Pilots for example cannot wear polarized sunglasses. Screens can differ nowadays, so it depends...]
POLARIZED LENSES - Polarized lenses work great at filtering light scattered off of flat surfaces, like wet roads, water, and car windshields. They also work well reducing glare from daytime haze. Have you ever experienced the annoying glare from haze in the morning or after a rain storm from water evaporating off the road? Polarized lenses really help. Polarized lenses are perfect for people that live, work, or play near water or snow and ice.
XperioUV polarized lenses have additional coatings that make the lenses easier to clean and keep clean. They come in 6 solid colors and 6 gradient colors with 3 different mirror coatings optional. XperioUV lenses are available in single vision, progressives, Shamir Duo Bifocals and the Shamir Relax.
XperioUV Polarized Lenses video:
TRANSITIONS LENSES - There are 4 different Transitions lens types available. 3 of them are "everyday wear" and 1 is a sunglass, outdoor lens. What's really cool about the new series of Transitions lenses is that it's pretty easy to find one that works for you.
Transitions DriveWear - For driving and outdoors. Polarized. These are sunglass lenses that change from greenish-yellow to copper to reddish-brown. They work behind your wind screen, activate very quickly, and get very dark.
Transitions Vantage - These transition from clear to dark grey but they only polarize as they darken! Very cool! These are everyday lenses.
Transitions EXTRActive - These transition from clear to grey but get very dark very quickly. They activate a bit behind your windscreen. They are not polarized but are especially good at filtering blue light. These are everyday lenses.
Transitions VII Signature - These go from clear to dark quickly. They darken to a decent 70% depth when outside making it a good everyday lens for people that are not particularly light sensitive.
You can combine Transitions lenses with AR coatings for additional glare protection. Crizal Prevencia AR is especially effective.