Protect your eye health

Transitions® Signature® GEN 8™

New generation of lenses with breakthrough GEN 8 technology


Blue-Violet light protection

Protects your eyes from harmful Blue-Violet light

Enhances colour perception

For optimal visual performance

Tints with light

Clear lenses indoors and tinted lenses when out in the sun

Reduces glare

Tinted lenses in the sun for comfortable vision

UV protection

Protects your eyes from UVA and UVB rays

The perfect lens for every day life

  • Offering a new frontier of performance returns to clear faster than ever(1) and even darker outdoors
  • The best protection for your eyes against UV light and harmful blue light(2)
  • Adapts seamlessly to any lighting letting you enjoy a hassle-free life
  • Available in 7 vibrant Style Colours

Virtually try your Transitions lenses on

Try Transitions lenses today at home. Mix and match different frame styles and lenses colours to find one that suits you.

Virtually try your Transitions lenses on

Pick your colour, choose your style 

Engineered to provide your eyes with a better vision experience and protection**, they're our clearest and fastest lenses.

Available in 7 different colours; Amber, Amethyst, Brown, Graphite Green, Grey, Emerald and Sapphire

Personalise your frame and express your style.

Transitions Signature Gen8 Brown lenses in activated state

Transitions Signature GEN 8 Brown

Transitions Signature Gen8 Grey lenses in activated state

Transitions Signature GEN 8 Grey

Transitions Signature Gen8 Graphite Green lenses in activated state

Transitions Signature GEN 8 Graphite Green


Darker outdoors, clear indoors, improved reaction and fade back speeds, all without compromising on protection and quality. As a result of years of research and in-depth scientific studies, Transitions Signature GEN 8 is the first light intelligent photochromic lens with a revolutionary nano-composite technology that pushes photochromic performance and offers optimum vision, comfort, and protection all day long.

Recommended by eye care professionals, our Signature GEN 8 Transitions lenses can be sourced via your local Essilor partnered optician. They can provide you with more information about the benefits of Essilor transitions lenses, the technology used and the protection they will provide your vision.


Light is essential for our sight and our overall well-being. Part of the light spectrum that enters our eyes can be a contributing factor of eye diseases such as cataracts and AMD(3). Transitions technology blocks 100% UVA and UVB light rays and selectively filters harmful Blue-Violet light indoors from modern light sources, and outdoors from the sun. Your new Transitions lenses will help contribute to your overall eye health.

For a complete eye assessment to determine the health of your eyes, and access to our range of transitions lenses, get in touch with your eye health care provider via our optician finder.


Did you know you can combine Transitions light intelligent technology with Varilux? 

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We're committed to testing the benefits

We conduct systematic wearer tests to guarantee proof of the performance of our products


of wearers are satisfied with their Transitions lenses


photochromic brand recommended by eye care professionals

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(1) Transitions® Signature® GEN 8™ lenses fade back to clear up to 3 minutes faster than Transitions® Signature® lenses. Transitions® Signature® Gen 8™ products fade back to clear 2 minutes faster. Claim is based on tests across materials on grey lenses, being the most popular color, fading back to 70% transmission @ 23°C.

(2) Transitions® Signature® GEN 8™ lenses block at least 20% of harmful blue light indoors and over 87% of harmful blue light outdoors. “harmful blue light” is calculated between 380 nm and 460 nm, across materials and colors.

(3) 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. 

*88% of wearers are satisfied with their Transitions lenses. Source: Essilor consumer brands tracking (MSW - ARS 2017)

**Transitions lenses are the brand of photochromic lenses most often recommended by eyecare professionals. Transitions Eyecare Professional Brand Tracking (MSW-ARS, 2016: Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States)