Many people have photosensitive lenses in their glasses that get darker or lighter with changes in the amount of light in an area. But contact lens wearers have not been able to say the same thing, until now.

Acuvue lenses

CEENTA now offers Acuvue Oasys contact lenses with Transition Light Intelligent Technology. Like photosensitive glasses, these lenses become darker when activated by ultraviolet light. They help filter out and reduce the amount of UV and visible light that enters the eye. They also reduce the amount of blue light entering the eye from computer screens.

Ultraviolet light is linked to the development of cataracts and macular degeneration, as well as abnormal growths on or around the eye.

These lenses help reduce the impact light has on your eyes, thus cutting down on the need to squint while in bright light. At night, they help reduce halos and starbursts. These lenses can even be worn while driving. When you go back inside, the lenses quickly turn clear again.

Despite the changing darkness of the lenses, the look of your eye will only change minimally.

It’s important to note that these are not meant as a replacement for sunglasses. It is strongly advised that non-prescription sunglasses be worn with these contacts to provide complete UV protection to the rest of the eye and surrounding skin.

“While they do not replace a good pair of sunglasses, these contacts will be very beneficial during outdoor activities where sunglasses are not convenient or practical,” CEENTA Eye Ancillary Services Manager Jay Russell said.

The US Food and Drug Administration, which approved the lenses last year, said they can be used daily for up to 14 days. However, people should not sleep in them or expose them to water.

Transition contact lenses can be purchased in any of CEENTA’s 12 optical locations. Bring your prescription after your next exam to get fitted with these new lenses.

This blog is for informational purposes only. For specific medical questions, please consult your doctor. To make an appointment for an eye exam, call 704-295-3000. You can also request an appointment online or through myCEENTAchart.


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June 26, 2019

Can the new Transitions Contact Lenses be made as bifocals too?
- Stacy Engel

June 26, 2019

Good morning. Unfortunately, they are not currently made as bifocals.
Reply From: CEENTA

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