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    Confused photochromic in blue or purple

    Does anyone know if there is still a company left that makes photochromic lenses which are not gray or brown?
    The only company I know of was in Italy and went our of business.....
    I promised my customer (why, oh why am I always doing that?) to find him a pair in blue or purple.
    Thanks for your help guys!

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    You may still be able to get them from China, several companies there are or were making them. Opticast had monomer available for their systems in both blue and purple and others.
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    Would have expected a question like this from someone in San Francisco or LA. Thought Floridians had thier stuff together better.

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    oh wait.... what was it again somebody wrote in the forum..... oh yeah now I remember:

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    Thanks for mentioning Opticast

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    Reply was aimed at your clientel, not you. Suspect customer has illegal substances nearby.

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    The only company that comes to mind is Marinelli, distributed in the US by Marma Vision. www.marmausa.com is the website, I think. Luzerne was carrying them, but had some quality issues that were not acceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chip anderson View Post
    Reply was aimed at your clientel, not you. Suspect customer has illegal substances nearby.
    oh, my mind is so pure and innocent that I didn't even think of that

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    @ Judy: thanks, that's the company I mentioned. They had the problems and now You can't get a hold of them anymore. I tried it in the US, London, Germany and Italy....

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    It was a shame really. The sample lenses were really cool!
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    I think optisource had them!

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    Wish Transitions had not discontinued the Splitz lenses.

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    Transitions is doing a golf lens with Nike that is purple in color. Perfect Optics in california does the nike lenses you may check into that.

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    As transitions do not go dark enough in purple for the golf course in the heat on top of it, you can buy a dyes doing the same in a dark color just about from any dye supplier.
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    Actually I have a pair blue photochromics... Thay are made by Marma... You can also get them gradient and add mirror as well... I have been using them for a year now and pretty happy with them.

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    As an Independent lab, I love it when I can say YES we can... Purple, blue, orange, red, green, magenta
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    you may get that pair only in china :) with no issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by sokarst View Post
    Does anyone know if there is still a company left that makes photochromic lenses which are not gray or brown?
    The only company I know of was in Italy and went our of business.....
    I promised my customer (why, oh why am I always doing that?) to find him a pair in blue or purple.
    Thanks for your help guys!
    Hi - I am sorry for barging in, but I do have a solution. I have colored photochromic lenses in progressive or SV: Red, Green, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Magenta, and also gray & brown. The manufacture is from Israel called SCOPUS - a high quality MFR for top lens companies like Essilor, Shamir, & more. I am USA distributor, have set up free form RX, can sell uncut, semifinished, SV, or offer E&M services as well. Email me at digit@mac.com, or see my simple site at www.kingdomeyewear.com. Call me at 1-888-575-5011.

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    Hi Judy - Yes, Marma USA is no longer. I was the guy who brought these into the USA. I no longer offer the Marinelli lenses. No longer work with them. (cannot speak about reasons, sorry) BUT, I have my hands on other colored photochromic lenses now. www.kingdomeyewear.com has some info. :-)

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