The word “workplace” can mean different things to different people. A recent shift to more gig economy jobs – or the kind of short-term, contracted, “be your own boss” jobs that are ticking up gradually – means the workplace can be anywhere. Even in your car.
A frustration among traditional photochromic wearers is that their lenses don't work in the car. This means they're not a fit for people who spend their workday behind the wheel. However, extra reactive light-reactive lenses overcome this issue.
To explain, let's first examine why standard light-reactive lenses don't work in a vehicle. Traditional light-reactive lenses darken solely in response to UV light. Well, most car windows block out harmful UV rays for your protection. But while you're not being exposed to UV, neither are your lenses. No UV light, no activation.
Extra reactive lenses on the other hand work in response to both UV and natural visible light. So, even when the UV is filtered out by the windows, the natural visible light coming through enables them to retain color. That makes them perfect for a variety of of jobs, even those where a good part of the day is spent in a driver's seat instead of an office chair. If any of your patients work in one of the following fields, you’ll want to educate them about how these lenses could change the way they approach their personal eye care.
1 in 3 American adults experience symptoms of UV exposure.* These can be short-term effects, like bloodshot, swollen eyes, or a hyper-sensitivity to light. But UV exposure can also lead to more serious long-term effects like cancer. SunSync Drive XT lenses protect eyes from UV light, no matter the environment.
SunSync Elite XT is an ultra-fast extra reactive lens with groundbreaking fade-back speed from dark to clear in under 120 seconds*. And SunSync Drive XT get's darker and clearer than the category leader. **
To identify even more occupations where an extra reactive photochromic would be a great fit, read "The Optician's Ultimate Guide to Extra Reactive Photochromics."
*SunSync Elite XT in polycarbonate has a T1/2 of 120 seconds when tested at 73.4°F.
**In lab testing, SunSync Drive XT and the market-leading extra reactive photochromic lens were analyzed in spectral measurements of visible light transmittance from 525nm to 625nm in dark/activated state, visible light transmittance from 450nm to 700nm in clear/inactivated state, and speed of change between dark and clear states at 73° F/23° C.
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