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how to make transition lenses darker?

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Take them out, put them in the sun for a few good minutes, let them get good and dark. Something about chlling them first activates more of the chemical in the lens, thus producing deeper tint ever after. EyeFitWell, Cold temps slow down the chemical reaction of uv darkening a lens.

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asked Oct 13, 2016 in Local Businesses by smyadmin

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My new Transitions lenses doesn't change to darkest grey in hot sun. It only change to mid grey, why?
I suspect that the eye care shop has cheated me because, I received a Transitions Certificate of Authenticity with my spectacles without a certificate number OR anything that can relate my lenses to the certificate of Authenticity. How long does it take for a NEW transitions lens to "mature" and gives the darkest grey tint in afternoon sunlight?
answered May 26, 2017 by Palyer
I work for Transitions Optical and I wanted to thank you for your post. Authentic Transitions® lenses do not need time to mature, nor do they need to be activated. However, photochromic technology is dependent on temperature, UV exposure and lens material. Transitions lenses do not get as dark as a pair of sunglasses, but should achieve a dark tint outdoors. If you are interested in a darker outdoor tint, Transitions® XTRActive™ lenses have a slight tint indoors and get very dark outdoors. As for your Certificate of Authenticity, you have to scratch off the silver section to reveal your secure registration number and then go to Transitions.com/COA to register. Hope this helps!
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Do transition lenses really get clear indoors?
I remember the old photogrey lenses used to stay pretty dark indoors.
Do the Transition lenses still have a tint indoors or do they clear up like to they claim on their website?
Going to order lenses this afternoon - need 'progressive' lenses ($$), doc recommends I wear them all the time and can't really afford indoor and outdoor glasses.
answered May 26, 2017 by David E
To answer your original question, yes, transition lenses get clear indoors. However, it is important to realize that the change doesn't happen instantly like they do in the commercials on TV. When it is full sunshine outside, it will probably take about 5 minutes or so for your lenses to fully become clear when you go inside. They darken quicker than that, when you go outside, but those TV commercials really exagerate it. It's not as fast as they claim it to be.

The whole reason transition lenses get dark in the first place is that the sun has UV light. When the UV light hits your lenses, they darken. So your lenses will be darker on a bright sunny day, than they will be on a cloudy overcast day. When you are indoors, there is no UV light, so they become clear. This is why a lot of people don't like transition lenses for driving because your car windows block UV light and your transition lenses will NOT darken when you are in the car.
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It is known that the transition lenses will get dark in sunlight and will turn to clear when get indoors. The transition lens is available in a variety of shades ranging from gray to green. Transitions lenses begin to darken the moment they are exposed to UV light. The greater the intensity of UV radiation, the darker the lenses become. The moment UV rays are no longer present, the lenses begin to fade back. 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.

answered Mar 1, 2018 by Olivia

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