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Transitions XTRActive Lenses Expand With New Colors And Materials

By Essilor News


New options provide consumers with more choices to fit different lifestyle needs

Beginning in May, eyecare professionals will be able to offer consumers who prefer everyday prescription lenses that adjust to changing light environments more selection with new stylish lens colors and expanded material options for Transitions® XTRActive® lenses.

Just in time for warmer weather, Transitions XTRActive gray lenses will be available in Varilux® S designs in standard plastic 1.50, Airwear® polycarbonate and Thin&Lite® 1.67 lens materials.  New this year, Transitions XTRActive in brown will include Varilux S designs, Varilux DRx designs and Single Vision in Standard Plastic 1.50, Airwear polycarbonate and Thin&Lite 1.67.

“We are excited to introduce Essilor’s expanded line of Transitions XTRActive lenses as they not only meet consumer requests for more color choices, but meet the needs of patients who wear progressive lenses and require enhanced safety options with availability in Varilux and Airwear,” said Lauri Crawford, senior vice president of marketing, Essilor of America. “Eyecare professionals can feel confident recommending these lenses to patients who spend more time in the car or outdoors and are interested in products that adapt to their lifestyle.”  

Transitions XTRActive lenses adapt throughout the day to provide extra protection from light regardless of location. While driving, the lenses achieve a shade of darkness behind the windshield to protect eyes. Indoors, a hint of tints helps protect eyes from fatigue and straining and of course, Transitions provide extra light protection even in the brightest sun.

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

About Essilor
Essilor is the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States and is the market leader in progressive, high-index, photochromic and anti-reflective coated lenses. A pioneer in the development and production of ophthalmic lenses, Essilor employs more than 10,000 people throughout North America. Essilor manufactures optical lenses under the VARILUX®, CRIZAL®, TRANSITIONS®, XPERIO UV™, DEFINITY®, THIN&LITE® and other Essilor brand names. Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc. is the largest, and most trusted, optical lab network in the U.S. and offers a wide choice of services and lens brands, including Essilor premium lenses, to eyecare professionals across the nation. Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor) is a subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International, a publicly held company traded on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (Reuters: ESSI.PA).
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VARILUX, CRIZAL, XPERIO UV, E-SPF and DEFINITY are trademarks of Essilor International.  THIN & LITE is a registered trademark of Essilor of America, Inc.  Transitions and XTRActive are registered trademarks of Transitions Optical, Inc. Photochromic performance is influenced by temperature, UV exposure, and lens material.

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Cherie Gifford
Essilor of America