The Top 3 Reasons Your Child Should Wear Photochromic Lenses

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I know what you’re thinking: “My kid should wear what kind of lenses?”

Photochromic lenses. Light-reactive…self-tinting…adaptive; they’re known by a lot of different names, but the official term for them is photochromic lenses. Lenses that are clear indoors and automatically darken outside when exposed to the sun. Every kid should be wearing them. Why?  Here are the top three reasons…

UV Protection

Kids typically get three times the sun exposure of adults. Every health care professional in the country will tell you that you need to protect your child’s eyes from the sun’s UV rays which can cause serious problems, including cataracts and macular degeneration. The CDC recommends glasses that “block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as possible.” Photochromic lenses offer that protection. Yes, so do most sunglasses, but if your kid already wears glasses for vision correction, you know how hard it is to keep track of one pair, much less a second pair of sunglasses. Which brings us to reason #2…

Cost and Convenience

Your son or daughter wears prescription glasses for vision correction, but what happens when they go outside into the harsh UV rays of the sun? He or she has to switch to a pair of prescription sunglasses? Cha-ching! That second pair’s gonna put a bigger dent in your pocketbook than a small investment in a single pair of photochromic lenses. And consider your child having not just one but two pairs of prescriptions glasses to avoid scratching, breaking or losing. One pair that serves both indoor and outdoor purposes is far more cost-effective and convenient, and they also provide…

Comfort and Brightness Protection

Bright sunlight makes you squint, and beyond the fact that no kid wants to walk around looking like Mr. Magoo, squinting leads to eye fatigue and strain. A common problem among very young children requiring vision correction is light sensitivity. Kids with lighter eye colors experience more light sensitivity in bright sunlight because darker-colored eyes contain more pigment to protect against harsh lighting. Once again, photochromic lenses are the perfect solution, providing comfort and relief from brightness outdoors and quickly returning to virtually clear indoors.

So there you have it. Photochromic lenses for kids are a no-brainer! And when your child sees them in action, he or she will almost certainly think the high-tech transformation from light to dark and back again is cool. Protection, cost, convenience, comfort and coolness factor. Photochromic lenses have it all.

Plus, as a VSP member, your benefits provide a savings of up to 40% on sunsync photochromic lenses. For a limited time, you can receive a $20 rebate when you purchase your sunsync lenses.

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