Protect your vision

Transitions XTRActive

Enjoy extra protection from light and a superior visual comfort, indoors, outdoors and even in the car.


Light intelligent technology

Seamlessly adapt to the perfect tint in every light

Extra light protection outdoors

Lenses go darker when outside and provide increased protection against harmful light(1)

Improved visual comfort indoors

Subtle indoor tint that attenuates the harshness of modern lighting

Activate in the car

First lenses to activate behind the windscreen

More protection and visual comfort with a lens that goes extra dark.

Transitions XTRActive adapts to changing light conditions Compared to Transitions Signature, these lenses go extra dark when fully activated. The increased functionality the offer is ideal if you spend time outdoors, drive frequently and light sensitive.

You can choose from 3 iconic colours: Brown, Graphite Green and Grey.


Visual comfort when driving

Photochromic lenses activate when exposed to UV. Modern windscreens block UV light. Transitions XTRActive lenses darken behind the windscreen of a car because of the unique technology they have, which responds to visible light, to protect your eyes from sunlight while driving.

Lady wearing Essilor lenses with Transitions XTRActive while sat in a car


Light is essential for our vision and our overall well-being. Part of the light spectrum of the light spectrum that enters our eyes can be a contributing factor of eye diseases (cataracts, AMD)(2). Transitions technology blocks 100% UVA and UVB light rays and selective filters and absorbs harmful Blue-Violet light indoors, from modern light sources, and outdoors.

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Find an optician

Get Transitions XTRActive as part of your lens solution at a partnered optician.

Combine Transitions XTRActive with a corrective lens design and lens enhancements.

Correct your vision

Varilux X series

The first Varilux lens to dramatically reduce the need for head movement. Varilux X series lenses deliver outstanding sharp, continuous and fluid vision across all vision zones so you can see near to far and everything in between.

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Correct your vision


Single vision corrective lens design. Enhanced everyday lenses, designed to prevent or reduce eyestrain when you’re working or socialising on digital devices.

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Enhance clarity

Crizal Sapphire UV

This versatile lens enhancement reduces reflections from all angles for better clarity of vision and enhanced lens aesthetics.

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(1)Harmful light = UV and Blue-Violet light
(2)McCarty CA, Taylor HR. A review of the epidemiologic evidence linking ultraviolet radiation and cataracts. Dev Ophthalmol. 2002; 35:21-31. 
Sunlight and the 10-year incidence of age-related maculopathy: The Beaver Dam Eye Study. Arch. Ophthalmol., 122, 750-757. 
New discoveries and therapies in retinal phototoxicity, Serge Picaud et Emilie Arnault, Points de Vue N°68, Spring 2013.