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Old 06-23-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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Default Transitional Lenses

I was in the market for a good pair of Transitional eyeware. What brand can I buy from personal experiences only would be a good buy. I looking in the price range under $100.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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Do you mean the Transitions photosensitive lenses? As far as I know, they're only available in prescription glasses. I've got them in mine, but they cost quite a bit more than $100 with my prescription, unfortunately.
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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They offer a broad range of photochromic/photochromatic non prescription lenses for under a $100.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Taxachusetts
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Do you mean the Transitions photosensitive lenses? As far as I know, they're only available in prescription glasses. I've got them in mine, but they cost quite a bit more than $100 with my prescription, unfortunately.
That is correct. They are available only with prescription glasses. Even with insurance, you are looking at an average cost of $300.00 a pair. At least here in Mass. it costs that much!
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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*Photochromic Lens - SHOP.COM
Heres a link to photochromic/transitional glasses non-perscription thats on the market for sale.
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I have them with mine, and with the insurance they ran over $400. Only cost me $72 out of pocket, and yes they only come with prescription lenses.

Mine work pretty good, but they don't work when you are inside a vehicle (which is unfortunately when I need them the most because of really bright light on some days). The mostly change shades outside, depending on lighting conditions, and how dark you wanted them.
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Old 06-28-2008, 02:36 PM
 
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My eyes must be playing tricks on me because I link a site that sell non perscription photochromic/transitional glasses. Bobsters being one that sells them under $100. Transitional and photochromic are not the same?
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Taxachusetts
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My eyes must be playing tricks on me because I link a site that sell non perscription photochromic/transitional glasses. Bobsters being one that sells them under $100. Transitional and photochromic are not the same?
I just clicked on your link and to me, photochromic and transitional lenses are one and the same. "Transitions" is just a reg. trade mark for the company that makes certain photchromic lenses. That's what I got out of reading. If you don't need glasses, why would you just not wear sunglasses? I sure wish I could just put on a pair of regular sunglasses!
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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tamiznluv

I work outdoors in various lighting conditions, so I rather prefer some glasses that will allow me to only have one pair. I'm wanting to buy a pair off the internet but a little hesitate. I want to buy the right pair that will soot my needs, to avoid having to mail them back. As I can see the market for these glasses isn't popular at the moment.
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Old 06-29-2008, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Taxachusetts
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tamiznluv

I work outdoors in various lighting conditions, so I rather prefer some glasses that will allow me to only have one pair. I'm wanting to buy a pair off the internet but a little hesitate. I want to buy the right pair that will soot my needs, to avoid having to mail them back. As I can see the market for these glasses isn't popular at the moment.
Hey, Boo. If you have various lighting conditions outside then I would strongly recommend the transition lenses. They really are great for being outdoors. I don't even realize they are darkening up most of the time until I go inside and then they change again so quickly. I have been wearing Transitions(tm) since they first came out over 20 years ago? Do you wear glasses? I'm sorry, I forgot. I thought you were looking for non prescription glasses. Is that correct? If that is the case I would go for it. They may not be popular with people who don't need glasses because they wear just regular sunglasses. LOL needing bifocals in my old age, I would never go without my Transitions(tm)!
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