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Since last year when the Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses were announced, Stefanos had told us that he wants to make such a pair of glasses!

In fact, as soon as he tried, also last year… , the new Arnette Goemon transparent sunglasses, he told us: I want them! I’m buying them! Keep them here and as soon as the XTRActive Polarized come in you’ll be fitting me with lenses like this with my RX!”

A year later, fortunately, Essilor Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses became available and we were able to order them from him.

These lenses are almost completely clear indoors and at night, while darken and becoming polarized outdoors during the day.

Stefanos’ RX on this particular frame and for ideal thickness on the bevelled periphery of the lenses required a material with a refractive index of 1.67.

The frame of the Arnette Goemon is quite curvy and for this reason we sent it to Essilor to have the lenses made with a special curvature base in order to follow the shape of the frame exactly without distorting it.

For optimal peripheral vision even on such curvaceous frames, Essilor lenses can be customized, while with Eyezen technology the lower part of the lenses is properly shaped for restful vision in the near and intermediate distances of modern digital life.

Combining all of the above, we ordered the 1st in Greece pair of Essilor Eyezen Start Stylis 1.67 Precal Base Transitions XTRActive Polarized Crizal Sapphire HR lenses.

The lenses were made in Essilor France and came to us through the Greek Essilor representative in Greece and in fact with the new top anti-scratch coating Crizal Sapphire HR.

Scanning, centering, grinding, polishing, mounting… DONE!

Stefanos’ reaction when he put them on was one word: “WOW”

And his joy was indescribable since he had literally never worn such pair of glasses before!

Enjoy them Stefanos and thank you for the beautiful photos you sent us!

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Essilor Transitions XTRActive Polarized

Transitions XTRActive Polarized photochromic and polarized lenses.

Activated by sunlight and UV.

Almost completely transparent indoors as well as at night.

Almost completely transparent indoors as well as at night.

The only “clear to polarized” lenses for your pair of glasses.

Available in Greece in customized monofocal and multifocal designs.

Of course, available to order at Maggel Optics.

The video is the official commercial of Transitions/Younger Optics which manufactures Transitions photochromic substances and belongs to the Essilor Group.

Essilor Eyezen Start

Our eyes are not naturally made for the digital age: after just 20 minutes of observing objects at close range, our visual ability weakens and we can experience fatigue, headaches, blurred vision and neck pain.

Even if you only spend 3 hours or up to 12 hours daily in front of screens, your digital daily life has an impact on your vision.

Eyezen lenses are specially designed to meet today’s optical demands.

Due to their reinforced design, these monofocal lenses can support you while you work, surf the web or play games on your mobile, computer or console.

Keep doing what you love with clear and comfortable vision.

Digital devices are shaping the way we live..

They allow us to learn, work, play, socialize and more!

This “online” life brings new data to vision and the way you look.

Using screens can be hard on the eyes as you have to adjust to different distances and read the letters on digital screens.

The refresh rate of a mobile image is up to 60 times per second and your eyes have to adjust each time.

It offers clearer vision than a regular monofocal lens and helps prevent and reduce eye strain.

Eyezen lenses are used for myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism

Even if you do not need to correct your vision, you can benefit from Eyezen lenses for relaxed vision in front of screens in your everyday life.

Focus with Eyezen lenses without straining your eyes when using digital devices, wearing the eye-catching frames you’ve always wanted.

Essilor Crizal Sapphire HR

Crizal Sapphire HR is Essilor’s latest generation coating and the best anti-reflective coating overall.

Based on Crizal’s promise to protect eyes and lenses and aims to answer the concerns of eyeglass wearers while providing exceptional clarity and scratch resistance without compromise thanks to the best Crizal technologies combined in one coating.

Scratch Resistance:

Both the scratch resistance and thermal resistance of the Crizal Sapphire HR have been improved compared to the previous version thanks to the inclusion of three key elements:

  • Revised thickness ratio between some of the high and low index layers to achieve better abrasion resistance.
  • Optimized process that increases the density of the final layer to ensure stronger resistance.
  • New coating formulation featuring our high strength technology, combining specific oxides known for their resistance to dust, scratches and temperature.

Stain repellency

Spots appear on the lenses due to the uneven nanoparticles on the surface of the coatings.

By aligning the fluoride molecules into a consistent pattern, Crizal Sapphire HR offers superior stain repellency.

Water repellency

The tiny voids in the coating are filled with hydrophobic (water-repellent) molecules. We have lens surface smoothing, which allows water drops to roll off the lens surface without leaving traces.

Dust repellency

An antistatic layer prevents positive dust particles from “sitting” on the lens.

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