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 adaptive lens technology, providing a true alternative to conventional clear lenses as well as superior adaptive performance 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.

Options For Every Lifestyle.

From a selection of everyday lenses to sunglasses and specialized performance products like motorcycle shields, Transitions lenses have 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 a starting point for discussing your options with your eyecare professional. You'll be able to discover which Transitions lenses best meet your needs:

Transitions® Signature™ lenses

Our newest, most responsive adaptive lenses, Transitions Signature lenses offer so much more than ordinary clear lenses. Revolutionary Chromea7™ technology inside the lens makes them more responsive to more light conditions, including bright sun, partial sun and even indirect light. Transitions Signature are fully clear indoors and at night, and offer just the right amount of tint outdoors for a truly superior visual experience.

Transitions® XTRActive® lenses

All day Transitions XTRActive lenses continuously adapt to visible as well as UV light to help protect your eyes from fatigue and strain, indoors and outdoors. They’re also our first everyday lenses to activate behind the windshield of your car with a comfortable hint of tint to protect your eyes from harsh indoor light.

Transitions® Vantage™ lenses

They darken and they polarize in bright, outdoor light, combining the technology of original Transitions lenses with variable polarization. The polarization actually increases as the lenses get darker. This means your vision is noticeably crisper and sharper so you see life in the best light with less glare for better clarity and color.

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

A wide selection of high-performance sunwear specifically designed to enhance your vision for outdoor use and specialized activities, 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.


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 offer more than ordinary clear lenses! 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.

Enhanced Vision:

Anyone who wears glasses can benefit from lenses that automatically adjust from clear to dark and every shade in between. And Transitions lenses don’t just make everything look great, they also reduce eye fatigue and strain. And block 100% of UVA/UVB light.

Awards and Recognition:

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

World Council of Optometry Global Seal of Acceptance for Ultraviolet Absorbers and BlockersTransitions 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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