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Transitions Optical Extends Partnership with Nike with Command and Khyber Snow Goggle Adaptive Lenses

Transitions Optical brings industry-leading photochromic technology to skiers and snowboarders

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., September 19, 2014 – Transitions Optical, Inc. and Nike Vision announced the introduction of the new 2015 Nike Command and Khyber snow goggles, featuring a Nike® Transitions® adaptive goggle lens. Combining the best-in-class performance and technical features of both Nike and Transitions Optical, the Nike ® Transitions® goggle lens automatically changes tint in response to changing sunlight and weather conditions, to provide comfortable, enhanced vision while skiing and snowboarding.

The Nike Transitions goggle lens, blocks 100 percent of harmful UV rays to prevent sun damage to the eye, and exceeds ANSI impact resistance industry standards. In addition, the lens is color optimized to improve visual performance, for enhanced contrast and increased depth perception during snow sports and activities.

“We are so pleased to extend our partnership with Nike Vision and the Nike brand,” said Larissa Bryan, director, Transitions Optical, Sunwear. “Lighting conditions often change when you’re gliding down the slopes. The new Nike Command and Khyber goggles with the Transitions adaptive goggle lens conveniently adjusts lens tint from a high definition yellow in low light to a comfortable, contrast enhancing dark gray in bright light.”

The 2015 Nike® Command and Khyber goggles feature a large-fitting frame designed for the ultimate field of view with integrated venting construction. The flexible, polyurethane design provides comfort in even the coldest temperatures, allowing a custom fit to a variety of face shapes and sizes.

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About Nike Vision

Nike is an iconic brand and the world’s leading innovator in athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories with a mission to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world. For the 2014-2015 season, Nike Vision enters the winter sport goggle market staying true to this mission with a premium and innovative ski/snowboarding goggle collection that is one of the most technically advanced performance products available on the market.

About Transitions Optical, Inc.

Transitions Optical is the leading provider of plastic photochromic (adaptive) lenses to optical manufacturers worldwide. Having been the first to successfully manufacture and commercialize plastic adaptive lenses in 1990, and as a result of its relentless investment in research and development and technology, Transitions Optical offers a wide variety of products, setting new standards of advanced performance to provide ever increasing visual comfort and UV protection.

The Transitions® adaptive sunglass and shield line includes a range of dark-to-darker and clear-to-dark sunglass, sun lens and shield products customized in partnership with other best-in-class brands. These products all incorporate Transitions Optical’s adaptive lens technology and are all designed to provide a visual advantage by increasing contrast, sharpening colors, reducing glare and improving distance and depth perception.

Product leadership, consumer focus, and operational excellence have made the Transitions® brand one of the most recognized consumer brands in optics.

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