All about light-responsive lenses

Looking for glasses that adapt to wherever you go? Our light-responsive lenses seamlessly change from clear to dark grey in the sun (rain or shine). They also help reduce glare and prevent eyestrain and fatigue. Wahoo!

Durand in Whiskey Tortoise showing dark lenses in outdoor settingDurand in Whiskey Tortoise showing lighter lenses in an indoor setting
Chamberlain in Crystal showing dark lenses in outdoor settingChamberlain in Crystal showing lighter lenses in an indoor setting
Wilkie in Eastern Bluebird Fade showing dark lenses in outdoor settingWilkie in Eastern Bluebird Fade showing lighter lenses in an indoor setting
Welty in Rose Fog showing dark lenses in outdoor settingWelty in Rose Fog showing lighter lenses in an indoor setting

Durand

Whiskey Tortoise

IndoorOutdoor

*Fun fact: The level of darkness and speed of transition depend on the level of UV exposure and temperature.

Lenses remain clear indoors, with absence of UV light

But wait. There’s more.

  • Light-responsive lenses can be added to both single-vision and progressive prescriptions

  • Scratch-resistant and superhydrophobic, anti-reflective coatings are included

  • They block 100% of UVA and UVB rays

Check prescription ranges and availability
Lenses darken outdoors, when UV light increases

How they work

  • Light-responsive lenses begin to darken when exposed to UV rays (in both direct and indirect light)—then fade back to clear indoors

  • The level of darkness and speed of transition depend on the level of UV exposure and temperature

  • Light-responsive technology is inside the lens—so treatment won’t rub or peel off

How to buy online

  • Find a pair of eyeglasses you like

    Then click “Add to cart.” (Just like you normally would.)

  • Select your prescription type

    Choose from single-vision (the standard prescription for near or distance) or progressive (a prescription that covers reading, distance, and in between).

  • Choose your lenses

    We offer standard clear lenses and light-responsive lenses. If you’d like light-responsive lenses, choose them for an additional $100.