Transitions® Drivewear® lenses, the only polarized sunwear lenses that change color and darkness behind the windshield, are now available in high-index 1.67 material. Now drivers with higher prescriptions can experience the most dynamic and essential driving lens with thinner, more attractive lenses and a wider selection of frames. “The industry has been patiently awaiting an extension of the best driving lens available, and we are excited to announce it is finally here,” said David Rips, President and CEO of Younger Optics, manufacturer of Transitions Drivewear lenses.

Designed specifically to meet the unique visual demands of the driving task, Transitions Drivewear are the first and only polarized sunwear lenses to darken and change color behind the windshield of a car. The Transitions Drivewear photochromic dye blend was developed specifically to enhance vision in varying daylight conditions. In addition, Transitions Drivewear lenses also contain a proprietary high-transmission NuPolar® polarizing film to block blinding glare, another distinct advantage when driving. These two technologies work together synergistically to enhance driver safety and comfort.

Younger Optics’ 1.67 lenses are made from MR-10™ polymers by Mitsui Chemicals. This material is well-regarded by laboratories for its good processing and stability characteristics under challenging temperature conditions. Transitions Drivewear lenses are also available in hard resin single vision, Trilogy® single vision and plano, as well as polycarbonate single vision, Camber digital, and Image® progressive.

Younger Optics is headquartered in Torrance, CA, and is recognized as the world leader in prescription polarized lenses with its NuPolar® brand.  For more information about Younger Optics, NuPolar lenses and other products, visit the company’s web site at