When you want the best of both worlds in a single do-it-all frame, Ray-Ban transition lenses deliver all-day comfort in every environment. Reacting to UV exposure, Ray-Ban utilizes Transitions® Signature GEN 8 technology to create the most comfortable eyewear experience yet. Stick around to discover everything you need to know about Ray-Ban transition lenses and why they should be in your next frames.


Answers to All Your Ray-Ban Transitions® FAQs

1. How do Ray-Ban transition lenses work?
2. How clear and dark do Ray-Ban transition lenses get?
3. How long do they take to transition?
4. Do Ray-Ban transition lenses work in the car?
5. Do Ray-Ban transition lenses have the logo?
6. What is the level of protection against UV rays & harmful blue light?
7. Ray-Ban Transitions® vs Ray-Ban Photochromic: What’s the difference?
8. Which frames can be used with Ray-Ban transition lenses?
9. Why should I get Ray-Ban transition lenses?
10. How to Order Ray-Ban Transition Glasses Online


Our Ray-Ban expert Rio shares how Ray-Ban Transitions® work. Watch the video or read below to learn all about it!


How do Ray-Ban transition lenses work?

Ray-Ban transition lenses work by reacting to UV light. The quantity of UV light determines how dark the lenses will become. When you leave the UV-exposed environment, your lenses will adapt back to their default clear state. This light reactive process is why Ray-Ban transition lenses are also commonly referred to as light intelligent lenses™. With no effort on the wearer’s part, the lenses adapt seamlessly to the environment resulting in an ideal visual experience.


How clear and dark do Ray-Ban transition lenses get?

When indoors, your Ray-Ban transition lenses are perfectly clear. In the past, transition lenses have maintained a slight tint even in their non-activated state, but with today’s lens technology, transition lenses have improved in all aspects. They are clearer than before and darker when exposed to UV light.

When outdoors, Ray-Ban transition lenses become the iconic G-15 color. This smoky green-grey color has become Ray-Ban’s signature lens color. Originally debuting in the RB3025 Aviator, G-15 lenses are Ray-Ban’s first lens technology triumph that continues to be a favorite choice today. When your Ray-Ban transition lenses are in their activated G-15 state, you’ll experience natural vision and reduced eye strain.


How long do they take to transition?

Due to the Transitions® Signature Gen 8 technology, Ray-Ban transition lenses are some of the fastest light intelligent lenses™ on the market. Getting dark in just 35 seconds, this newest lens technology is 30% faster than the previous generation of Transitions®.*

As for fading back to clear, Ray-Ban transition lenses take under 5 minutes to return to their natural state. This is 3 minutes faster than the previous generation!*


Do Ray-Ban transition lenses work in the car?

No. Ray-Ban transition lenses will not transition behind the wheel. This is due to the fact that vehicular windows have UV treatments to prevent UV rays from passing through to the interior. Since Ray-Ban transition lenses are activated by UV light exposure, your lenses will not transition when driving.


Do Ray-Ban transition lenses have the logo?

Yes. When you select Ray-Ban Authentic Lenses, your Ray-Ban transition lenses will have the signature logo engraved on the right lens and the iconic RB initials on the left. A stamp of approval from Ray-Ban themselves, you’ll know you’re getting the quality and visual experience that only Ray-Ban can provide.


What is the level of protection against UV rays & harmful blue light?

Like all Ray-Ban lenses, Ray-Ban Transitions® deliver 100% UV protection at all times. This means that even at its clearest state, you’re still receiving the protection you deserve and your eyes need.

As for blue light defense, Ray-Ban transition lenses block 20% of harmful blue light when indoors and over 87% when outdoors.* By eliminating the need to switch frames throughout the day, your eyes will always receive the ideal level of protection without skipping a beat.


Ray-Ban Transitions® vs Ray-Ban Photochromic: What’s the difference?

What’s in a name? That which we call Transitions®, by any other name would perform just as well.

Or would it?

Known by many names, you will frequently see some of these terms used interchangeably: photochromic, transition, and light intelligent lenses™. Let’s look at each one to discover the differences.

  • Photochromic– A general term for light responsive lenses that start as clear indoors and adapt to a darker shade when exposed to UV rays.
  • Transitions®– A branded term from the most popular manufacturer of photochromic lenses, Transitions Optical Limited. Ray-Ban utilizes Transitions® Signature GEN 8 technology for their transition lenses.
  • Light Intelligent Lenses™– A trademark term by Transitions® for their lens technology that automatically adapts to changing light conditions.

Which frames can be used with Ray-Ban transition lenses?

Ray-Ban transition lenses are available in every Ray-Ban eyeglasses frame at SportRx (excluding Junior styles). Whether you’re a fan of the Icons; the Aviator, Clubmaster, and New Wayfarer, or prefer the newest styles in Ray-Ban Optical such as the RB6465 Jack or RB7185, you’ll achieve true Ray-Ban style with a superior optical experience with Ray-Ban transition lenses.

Want more frame recommendations? Check out our lineup of the Best Ray-Ban Eyeglasses! If you would like more information on Ray-Ban Authentic Lenses, visit our blog on Ray-Ban Clear Lenses!


Why should I get Ray-Ban transition lenses?

If the aforementioned lens technology explanations weren’t convincing enough, we’re here to break it down simply. Convenience.

Prescription wearers understand the conundrum of wearing glasses on a sunny day. Carrying around a second set of frames (don’t forget your sunglasses), making space for that second frame (where space is limited – your purse, briefcase, pocket), and the horror of forgetting that second frame and spending a squinty afternoon with your hand shading your eyes.

Ray-Ban transition lenses provide a hassle-free way of getting the protection you need, no matter where the day takes you. Automatically adapting to your environment, and quicker than ever before, you’ll achieve a care-free visual experience and all-day comfort.


How to Order Ray-Ban Transition Glasses Online

Shopping for Ray-Ban transition glasses online has never been easier. At SportRx, we’ve streamlined every detail so your shopping experience is intuitive and easy to navigate. Our step-by-step customization process will walk you through creating your perfectly unique Ray-Ban transition glasses. We’ve even made submitting your prescription an easy step during customization. Don’t have a your prescription on hand? That’s ok too. Send it to us later.

The toughest part? Deciding which frame. With only the best styles to choose from, all Ray-Ban eyeglasses are available with transition lenses. Contact us if you need help deciding or have questions along the way!

If you still have questions about ordering Ray-Ban online, visit our Ray-Ban Buyer’s Guide!

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*All photochromic measurements and claims were provided by Transitions Optical Limited.