Transitions Drivewear Lens Technology

Combining world leading technologies

Transitions Drivewear Lens Technology

The human eye is a wonderful instrument designed to collect visual information. Transitions Drivewear lenses maximise the eye’s natural abilities in different light conditions and various daytime activities.

Transitions Drivewear is the ultimate sun lens for outdoors and daytime driving. The high performance patented polarized photochromic lenses combine two innovative technologies: the advanced photochromic technology of Transitions® and the high efficiency polarization of NuPolar®.

This dynamic combination means the lens continuously adapts to changing light conditions by reacting to both visible light and UV light. Transitions Drivewear sun lenses provide the ideal lens colour and darkness to suit your current daytime conditions, while blocking 100% of the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Always polarized, Transitions Drivewear polarized lenses incorporate photochromic dyes designed to shift between a lighter and darker density by reacting to changing light conditions. Transitions Drivewear activates behind the car windscreen, which was not previously possible with traditional photochromic technology.

Bright Sunlight

Dark Brown – Darkest Colour

The colour changes to its darkest state. Dark brown provides maximum protection from intense sunlight and delivers true vibrant colours. Polarization blocks blinding glare.

Lens darkens to 90% tint.

Daylight Driving

Copper – Variable Colour

The lens darkens or lightens to a copper colour providing excellent traffic signal recognition, greater depth perception and enhanced contrast for ultimate visual quality and safety. The polarization blocks dangerous blinding glare. Lens also automatically changes to copper in partly sunny conditions.

Lens darkens up to 75% tint.


Olive – Lightest Colour

In low light conditions the lens becomes lighter so you can see more of your world. The olive colour improves vision by providing much needed higher contrast. The polarization removes glare that can threaten vision.

Lens lightens to 63% tint.

NuPolar® Polarization Technology

The polarization technology of Transitions Drivewear lenses represents a significant breakthrough in the use of polarization. Typically, efficient polarization by absorption only occurs when large quantities of absorbers are present. But this high efficiency polarization makes the lens very dark. While this is desirable for the times when there is bright sunlight, it does not address lower light conditions, particularly during overcast weather.

Transitions Drivewear lenses feature a high efficiency polarizing filter that blocks the bad light (glare) and lets the maximum amount of good light pass through the lens. This high light transmission was only achieved by pushing polarized manufacturing technologies to new levels of exceptional performance.

Transitions® Photochromic Technology

The photochromic properties of Transitions Drivewear lenses offers a significant advancement over conventional photochromics, which respond only to UV light exposure. Car windscreens block UV light, so conventional photochromic lenses do not darken inside the car. Younger Optics teamed up with Transitions Optical to develop special UV and visible light sensitive photochromic dyes.

Combining NuPolar & Transitions Technologies

Transitions Drivewear lenses use advances in Transitions photochromic technology and breakthroughs in Younger Optics’ NuPolar polarizing technology to create a unique product.

Other attempts have been made to combine polarization and photochromics. These attempts did not succeed because the properties of the lens were not designed specifically to make the two technologies work together in a complimentary and synergistic way.

Transitions Drivewear lenses go beyond these initial attempts by using each of these specific technologies in ways that enhance each one’s capabilities. Transitions Drivewear’s combination of technologies is so advanced and novel that several countries have recognised the innovation by granting a patent on the product.