Prescription Transitions

Those who spend a lot of time outside or spend most of their day changing from an indoor environment to an outdoor one may benefit from wearing prescription transitions. These glasses provide an alternative to those who do not wear contacts and the ability to protect their eyes from the sun’s UV rays without having to change to prescription sunglasses. Protecting the eyes from the sun is one of many ways we can practice optimal eye care. 

The optometrists at Spadafora & Zak Eye Care serving Clarkston, MI, is here to help patients find an “eye doctor near me,” especially when wanting prescription transition eyeglasses. 


Are Prescription Transitions Good? 

Prescription transitions have many benefits, including not changing from eyeglasses to sunglasses when going outside and switching back when returning indoors. Additionally, transitions allow those who choose not to wear contacts an easy method to protect their eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Many who require corrective eyewear choose to have prescription transitions. 

Eye Care Using Prescription Transitions

In addition to seeing an eye doctor annually, prescription transitions help protect the eyes, providing optimal eye care. Also, transitions help protect the eyes against sun-related issues, including cataracts. 

How Long do Transitions last?

Prescription transitions usually last as long as any standard pair of glasses last. For most, adaptive transitions may last for about three years, at which time it may be noticeable the lenses do not darken as much as they used to. When the glasses have a yellowish tint around the edges or your vision is blurry through the lenses, it may be time to see an eye doctor on our team for a new pair of glasses. 

With proper care, prescription transition lenses may last several years. When not wearing your glasses, store them in an eyeglass case. Additionally, use a soft cloth designed for cleaning eyeglasses to remove smudges or dirt from the lens. 

Do Transitions Come Polarized? 

Most prescription transitions do not come polarized; however, an optometrist can help explain that these glasses may provide many of the same benefits as some of the highest-quality polarized sunglasses. 

Are Prescription Transitions Available for Those Needing Bifocals? 

Transition lenses are available with bifocal prescriptions as well as other types. 

Contact an “Eye Doctor Near Me” on Our Team for an Eye Exam

If you are interested in transition glasses instead of contacts, call us at (248) 922-1862 to schedule an eye exam with an optometrist at Spadafora & Zak Eye Care in Clarkston, MI. We provide our patients with eye care and can help answer any questions you have about prescription transitions. If you live near be, we have an “eye doctor near me” that may be able to help.


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