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Debunking Myths About Transitions lenses

This is a sponsored post by Essilor of America, a supporter of NewGradOptometry & new graduate optometrists! “Do you want your glasses to turn into sunglasses outside?”If you read that sentence and thought, yes, that is the best way to explain Transitions® lenses, then let me take a moment to burst your bubble. You are definitely doing it wrong, and so was I.Transitions lenses are a lot more than just sun protection; they are highly innovative auto-adjusting lenses that protect the eyes...

These sunglasses are designed to admit more blue light and make you happy

It is, believe it or not, National Sunglasses Day, a fitting day to review a pair of sunglasses. In an earlier MNN post, I noted that as our eyes age, they lose sensitivity to shorter wavelengths (the blue light), due to "progressive yellowing of the crystalline lens." This is why I prefer cool white light and my younger wife prefers warmer white bulbs. After writing this, I was approached by a company that makes sunglasses finely tuned to the blue end of the spectrum. Most sunglasses are...

National Sunglasses Day: Pro Tips, Hottest Styles and Shopping Tips

(Maui Jim)Today (Tuesday, June 27) is National Sunglasses Day – which makes perfect sense considering that the sun is at its brightest this time of year and eyes need extra protection. The Vision Council shared some trends including the fact that 41.5 percent of people believe darker lenses offer more protection which is untrue. Dark lenses can actually be worse than wearing no sunglasses at all because they cause the eye’s pupil to dilate, which then increases retinal exposure to unfiltered...