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Graphite Green Lenses


In a joint effort, Essilor, the world’s leading manufacturer of optical lenses, and Transitions Optical have partnered to develop an exclusive product under a color science technology that provides an enhanced color and contrast experience through photochromic lenses. The new Crizal Transitions® SignatureTM lenses in the iconic graphite green color provide more natural vision, true color perception with excellent clarity and offer superior adaptive lens technology to patients around the world.

Using a method exclusively developed and patented, in collaboration with worldwide specialists in color vision2, the special dye formulation of graphite green results in truer color perception and better vision in variable and bright light conditions. Crizal Transitions Signature lenses are more responsive to changes in light. These lenses specifically provide immediate visual relief in more situations, are more reactive to indirect light and become darker than ever before, especially in warmer outdoor conditions.

“Our exclusive graphite green Crizal Transitions Signature lenses offer a superior way to see the world in a shade of green that helps things look natural, and Essilor is proud to partner with Transitions Optical to launch the latest in photo chromic lens technology,” said Dr Kyle Galias, Essilor Philippines Commercial Manager. “ These lenses also enhance contrast and reduce eye fatigue and strain—common issues as eyes try to overcompensate for poor perception of color.”

Crizal Transitions Signature lenses in graphite green were developed using two patented technologies: Chromatic Color Adaptation technology and Chromea7TM technology.

Chromatic Color Adaptation technology is a patented method used to evaluate tinted and photochromic lenses. Studies show that tinted lenses affect the transmission of color, and when looking through tinted lenses the human brain works to re-establish true colors as part of the natural function of the human visual system. The Chromatic Color Adaptation algorithm was used to assess various lens colors and resulted in the development of the graphite green color, which provides more natural vision and truer perception of colors through photochromic lenses.

Chromea7 is a breakthrough 8-dye molecular technology which enables Transitions Signature VII lenses to be more reactive to indirect light and more responsive in higher temperatures.

For more information about Transitions Signature VII lenses, please visit www.essilor.com.ph

About Essilor

Essilor is the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States and is the market leader in progressive, high-index 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®, XPERIO®, 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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About Transitions Optical

Since Transitions Optical, headquartered in Pinellas Park, Fla., was founded more than 20 years ago, the company has been driven by an innovative spirit and a commitment to partnership. As the leading provider of photochromics to optical manufacturers, Transitions Optical offers state-of-the-art light management technology in virtually every major lens design and material encompassing a family of everyday adaptive lenses and performance sun lenses.

Everyday lens options include Transitions® Signature™ lenses, which provide indoor clarity and are more responsive to UV outdoor; Transitions® XTRActive® lenses which offer more activation for extra protection; and the revolutionary Transitions® Vantage™ lenses, the first and only photochromic lenses to darken and polarize for even crisper sharper vision.

The Transitions® adaptive sunglass line includes a range of products customized in partnership with other best-in-class brands. These products are all designed to provide a visual advantage by increasing contrast, sharpening colors, reducing glare and improving distance and depth perception.

Transitions Optical is dedicated to promoting healthy sight worldwide and to supporting its partners and optical professionals with tools, programs and resources to aid in their individual efforts and help strengthen industry growth. For more information, visit TransitionsPRO.com.

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Transitions and the swirl are registered trademarks, and Chromea7, Life360 and Transitions Signature are trademarks of Transitions Optical, Inc. Photochromic performance is influenced by temperature, UV exposure, and lens material.

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