XTRActive Polarized: the only and best ever polarized photochromic lenses.

The only and best ever photochromic polarized lens1

If you ever encounter bright sunlight, or glare reflected off surfaces like roads or water, Transitions® XTRActive® Polarized lenses are uniquely designed for you.

Combining the benefits of light intelligent lenses and dynamic polarization Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses deliver sharper vision, more vivid colors and a larger field of view outdoors.2

New Dimension of Vision Experience

LARGER
VIEW

See more details with Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses9.
Our high definition lenses help to reduce glare from the sun, so you have sharper vision and can see through reflective surfaces such as a window or water.

SHARPER
VISION

Reduce reflective glare with Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses9.
Outdoors smooth, shiny surfaces like snow, sand, car windows, concrete, metal and buildings can reflect glare into your eyes and lenses.
By reducing this reflected glare, Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses help improve visibility.

VIVID
COLORS

See more colors with Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses9.
Glare distorts the true color of objects and makes them hard to distinguish.
Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses make the world more colorful, so you can see deep blue skies, crystal clear water and the colors of a landscape more clearly.

Available in grey lenses

A UNIQUE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

Building on years of research and development in photochromics and polarization technology, Transitions Optical has engineered the world’s only and best ever photochromic polarized lens1, offering a high definition lens like no other.

Frequently Asked Questions

The key difference is that polarized lenses are designed specifically to block the glare from reflected light, while non-polarized lenses only block intense light.
Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses not only reduce reflections but also provide shaper vision, vivid colors and larger view.

Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses are clear with a hint of protective tint indoors, and become extra dark and polarized outdoors. They are designed for wearers who are frequently exposed to bright light and reflective glare. Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses reduce glare providing you with sharper vision, a larger view and vivid colors9. The optimal solution for a superior vision experience.

Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses are polarized outdoors in the sun while Transitions XTRActive new generation lenses are darker11 but do not polarize outdoors.

Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses filter at least 34% of harmful blue light indoors and up to 90% of harmful blue light outdoors7.

Yes, absolutely. Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses darken in the car so that they reduce the glare while driving. Since the dichroïc dyes for polarization activate from UV light, which is blocked by car windshields, Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses do not polarize in the car. The Transitions portfolio also includes Transitions Drivewear sun lenses that are specifically designed for driving situations. Transitions Drivewear sun lenses are our only polarized sun lenses that adapt to light behind the wheel and outdoors, helping to remove glare off the road and car hood for a picture-perfect drive. Transitions Drivewear sun lenses have a fixed polarization and Transitions XTRActive Polarized lenses have a dynamic polarization.


  • Compared to clear to dark photochromic lenses.

  • Source: EcoOptics Limited - Prof. Nicholas Roberts, Quantitative study evaluating the visual benefits of the polarization properties of lenses compared to similar non-polarized lenses, 2019/2020.

  • Based on tests across materials on grey lenses @ 23°C, using ISO 12312-1 standard.

  • Based on tests on polycarbonate grey lenses, up to 10% darker than the previous generation @ 23°C and up to 5% darker @ 35°C.

  • Based on tests across materials on grey lenses, achieving transmission below 45% @ 23°C behind a standard windshield. The lens achieves a polarization efficiency of 30% behind the windshield, which is not classified as being “polarized”.

    Blocks 34% of harmful blue light indoors. Protection from harmful blue light (380nm-460nm) at 23°C among polycarbonate and 1.5 grey lenses in the clear to extra dark photochromic category.

  • Based on tests across materials on grey lenses @ 23°C. “Harmful blue light” is calculated between 380nm and 460nm.

  • Up to 2x faster to fade back. Based on tests on polycarbonate grey lenses compared to the previous generation, fading back to 65% transmission @ 23°C.

  • Source: EcoOptics Limited - Prof. Nicholas Roberts, Quantitative study evaluating the visual benefits of the polarization properties of lenses compared to similar non-polarized lenses, 2019/2020

  • Block up to 34% of harmful blue light indoors. "Harmful blue light” is calculated between 380nm and 460nm.

  • Tested on grey lenses across materials at 23°C outdoors achieving using Transitions Optical's standard testing method.