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Photochromic contact lenses, That's right your contact lenses can react to light.

Posted on 14 July 2021

Photochromic contact lenses, That's right your contact lenses can react to light.

The Contact Lens That Knows Light!

We are delighted to announce that we now offer the amazing new Acuvue Oasys with Transitions (Photochromic) Contact Lenses! This first-of-its-kind lens seamlessly adapts to balance the amount of indoor and outdoor light entering the eye, including filtering blue light and blocking harmful UV rays. Less stress on your eyes means less squinting when subjected to bright light as well as reducing glare at night. These are truly ground-breaking contact lenses, particularly good for patients who do alot of sports or outdoor activitys. This summer why not try something new as an innovative contact lens solution.

Photochromic is when a lens reacts by changing from clear to a sunspec tint when UV light activates a change in structure. This means when you walk outside your contact lenses would change to a sunspec contact lens.

The reaction takes a matter of seconds with them being fully tinted within 45 seconds.
The reaction speed of back to clear, is slower, much like a spectacle lens so they do have their limitations in that way, as when you go back inside they will gradually go back to clear over 2-3 minutes rather than seconds when going dark in the first place.

These lenses only come in a reusable format so not daily disposable at present. Watch this space. Sadly they are not available in toric form so if you have an astigmatic prescription these are not available yet. The current range of power is -12.00Ds to +8.00Ds

If you already wear Acuvue Oasys lenses from us just call your practice and they will arrange a free set for you to try. If you wear other lenses or would like to try contact lenses for the first time we can book you in for a free trial.

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