Transitions Optical — A Lens On Exclusive Dealing

Law360, New York (March 25, 2010, 3:01 PM EDT) -- On March 3, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed complaint and consent order against Transitions Optical, the dominant supplier of photochromic treatments that respond to bright light by darkening corrective lenses in eyeglasses. Transitions Optical Inc., FTC Docket No. 091-0062, 2010 WL 780378 (F.T.C. Mar. 3, 2010).

The Commission alleged that Transitions, which had over 80 percent of the market of photometric lens sales in the United States, violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. § 45, by entering into...
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