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    Exotic color photochromic lenses

    Do vibrant fun color photochromics exist anymore? I'm familiar with the Transitions colors, but they are not very colorful at all, just slightly shifted towards the claimed color in the same way G-15 is slightly shifted to green. I have a customer who wants a fun pink or purple photochromic and claims she's seen them on others. What she saw could easily be some cheap but fun-looking thing someone got from Zenni. Now she wants that from me and I don't know where to get it, neither does my (Essilor) lab know about any current product. I seem to remember Hoya having some in recent years? I haven't dealt with Hoya so that's just rumor I picked up. Anyone have a source for those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanLiv View Post
    Do vibrant fun color photochromics exist anymore? I'm familiar with the Transitions colors, but they are not very colorful at all, just slightly shifted towards the claimed color in the same way G-15 is slightly shifted to green. I have a customer who wants a fun pink or purple photochromic and claims she's seen them on others. What she saw could easily be some cheap but fun-looking thing someone got from Zenni. Now she wants that from me and I don't know where to get it, neither does my (Essilor) lab know about any current product. I seem to remember Hoya having some in recent years? I haven't dealt with Hoya so that's just rumor I picked up. Anyone have a source for those?
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    My lab still has the Transition Mirrors available in polycarb, but thats the closest thing I can think of in fun transitions colours. As far as I can see Hoya's Sensity line only does grey, brown, and grey-green, though they also have mirror options with Sensity Shine.
    I've seen non-RX photochromic colours on fashion glasses (Rayban Evolve lenses for example), but nothing fun and RXable.

    In the manufacturing process could a lens be given a light tint, then have a photochromic coating applied? Or is that space cadet thinking?

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    Transitions has Style Colors in Emerald, Sapphire, Amethyst and Amber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ODoS_HBB View Post
    In the manufacturing process could a lens be given a light tint, then have a photochromic coating applied? Or is that space cadet thinking?
    Photochromics are are built into the lens blanks, so that would have to be first. But one can tint over that. Maybe my customer would like a pink tint lens that transitions to regular gray or brown. Of course now a bunch of labs are refusing to do tints on photochromics, so I'll have to get it from a lab that doesn't mind playing fast and loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODoS_HBB View Post
    In the manufacturing process could a lens be given a light tint, then have a photochromic coating applied? Or is that space cadet thinking?
    This is from many years ago by a PPG Industries executive and Optiboard guru.

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    Zeiss has a blue or pioneer green photofusion lenses but I have not dispensed either.

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    Yes they do. Luzerne offers its FreeFocus SV and PALs Photo-Fashion in plum, chili pepper red, lemon yellow, green apple, berry blue, and tangerine as well as grey and brown. They are also available with a mirror coating.

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