gallupPINELLAS PARK, Fla., For the fifth year in a row, Transitions Optical, Inc. is being honored with the Gallup Great Workplace Award – a distinction that celebrates the best-performing workforces in the world in terms of employee engagement and productivity.

The 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award is based on the most rigorous workplace research ever conducted.  The winners were determined by a panel of workplace experts, who evaluated the award-winning organizations. Results were compared across a workplace research database composed of millions of work teams in more than 100 countries. Transitions Optical is one of the select organizations to receive a Gallup Great Workplace Award for 2014 because its results demonstrate Engagement Excellence by having one of the most productive and engaged workforces in the world.

“These award-winning organizations set a new standard for workplace excellence,” said Dr. James Harter, chief scientist for the 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Awards. “They have proven track records for improving lives along with performance.  The management tenets they practice have proven value in both thriving and struggling economies overall.”

Transitions Optical will be presented with the Gallup Great Workplace Award during the Gallup Spring Summit 2014 at Gallup’s main campus in Omaha, Nebraska, taking place May 13-15, 2014.  Throughout the summit, the winners will present the best practices they applied to their workplace and the improved business results they achieved through building an engaged workplace.

“At Transitions Optical, I believe that our strength begins with our great people,” said Dave Cole, president, Transitions Optical. “Being named a Gallup Great Workplace Award winner again tells us that we are continuing on the right path as a company and that our employees are proud to show their passion for our products, company and industry.”

Since Transitions Optical, headquartered in Pinellas Park, Fla., was founded more than 20 years ago, the company has been driven by an innovative spirit and a commitment to partnership. As the leading provider of photochromics to optical manufacturers, Transitions Optical offers state-of-the-art light management technology in virtually every major lens design and material encompassing a family of everyday adaptive lenses and performance sun lenses.

Everyday lens options include Transitions® Signature™ lenses, the most responsive lens with full indoor clarity; Transitions® XTRActive® lenses which provide more activation for extra protection; and the revolutionary Transitions® Vantage™ lenses, the first and only photochromic lenses to darken and polarize outdoors for even crisper sharper vision.

The Transitions® adaptive sunglass line includes a range of products customized in partnership with other best-in-class brands. These products are all designed to provide a visual advantage by increasing contrast, sharpening colors, reducing glare and improving distance and depth perception.

Transitions Optical is dedicated to promoting healthy sight worldwide and to supporting its partners and optical professionals with tools, programs and resources to aid in their individual efforts and help strengthen industry growth. For more information, visit, or contact Transitions Optical Customer Service at (800) 848-1506 (United States) or (877) 254-2590 (Canada).