Originally Posted by boo
I need a pair of prescription sunglasses, and I'm trying to decide between regular lenses with 90% solid tint or Transitions Xtraactive lenses...anyone have a comment/experience with the latter? I haven't found a place with demo xtraactive lenses to try out and I'd be buying them blind (haha). I like the idea of being somewhere like a boardwalk or an amusement park, and being able to walk indoors briefly without having to worry about switching glasses, but still have really dark sunglasses when outside. Or also the added convenience of having the tint lighten somewhat when outdoors and suddenly becomes overcast. I would still carry around a pair of regular glasses for extended indoor situations. I realize the Xtraactives will cost a lot more, but I don't mind paying extra for the added convenience, assuming it works out for me.
There is a misconception with Tansition lenses. They will NOT turn clear right when you walk indoors. It will take 10mins or so to become clear. If you're going in and out of shops, you'll actually never get clear lenses. It turns dark much quicker (maybe a min or 2). But definitely it will take longer to become clear. As well, when you're in the car, it won't change colors very much. Most modern day cars have a UV filter in the windshield.
If you do a lot of indoor/outdoor activities, have you considered clip-ons?