Transition Style Lenses?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MassWineGuy, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    I want to get a pair of eyeglasses to use while driving and am thinking about transition lenses. But I saw a site for something called Drivewear lenses that purport to be better in a few ways:

    What do you eyeglass-wearing folks use and like or dislike?
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    As far as I have heard transition lenses take too long to change. By the time they turn from dark to light you are already back outside.
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  4. 13zipcodes

    13zipcodes Member

    I had transitions. They worked well for me, took about 30 seconds to change in a drastic lighting difference. I was also thinking about the drivewear lenses but ended up getting lasik instead (best thing I've ever done for myself btw).
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I also had transitions but they didn't transition quickly enough for me. I used my benefits to get a pair of prescription sunglasses.
  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I been wearing them for years .
    There is a time lapse involved for changing .
    Personally I never need instant satisfaction so it ok .
    The only problem is the frames my plan allows for small frames , while I like to wear large lens . The small frames tend to limit my field of vision .
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How much of a field of vision do you need working the customer counter?
  8. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Transitions are great for driving. However, in the winter they are slow to change.
  9. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I thought transition didn't work in the truck because the window has UV blocked so they don't work while driving

    I know the pair I had that's what was happening
  10. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    That's a very good point. Maybe I'll look into prescription sunglasses. I wear progressive lenses, so they'd be a bit.
  11. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    They make a version call Active X they will begin to darken even in the truck and the transition time is quicker. Been using them about 6 years now and no more headaches in the mid-afternoon
    ( caused from glare ). Prescription sunglasses would not be an good option for me because of the cost.
  12. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Had some super lightweight glasses that had no hinges on the frames. The temples were connected directly to the lens; and that was the problem, the lenses would develop stress cracks starting at that connection point. Most comfortable glasses I ever wore; you would forget you even had them on. If they ever correct that cracking problem, I will go back to them.
  13. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    I have progressive transition lenses. I've never had any issue with them. This is the 3rd or 4th pair I've had.
  14. I have transitions and I'm not a fan of them either. Like a few stated above, they don't transition fast enough. Mine also don't get nearly dark enough out in direct sunlight.

    If I'm driving, I just stick with contacts and a solid pair of sunglasses. I keep my glasses with me as a back up though just in case

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  15. I had them and absolutely hated them. If you sit by a window on a sunny day they start to change. I find it easier just to wear contacts and a good pair of sunglasses
  16. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    I like your avatar OP
  17. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Wear contacts and a pair of Maui Jims.
  18. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    for the first 25 yrs., no sunglasses or transition lenses. Just started wearing transitions over the past a few years. The net result was cataract surgery earlier this year. My eye surgeon indicated that my eyes were damaged due to excessive reflected sunlight. The UV "protection" in a UPS package car is not sufficient to protect your eyes
  19. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Me also, large frames is the way to go...
  20. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Hmm. Maybe a pair of prescription sunglasses, then. I have read about some more advanced transition type lenses that do get very dark. Contacts are out because my reflexes prevent anything from getting closer than 25 light years to my eyes.