How much do transition lenses cost on average?
For patients not covered by health insurance, transition lenses typically add $100-$400 to the cost of prescription eyeglasses, which can cost up to $1,000, depending on the frames, lenses and any additional features chosen.
Are Transitions Lenses worth the cost?
Cost effective – Photochromic or transitional lenses can actually be quite cost effective. With transitional lenses, you end up not having to buy two pairs of glasses: prescription sunglasses and normal glasses. You get the best of both, rolled into one simple solution.
Are transition lenses more expensive than prescription sunglasses?
This is for a pretty obvious reason. Transition lenses can be more cost-effective than prescription sunglasses since you are only purchasing one pair of glasses. Glasses are often expensive, so if you are looking to make the most budget-conscious decision, transition lenses may be the way to go.
Can I add Transitions to my existing glasses?
Yes. If you’re looking for more than an ordinary lens can offer, Transitions lenses are right for you. They are clear indoors and darken outdoors in bright sunlight. As light conditions change, the lenses adjust quickly to provide the appropriate level of tint.
How much does it cost to add transition lenses to glasses?
Transition Lens Costs Transition lenses add roughly $100–$400 to the cost of prescription eyeglasses. There are many factors that come into play around that cost, including the type of lenses you’re buying. The options are plastic, polycarbonate, bi-focal, and progressive lenses.
Can I add transition to my existing glasses?
Any of our frames can be ordered with genuine Transitions® Lenses. Click here to purchase frames with Transitions Lenses. Click here to purchase Transitions Lenses for your existing frame. Transitions® Lenses are the #1 brand of photochromic (“light changing”) lenses recommended by eyecare professionals worldwide.
Should I put my transition glasses in the freezer?
Is this factual? A There is no truth in this old wives tale! Some photochromics will appear darker, or even too dark, in cold temperatures due to slower opening and closing of the photo-chromic molecules, but storing your lenses in the freezer will not enhance performance or life span.
Do transition lenses get darker with age?
In short, Transitions lenses quickly darken when you go outdoors, and fade back fast when you return indoors. Most wearers report the adjustment happens so smoothly that they are unaware of it since the lenses allow you to seamlessly go from low light to bright light and everything in between.
Why are my transition lenses stay dark?
The Effect of Temperature When it is colder outside you may notice that your Transitions lenses seem to get darker than they do when it is warmer. This is because the molecules move more slowly when they are cold, which means when they are cold they will fade back from dark to clear more slowly.