May 15 2010
Team Garmin-Transitions, the elite American professional cycling team, is set to compete in the Amgen Tour of California, May 16-23, while wearing the latest, most advanced adaptive lens technology available from Transitions Optical.
Setting the standard of training and competing with state-of-the-art technology, the team has been equipped with Transitions® lenses.
Cyclists – professionals and amateurs alike – depend on healthy, quality vision for optimal performance. With such obstacles as varying light conditions, distracting glare which can cause squinting and eye fatigue and ongoing exposure to UV rays, visual ability can be affected without proper eyewear.
"Adaptive lenses, like Transitions lenses, that automatically adjust the level of darkness when outdoor light conditions change, are an ideal choice for all outdoor enthusiasts," said Dr. Larry Lampert, independent sports vision specialist and Transitions Optical consultant. "By enhancing contrast and reducing glare, Transitions help you see and perform your best in all light conditions – while blocking 100 percent of harmful UV rays."
Whether you're a professional cyclist, an amateur out on a leisurely bike ride or a spectator cheering on your favorite team, the right eyewear can allow for a more comfortable experience and help to protect the health of your eyes for a lifetime. The Transitions family of adaptive eyewear offers a variety of lens options, such as Transitions® lenses, Transitions® XTRActive™ lenses and Transitions® SOLFX™ sun lenses.
"At Transitions, we offer the most advanced adaptive lens technology available, providing the members of Team Garmin-Transitions with a true competitive advantage," said Connie Falvo, Director of External Affairs, Transitions Optical. "Our partnership with Team Garmin-Transitions has allowed us to continue to build upon our commitment to educating consumers worldwide about the connection between healthy, quality sight and enhanced sports performance and its role as part of an overall healthy lifestyle."
"Vision is a key to my success as a competitive cyclist and in my everyday life," said Tom Danielson, member, Team Garmin-Transitions. "We face constantly changing light conditions as we ride hundreds of miles each day. Transitions lenses adjust to the right level of darkness for me, so that I can see my best in all conditions."