(TORRANCE, CA — June 2009) Younger Optics has added hard resin to their new Transitions® VI finished lens line; Poly was introduced earlier this year. Both materials offer a “Super Hydrophobic” AR coating and are available in single vision gray and brown colors (hard resin lenses in gray will be available immediately; followed by brown on July 1). The response from Laboratories has been very positive to these lenses with a high quality AR coating that can outperform many of the more costly coatings now on the market.

This AR’s hydrophobic properties allow water droplets to easily run off the surface of the lens without stains or streaks. These hydrophobic properties also help to remove smudges, dust, dirt and fingerprints, making the lenses easy to clean and maintain. Tests have shown this advanced coating is very durable, to resist scratching and peeling throughout the life of the lens.

The Super Hydrophobic AR on these finished lenses provides high transmission, to let more light through the lens and allow the wearer to see clearer, sharper images with the benefits of Transitions® VI Photochromic Technology. At the same time, the Super Hydrophobic AR prevents annoying reflections from coming off the wearer’s lenses, and has a pleasing, uniform reflected color.

Transitions® VI finished lenses with “Super Hydrophobic” AR coating are available now in hard resin and polycarbonate from Younger Optics.

Younger Optics is recognized as the world leader in prescription polarized lenses with its NuPolar® brand. With world headquarters in Torrance, CA, Younger Optics has won 18 OLA awards during more than 50 years of bringing innovative products to the optical industry. For more information about Younger Optics, NuPolar lenses and other products, visit the company’s web site at, or call (800) 877-5367.