Are light adaptive Neochromes lenses for you?

Are you looking for glasses suited to almost any activity? We have just the lens you’re looking for. In this blog, we’ll give you an insight into Neochromes light adaptive lenses and how they can revolutionize your eyewear experience.

What are light adaptive lenses?

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Light adaptive lenses, or as some people know them photochromic lenses, have become popular among people seeking versatile and convenient eyewear.

These innovative lenses adapt their tint automatically in response to changes in light conditions, providing a quick and easy transition from indoor to outdoor environments. Essentially, your glasses transform into sunglasses when they’re exposed to UV light, and back again when UV is no longer present.

How do photochromic lenses work?

Photochromic glasses can be traced back to the 1960s. Early versions were made from glass and relied on silver halide compounds that changed color when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight. While they were a groundbreaking innovation at the time, these early lenses took a long time to transition back to their clear state when returning indoors.

Over the years, great strides have been made in photochromic lens technology. Today’s modern photochromic lenses are typically made from plastic. Organic photochromic dyes embedded in the lens itself enable faster and more efficient color changes. Molecules in the lenses chemically react to different levels of UV light, darkening when they’re exposed to sunlight and rapidly becoming lighter when the UV light is removed.

So what are Neochromes?


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Neochromes are groundbreaking photochromic lenses from IOT Lenses. They provide supreme comfort and offer daily protection from UV light by blocking 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Without sufficient protection, these rays can cause damage to the skin and front structures of the eye, such as pterygium, photokeratitis, and cataracts.

Neochromes lenses have a blue light filter to help protect you from eye fatigue and eye strain. Blue light – typically from TVs, computers, tablets, and smartphones – has shorter wavelengths and higher energy. Research has shown that overexposure can lead to tired, sore eyes and headaches.

Ultra-fast transitions

Not all photochromic lenses are created equal. Different lenses transition from tinted to clear and back at different speeds. Temperature plays a role, too, affecting the speed of the transition and how dark they go.

Most light-adaptive lenses, don’t darken as much and can take longer to transition in warmer temperatures. Neochromes, on the other hand,  are specially designed to have faster fade-back times in warmer temperatures compared to other photochromic lenses.

Are photochromic lenses worth it?

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There are several benefits of photochromic glasses.

  1. They protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which can cause eye damage and increase the risk of conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration.
  2. As they double up as everyday glasses, there’s no need to worry about carrying sunglasses, too. They’re the perfect choice if you’ve got an active lifestyle or if you frequently move between indoor and outdoor environments.
  3. Photochromic lenses help reduce eye strain and fatigue caused by glare and bright sunlight. The tinted lenses filter out harsh light for comfort in the sun as they adapt to different darkness levels based on the UV present.
  4. They are versatile. From playing sports to driving at night – you only need one pair of glasses. So, you can choose your favorite style and stick with it for every occasion. You can even choose the color of the tint to suit your style.
  5. They’re a money saver. With photochromic lenses, you only need to purchase one pair of eyeglasses to have the benefit of two!

Visit us

Come and visit us at your local Cunningham Optical One store located in Fort Wayne or Warsaw to upgrade your lenses to Neochromes today.