Post: Clear Indoors, Sunglasses Outdoors: Non-Prescription Safety Glasses with Transition Lenses

Clear Indoors, Sunglasses Outdoors: Non-Prescription Safety Glasses with Transition Lenses

In recent decades, transition lenses have emerged as a highly popular technological innovation in the eyewear industry. These lenses are equipped with a molecular coating that undergoes a remarkable transformation when exposed to ultraviolet light. They undergo a change in shape, causing the lenses to darken, and revert back to their original state when the ultraviolet light is no longer present. Essentially, transition lenses have the remarkable ability to function as sunglasses in sunny conditions, while maintaining complete clarity at night or indoors.

Also known as photochromic, these lenses have greatly benefited individuals who wear prescription eyewear. Gone are the days when they needed separate pairs of glasses—one for regular use and another with tinted lenses for sun protection. Now, with the advent of photochromic lenses, a single pair can serve both purposes. However, the advantages of photochromic lenses extend beyond prescription eyewear users. Even individuals who require safety glasses can enjoy similar benefits by utilizing photochromic lenses.


For individuals who frequently transition between indoor and outdoor environments or work in varying light conditions, wearing safety glasses with transition lenses can provide a convenient and cost-effective solution. With photochromic lenses, there is no need to purchase separate pairs of safety glasses. A single pair, equipped with photochromic lenses, can seamlessly adapt to different light conditions, whether indoors or outdoors, day or night. This simplifies your life by eliminating the need for multiple eyewear options and saves you money in the process.

Indeed, non-prescription transition safety glasses are available in the market. Phillips Safety offers a great range of distinct models that include clear, non-prescription safety lenses with a photochromic coating. These lenses undergo a quick transition, turning from clear to dark in just eight seconds, and from dark to clear in thirty-five seconds.

The frames of Phillips Safety’s transition safety glasses are built to last, meeting the ANSI Z87.1 standards for durability and ensuring reliable eye protection. Additionally, the lenses effectively block out 99.9% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, enhancing the safety and comfort of the wearer.

One of their greatest advantages is that the affordability of non-prescription photochromic safety eyewear is significantly enhanced since there is no need for custom prescription lens cutting. At Phillips Safety, you can find photochromic safety eyewear models starting at $39.99. With these budget-friendly options, you can enjoy the benefits of photochromic lenses without the added expense of custom prescriptions.

If you still aren’t sure which transition safety glasses are right for you, it’s a good idea to give us a call at 1-866-575-1307 or talk to us through our chat or e-mail us at

Our experts will be able to tell you what you need for your application.