At Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care, we are committed to empowering you with unmatched visual clarity using the latest optical technologies so you can accomplish your daily activities safely and easily. This is especially important whenever you’re driving or doing outdoor tasks, which is why we offer Transitions® Drivewear®. Your local optometrist explains how this innovative technology works.
The Science Behind Drivewear
Drivewear combines the best features of photochromic and polarized lenses, giving you optical gear that can sense and adapt to changing light conditions. The product is composed of light-sensitive molecules that are configured to react to light-darkness cycles. This innovation has three settings that are automatically activated under varying conditions:
- Low Light (Overcast): In low lit places or gloomy weather, the Drivewear lenses go into a “resting” phase, allowing maximum visible light entry. This lets your eyes can receive all the information they need to produce sharp vision. The lenses turn into a green/yellow color to remove glare and block UV rays.
- Bright Light (Driving): Drivewear lenses are engineered to control glare and light intensity, ensuring your visual comfort and safety while driving. These specially designed eyeglasses assume a copper color, highlighting the reds and greens in your visual field even if you’re facing glare behind your windshield.
- Intense Light (Outdoor): The sun may be too strong during certain times of the day, which can be overwhelming for your vulnerable eyes. In this stage, Drivewear lenses are fully activated to block glare and bright light, turning into a dark, reddish-brown hue. This helps maintain your visual acuity, comfort, and safety.
Perks of Drivewear
During your eye exam, we’ll take note of your visual acuity needs and upgrade your prescription lenses with Drivewear ones. With this innovation, you can expect optimal visual acuity whether you’re driving or just spending time outside. Drivewear is a reliable visual aid, ensuring you’ll be safe and comfortable while you carry out your daily activities. Each color transition effectively safeguards your eyes from the harmful effects of solar radiation and glare.
If you have any further questions about Drivewear, call us at (301) 859-4060 or complete our contact form.