Cutting-edge products for the optical + beyond


Coming Soon—Gen 8:

Transitions Optical is preparing to launch Transitions Signature Gen 8 this summer. Created after five years of R&D, Gen 8 lenses will be faster to activate and fade back, and will be darker than previous generations. Learn about them at .

Randolph Rx:

Randolph Rx—available in digital HD SkyOne SV and SkyPro progressives—combines proprietary Rx lens designs with Randolph’s signature frames. The program features eight tints in poly and Trivex, polarized and nonpolarized options, and 13 Rx frame styles (shown here: Yeager).

New Collab:

Santinelli International announced a new collaboration with CentroStyle, an optical supply design firm. The two companies have partnered to create the new SIOS (Santinelli Int’l Optical Supplies) product portfolio.


ACUVUE Oasys With Transitions

The long-awaited ACUVUE Oasys with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology—the first photochromic contact lens—is now available nationally. It adapts to changing light, helping eyes recover from bright light faster, reducing halos/starbursts at night, and reducing the need for squinting, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care reports.

The two-week reusable lens activates in less than a minute and fades back within 90 seconds. It provides 100% protection against UVAB rays, but is not intended as a sunglass replacement.


Vision-R 800

The Vision-R 800 phoropter uses a liquid lens and a new refractive process to determine refractive power of 0.01D steps and instantaneous changes of sphere, cylinder, and axis. It is a cornerstone in Essilor’s new Advanced Vision Accuracy (AVA) solution, which pairs the phoropter with premium lens designs to offer patients digital accu- racy in both exam and prescription to within 1/100th of a diopter.


neurolens Office

Neurolenses are prescription lenses that add a contoured prism to bring eyes into alignment. New to the portfolio of designs is neurolens Office, with a smooth power progression optimized for intermediate and near zones. Patients are identified using the neurolens Measuring Device (shown here), which can be administered as part of the pretest.