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The new ‘Transitions’ series is being launched. These lenses are for everyday use and protect your eyes from UV rays and the glare of the sun.

Seiko Optical Products Co., Ltd. (President; Takashi Wakuyama, Head Office: Chuo Ward, Tokyo) will start accepting orders simultaneously nationwide from April 1 for plastic lenses that have adopted variable light technology developed by Transitions Optical Inc. The seven designs will come in two colors each, so there will be a total of fourteen options available.

 

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Seiko’s new ‘Transitions’ series has been given the ‘Transitions (R) VI’ treatment, which is the sixth generation of ‘Transitions (R)’ for Seiko’s plastic lenses, and these photochromic lenses offer better vision than previous generations. The lens density automatically changes depending on the amount of ultraviolet rays. These lenses cut out almost 100% of harmful ultraviolet rays, reduces glare caused by visible rays and increase the visual quality. Furthermore, the color fading speed*1 is fast and so they can be used as everyday lenses. In addition, ‘Transitions (R) VI’ has an even higher coloring density outdoors than traditional lenses*2 and has achieved high transparency indoors.

 

The basic design of these multifocal lenses that form the basis of this new series was launched for the first time worldwide by Seiko. This design has since continued to be improved upon. as individual lenses that use ‘Back-surface progressive + Back-surface Aspheric Design’ and we are now launching two multifocal tailor made lens designs, three multifocal custom made lens designs and one custom made age related design. In addition, an aspheric single-focus lens design will also be released. Each of these designs will come in brown and gray and so in total there are seven designs and fourteen options that are being launched.

 

The Japanese photochromic lens market is continuing to grow steadily. Seiko’s new ‘Transitions R’ series is a combination of the superior design of ‘Seiko’ and the unique technology of ‘Transitions R.’ It is our hope that this series offers comfortable vision for all lifestyles and that the products will stimulate demand from consumers.

 

Seiko Optical Products offer a comfortable “vision lifestyle”

for people all around the world with the most advanced technology and reliable quality.

- CREATING THE BEST VISION -

 

*1 The time until fading to 70% transmittance in conditions at 23℃ is about seven minutes for brown lenses and nine minutes for gray lenses (after being reacted for 15 minutes)
*2 ‘Seiko Vision Tech Transitions’ series
★The density change varies depending on factors such as the power of the ultraviolet rays, the weather conditions and the materials of the lenses. In particular, in summertime when there are high temperatures (30℃ or over), it depends on the usage and environmental conditions, but there is a trend for the lenses to be considerably lighter than the original color density.
★In recent cars, ultraviolet ray reduction treatment has been applied to the windshield and other windows,  so the lens color may not change inside the car when driving.
★The photographs are images.

 

【Launch Outline】
<Product Name> Seiko Superior P-1 1.67 Transitions GY/BR ( SR167TG/B )
Seiko Super P-1 Neo 1.67 Transitions GY/BR ( SS167TG/B )
Seiko Emblem 1.67 Transitions GY/BR ( EM167TG/B )
Seiko Synergy 1.67 Transitions GY/BR ( SY167TG/B )
Seiko Synergy WD 1.67 Transitions GY/BR ( SYWD167TG/B )
Seiko Pursuit EV 1.67 Transitions GY/BR ( PEV167TG/B )
Seiko SSV Transitions GY/BR ( SSVTG/B )
*Inside the parenthesis ( ) is the product code.
<Launch Date> April 1, 2011 ( Friday ) ( acceptance of orders )
<Price> Open price
<Design> Same as the base lenses
<Design Features> Even higher color density outdoors and higher transparency indoors
◇Achieves higher color density outdoors (compared to ‘Seiko Vision Tech Transitions’)
◇Maintains high transparency indoors
◇Color fading is possible in a short period of time
◇Reduces ultraviolet rays (UVA and UVB) by almost 100% and displays UV400 protection performance
◇Reduces glare and increase vision quality
<Materials> Refractive index n=1.67, Abbe number 32, specific gravity 1.36
<Coatings> <Super-Resistant-Coat (resistant to damage, dust and dirt)>

N/A
<Super Hydrophobic coat (resistant to damage and dirt)>

Option
<Fogless coat (resistant to fogging)>

Option
<Super Clean Coat (SCC) (resistant to dirt)>

Standard
<High impact Processing (resistant to impacts)>

N/A
<UV Cut (reduces ultraviolet rays that are harmful to eyes)>

Standard

<Manufacture range> <SR167TG/B>
Sphere range: S-10.00 – +6.50D
Cyl range: C±0.25 – ±4.00D
Add: 0.50-4.00 ( 0.25D step )

<SS167TG/B>
Sphere range: S-10.00 – +6.50D
Cyl range: C±0.25 – ±4.00D
Add: 0.50-4.00 ( 0.25D step )

<EM167TG/B>
Sphere range: S-10.00 – +6.50D
Cyl range: C±0.25 – ±4.00D
Add: 0.50-3.50 ( 0.25D step )

<SY167TG/B>
Sphere range: S-10.00 – +6.50D
Cyl range: C±0.25 – ±4.00D
Add: 0.50-3.50 ( 0.25D step )

<SYWD167TG/B>
Sphere range: S-10.00 – +6.50D
Cyl range: C±0.25 – ±4.00D
Add: 0.50-3.50 ( 0.25D step )

<PEV167TG/B>
Sphere range: S-10.00 – +6.50D
Cyl range: C±0.25 – ±4.00D
Add: 0.75-1.50 ( 0.25D step )

<SSVTG/B>
Sphere range: S-15.00 – +10.00D
Cyl range: C±0.25 – ±4.00D