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For eye care professionals

3 Types of Sun Lenses Your Patients Need

20 July 2021

As the summer continues to unfold, it’s crucial that you’re able to deliver protective lenses for UV light as well as corrective lenses for different vision...
Being able to offer the right products to protect your patients’ vision and eye health is no doubt a priority at your practice. As the summer continues to unfold, it’s crucial that you’re able to deliver protective lenses for UV light as well as corrective lenses for different vision needs. Sunglasses can be just as important as clear lenses when it comes to caring for your patients’ overall eye health, and at Essilor we have a number of different types to suit your patients’ needs.
Combine function and performance with style, with a collection of sun lenses that includes photochromic, polarised and tinted lenses.

Offer a high standard of UV protection

At Essilor, we have developed a range of sunglasses with specific benefits in mind, from high E-SPF ratings to protection from glare. Combined with our vast range of other lens products, you have the opportunity to offer a high standard of vision care. With something to suit every lifestyle, help your patients find a lens solution that protects their vision while maintaining visual comfort.
What’s more, our lens solutions are available with a variety of finishes and colours, and will fit in most frames. Allow your patients to discover functional lenses that don’t compromise on style.

Photochromic lenses

Photochromic technology allows the lens to react automatically to changing light conditions, darkening when exposed to bright light and returning to clear in the shade. The most popular and well-known brand of light adaptive lenses is Transitions, which are available from Essilor.
Photochromic lenses are ideal for those who spent a lot of time going from indoors to outside and vice versa, or those who are particularly light sensitive. Based on breakthrough technology, photochromic lenses offer a functional solution to UV protection with added style.
Transitions Signature Gen 8 are the latest generation, with nano-composite technology that allows the lens to fade back to clear faster than previous models, while Transitions XTRActive are the darkest lens and will protect vision even behind the car windshield.

Polarised lenses

Polarised lenses are designed to protect vision from UV light but also to eliminate the harsh, blinding glare that can occur when light reflects off a surface such as water. In particular, polarised lenses can have huge benefits for those who are outside a lot, for sport or leisure.
At Essilor, we can offer Xperio polarised lenses with an E-SPF rating of 50, which is the highest rating of any lens in our collection. This makes them an excellent choice for patients with light sensitivity or those who are recovering from ocular surgery.
Xperio polarised lenses will filter out horizontal light, which is what causes glare, so that your patients can enjoy uninterrupted, comfortable vision. This can be particularly helpful if your patients are frequent drivers or often take part in water activities like sailing.

Tinted lenses

Tinted sunglasses are particularly beneficial for offering protection from UV light while enhancing colour perception. The tints are designed to reduce colour distortion, maintaining natural colour when looking through the lens.
Our Xperio Tints range offer comfortable vision by muting the brightness of the sun without compromising on clarity. They are available in a number of colours and intensities of tint, giving your patients a choice when it comes to finding a lens they love.

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