Essilor Expands Offering of Transitions Lenses

(Press Release) DALLAS – Essilor of America, a manufacturer of optical lenses, has announced the expansion of its range of Transitions lenses for most Essilor lens designs in TREXA material.

Beginning on Jan. 26, Transitions XTRActive lenses in TREXA material will be available in gray, brown and graphite green, while Transition Signature VII lenses in TREXA material will now be available in brown and graphite green, in addition to gray.

TREXA lenses – which are made from a Trivex-based material that is thinner, lighter and stronger than standard plastic – are available in a wide variety of premium designs.

“The expanded range of Essilor Transitions lenses will provide eyecare professionals with more options to provide patients with a vibrant visual experience for protection in any light,” says Lauri Crawford, senior vice president of marketing, Essilor of America. “Transitions lenses automatically adjust to changing light conditions, so patients can always see their best whether they are inside or outside. Also, they help provide protection from harmful UV and blue light.”

Transitions Signature VII lenses provide outdoor performance as well as indoor clarity. They also offer eye protection from fatigue and eye strain. The lenses are designed for those who move from indoors to outdoors throughout the day and desire outdoor comfort but with full clarity indoors.

Designed to be extra dark in the brightest light and hottest conditions, Transitions XTRActive lenses provide extra protection from light outdoors, indoors and in the car. The lenses achieve up to a category two darkness behind the windshield to protect eyes from sunlight while driving, and the lenses maintain a comfortable hint of tint to shield the eyes from the effects of harsh indoor lighting. Additionally, they are designed for those who spend more time outdoors and in the car and want extra protection due to light sensitivity or are especially concerned about eye health.

For more information on the new options available in the Transitions lens range, visit