About Transitions Optical.

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Transitions Optical Inc. is the manufacturer of Transitions® lenses, the #1-recommended photochromic lenses worldwide. For nearly two decades, Transitions Optical, Inc. has remained committed to advancing photochromic lens technology, providing comfort, convenience and UV protection. Transitions Optical, Inc. has developed the world's most advanced photochromic lens technology; available in the widest selection of lens designs, materials, and products from Transitions lenses and performance sunwear to new Transitions® Vantage™ lenses which feature breakthrough variable polarization technology.

An Entire Family Of Products.

The entire family of Transitions lenses products has been developed to help you see your world like never before and the EyeGlass Guide can help you determine which of those products is best for you. Use the EyeGlass Guide as an eyeglass-buying guide and discuss your options with your eyecare professional. You'll be able to discover which Transitions lenses best meet your needs:

Original Transitions® lenses

Designed to meet the needs of the majority of those who appreciate the value of eyewear offering adaptive lens technology. With the widest variety of lens designs and materials to choose from, original Transitions lenses quickly adapt between indoor and outdoor conditions, offering a distinct advantage over ordinary clear lenses.

Transitions® XTRActive® lenses

Quickly adjusting in full sun they are the darkest everyday lenses ever. They continuously adapt to changing light in all conditions – and by sensing and adjusting to visible light as well as UV light, they're our first everyday lenses turning dark inside a car.

Transitions® Vantage™ lenses

They darken and polarize in bright, outdoor light, combining the technology of original Transitions lenses with variable polarization: polarization that increases as the lenses get darker. This means your vision gets crisper and sharper while color contrast and perception become richer, vibrant and more vivid.

Transitions® Drivewear® sun lenses

They self adjust to changing visible light conditions and are polarized to enhance visual performance and the driving experience by automatically changing their degree of darkness and color. They're specially designed to provide a more enjoyable driving experience.

Transitions® Adaptive sunwear

High-performance sunwear specifically designed for outdoor use. Transitions Adaptive sunwear self-adjust, changing the level of darkness with the changing amount of sunlight so you can see better, look great and perform at your best under a variety of ever-changing outdoor lighting conditions.


The company was formed in 1990 with about 50 employees and in partnership with one lens manufacturer. Today, Transitions Optical, Inc. employs over 1200 workers worldwide and partners with over a dozen lens manufacturers to offer more than 100 lens options in the fastest growing categories of lens materials and the most popular lens designs.

Our Products:

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Transitions lenses are the ideal choice for your everyday eyewear because they are as good as clear lenses but better! They enhance visual quality, visual comfort, and provide convenient protection from the harmful effects of UV radiation and glare. They adapt automatically to changing light conditions–going from clear indoors to dark outdoors to enhance your vision and help you consistently see your best.

Healthy Sight:

Working with your eyecare professional, Transitions Optical, Inc. is committed to helping you achieve and preserve your healthy sight. We offer the most convenient way for you to protect your eyes from the light you can see and the light you can't, helping to improve the quality of your vision and the long-term health and well being of your eyes.

Awards and Recognition:

American Optometric Association's Seal of Acceptance for Ultraviolet Absorbers/Blockers – Transitions lenses are the first to receive this independently tested certification

World Council of Optometry Global Seal of Acceptance for Ultraviolet Absorbers and Blockers – Transitions lenses are the first to meet their certification requirements

Optical Laboratories Association – has awarded Transitions lenses 11 awards, including those for: lens materials, lens treatments, lens material treatment applications and best in lenses


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