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    Younger Optics Launches NuPolar® Infinite Gray™ Lenses

    “The number one complaint I hear about polarized lenses,” says David Rips, president and CEO of Younger Optics, at a recent sales meeting, “is that they’re too dark. The second most common is that they’re too light!” His audience of Younger Optics Sales Reps chuckles with recognition. “Younger Optics is now introducing a polarized sunwear lens that is very light gray when it needs to be, and very dark gray when the wearer needs it most.”

    The new product is called NuPolar Infinite Gray, and it is now available in polycarbonate from optical laboratories. The darkness of the lens is controlled with a new UV-responsive photochromic technology that offers the widest range of light absorption of any polarized photochromic lens.

    Who are NuPolar Infinite Gray lenses for?
    NuPolar Infinite Gray lenses are for patients who want a high-efficiency polarized Rx sunwear lens that can function seamlessly from shade to bright sunlight, and anything in between.

    What is the range of transmission from light to dark?
    From approximately 35% transmittance in low-UV surroundings to ~9% in very bright, reflective environments.

    What is the current and future availability of NuPolar Infinite Gray lenses?
    Currently available in gray, single-vision polycarbonate. Gray single-vision hard resin will be next.

    Where can I find out more?
    See the links below. If you would like to see the lens in person, please visit us at Vision Expo East at booth #LP4413 in March. Eyecare professionals who visit the booth are eligible to request a free-fit coupon.



    Material: Polycarbonate

    Rx Range -9.50D to +6.00D

    Base Curves: 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

    NuPolar® Infinite Gray™ Leaflet for ECPs - English

    NuPolar® Infinite Gray™ Leaflet for ECPs - Spanish

    NuPolar® Infinite Gray™ Video

    NuPolar® Infinite Gray™ Technical Specifications

    Let me know if you have any questions!

    YO Aimee
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    Manufacturer of NuPolar, Drivewear, Image, Adage, Trilogy and Camber lenses
    https://www.facebook.com/YoungerOptics

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    Clarifying question- is this more like a grey Drivewear or is it closer to Vantage? I will be asking my rep to get me a sample come Monday so I can see it in person. I'm a huge advocate for Drivewear, so I'm very much looking forward to what Infinite Grey has to offer.
    Have I told you today how much I hate poly?

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    Definitely intriguing. Seems to be more effective and thus easier to recommend than the Vantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quince View Post
    Clarifying question- is this more like a grey Drivewear or is it closer to Vantage? I will be asking my rep to get me a sample come Monday so I can see it in person. I'm a huge advocate for Drivewear, so I'm very much looking forward to what Infinite Grey has to offer.
    NuPolar Infinite Gray lenses are significantly different from both Transitions Vantage and Transitions Drivewear. Let me explain the differences:

    Transitions Vantage is designed to be an everyday lens (mostly clear indoors and at night), and is a "variable polarization" lens, which means the level of glare-blocking polarization changes depending on UV exposure.

    Transitions Drivewear
    is a sunglass lens that has three distinct color/darkness states designed for daytime driving. It is always polarized (via polarizing film), which means it is not meant to be worn indoors, and should not be worn for night driving.
    Transitions Drivewear uses both UV-activated and visible-light-activated Transitions photochromic technology, which means it is able to activate even when behind the windshield of a car.

    The NuPolar Infinite Gray lens is a polarized sunglass lens that contains a high-efficiency polarizing film, which means the polarization level does not change. The tint goes from light gray to very dark gray using a new UV-activated photochromic technology. It is not a Transitions product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YO Aimee View Post
    NuPolar Infinite Gray lenses are significantly different from both Transitions Vantage and Transitions Drivewear. Let me explain the differences:

    Transitions Vantage is designed to be an everyday lens (mostly clear indoors and at night), and is a "variable polarization" lens, which means the level of glare-blocking polarization changes depending on UV exposure.

    Transitions Drivewear
    is a sunglass lens that has three distinct color/darkness states designed for daytime driving. It is always polarized (via polarizing film), which means it is not meant to be worn indoors, and should not be worn for night driving.
    Transitions Drivewear uses both UV-activated and visible-light-activated Transitions photochromic technology, which means it is able to activate even when behind the windshield of a car.

    The NuPolar Infinite Gray lens is a polarized sunglass lens that contains a high-efficiency polarizing film, which means the polarization level does not change. The tint goes from light gray to very dark gray using a new UV-activated photochromic technology. It is not a Transitions product.
    So the photochromic material is "in mass"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Gilman View Post
    So the photochromic material is "in mass"?
    Hi Don,
    No, the polarizing film is embedded in the material like a regular NuPolar poly lens, and the photochromic dye is on the front surface.

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    Hi! I'd read about this lense on one of the Younger Optics sites: http://www.youngeroptics.com.au/nupolar/infinite


    There says that the NuPolar Infinite lense "is activated by both UV and visible light to moderately activate behind the windscreen providing sufficient tint".


    Is it true? Our supplier says that only XTRActive and DriveWear can activates behind the windscreen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RomanPRO View Post
    Hi! I'd read about this lense on one of the Younger Optics sites: http://www.youngeroptics.com.au/nupolar/infinite

    There says that the NuPolar Infinite lense "is activated by both UV and visible light to moderately activate behind the windscreen providing sufficient tint".

    Is it true? Our supplier says that only XTRActive and DriveWear can activates behind the windscreen.
    Hi RomanPRO,
    Your supplier is correct. Only Transitions XTRActive and Transitions Drivewear contain photochromic dyes that activate in visible light. NuPolar Infinite Gray lenses contain UV-responsive photochromic dyes. Any activation behind the windshield is due to incidental UV exposure; for example, from side windows which, in general, filter a lower percentage of UV than windshields.

    We advise that Transitions Drivewear is still the best lens to recommend to patients who need glare-blocking polarization and behind-the-windshield activation.

    YO Aimee
    Younger Optics
    Manufacturer of NuPolar, Drivewear, Image, Adage, Trilogy and Camber lenses
    https://www.facebook.com/YoungerOptics

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    Quote Originally Posted by YO Aimee View Post
    Hi RomanPRO,
    NuPolar Infinite Gray lenses contain UV-responsive photochromic dyes.
    Then why on the official site of the YO written otherwise? I'm quoting again: "is activated by both UV and visible light".

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