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In 1959, Varilux invented the world’s very first progressive lenses.
Since that time Varilux has continued to innovate and set new standards of performance in vision care.
Progressive lenses, sometimes called “no-line bifocals”, are a type of eyeglass lens used to provide visual correction for a common condition called presbyopia. Varilux progressive lenses enable you to see near, far and everything in between.
Varilux meaning “variable light” was named to demonstrate the progressive, or variable, power of the lens. Not only is it the first progressive lens ever designed, Varilux continues to be the #1 prescribed progressive lens by eye care professionals around the world. In fact, every minute there are 20 new Varilux wearers worldwide!
As a Varilux wearer, you can feel confident you are wearing the best lenses available. Varilux conducts the most extensive wearer testing of anyone in the industry to ensure complete patient satisfaction. With more than 300 million lenses sold worldwide, Varilux is the progressive lens brand that eye care professionals trust and recommend most.
Why can I no longer focus on objects up close?
Vision changes occur naturally as you age. When you reach your 40′s, focusing at close range becomes difficult. This is a natural part of the aging process caused by a gradual hardening of the eye’s crystalline lens, reducing its ability to change shape and focus. This condition is called Presbyopia.
What are progressive addition lenses and how do they differ from ordinary bifocals?
Progressive addition lenses feature a continuous, clear field of vision from distance, through the intermediate ranges, to near without the use of annoying bifocal lines.
Bifocal lenses use very old technology. Abrupt and awkward changes between distance and near prescriptions are separated by annoying lines that can be frustrating to wear.
Why are Varilux lenses better than other progressive lenses?
Varilux has conducted extensive clinical research, the result of which has produced a lens offering all presbyopes naturally comfortable vision never before achieved with a progressive lens. With over 100 million pairs sold, the unique triple-patented* varilux lens is the brand most prescribed by eye care professionals and trusted by millions of satisfied wearers.
Who would be a candidate for Varilux progressive lenses?
Anyone who has presbyopia, including current bifocal and trifocal wearers .
Can I expect to have an adaptation period with my Varilux lenses?
Most individuals will learn to use their Varilux lenses right away. Others may take a bit longer to become completely comfortable. Your eye care professional should be made aware of any extended adaptation period. A “fine-tuning” frame adjustment may be all that is necessary to assist in this initial period.
I have a strong prescription. How can I reduce the thickness and weight of my eyeglass lenses?
Varilux lenses are available in a variety of different materials that will reduce both thickness and weight. Smaller frames also reduce lens thickness and weight. Your eye care professional will consider prescription, frame size, and your individual lifestyle as factors in helping you decide which lens material will be best for you.
Do Varilux progressive lenses come with scratch coating and ultraviolet protection?
Yes, ask your eye care professional for details.
How do I know that I have received genuine Varilux progressive lenses?
You should receive a Varilux Wearers Guide from your eye care professional when your eyeglasses are dispensed to you. A Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing you’ve received genuine Varilux lenses is attached to the front cover of the Wearers Guide.
What is the warranty on Varilux lenses?
Warranties on Varilux lenses may vary among eye care professionals. It is important to understand warranties available to you from the eye care professional you plan to purchase your lenses from.
How can I obtain more information about Varilux Lenses?
In addition to the information provided here, and elsewhere on this web site, your eye care professional is an excellent source of information about Varilux lenses and their specific applications to your individual prescription and lifestyle.