TIME magazine has recognized ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ as one of their Best Inventions of 2018.
I’ve tested these out and have shared later in this article but first you need to know the FAQ’s:
The lenses become darker when activated by UV and/or HEV light. They were specifically designed to provide patient benefits while minimizing the change to the appearance of the eye. While outdoors, the level of activation is always changing in response to the light, so in most situations the lens isn’t in the darkest state. These lenses also fade back to clear when you come inside.
The lens activates in both indoor and UV light. Even when this lens appears clear, it is working and adapting to different lighting conditions.
While photochromic lenses react to UV light, car windshields block nearly 100% of UV light. It is important to note that ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions™ are not a replacement for sunglasses, but they can be worn with non-prescription sunglasses.
ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ are not intended to be used as a replacement for sunglasses. However, they can be worn with non-prescription sunglasses. While these lenses do provide UV protection to the areas they cover, other parts of the eye and surrounding areas are still exposed to UV light. Sunglasses help to protect the entire eye.
This first photo is after I activated the lens with a UV light for several minutes, it is fully activated. Keep in mind that the odds of a lens fully activating outdoors is much lower and will activate much less than what I’ve done with direct UV light, this is for demonstration purposes only.
This second photo is sans UV light for 10 minutes. It gives you an idea of how long it would take to deactivate. Don’t forget that a lens worn won’t have to deactivate as much as this example.
This third photo is sans UV light for 30 minutes.
My “fun photo” isn’t super fun because I have dark eyes. I wore an ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ in my left eye only for comparing purposes. You can definitely see the color of my iris appears darker and the diameter is larger since the lens has darkened. I’ve seen blue eyed people do the same comparison and it’s quite creepy.
Have you tried the new ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™? Let me know what you think in the comments! If not, get yourself a trial pair, try them out then let me know what you think!