Younger Optics releases Transitions® XTRActive® FT28 in polycarbonate composite material

Younger Optics has expanded its innovative polycarbonate composite segmented multifocal lens technology to include Transitions® XTRActive® FT28 bifocal lenses in gray. This means that polycarbonate bifocal lens wearers can enjoy the extra protection of Transitions XTRActive lenses for the first time.

Why is this expansion important for eye care practices?
Transitions XTRActive
is the preferred photochromic lens of choice for many patients, both for its extra protection against bright light and to enhance indoor visual comfort. This expansion provides an opportunity for eye care professionals to significantly heighten the satisfaction of patients who wear polycarbonate bifocals because these ECPs won't have to find another option when these wearers request a darker Transitions brand lens. They can dispense authentic Transitions XTRActive lenses in a polycarbonate composite material.

Just how significant is the market for bifocal and trifocal lenses?
Approximately one in five pairs of lenses sold today are segmented multifocals, and a majority of those are bifocals. “Some patients will always require a multifocal lens, whether due to a medical reason or an inability to adapt,” said John Schubach, global director of lenscaster sales at Transitions Optical.

What is unique about this product?
Younger Optics and Transitions Optical have developed a polycarbonate composite lens that incorporates a thin photochromic front surface bifocal layer made of Trivex®—resulting in a lens delivering Transitions XTRActive performance and superb segment cosmetics in a product that is surfaced, polished, edged and dispensed just like a clear polycarbonate lens,” said David Rips, president and CEO of Younger Optics.

Transitions XTRActive gray polycarbonate composite lenses are now available in FT28 exclusively from Younger Optics through any optical laboratory. Also available are Transitions Signature polycarbonate composite lenses in FT28 and FT35 bifocals and 7 x 28 trifocals, in both gray and brown. Technical specifications can be referenced at


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