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Are Transitional Lenses Right For You? Ask Our Optometrist

March 29, 2024

If you’re ready for a new pair of eyeglasses and are considering transitional lenses — the ones that turn from clear to sunglasses — our optometrist at Omni Eye & Vision (Squamish) can help decide if they are the right option for you.

Here are some of the pros and cons to consider when weighing your decision. 


  • Because transitional lenses automatically adjust to varying light levels, you won’t need to change back and forth between glasses and sunglasses during the day. That means your eyes will have continuous protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
  • Although their initial cost is higher than conventional glasses, eliminating the need for a separate pair of prescription sunglasses ultimately makes transitional lenses a more cost-effective choice.
  • You’ll no longer have to worry about forgetting your pair of sunglasses when you leave home.
  • Transitional lenses come in a variety of tints and materials to suit your style, including amber, green, gray and more.


  • Transitional lenses are not always the right choice for every eyeglass wearer. In some cases they do not brighten fast enough when you go indoors, or darken enough when exposed to bright sunlight.
  • Because the windshield in your vehicle already has UV protection built into the glass, transitional lenses may not fully react to varying shades of sun glare.

To it all sum up, transitional lenses offer some clear benefits when it comes to convenience and UV protection. But are they right for you? Trust our optometrist at Omni Eye & Vision (Squamish) to help determine if these popular eyeglasses fit your individual needs and lifestyle. 

Come in for a comprehensive eye examination and we’ll discuss the optimal eyewear choice as part of an assessment that takes into account all aspects of the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. The choice — and your vision — will become clear once we’ve completed our checkup. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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Omni Eye & Vision (Burnaby)
We are conveniently located on 6th Street with ample parking available.

#102-7885 6th Street
Burnaby, BC V3N 3N4
(604) 526-3937
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Omni Eye & Vision (Squamish)
We are conveniently located on Tantalus Road, just off Garibaldi Way. There is ample parking in the lot.

40388 Tantalus Road
Squamish, BC V0N 1T0
(604) 390-3788
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#102-7885 6th Street, Burnaby, BC V3N 3N4
(604) 526-3937
40388 Tantalus Road, Squamish, BC V0N 1T0
(604) 390-3788