Since its debut in March, SunSync Drive XT has generated a ton of interest from patients excited to learn more about this new, extra-active, light-reactive lens that works in the car. We figure, if we’re getting inquiries, you probably are too. So, we’ve pulled together five of the most common questions we've received from patients and provided ready-to-use responses for each.
As a bonus, we've created a handy dispensing cheat sheet with answers to these questions and five additional questions that may come up when discussing SunSync Drive XT with a patient. Download yours at the bottom of this post.
How does SunSync Drive XT work in the car?
Unlike standard light-reactive lenses, which activate solely in response to UV light, SunSync Drive XT lenses are activated by a combination of UV light and natural visible light. Therefore, even when car windows filter the amount of UV entering the car, the combination of natural visible light and the reduced amount of UV allows them to stay dark in the vehicle.
Are SunSync Drive XT lenses as dark in the car as they are outdoors?
SunSync Drive XT lenses provide excellent in-car color retention. However, due to the UV filtration built into car windows and various environmental factors that impact all light-reactive lenses (temperature, orientation to the sun, window tint, and amount of UV filtration in the windows), SunSync Drive XT lenses will not retain their full darkness inside the vehicle. Download the cheat sheet below to understand how environmental factors influence performance.
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What stops SunSync Drive XT lenses from darkening indoors in a brightly lit area?
Because SunSync Drive XT lenses activate in response to a combination of UV rays and natural visible light, artificial indoor lighting will not cause the lenses to darken.
How dark do SunSync Drive XT lenses get outdoors and how clear do they get indoors?
SunSync Drive XT lenses are darker outdoors and clearer indoors than any other extra-active, light-reactive lens available. Here is a picture of what SunSync Drive XT lenses look like dark and clear.
How quickly do SunSync Drive XT lenses return to clear?
Because numerous environmental variables can impact fade-back speed, it’s difficult to provide an exact rate of change. However, SunSync Drive XT lenses return to clear very fast. If fade-back speed is the biggest priority for a patient, SunSync Elite would be their best option, as it changes from dark to clear in seconds.
There you go! Answers to five common patient questions about SunSync Drive XT.
Hit the button below to download your free dispensing cheat sheet with these and five bonus questions and answers to help simplify your conversations at the dispensing table.
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