What are the best frames for Transitions® lenses?

27 Mar 2024

The easiest way to decide which frames will work well with your light-intelligent Transitions® lenses is to figure out which designs look good as sunglasses. Once you have an idea of what styles you love and which will protect you adequately from the sun, you can get started searching for the perfect pair. Sunglasses come with a variety of tinted lens colours, usually grey, brown and graphite green. Grey tints are the most common and are ideal for everyday wear. Brown-tinted lenses provide enhanced visual clarity and so are ideal for driving and outdoor activities. Finally, green lenses offer improved contrast in both bright and low-light conditions. They are an excellent choice for outdoor sports. Which colour you go for is completely up to you. It also depends on what you will be using your new sunglasses for.

At Glasses Direct, we have three types of the most popular Transitions® lenses available, which you can read more about below.

Match your tints to your frame colour

Transitions® Signature® GEN8™ lenses are highly practical and capable of adapting to the light around you. They transform from fully clear glasses inside and within minutes, turn into a reliable pair of sunglasses when you head outdoors in bright sunlight. These lenses provide 100% UV protection, are dual-purpose and convenient. They come in seven exciting style colours including amber, emerald, sapphire and amethyst, as well as the classic green, grey and brown options. Why not have some fun and match the tints to your chosen frame colour? Or better still, if you want to stand out, you can contrast them with opposite colours. For example, red frames with green tints or blue frames with amber tints. Show off your unique personality and brighten your day with a splash of colour. We have selected some of our favourite new styles and matched them with similar coloured sunglasses tints.

Levi’s LV1053
with amber lenses
The Collection Andi
with amethyst lenses
Tommy Jeans TJ0096
with sapphire lenses
The Collection Hartley
with emerald lenses

Meanwhile, Transitions® XTRActive® lenses are ideal for people who are frequently exposed to or sensitive to bright light. They go extra dark outdoors and also function behind the windscreen of your car. They react to visible as well as UV light and so are also safe for you to drive at night with because they remain clear when the sun has set. These lenses come in grey, brown and green. Check out what these lenses look like in some of our newest frames.

Tom Ford FT5557-B
with grey lenses
Polaroid PLD D496
with green lenses
Ray-Ban RB7216-53
with brown lenses

Keep safe on the road with Transitions® Drivewear®

Transitions® Drivewear® lenses are the only polarised sunglasses specifically optimised for driving during the daytime. Keep yourself and others safe on the road. They conveniently combine the benefits of photochromic technology with fixed polarisation and reduce glare for a reliable visual experience and exceptional colour contrast when you’re driving. These lenses are always tinted and adapt to various light conditions outside and behind the windshield, whether you’re in overcast weather or in bright sunshine. When it comes to driving, Aviator frames or any design with larger lenses will work well as they will provide a wide field of vision. Just make sure that the frame does not sit above your eyebrows or rest on your cheeks, otherwise the frame will feel uncomfortable and look awkward on your face. You will also want to make sure that the temples are not overly thick otherwise they could obscure your view of the road. We have provided you with some examples below of which frames work well with Transitions® Drivewear® lenses and make a great pair of sunglasses for driving.

Ray-Ban RB6509
with driving lens
Persol PO3329V
with driving lens