About Transitions Optical.

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Transitions Optical is the manufacturer of Transitions® lenses, the #1-recommended photochromic lenses worldwide. For more than two decades, Transitions Optical has remained committed to advancing adaptive lens technology, providing a true alternative to conventional clear lenses as well as superior adaptive performance, UV protection and helping protect against harmful blue light. Look to us for 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 Builder 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:




Graphite Green

*Ask your eyecare professional which color options they offer.

Transitions® Signature® lenses


Fully clear indoors and darker outdoors. Thanks to our exclusive Chromea7™ photochromic technology, they are more reactive to bright sun, partial sun and indirect light - such as light reflected from buildings, cars, and many other surfaces.

  • Clearest indoors
  • Fast fade back speed
  • Block 100% of UVA & UVB light
  • Fit most prescriptions and frames
  • Suitable for any age, including children



Graphite Green

*Ask your eyecare professional which color options they offer.

Transitions® XTRActive® lenses


Anywhere you go, Transitions XTRActive lenses are uniquely designed to protect your eyes from the brightest sun and harsh artificial light.

  • Extra dark outdoors to protect from the brightest sun, even in the hottest conditions
  • Darken behind the windshield of a car to protect the eyes from sunlight while driving
  • Hint of tint helps to protect from harsh indoor lighting
  • Block 100% of UVA & UVB light
  • Designed to work with most prescriptions and frames


Transitions® Vantage® lenses


Hello world, goodbye glare. Thanks to breakthrough technology, new Transitions Vantage lenses don’t just adapt to changing light, they also polarize as they darken. Outdoors, the polarization adjusts to match the level of outdoor glare, which can vary as the day progresses and conditions change. That means you see life in the best light with less glare for better clarity and color.

  • The only everyday lenses with variable polarization
  • Polarization adjusts to match the level of outdoor glare
  • Block 100% of UVA & UVB light
  • Designed to work with most prescriptions and frames

Olive Green To Copper Brown

Transitions® Drivewear® sun lenses

Daytime light and weather conditions constantly change while driving and so do Transitions Drivewear sun lenses. Their NuPolar® polarization removes glare off the road and car hood. Transitions® photochromic technology adjusts the color and tint of the lenses as light conditions change, providing ideal color and clarity for driving:

  • In low light or overcast conditions, the lenses are a green/yellow color that provide high contrast and minimize glare
  • Behind the windshield, the lenses activate to a copper color enhancing color recognition and depth perception
  • In bright outdoor light, the lenses activate to a dark red-brown filtering excess light to provide maximum comfort
  • Lenses that work with most prescriptions and frames

Transitions® adaptive sunglasses

Experience an all-day visual advantage. Transitions® adaptive sunglasses, shields and goggles conveniently adjust their level of tint as sunlight changes throughout the day, making outdoor life more visually comfortable to enjoy.


In 1990, Transitions Optical was the first company to successfully commercialize a plastic photochromic lens. Today, our team continues to make significant advances in color science and lens materials, creating a better photochromic experience that’s available to more people.

Through our partnerships with optical industry leaders, we offer adaptive solutions in the widest selection of designs and materials, covering hundreds of lens combinations.

Our industry leading eyeglass brands are well known; Transitions® Signature®, Transitions® Vantage® and Transitions® XTRActive®. And we don’t stop there; we also make adaptive sunwear and motorcycle helmet shields.

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 help provide convenient protection from UV radiation and glare as well filter harmful blue light both indoors and out. 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. Indoors, Transitions lenses filter harmful blue light from artificial sources such as digital devices and LED lights. Outdoors, they reduce exposure to the sun's harsh glare, harmful blue light and UV rays.

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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