I'm thinking about getting transitions lenses for my glasses. What I normally do is wear large sunglasses over my normal glasses because I can't afford prescription sunglasses. Can anybody tell me what the lenses are like and if they like them or not.
When I started my new job we had to get safety glasses even though I'd never be in the field. so I got transitions lenses to try them out. I was heading to Abu Dhabi for 6 weeks and thought it would be helpful. Overall, it's 50/50. I liked having sunglasses without changing glasses or using clip ons. But they aren't as dark as my sunglasses would have been. And they take a little time to change. It depends how often you need sunglasses I think.
I like having transitions (especially in Florida), they are quick to darken outside and quick to change back when inside. The only problem with them is that they do NOT work when you are in a car... so keep your sunglasses over glasses system in the car.
I would say that getting transitions is expensive depending on insurance, some places just have deals with a buy one pair of glasses, get another free. That is a great way to get a free pair of prescription sunglasses.
transitions=one of the best things created by man (they're just below the hunger games)
I really like my transitions!! The only problem is they don't work in the car.
I have transition lenses! They are extremely useful because I live in Abu Dhabi, where the sun shines all year round :(. It beats switching from sunglasses to glasses or wearing large sunglasses over prescription glasses any day, especially if you own large prescriptions like mine. Definitely worth getting, although they don't work that well in the car. They can be pretty expensive if insurance doesn't cover it though, but I think that they're worth looking into.
Well, I got transitions when I first got glasses (which was like 2 years ago). And I liked them for a while during the summer, but as time wore on, I started to like them less and less. If it was sunny out, they would get dark and when I came in they would still be dark. I would put my hands over them sometimes to try and make them adjust faster, but it didn't work all that well. I found them rather annoying. They were useful, but it isn't super sunny all the time where I live, so they didn't turn out to benefit me much. When I got new glasses, I didn't get transition lenses and I'm enjoying them much more.
It depends on where you are and how much you would need dark glasses. For me, though, they weren't much of an asset.