When we think of eyewear, our minds immediately jump to the immediate effects it has on us like if it will help us address our astigmatism, does it look good on us, and does it fit comfortably. While those are important things to consider when getting a pair of eyeglasses, it can also be helpful to know that some of them have lasting benefits like photochromic lenses.
Of course, we know that the lenses that we have come to popularly call as transition lenses are merited completely for their ability to change a darker shade when they are taken outdoors. At face value, it would seem that the best benefit of wearing this is that you’ll be getting the benefits of prescription glasses and sunglasses with just one pair of eyewear.
Since we already know that it helps to adjust our eyes to brightness, it would pay to know that these lenses not only help you see better through varying light conditions, but they also protect your eyes from UV rays.
First off, one thing you might not have known about photochromic lenses is that its ability to adapt to UV and light exposure helps your eyes to not make any sudden adjustments to ambient lighting. In a study by researchers from the University of Georgia, it was found out that using the adaptive lenses improved all visual functions as opposed to using regular transparent polycarbonate lenses. This includes a great decrease in eyestrain measure through the amount of diminished glare discomfort.
Aside from helping your eyes optimally regulate light, it helps your eyes be UV-free. To you, it may feel like a matter of getting eyestrain or not, but according to the World Health Organization, overexposure to UV can lead to many eye complications like Photokeratitis (inflammation of the cornea), Photoconjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva), cataracts, and even cancer of the eye.
Next time you go out to look for a new pair of fashionable eyeglasses, remember these little tidbits of wisdom and go for photochromic lenses. Not only do you stay stylish, but you are also stylishly loving your eyes more!