All the better to see you with my dear Mon, Aug 14, 2006

Got some new specs this weekend. A little bit of an experiment. No, nothing too crazy. The frames are almost identical to my old ones, maybe even more comfortable. Time will tell. The big change is with the lenses.

Went with the Transitions lenses this time. From their site

  • Transitions Lenses are photochromic lenses that are clear until dangerous UV rays are present. Outdoors, the brighter the sun, the darker Transitions Lenses become. They turn as dark as sunglasses by automatically adjusting their level of darkness based upon the amount of UV radiation.

I wanted to get these the last time around, but people convinced me otherwise. From the Optometrist to the person at Lens Crafters, they all said “They won’t get dark enough” “They won’t work in your car” “You won’t like them”. To my thinking they are just trying to sell more glasses. Granted, having a pair of sunglasses in the car is a good thing, but it still felt like I was getting the runaround. This time I wasn’t having any of it. Who knows. They may be right. If they were right it’s more than likely I’ll post something about it down the road. However, no news is good news.