I assume your eyes dry up but does the drying up cause any immediate or lasting damage?
I'm not planning on trying this out by the way. I like my eyes too much....
New prescription: transition lenses or antiglare?
I'm nearsighted and need a new pair of glasses. The store recommended I get my glasses with transition lenses AND antiglare coating. However, I'm on a budget and with either option costing me about $150, I need to choose between the two.
I've had transitions for the past 4 years and was satisfied with them, although I found it annoying when they would darken, even on cloudy days or when they would STAY dark for a long time when I came inside on a sunny day. I like that they protected my eyes when I was outside though.
I have no experience with antiglare and thus no clue as to whether they are worth it.
Which option would you recommend, transition or antiglare?
Antiglare is really nice, but if you can only afford one coating, get transitions. The best way to help preserve your eyesight over the years is to wear sunglasses with UV protection. It's just as important as sunscreen for your skin!
I get the anti glare on my glasses. When I had transitions they annoyed me and i took them back within 2 months. I would just get the anti-glare and buy the clip on sun-glass lenses.
if you get anti glare on the transitions then it helps with them re-acting and changing faster. they also dont leave so much of a risidual tint on them when they are inside so i highly recommend both. infact i have never sold a pair of transitions with no anti glare on them. the anti glare is really only going to work for you inside, it tends to cut down the glare by about 50%. the down side is the scratches are easier to see when the lenses are actually scratched but as long as you look after them they should be fine. both have pros and cons but if your looking for the extra protection the transitions are going to do that!!
$ 150,00 for either option ?
You need to shop around !
I'd never go back to transitions again if I ever choose to order glasses (on contacts now).
They made me look like I was a blindie in the school photo!