The NEW Gen8 Transitions Lenses

I have Transitions Lenses in every pair of glasses that I own, I honestly think I would feel naked without them. It has become a habit of mine to co-ordinate my outfits with the colours of the frame and lenses together. It’s one more thing that makes picking outfits so much more fun!

Darken 30% faster, even darker

Some peoples complaint about the previous generation was that they did not turn dark quick enough when the wearer stepped outside into direct blinding sunlight. Transitions claims that the Gen8 lenses are meant to darken quicker. Based on my findings and comparing them to my Signature 7 transitions lenses, I would say they in fact do turn darker quicker if you are in the direct sunlight and are slightly darker.

Fades back 3 minutes faster!

Now this would have to be the most asked question I get from my patients:

“How fast will they fade back to all the way clear?”

I always give mine 3-6 minutes to turn back to all the way clear depending on how dark they were before I stepped inside, but the transition is so smooth I don’t even notice it happening. I compared both generations of transitions lenses, the new and last years, and the new one was visibly quicker than the old.

Gen8: From completely dark to clear: approx. 4 minutes 30 seconds

Signature 7s: From completely dark to clear: approx. 7 minutes 30 seconds

Still completely clear indoors

Transitions Gen8, although darker outdoors, are still completely clear indoors. Now that’s impressive!

I paired my brand new Gen8 brown lenses in a teal cats eye frame with a simple little black summer dress and white snakeskin textured mules. I really wanted to contrast the dress with brighter tones on the top and bottom, but at the same time really draw attention to the frame and lenses. A very quick and simple look!

Top 3 Summer Frame Favorites

Having accumulated so many frames throughout a couple years, I finally have enough to be able to create season favorites.

I have put out my summer most worn frames into my favorite Oyobox so that they are ready to be matched with my outfit every summer morning.

Because I have so many frames (even within those season bunches) I have picked my TOP THREE most worn frames this summer, and I want to share with you why I love them so much!

1 Etnia Barcelona

I get new frames quite often and this is one of my most recent finds. A geometric shaped frame made by Etnia Barcelona. It has a thin profile, made of metal that has been painted in a soft off white color. I love matching it with any brighter and more colorful outfit since it won’t clash with the majority of tones in my summer closet.

Dress: handmade by my wonderful mum

2: Prodesign Denmark

I LOVE this Prodesign exaggerated cat’s eye sunglass frame for many reasons:

  1. It’s black so it goes with pretty much anything
  2. The shape can make any casual outfit look sassy
  3. It’s such a comfortable fit (at least for me)
  4. The backside anti reflective coating on these sunglasses make me gravitate more to them because it doesn’t let light reflect into my eyes, causing discomfort (this is especially important when I’m driving so I don’t get distracted)

@UBC in Vancouver enjoying the mini falls

3: Andy Wolf

Finally, my very first frame from Andy Wolf Eyewear. This frame has been my ultimate go to frame all summer for two big reasons.

I love the shape and color of it. It goes with everything and I always receive so many compliments whenever I go out in this frame no matter what outfit I’m wearing, it’s always the star of the show.

The second reason is not the frame but the lenses in the frame. They are the Transitions XtrActive lenses in graphite green. They are more light sensitive and turn darker than regular Transitions which makes them perfect for sunny days.

Shirt from H&M, Pearl clip from Amazon