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New Photochromic Lenses

PHOTOCHROMIC LENSES AVAILABLE IN NEW ICONIC GREEN (Essilor and Transitions Optical Partner to Launch Exclusive Lens Color Enhancing Natural Vision in Various Light Conditions)

Essilor, the world’s leading manufacturer of optical lenses, and Transitions Optical have partnered to develop and launch the new Crizal Transitions® SignatureTM lenses in graphite green color that provides more natural vision and true color perception in a variety of light conditions. This exclusive product was developed under a patented color science technology that provides an enhanced color and contrast experience through photochromic lenses.

Eyecare professionals and patients around the world might recognize the iconic green color of the lens, as it dates back to the 1950s when the color was applied to sunglasses worn by U.S. Navy pilots. The gray-green color was originally developed based on research that showed how human eyes respond differently to various colors in the visual spectrum. The gray-green lenses were then formulated to emphasize certain colors to help pilots locate and track objects against a variety of outdoor backgrounds such as earth, sky and water.

“Our exclusive graphite green Crizal Transitions Signature lenses not only offer a superior way to see the world in a shade of green that helps things look natural, but the iconic color also brings a sense of style to eyeglass lenses,” said Dr Emelita Roleda, Essilor Philippines General Manager “Essilor is proud to launch the latest in photochromic lens technology to bring back a popular lens color that looks great and offers better vision in variable and bright light conditions.”

Using a method exclusively developed by Essilor, in collaboration with worldwide specialists in color vision in Paris, the special patented dye formulation of the graphite green color results in truer color perception. This new color is part of the Crizal Transitions Signature lenses offering recently introduced in brown and gray. Crizal Transitions Signature lenses are more responsive to changes in light outdoors., reduce glare and enhance contrast to 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 while Chromea7 technology is a breakthrough molecular formulation which enables Crizal Transitions Signature lenses to be more reactive to indirect light and more responsive to get even darker in higher temperatures.

For more information about Crizal Transitions Signature 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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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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