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Old 12-02-2014, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Ok..I'll complain a bit....tried them, but they do NOT get dark enough for me! And, inside the car, they don't darken at all...I NEED dark glasses as my eyes are very sensitive to light. So, it's prescription sunglasses in the darkest tint I can get, for me!
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:50 PM
 
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Ok..I'll complain a bit....tried them, but they do NOT get dark enough for me! And, inside the car, they don't darken at all...I NEED dark glasses as my eyes are very sensitive to light. So, it's prescription sunglasses in the darkest tint I can get, for me!
i used to have both transitions and prescription sunglasses (when i was riding my scooter for daily commute), but then i lost my sunglasses. the sunglasses were really dark compared to my transitions. i may have to get them again in late spring
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:37 PM
 
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I am on my second pair of Silhouette frames ( actually they are frameless). They are progressives that have the transition lenses in them . Because of living in the SW part of the US, the sun shines most everyday and can be very bright. I got tired of having to switch to regular glasses from sunglasses all the time and visa versa. I really like these but wonder if they are for "old folks " mostly and that younger people don't like them? Comments??
I always order transition lenses for myself and my family. Whenever I take my parents to have their glasses done, I have their glasses made in transitions lenses (I know they like to save money), but what would you rather have? Your eyes more prone to being exposed to cataracts or the added protection of going out into the sunlight (without your sunglasses) to somewhat protect your eyes is what I usually say. Some shading is better than no shading, especially in the harsh UV light conditions nowadays. And, the newer transitions go much darker w/the silver halloid technology.

If you're going w/silhouettes, online is less pricey as compared to over-priced major chains like LensCrafters.
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:51 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I have the transitions and I like them but as others have said, they don't get dark enough. I live at the beach and they just aren't sufficient for the bright light we get here. However, my optician seems to have solved the problem by adding little glasses that clip on. They are not like the old fashioned clip ons, he makes them himself to fit your glasses. It just looks like your regular glasses because they are custom made to fit. He only charges $30.

These little clip ons are small and I keep them in a small case in my purse to clip on if I'm driving or at the beach.
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:54 PM
 
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I always order transition lenses for myself and my family. Whenever I take my parents to have their glasses done, I have their glasses made in transitions lenses (I know they like to save money), but what would you rather have? Your eyes more prone to being exposed to cataracts or the added protection of going out into the sunlight (without your sunglasses) to somewhat protect your eyes is what I usually say. Some shading is better than no shading, especially in the harsh UV light conditions nowadays. And, the newer transitions go much darker w/the silver halloid technology.

If you're going w/silhouettes, online is less pricey as compared to over-priced major chains like LensCrafters.

so i can just ask for the transitions with silver halloid technology?

and which online stores are you referring to?
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I've looked at them, but they never seem to get as dark as I want my shades to be or as clear as I want my regular glasses to be, and I'm not willing to make that tradeoff.
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:21 PM
 
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I have been wearing transition lenses for years and love them, I would also never get a pair of glasses that don't have transition lenses. Transition lenses are also better for you eye health because they block both UVA and UVB light naturally. The only drawback to transition lenses is they don't darken to much inside a car because the windshield blocks the light needed to activate the lenses, so you may still need prescription sunglasses to drive if your transitions don't get dark enough for you.
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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From a non-wearer's perspective, I am not a fan of that look, especially when someone's glasses are "transitioning" indoors. To me it's the equivalent of a guy wearing white socks with black shoes.
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:52 PM
 
Location: At home.
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My boss has them and his gripe is that they don't turn clear fast enough when he comes inside.
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:38 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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and which online stores are you referring to?
Warby Parker and Zenni Optical are 2 excellent online stores I've had experience with.

Luxotica owns most of the retail eyeglass stores (Lenscrafters, Pearle, Sears, Target, and more).
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