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    Really bummed about Charlie Watts. He was a real...

    Really bummed about Charlie Watts. He was a real English gentleman by all accounts, and yes, he kept the Rolling Stones together all these years. My wife and I saw the Stones at least 8 times since...
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    Wow!

    Wow!
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    At one time, Intercast, aka Interlenti, was the...

    At one time, Intercast, aka Interlenti, was the largest producer of CR39® cast plano sunlens blanks. Paolo Baiocchi was very proud of that and started an organization that promoted CR39 lenses. When...
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    once upon a time The Vision Council AR Committee...

    once upon a time The Vision Council AR Committee created a poster of most common AR failures, six to eight captioned photos. It was very helpful to trouble shoot. I recall every member of VC and OLA...
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    Blast from the past!.....Lenny, did you call...

    Blast from the past!.....Lenny, did you call Transitions? The company went through changes but I am sure someone in CS there could help...or contact your local rep...I think you need to go through...
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    Hi Everyone, it has been awhile and i dropped in...

    Hi Everyone, it has been awhile and i dropped in to see what was happening on OB....
    When I was on the AR Council, there were care and handling tips for cleaning AR Lenses and hard coated lenses in...
  7. A couple years before I retired in 2014, about...

    A couple years before I retired in 2014, about the time the blue absorbing AR coatings launched,we reviewed data with marketing, from the first generation,including XTRActive through Signature VII...
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    Hi Carrie, Transitions Optical does not or ever...

    Hi Carrie,
    Transitions Optical does not or ever produced glass photochromic lenses..Corning was the originator of glass photochromics!

    I see you heat treated the glass product, this is for...
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    Loved the segment Bill.

    Loved the segment Bill.
  10. those uni's are so bad looking being color blind...

    those uni's are so bad looking being color blind to seeing that mess would be a plus. I always liked the Bills classic look, the pre red helmet days. Same with the Jets Joe Namath era look.

    it...
  11. Harry was awesome, always so good to get his...

    Harry was awesome, always so good to get his perspective on development projects we were working on and his reaction to the final launched product.

    I miss him too, especially the last few VEE I...
  12. PPG offered electrachromic lenses in the late...

    PPG offered electrachromic lenses in the late 90's through early 2000's. At the time, frame choices were limited (that is where the switch and battery were located) and they were very expensive, $900...
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    CR607 was never marketed....it is only available...

    CR607 was never marketed....it is only available to manufacturers casting Transitions lenses in their designs. CR424 was part of the CR400 series developed in the 90's for mid index Transitions...
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    Hi Everyone, Checked in this morning and caught...

    Hi Everyone,
    Checked in this morning and caught this thread.

    CR607 is mostly a CR39 polymer.

    In the early days of the Transitions lens and photochromic sun lens project development at PPG in...
  15. Over the last 2 years more and more non...

    Over the last 2 years more and more non traditional photochromic lens suppliers are getting into the US and Canada. All of what I saw had terrible lifetime properties, as the photochromic dyes brake...
  16. have not been on for awhile and this thread...

    have not been on for awhile and this thread caught my eye......

    working with new lens materials in the 90's we found lenses (hardcoated and ar treated) that were cleaned in our ultrasonic cleaning...
  17. Happy Birthday Steve!

    Happy Birthday Steve!
  18. So saddened to hear about Darryl. My condolences...

    So saddened to hear about Darryl. My condolences to the Meister family.

    I hope Zeiss/SOLA or the Vision Council creates an award, scholarship, something that honors a person that practices...
  19. In the early to mid 90's my contact with ICoat...

    In the early to mid 90's my contact with ICoat was Jack Jue for compatibility and quality evaluations of Transitions lens products. I believe he was a founder too. I know he retired a while ago, I...
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    awesome!

    awesome!
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    All branded semi finished Transitions lenses that...

    All branded semi finished Transitions lenses that are hardcoated, have non tintable hardcoats. After processing, the lab needs to apply a tintable hardcoat to the backside of the lens. The lens can...
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    Be positive and listen to your body. Keep a...

    Be positive and listen to your body. Keep a routine as well as you can...and when you are tired...sit and rest in your favorite chair!

    Good Luck and God Bless,
    Jim
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    In my pre CR39 photochromic project days I worked...

    In my pre CR39 photochromic project days I worked on CR39 monomers with dyes that casters could cast for special purpose Rx or sunlenses.

    Fun project finding dyes that the peroxide based...
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    I believe the original B&L G15 designation stood...

    I believe the original B&L G15 designation stood for Government 15, since the color space was developed for the USAAF (United States Army Airforce)......
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    This coming January 7th 2014,...

    This coming January 7th 2014, Transitions®Signature™ VII lenses replace Transitions® VI as the optimal lens for indoor clarity and responsiveness to UV outdoors.

    What makes them better?
    Our new...
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